Consulting Project

Subject MGMT90147 (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:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Minimum of 40 hours at the Practicum Organisation comprising a regular full day attendance (comprised of two half days or one full day) each week and additional appointments as necessary. Attendance at six 3-hour seminars over the semester. Up to four team meetings (of up to one hour per meeting) with the course co-ordinator over the semester required.
Total Time Commitment:

At least 62 hours of contact time required to achieve a satisfactory level in this course. Over and above this the team is expected to spend significant time finalising their documentation and presentation to the client.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

MGMT90148 Consulting Fundamentals is recommended as a prerequisite but may be taken as a corequisite.

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

For the purposes of considering requests 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 for this entry.

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Mr Martin Nally


Semester 1: TBC
Semester 2:

Subject Overview:

Students will be assigned to a Practicum Organisation where they will work in teams to undertake a significant business consulting activity. Students will need to work with the Practicum Organisation in order to develop a solid statement of work, which the project will be expected to deliver to. Students will learn to work with unstructured and incomplete information, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, and to present their findings and seek and receive constructive feedback in a range of settings. Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing their business consulting project. Students will be supported in this consulting project with seminars on the consulting process, staged deliverables which facilitate solid project management techniques and input from the course co-ordinator.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify key strategic business questions or opportunities;
  • Research, analyse, evaluate and propose practical business options given the project constraints;
  • Manage key aspects of a business consulting project, including scope development, stakeholder communication and issue management;
  • Show how the theory of consulting translates to real life practices;
  • Explain the end-to-end process of client engagement with regard to undertaking a business project;
  • Apply consulting and problem solving tools and techniques to a real life project; and
  • Present a compelling business case within a real-life business situation.
  • 4 x 500 word team based progress notes. Weeks 4, 6, 8 & 10 (20%);
  • A team presentation of 1 hour in length. Week 12 – To be scheduled based on client availability in week 12 or shortly thereafter (30%);
  • A 4000 word team based business report. Week 12 (40%); and
  • Individual participation and contribution: assessment based on the contribution throughout the semester. Assessed at the end of the semester (10%).
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; and
  • Documentation, preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks and the practicum exercise.
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)

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