MBA5413 - MBA Labs: International business project - 2017

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

Organisational Unit

MBA Program

Not offered in 2017


The MBA Labs: International business project reflects the innovative, applied and research-oriented ethos of Monash University. The MBA Labs will function as a business laboratory, in which ideas are tried and tested, critiqued and improved. The spirit of discovery, enterprise and progress will be evident in the process and the outcomes; the cycle of practice and reflection will exemplify the experience.

In the third MBA applied consulting project, students integrate their knowledge of earlier modules to address the opportunities and/or challenges of host business organisations in an international marketplace. Under the supervision of their professors, and with the support of a nominated project sponsor, student teams identify a significant strategic issue for their host organisation in an international market. Desk and field research is undertaken in the domestic market before further work is conducted in the international market; students combine their accumulated knowledge of management theory and consulting practice to tackle the issues. As an alternative to working with a host organisation, student teams may regard MBA Labs: International business project as an incubator and propose an international project for their own venture. The output is a presentation and report for the sponsor.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise a complex business situation and develop appropriate analyses and recommendations
  2. demonstrate the ability to manage a consulting client relationship
  3. demonstrate the ability to deliver a professional presentation
  4. demonstrate the ability to provide and prepare a report that integrates academic learning and live business issues.


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.

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Students must be enrolled in B6016.