Integrative Business Capstone

Subject BUSA90490 (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:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 05-Jan-2015 to 09-Jan-2015
Assessment Period End 09-Jan-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Jan-2015
Census Date 06-Jan-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Jan-2015

April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 12-Apr-2015
Teaching Period 13-Apr-2015 to 17-Apr-2015
Assessment Period End 17-Apr-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Apr-2015
Census Date 13-Apr-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 15-Apr-2015

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Jun-2015
Teaching Period 22-Jun-2015 to 26-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Jun-2015
Census Date 22-Jun-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 24-Jun-2015

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 27-Jul-2015
Teaching Period 20-Aug-2015 to 23-Aug-2015
Assessment Period End 23-Aug-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 31-Jul-2015
Census Date 20-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 21-Aug-2015

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 20-Sep-2015
Teaching Period 21-Sep-2015 to 25-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 25-Sep-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 21-Sep-2015
Census Date 21-Sep-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-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:

This subject is intended as an ‘integrative’ capstone course, and as such does not introduce to the students substantial new material; but rather, provides them with a vehicle for applying and integrating the knowledge and skills they have already acquired in the previous subjects within this degree. In particular, groups of students (or syndicates) will be asked to undertake an integrative exercise that simulates the management of a firm in preparation for their transition back into the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • display a rigorous understanding of core business functions and with problem-solving skills reflecting an integration of functional perspectives.
  • apply sophisticated statistical techniques to data; make informed forecasts of business trends; and formulate, solve, and interpret quantitative business decision models.
  • define markets and apply marketing concepts and principles
  • interpret and analyse accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to continuously improve business processes.
  • Syndicate preparation and discussion (20%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • Equivalent to 1,500 words
    • Throughout subject
  • Syndicate assignment 1 (25%)
    • Equivalent of individual 500 word assessment
    • End of day 2
  • Syndicate assignment 2 (25%)
    • Equivalent of individual 750 word assessment
    • End of subject
  • "Success measures" (10%)
    • Performance measurement system within the simulation that measures each syndicates results
    • Equivalent of individual 1,000 word assessment
    • Staggered throughout subject
  • Syndicate presentation (20%)
    • Equivalent of individual 10 minute time assessment
    • End of subject
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
Master of Business Administration

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