EMA Special Project

Subject MGMT90164 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision sessions
Total Time Commitment:

240 Hours


Students must have completed: the Professional Skills Module of the EMA:

  • MGMT90127 Leadership Theory and Practice
  • PHIL90022 Thinking and Acting Ethically
    PHIL90021 Creative Thinking and the Power of Ideas
  • MGMT90132 Professional Communication
  • MGMT90126 Budgets and Financial Management
  • MGMT90160 The Secret Life of Organisations
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who undertake EMA Special Project cannot enrol in

MGMT90129 Group Project


MGMT90131 Internship II

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts

Email: arts-gradstudies@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject involves a supervised research report or thesis of 10,000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of the topic being studied.
  • show advanced skills of analysis pertinent to the topic.
  • demonstrate advanced research methods skills.
  • show a detailed sense of current debates and issues debates in the topic area.
  • demonstrate an ability to undertake critical independent research.
  • demonstrate a capacity to communicate research effectively and persuasively in written form.

A research report or thesis of 10,000 words (100%). Due one week after the end of semester.

Assessment Extension Policy and Special Consideration

If circumstances beyond your control have severely hindered your ability to complete assessed work, you can ask for an extension of the due date for that work. The marks you receive will not be raised to take account of your difficulties. Assessed work is graded 'on merit'. How you ask for an extension depends on the length of time for which your work is delayed:

A. Permission from the subject coordinator of the subject you are studying For extensions of up to 10 days, you must seek approval from the coordinator of the subject. Except in unusual circumstances, you must speak to him or her before the due date for the work and provide an extension form, which can be downloaded here. These forms should be filled in and given to the subject coordinator before the submission date. Extensions will not be granted after the due date has passed. An individual extension request must be made to each subject coordinator.

B. Special Consideration

For extensions longer than 10 days you must apply for Special Consideration from the Faculty of Arts. This applies to work affected by circumstances that are:

* Unavoidable

* Unforseen,

* Outside your control

* Not primarily your fault

If your circumstances fit this pattern you should apply for Special Consideration through the Student Portal. You will have to provide documentation to back your request. Details about this documentation, and further details about the process are given on the Student Portal and at the Faculty of Arts Special Consideration webpage. The Faculty will then will tell subject coordinators by email of the outcomes of your application for special consideration. In severe cases affecting multiple subjects, it is also advisable to contact the EMA Course Coordinator.

Please note that you are expected to plan around regular life events, such as your family life, work, sporting activities, social, religious and other commitments, and small interruptions from minor illness, mishap or other lesser issues.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research.
  • be able to present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor.
  • be able to consolidate and enhance established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field.
  • be able to synthesise critical arguments and debates.
  • be able to enhance drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner.
  • be able to manage time and study resources over a sustained research project.
Links to further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months

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