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

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Kohyar Kiazad



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


Professional Development for Career Dynamics is designed to build students' capacity (knowledge, skills, and abilities) to achieve their career goals and aspirations. The unit helps students to

  1. identify their professional skills and values,
  2. develop capability to perform effectively on-the-job, and
  3. prepare and evaluate opportunities for career transition. Professional Development for Career Dynamics more specifically develops students' ability to market themselves, communicate and collaborate effectively at work, develop profitable professional networks, and create career plans. The unit will enhance the value of students to potential employers, help them become successful employees or leaders, and assist with their long-term career goals and aspirations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate the status of your current skills and values
  2. develop capabilities for enhancing your career
  3. develop capabilities for successful career change.


Within semester: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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 three/four 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)


MBA9053, GSB9001, MGX9001, MGX5991