Global Consulting Project

Subject MGMT30017 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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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: 156 hours per semester
Prerequisites: A minimum of 175 points total accumulated at the commencement of the subject out of which at least 50 points were accrued from level-2 Faculty of Business and Economics subjects. Students must also have permission from the subject coordinator to enrol in this subject.


Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request 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 of this entry.

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Dr Andre Sammartino


Subject Overview:

Bachelor of Commerce students will be assigned in small groups to a host organisation in the respective country. 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 Industry Project, in-depth work will be undertaken in identifying the scope, opportunities, constraints and recommendations of the exercise. Students will learn to work in an international context 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 upon and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing the business project.

Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Apply theory and practice of undergraduate level studies in commerce to resolving real-world business issues;
  • Research, analyse, evaluate and propose practical business solutions within the bounds of the exercise;
  • Identify key strategic questions, assess options related to the exercise, communicate progress and check direction with team members, academic mentor and the Industry project organisation;
  • Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers including cross-cultural communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management, commercial acumen, initiative, independent learning and team skills.

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. Presentation to be assessed by the Subject Coordinator;

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 2,000 words (20%) to be submitted four weeks after return from in-company placement.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
  • Verbal and written communication skills through discussion and assigned tasks;
  • Project management, including accurate scoping of project, development of approaches, timelines, execution and timely completion;
  • Teamwork demonstrated by good communication within the group, understanding of skills brought by individual members, organising for achievement and presenting group report;
  • Communication skills in an international business context;
  • Research, problem solving and critical thinking;
  • Documentation preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks and the practicum exercise;
  • Interpersonal skills through the practicum exercise and assigned tasks.
Notes: Please note this subject has special entry requirements including strict application deadlines. See for further information.

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