MBA5721 - Experiential learning 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


Professor Christina Lee Kwai Choi (Malaysia)

Assoc Prof Jonathan Matheny (Caulfield)

Unit guides



  • Term 3 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


  • MBA Teaching Period 1 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


Students will partake in experiential learning project by working together on a group based project in an assigned organisation. Supervised by an academic member of staff and assisted by the organisation's representative, the group will be guided through the processes of: proposal preparation, data collection and analysis, project implementation, business planning and project reporting.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to apply a broad range of knowledge and understanding of key business theories, concepts, tools and techniques in a practical context
  2. demonstrate an ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate a business situation and to develop appropriate recommendations in the form of a consulting report
  3. further enhance communication, interpersonal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities
  4. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.


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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Chief examiner(s)


Students must have completed the MBA integrating core units and fundamental core units as follows:

MBA5706,MBA5701, MBA5709, MBA5730, MBA5708/MBA5608, MBA5720/MBA5620, MBA5740/MBA5640, MBA5703/MBA5603, MBA5704/MBA5604, MBA5705/MBA5605, MBA5715/MBA5615, MBA5707/MBA5607


Students must be enrolled in 0028 to undertake this unit.