Consulting Research Seminar

Subject MGMT90148 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with academic supervisor. Minimum of 40 hours at the Practicum Organisation comprising a regular half day attendance each week and additional appointments as necessary.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

MGMT40003 Advanced Management Theory and MGMT40006 Advanced Research Methods

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

MGMT90147 Consulting Research Project

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

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Semester 2:

Dr Ben Neville


Subject Overview:

This subject will support the Consulting Research Project, where students will be assigned to a Practicum Organisation where they will work individually or in pairs and undertake a structured business planning or business development exercise. This subject will provide tools, techniques and reporting formats, as well as group brainstorming and peer assistance exercises. Students will learn to evaluate their work and the work of others, provide constructive feedback, and develop engaging and professional business presentations.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain how the theory and practice of tertiary studies in commerce contribute to resolving real-world business issues;
  • Provide critical evaluation and constructive feedback;
  • Identify key strategic questions, assess options, communicate progress;
  • Develop and present high quality business presentations.
  • 2000 word individual/ paired presentations (20% - mid-semester);
  • Four 250 word individual assignments each worth 2.5% due at regular periods throughout the semester (10%)
  • Participation in feedback sessions throughout the semester (20%); and
  • Final presentation of Consulting Research Project, due end of semester (50%).

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:

  • Time management;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Initiative within ambiguity;
  • Independent learning, interpersonal skills and team skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills through discussion and assigned tasks;
  • Project management;
  • Team working;
  • Communication skills in a business context;
  • Research, problem solving, critical thinking;
  • Documentation, preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks and the practicum exercise; and
  • Conducting research in an ethical manner.

Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)

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