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Capstone Consultancy Project (MBS639)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: SS3-external, T1-external, T2-external, T3-external
Description This module provides participants with an opportunity to work on a real organisational challenge with a selected partner organisation mentored by in-house faculty. The project undertaken will consolidate, extend and apply the interdisciplinary learnings of the program. Knowledge, skills and characteristics in leadership, strategy, and innovation are refined and fused with business acumen integrating entrepreneurial instincts and disciplinary skills. Finally a professional approach, with appropriate ethical principles, attributes and values informs the solutions developed. Note: this module is 6 credit points.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, participants will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate information to solve problems and make business decisions
2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively to audiences in a business context
3. Work both independently and collaboratively to achieve set deliverables within agreed timeframes
4. Incorporate ethical considerations into business decision making
Timetabled Learning Activities Collaborate sessions - Approximately 3 hours x 2 days over 4 weeks of the intensive learning period. These sessions are fully online with the facilitator or in group meetings. - fully online
Unit Learning Experiences This unit will provide participants with a real and challenging business problem that allows them to demonstrate the skills gained during the program. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills including their verbal and written communication skills. The unit will also provide participants with the opportunity to experience how clients respond to the product the participants have developed.
Each participant/team is assigned an advisor who could either be a faculty member or an industry expert drawn from Murdoch University's industry partners.
Guidance is offered for self-directed study and to scale-up expertise in case writing, project preparation, planning, and implementation.
A dedicated online module will complement the learning experience.
Students will undertake all activities online.
These activities include participating in interactive learning activities, accessing online reading, watching instructional videos, interacting with fellow students and completing assessments.
Assessment Assessment 1 - Preliminary Report, 30%
Assessment 2 - Final Report, 50%
Assessment 3 - Presentation, 20%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (EMLeadershipStratInnov) [New in 2016]
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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Unit Coordinator
MBS639
Ms Katherine Ings
Programs Coordinator

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1776
e: Katherine.Ings@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.004A - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS639

MURDOCH: T2-External
Ms Katherine Ings
Programs Coordinator

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1776
e: Katherine.Ings@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.004A - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS639

MURDOCH: SS3-External
MURDOCH: T1-External
MURDOCH: T3-External
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