MBA Internship

Subject BUSA90479 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

April, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 11-Apr-2016 to 08-Aug-2016
Assessment Period End 12-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-May-2016
Census Date 06-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 01-Jul-2016

May, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 30-May-2016 to 05-Aug-2016
Assessment Period End 06-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Jun-2016
Census Date 17-Jun-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 15-Jul-2016

Students are required to undertake 30 hours of reading during the pre-teaching period. Reading material will be available via reading packs.

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

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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.

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:


Program Services

Subject Overview:

This subject involves completion of an 80-100 hour work placement (which may be undertaken as part of a longer period of internship with an organization) integrating academic learning, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organizations, workplace culture and career pathways.

The placement is supplemented by career workshops before and after the internship designed to introduce skills for developing, identifying and articulating employability skills and attributes and linking them to employer requirements. The placement is designed to draw on specific discipline skills associated with the Master of Business Administration course content. Internships are normally expected to take place after the core subjects of the MBA are completed. Placements must be approved by the Subject Coordinator.

On completion of the subject, students will have completed and reported on a course-related project in a workplace. They will also have enhanced employability skills including communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving, organizational and time-management, and an understanding of career planning and professional development.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant organizational contexts and work-settings; as well as linking them to specific professions and career pathways.
  • Produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
  • Review and reflect on the process and output of a work project/ placement to articulate their academic and career development learning from the experience;
  • Understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to self reliance, lifelong learning and career progression.
  • Individual research assignment (60%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 5,000 words or equivalent
    • End of subject
  • Presentation (20%)
    • 20 minutes
    • End of subject
  • Participation at a minimum of 20 hours of career workshops and satisfactory completion of preparation work (20%)
    • 1,000 words
    • Throughout all terms
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration

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