MBA5227 - Global executive MBA transformation I - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Patrick Butler


Professor Patrick Butler

Unit guides



  • MBA Teaching Period 5 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MBA5221, MBA5222, MBA5223, MBA5224, MBA5225 and MBA5226.




Global Executive MBA Transformation I unit comprises two component topics: Transformation Strategy and Global Executive MBA Business Project II.

Transformation Strategy is co-created with a leading North American business school and taught at their campus. The primary emphasis is on the transformation of organisation systems, cultures and capabilities from conventional to entrepreneurial and technology-led entities. Design thinking, systems thinking, entrepreneurship, leadership, social capital and multiple other streams of knowledge are integrated in this topic. Expert guest speakers and local company visits provide opportunities for engagement with industry.

Global Executive MBA Business Project III is the third in the series of the applied consulting projects, in which teams of students undertake an international business project for an Australia-based business in the international market. Assignments in this module emphasise the high-level transformation challenges of the project sponsor business. The project can involve market feasibility assessment, resourcing projects, evaluation of global best practice or business relationship development.


The learning goals of this unit are to:

  1. explore and evaluate the factors involved in the transformation challenges of contemporary organisations
  2. demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise a complex, transformational business situation and develop appropriate recommendations
  3. demonstrate the ability to manage a consulting client relationship and provide a professional presentation and report that integrate academic learning and business outcomes.


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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