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Business and Governance Research Practicum (MBS644)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 9
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides an opportunity for Masters students who are well advanced in their studies to enhance their expertise by completing an appliedresearch project, of a problem solving nature, relating to business, a government agency or non-government organisation.. The focus is on the application of prior learning from studies. Topics that students will work on vary widely. Enrolments are subject to the availability of an appropriate staff member to supervise and a suitable project
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Integrate and apply previous university learning and knowledge to justify decisions made in the real world context of the workplace.
2. Display professionalism, including personal autonomy and accountability, collaboration, professionalism, confidentiality, organizational, cultural and social awareness, project and time management.
3. Prepare written reports and present orally to a professional standard;
4. Reflect upon the ethical implications of professional practice and appraise decisions, personal choices and actions in the workplace;
5. Give and receive constructive critical feedback from supervisors and peers.
6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of real world Business Challenges and opportunities
7. Critically apply creative approaches and perspectives to those business problems
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: Up to 5 workshops per enrolment period. Please speak to the unit coordinator for these workshop times and locations.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is unlike most coursework units as it has no regular timetabled seminars. Students will be expected to attend up to 5 seminars which focus on early career professional development. Students, in conjunction with academic supervisors and guidance from industry professionals, will undertake an applied research project. The unit provides invaluable opportunities for 'learning by doing'. Students share the outcomes of their applied project through formal presentations to their peers and academic staff. These presentations prompt reflection, discussion and debate, providing further opportunities for collaborative learning. Throughout this process, academic supervisors and industry sprovide guidance and coaching.
Other Learning Experiences Non-timetabled learning experiences are particularly important in this unit. The unit readings, preparation of assessment items and other out-of-class tasks involve independent, guided scholarship and the application of knowledge and skills with a high level personal autonomy and accountability. Regular meetings with academic supervisors and/ or industry coaches will be expected, and is additional to project work. Presentation sessions are where students share their placement experiences with their peers and academic staff.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Business Master's Program and completion of at least 12 points of Masters units; and completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, MBS520 Research Preparation for Business or equivalent.
Exclusions MBS643/MBS649 Business and Governance Research Practicum/MBS654 Professional Internship in Business
Notes Enrolments are subject to the availability of an appropriate staff member to supervise and a suitable project
Previously 2016: 'Management and Governance Research Practicum'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-External
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

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