Applied Business Challenge

Unit code: BPD3100 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
City Campus
City Flinders
Footscray Park
BPD2100 - International Business Challenge
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

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 progress reporting, presentation and final research artefact. The research challenge will be an individual task suitable for final year undergraduate study.

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 creatively 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 pitch presentations, business 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 study and career choices, personal skills, attributes, interests, motivations and commitment to lifelong learning.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 15%
Group Project Scope Outline
Assessment type: Review
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Grade: 15%
Individual Evaluation of Team Progress
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 40%
Group Business Report (inclusive Reflection)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 30%
Draft 5%, Business Pitch 25%

Other locations

For students studying at Central University of Finance and Economics, Henan University, Liaoning University, National School of Business Management, Colombo, Sunway College Johor Bahru, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 20%
Business or Research Project Management
Assessment type: Review
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Grade: 15%
Peer Review and Reflection
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 25%
Pitch/Final presentation to specialist and non-spec audience
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 40%
Business Report or Research Report

Required reading

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

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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