Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject provides an in-country study experience. Students will experience culture, society and business practices at first hand while practising their business and management skills.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 16 hours of seminars pre-departure (2 x days of 9am-5pm); full-day attendance for 10 days at the host company (70 hours); 2-hour de-briefing session. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 156 hours per semester
Completion of a minimum of 50 points at time of application if enrolled in a 200-point degree and completion of a minimum of 50 points at time of subject commencement if enrolled in a 100 or 150 point degree.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Prakash Singh
ContactGraduate School of Business and Economics Student Centre
Level 4, 198 Berkeley Street
Telephone: +61 3 8344 1670
Online Enquiries: http://www.gsbe.unimelb.edu.au/future/unity_forms/contact.html
|Subject Overview:||Students will be assigned in small groups to a Practicum Organisation. Working in teams, they will undertake a structured business planning or business development exercise. This will be supported by seminar work providing approaches, tools, techniques and reporting format. During the practicum, in-depth work will be undertaken in identifying the scope, opportunities, constraints and recommendations of the exercise. Students will learn to work with unstructured and incomplete information in real business settings, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, to present their findings and seek and received constructive feedback in a range of settings. Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing the business project.|
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Team presentation to host company, including brief report of 1,000 words (30%) to be completed at the end of two weeks in-company placement, full team report on project (with accompanying file of resources) of 5,000 words in length (40%) to be submitted 3 weeks after return from in-company placement, peer review assessment (10%) and reflective individual essay of 1,000 words (20%), both to be submitted in the final week of the subject (Week 6).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
|Notes:||A quota applies to this subject. Selection is based on grade average for all subjects taken in the Graduate School of Business and Economics available at the selection date. Students will apply for a place in the subject through the Graduate School of Business and Economics. Travel and accommodation costs will be borne by the student. Students must be eligible to obtain visitor visas in the country where the business practicum is conducted.|
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