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Professional Internship in Business (BUS358)

Organisational Unit Accounting
Credit Points 9
Description This unit gives students the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical knowledge and develop their professional competence in the workplace. The learning experience takes place primarily outside the classroom with students having the opportunity to participate in real world business experiences related to their studies, supported by a business school academic supervisor and a workplace supervisor. Students who have completed the practicum unit will gain valuable Australian business experience that is likely to enhance their employability and prospects for promotion.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Effectively integrate and appropriately apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills developed during their degree 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 there 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 students 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 %
Program Evaluation No Mark
Prerequisites Must be in final year of degree; GPA 2 or higher
Notes Acceptance into the unit depends upon a demonstrated continuous high standard of academic performance and availability of academic and industry supervisors. Students intending to undertake an internship should make an appointment to see the Unit Coordinator
Previously 2013: 'Internship Placement'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus) [New in 2014]
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.
Professional Internship in Business (BUS3581) - as for BUS358 except as follows
Organisational Unit Management
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Effectively integrate and appropriately apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills developed during their degree 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 there 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 students 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 %
Program Evaluation No Mark
Prerequisites Must be in final year of degree; GPA 2 or higher
Notes Acceptance into the unit depends upon a demonstrated continuous high standard of academic performance and availability of academic and industry supervisors. Students intending to undertake an internship should make an appointment to see the Unit Coordinator
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
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.
Professional Internship in Business (BUS3582) - as for BUS358 except as follows
Organisational Unit Management
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Effectively integrate and appropriately apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills developed during their degree 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 there 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 students 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 %
Program Evaluation No Mark
Prerequisites Must be in final year of degree and have a GPA of 2 or higher
Notes Acceptance into the unit depends upon a demonstrated continuous high standard of academic performance and availability of academic and industry supervisors. Students intending to undertake an internship should make an appointment to see the Unit Coordinator
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
BUS358
Mrs Jean Wootton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: J.Wootton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.016 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
BUS3581
Mrs Jean Wootton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: J.Wootton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.016 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
BUS3582
Mrs Jean Wootton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: Silent
e: J.Wootton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.016 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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