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.
- MBA Teaching Period 4 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
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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:
- demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise a complex business situation and develop appropriate analyses and recommendations
- demonstrate the ability to manage a consulting client relationship
- demonstrate the ability to deliver a professional presentation
- demonstrate the ability to provide and prepare a report that integrates academic learning and live business issues.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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