2014 Unit of Study

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Succeeding in Business
UoS Code BUSS6000
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Intensive February, Semester 2 and Intensive July
Prerequisites Students must complete this unit in their final semester of study (full-time students will have completed a minimum of 72 credit points and part-time students will have completed a minimum of 84 credit points).
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Additional Information
Lectures 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr seminar/workshop per week
Assessment Critical thinking diagnostic (5%), debate (10%), group assignment (20%), individual assignment (35%) and final exam (30%)
Description This program-wide capstone unit must be taken by students in their final semester of study within the Master of Commerce program. Students work collaboratively with peers and advisors to integrate the discipline-specific knowledge acquired within their program to address practical business challenges requiring cross-disciplinary and cross-functional insights, knowledge and skills. Assessment is designed to assure student proficiency in program learning goals. Students work in self-managing cross-functional teams to complete a semester-long project, preparing individual and group reports that are assessed by peers and academic staff. Weekly seminars include action learning in business life cycle, data analysis, strategic decision-making, change management, business communication, and ethical awareness and reasoning in business practice. Learning activities include short case studies and business case simulation.