This unit is the third unit in the Business Challenge stream covering three broad areas of specialised business knowledge, internationalisation, personal attributes and professional skills.

This is a capstone unit which focuses on the development, demonstration and application of students skills around the themes of leadership and challenge provides a thematic link from the Business Challenge stream as well as business specialisations. In this unit, students will demonstrate their understanding of the business environment and the knowledge and skills required for professional practice. The assessments emulate professional practice by combining multi-disciplinary, simulation and research based projects.

Projects may be located in the workplace, the community or on-site and may be supported by Alumni and Business Mentors as Project Managers. Students will critically evaluate their personal and professional skills and how these can be used to support business and personal decision making. In a workplace setting students will be able to examine issues of problem identification, planning and problem solving strategies. Students will be able to reflect on the transition from academic to workplace environments and reflect on their career plans.

The unit will provide flexibility through a choice of three capstone challenges; research challenge, discipline challenge and multi-discipline challenge. Students will select the challenge that best positions them for entry into the workforce or further study.

The research capstone challenge is structured with research candidature, progress reporting, presentation and final research artefact. The duration of the research challenge is 14 weeks and the scope suitable for final year undergraduate study. The research challenge will be an individual task.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BPD3100

Prerequisites

BPD2100 - International Business Challenge

Students must also have successfully completed a minimum of 16 units. Does not apply to students completing; BBCO Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance), BBLC Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws, LHLC Bachelor of Laws(Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit initiative and inter-disciplinary professional acumen through the structure of an inquiry-based scenario, scoping researchable and achievable solutions to complex, contemporary emerging problems;  
  2. Anticipate, scope and resolve complex business problems across diverse contexts, and apply problem solving strategies within a problem solving framework;  
  3. Effectively argue decision-making and recommendations using oral and written skills, through presentations, discussions and reports on a range of complex business issues;  
  4. Plan, execute and evaluate entrepreneurial and/or research activities as responsible and ethical professionals proposing sustainable practices;  
  5. Work individually and/or collaboratively with others, in addition to critically evaluating and responding to their own performance and that of others; and  
  6. Reflect on and conceptually map their learning in relation to their study and career choices, their personal skills, attributes, interests and motivations.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Business or Research Project Management 20%
Review Peer Review and Reflection 15%
Presentation Pitch/Final presentation to specialist and non-spec audience 25%
Report Business Report or Research Report 40%

Required reading

Strategies for creative problem solving 3rd Ed
Fogler, HS, LeBlanc, SE, & Rizzo, B, 2014
Prentice-Hall Ed., New Jersey.

Where to next?

As part of a course

You can choose to study this unit as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to structure your course to include this unit.

Course Study as part of
Bachelor of Business Accounting - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Accounting - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Accounting - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Accounting - Major
Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business Accounting - Major
Bachelor of Business Banking and Finance - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Banking and Finance - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Banking and Finance - Major
Bachelor of Business Event Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Event Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Event Management - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Event Management - Major
Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business Event Management - Major
Bachelor of Business Financial Risk Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Financial Risk Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Financial Risk Management - Major
Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management - Major
Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business Human Resource Management - Major
Bachelor of Business Information Systems Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Information Systems Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Information Systems Management - Major
Bachelor of Business International Trade - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business International Trade - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business International Trade - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business International Trade - Major
Bachelor of Business Management and Innovation - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Management and Innovation - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Management and Innovation - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Management and Innovation - Major
Bachelor of Business Marketing - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Marketing - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Marketing - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Marketing - Major
Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business Marketing - Major
Bachelor of Business Supply Chain and Logistics Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Supply Chain and Logistics Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Supply Chain and Logistics Management - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Supply Chain and Logistics Management - Major
Bachelor of Business Tourism and Hospitality Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Tourism and Hospitality Management - Major
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business Tourism and Hospitality Management - Major
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business Tourism and Hospitality Management - Major

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