Unit aim

Allows student to complete a substantial independently directed industry project using evidence-based research and present a well documented business report in a form suitable for presentation to a business board or industry panel. This unit is an opportunity to undertake real world business related study and investigation with application and relevance to the workplace under the supervision of a staff member. Students need to complete this unit with a focus on the area of specialisation they have chosen, unless they have not chosen to complete a specialisation.

Unit content

  • Identifying and qualifying problems worthy of further investigation
  • Writing a project proposal
  • Approaches to solving business problems
  • Overview of research methods
  • Reviewing literature and prior research
  • Data gathering and analysis for Industry Research Project
  • Preparing a final report.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • ebook available at: http://scu.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=978936: Crowther, D & Lancaster, H, 2012, Research Methods; a concise introduction to research in management and business consultancy, Taylor & Francis.

Session 2

  • ebook available at: http://scu.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=978936: Crowther, D & Lancaster, H, 2012, Research Methods; a concise introduction to research in management and business consultancy, Taylor & Francis.

Session 3

  • ebook available at: http://scu.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=978936: Crowther, D & Lancaster, H, 2012, Research Methods: a concise introduction to research in management and business consultancy, Taylor & Francis.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Supervision 1 hour (per student, per session)
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

Malaysia - Sarawak INTI

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Supervision 1 hour (per student, per session)
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR

Sydney

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report60%
Presentation40%
Draft Report (template provided)SR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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