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Professional International Business Project (BUS345)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 9
Description This unit gives you the opportunity to consolidate your theoretical knowledge and develop professional competence by working on real project for an industry or community partner. Under the supervision of an academic, you will work either as individuals or as a team to deliver on a brief from an industry or community client. Integrate and apply skills and knowledge of international business, while developing skills in project management and client liaison. Where possible, projects will be sourced from international-facing organisations.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Effectively integrate and appropriately apply the knowledge and skills of international business to make and justify decisions made in a real world context of the workplace
2. Reflect upon decisions, personal choices and actions in the workplace and critically appraise their appropriateness
3. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of real world challenges and opportunities
4. Demonstrate workplace competencies: professionalism, confidentiality, communication, responsibility for decision-making, and organisational, cultural & social awareness
5. Demonstrate articulate, persuasive, communication skills, including preparing and delivering written reports and oral presentations to a professional standard
Timetabled Learning Activities Up to 5 seminars at various points throughout the semester.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is unlike most coursework units. There are up to 5 skills development seminars with most of the student's time spent within an organisation completing a project as part of a professional placement. Students gain real-world experience in applying their business skills and knowledge to problems facing an organisation. In doing so the unit provides invaluable opportunities for 'learning by doing'. Students share their placement experiences and project outcomes through a report and formal presentations to their peers, academic and placement staff. These presentations prompt reflection discussion and debate providing further opportunities for collaborative learning. Throughout this process guidance and coaching is given by academic and workplace supervisors.
Other Learning Experiences Placement within the host organisation is for a specified number of hours over the teaching period. Regular meetings are required with both the academic and workplace supervisors. Presentation sessions where students share their placement experiences with their peers and academic staff. Non-timetabled learning experiences are particularly important in this unit. The unit reading, preparation of assessment items and other out of class tasks involve independent guided scholarship and application of skills and knowledge with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Assessment Weekly reflective Journal - 25 %
Project proposal/Business report - 50%
Presentation - 25%
Prerequisites Must be in final year of degree
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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International Business (BIB) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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