Business in Complex Environments

Subject BUSA90488 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 17-Aug-2015 to 21-Aug-2015
Assessment Period End 21-Aug-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Aug-2015
Census Date 18-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 20-Aug-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 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.

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Subject Overview:

In this subject students are placed into syndicates and complete a business simulation in which they manage a company. The simulation requires students to apply and integrate the knowledge, skills, and attributes acquired and developed in the MBA program.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • use existing financial, accounting, production and marketing data in order to develop a forward looking business plan,
  • evaluate the inflow of information to adapt and change their operating plans in response to changing circumstances.
  • use the available financial, accounting, production and marketing information to assess and diagnose the results of their decisions, and
  • cogently explain and defend their decisions.
  • Contribution to syndicate, throughout the subject (20%);
  • Syndicate assignment (equivalent to 1500 word individual assignment), due mid-way through subject (25%);
  • Syndicate project written report (equivalent to 2000 word individual assignment), due at end of subject (35%);
  • Syndicate project presentation (equivalent to 1000 word individual assignment), due at end of subject (20%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration

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