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Business Research Practicum (MBS644)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 9
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-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 a research manuscript. 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:
ULO1. Integrate and apply previous university learning and knowledge to justify decisions made in the real-world context of the workplace.
ULO2. Display professionalism in the workplace, including personal autonomy and accountability,
ULO3. Prepare written reports and present orally to a professional standard.
ULO4. Give and receive constructive critical feedback from supervisors and peers.
ULO5. Demonstrate critical knowledge of real-world business challenges and opportunities.
ULO6. Critically apply creative approaches and perspectives to business problems.
ULO7. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts.
ULO8. Reflect upon the ethical implications of professional practice and appraise decisions, personal choices and actions in the workplace accordingly
Timetabled Learning Activities N/A
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is unlike most coursework units as it has no regular timetabled seminars. Students will be expected to have regular meetings with the unit coordinator and their academic supervisor(s). The unit provides invaluable opportunities for 'learning by doing'. Students share the outcomes of their research 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 supervisor(s) provide 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, self-guided scholarship and the application of knowledge and skills with a high-level personal autonomy and accountability. Regular meetings with academic supervisors will be expected, and is additional to the research work. Presentation sessions are where students share their research outcomes and 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
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-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

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mrs Jean Wootton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: J.Wootton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.003 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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