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Signature Experience (BUS399)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description The Signature Experience draws together learning from the whole degree, integrating knowledge and skills to make sound business decisions in real world cross disciplinary 'consulting' projects. Learning in this unit supports students to integrate technical knowledge and professional (employability) skills into a business strategy that demonstrates an awareness of ethical and sustainability issues. Working in cross disciplinary teams, students will communicate with industry representatives to plan, report and present evidence-based recommendation/s to a real world 'wicked' business problem
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

ULLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
ULLO 2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
ULLO 3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
ULLO 4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
ULLO 5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
ULLO 6: Display the capability to think across contexts
ULLO 7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop, one per week of semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn.
Assessment comprises the three assessments:
1. Group - Project Plan - 15%
2. Individual - Problem analysis and identification short report (based on class activities) - 15%
3. Group - Consulting Project Report including peer assessment of teamwork - 40%
Group and Individual - components Consulting Project Presentation (supervised) - 30%
Prerequisites BUS123 Management in a Global Environment
BUS170 Introduction to Accounting
BUS171 Foundations of Economics
BUS124 Global Marketing
BUS122 Business in Society
BUS368 Cultures of Innovation
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) [New in 2018]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Global Business and Politics (BCom) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Marketing (BCom) [New in 2018]
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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