Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics


Professor Edward Buckingham (MBA teaching period 3); Dr Ian Walker (all other teaching periods)



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • MBA Teaching Period 3 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Day)


  • Full year 2016 (Day)


Students must have completed at least 1 semester of full time equivalent study at Monash before undertaking this unit.


This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a business environment.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop a deeper understanding of the difference between theory and practice
  2. apply theory and ethical values to practice in a supervised environment
  3. evaluate personal learning and personal development in a complex business environment
  4. apply research skills and provide innovative solutions to complex business problems
  5. communicate effectively and perceptively in a business environment.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Edward Buckingham (MBA teaching period 3)
Dr Ian Walker (all other teaching periods)

Off-campus attendance requirements

The contact hours will be spent engaged in supervised industry-based learning activities as part of their placement. This includes time required to attend regular meetings on campus with their academic supervisor.


Unit coordinator permission required.


Students must be enrolled in a Master's program to undertake this unit.