MBA5313 - MBA Labs: Technology and entrepreneurship project - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 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

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Paul Collier

Unit guides



  • MBA Teaching Period 2 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MBA5211, MBA5212 and MBA5213.


MBA5311 and MBA5312.


The MBA Labs: Technology and entrepreneurship project reflects the innovative, applied and research-orientated 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 second MBA applied consulting project, students integrate their knowledge of Modules 1 and 2 to address the opportunities and/or challenges of host business organisations. Under the supervision of their professors, and with the support of a nominated project sponsor, student teams identify a significant innovation/entrepreneurship issue for their host organisation in a high-technology sector, and combine their accumulated knowledge of management theory and consulting practice to tackle the issue. The project may have a commercial or community purpose. As an alternative to working with a host, student teams may regard MBA Labs: Technology and entrepreneurship project as an incubator and propose 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 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.

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