EMA Career Project

Subject MGMT90209 (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:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular academic supervision sessions across the semester of approximately 2 hours in total or as negotiated between the student, supervisor and/or subject coordinator.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

  1. Admission into the MC-EMA Executive Master of Arts program.
  2. Subject must be completed in the final 100 points of the program.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who undertake EMA Career Project cannot enrol in:

MGMT90130 Internship I

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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Sara Wills


Email: s.wills@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject involves a supervised research report or essay. The project will embody the results of the student’s own research and it is expected that the research topic will relate to an aspect of the student’s career development. It is strongly advised that the student contact the EMA Course Coordinator in the semester prior to enrolment in this subject so that appropriate supervision and subject expectations can be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of the topic being studied;
  • show advanced skills of analysis pertinent to the topic;
  • demonstrate advanced research methods skills;
  • show a detailed sense of current debates and issues debates in the topic area;
  • demonstrate an ability to undertake critical independent research;
  • demonstrate a capacity to communicate research effectively and persuasively in written form; and
  • demonstrate a developed sense of career direction or progression.

  1. A 250-word project proposal (5%), due at the end of week 3.
  2. A 250-word project outline (5%), due at the end of week 6.
  3. A 4,500-word research report or thesis (90%), with first draft due end of week 8 and the final draft due one week after end of semester.

Hurdle Requirements: The following hurdle requirements must be met in order for students to be eligible to submit the final report or thesis:

  • Submit a 200-word project proposal, by the end of week 1.
  • Submit a 2500-word draft mid-way through semester.
  • Submit a full draft of the report/thesis 2 weeks before the end of semester.
  • Attend at least 4 supervisory meetings.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students who successfully comeplete this subject should be able to:

  • conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research;
  • present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor;
  • consolidate and enhance established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field;
  • synthesise critical arguments and debates;
  • enhance drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner; and
  • manage time and study resources over a sustained research project.
Links to further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: EMA 100 point program - full time over 1 year
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years

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