Business Consulting

    Unit code: BMO7005 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Victoria University Online
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney


    This unit focuses on the key knowledge and skills required for successful business consulting. It will synthesise and leverage the competencies you have acquired in your earlier studies, which encompass accounting and finance, marketing, human resources and organisational change management, strategy and data analysis. The unit aims to develop capabilities which will allow you to pursue a career in consulting, or act as an effective internal consultant within an organisation. You will apply knowledge and skills acquired in the previous units of the course to effectively design, research and manage a business consulting project, deliver solutions and present practical recommendations to meet the needs of a real-world client, in an ethical, sustainable and responsible manner. You will be involved in authentic engagement with a client and receive industry feedback, or draw on an industry case study, to address a complex business challenge. You will enhance your research and interpersonal skills, including problem-solving, collaboration, communication, customer-orientation and influencing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Design an appropriate methodology and framework to address a complex business challenge based on research;
    2. Critically review and respond to a client project brief in an ethical manner, with attention to sustainability;
    3. Articulate and defend innovative solutions and recommendations that add value to a client's organisation;
    4. Exemplify interpersonal skills to collaborate and communicate effectively;
    5. Exhibit business acumen and professional experience: and,
    6. Critically reflect on individual development as an effective business consultant/leader.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 20%
    Group proposal for consulting projects (including Individually-assessed self-reflection)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Pitching the recommended solutions in group (including Individually-assessed presentation skills)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 50%
    Group consulting report addressing client's business challenge

    Other locations

    For students studying at Victoria University Online
    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 10%
    Critical reflection on emotional intelligence and self-determination in relation to a consultancy context
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 40%
    Investigating an organisational issue
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 50%
    Pitching the recommended solutions

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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