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LB5935 - Integrated Global Capstone Project

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject challenges students to think of what it means to be a 'global business leader' and to address the paradoxes of achieving business success for a company and ensuring a sustainable future world. It affords opportunity to engage with a potential project and explore the interdependence between business and global issues and the seeming contradictions between financial business achievements in complex and dynamic business environments and the pressing obligations of making a difference to broader global issues. The subject provides opportunities for emerging global business leaders to navigate the paradoxes of this landscape and to envision how they can enact initiatives to develop solutions for a better world by developing a project proposal that encompasses a sustainable future across the three Ps: People, Planet, and Profit. It does so by exposing students to the general concepts and tools needed to address and solve issues that are presenting grand, global societal and/or environmental problems, i.e. wicked problems. In the process, students will conduct desktop research to scope a problem; understanding the constructs and associated factors and variables that are involved; collecting, collating and analysing the data; and, dissemination of the findings. Students will learn the basics of conducting qualitative and quantitative research. You will develop research skills that you can be utilise in developing the project proposal and throughout your career as you become future global business leaders that can build a sustainable world. During the course of this subject, students will grow to understand that as MBA Graduates, they will spend a significant portion of their career taking part in and leading projects, of varying importance to the organisation but of continual impact on the broader environment. You will strengthen your comprehension and resolve that you as future global business leaders, can influence the world external to the business and that your legacy can play a role in building a better world. You can make a difference!

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate understandings of the term 'global business leader' and critically analyse how global business leaders can make a positive difference in grand, global societal and environmental challenges;
  • develop a research project proposal, utilising the research process (including collecting, collating and analysing data) and incorporating theoretical concepts/constructs as relevant to your project proposal;
  • apply research principles and methods to your project proposal, showcasing advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in the relevant research methodologies and methods;
  • exercise ethical judgment and independent initiative to creatively solve global issues through the conduct of research and engagement with reflective practice that supports personal and professional development;
  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively, to a variety of audiences and through a range of platforms, activities, tasks and assessments.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Brief - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: completion of 33 credit point of postgraduate subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5135

Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 82
Census Date 18-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Online resources, including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Online resources, including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 04-Nov-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Online resources, including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.