Integrative Business Capstone

Subject BUSA90490 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 24-Feb-2016
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2016 to 06-Mar-2016
Assessment Period End 07-Mar-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Feb-2016
Census Date 29-Feb-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 03-Mar-2016

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 04-May-2016
Teaching Period 07-May-2016 to 15-May-2016
Assessment Period End 16-May-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-May-2016
Census Date 09-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 12-May-2016

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 11-Jul-2016
Teaching Period 04-Aug-2016 to 07-Aug-2016
Assessment Period End 07-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 15-Jul-2016
Census Date 04-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Aug-2016

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BAPT and MC-BAPTME

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Completion of 200 credit points from the Masters of Business Administration.

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.
  • Pre-course work completion (5%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • To be submitted prior to the week of intensive classes
  • Syndicate assignment (10%)
    • Success measures
    • Throughout the subject
  • Syndicate-based initial plan for the project (25%)
    • Equivalent to 1,000 words for an individual
    • Mid-way through the subject
  • Collective research report and presentation plus a component for syndicate performance in the simulation (25%)
    • Report equivalent to 1,500 words for an individual
    • 20 minutes presentation
    • At the end of the subject
  • Individual assessment (35%)
    • CompXm individual competition
    • Hurdle requirement
    • At the end of the subject
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-BAPT and MC-BAPTME

Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Engineering Management

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