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Contemporary Industry Trends and Challenges (MBS592)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description In this unit, students taking the Graduate Certificate in Business will work with a variety of theories, methods, and cases to examine specific topics in leadership and management or other related areas that are required by clients.
Unit Learning Outcomes Industry Specific
Timetabled Learning Activities Up to 24 contact hours plus personal study up to a total of 150 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit will offer multiple opportunities for students to engage with unit content. There will be an online component that is designed to introduce the theories, methods and cases of the special topics to the students. This will be followed through experiential active in-class activities during the workshop phase. Students will then apply these new concepts to their own experiences through self-directed and group online learning activities in order to develop personal reflexivity. Working in groups, students will also identify a primary adaptive challenge in a context of their choice. The group will then construct a plausible course of action that demonstrates an understanding of the special topics.
Other Learning Experiences The unit coordinator will develop, in collaboration with the School Learning and Teaching Committee or the School Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, the unit content to meet the requirements of the client while adhering to all Murdoch University and School of Management and Governance policies.
Assessment The assessments in this Unit are designed to address the learning outcomes at three levels: Knowledge, Skills, and Application.
Assignment 1: Learning Journal (20%) (1000 words)
Assignment 2: Group work and presentation (40%) (equivalent to 2000 words)
Assignment 3: Final report (40%) (2000 words; individual report)
Prerequisites Nil.
Previously 2016: 'Contemporary Trends and Challenges'; 2015: 'Contemporary Trends and Challenges in Services Delivery'
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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