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LB5131 - Business Consulting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Please note that this subject is offered through JCU Online.

Business consultants work with clients on a range of organisational aspects, including strategy, planning, and problem-solving. This subject is designed to provide MBA students with immediately usable tools for addressing any consulting situation. The subject will step students through the phases that a consultancy project needs to go through to maximise its success (contracting, data collection, data analysis, recommendations and implementation). Simultaneously, students will learn how to approach and manage business consulting projects to meet clients' needs, through integration of business consulting concepts in an applied industry project. The subject will also cover a few of the most critical high level functional frameworks used by top consulting firms with respect to team work. The subject is geared toward any students considering a career in consulting (or who wish to appreciate the benefits of engaging a consultant).

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and integrate the techniques required for successful business consulting;
  • apply business consulting techniques to the design, research and management of a business consulting project;
  • critically evaluate methods to maximise team performance in business consulting.
Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Business Administration Global and completion of 24 credit points of postgraduate subjects


JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 12-Sep-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Riccardo Welters.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzes.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: short answer test (20%); applied case study - part 1 (40%); applied case study - part 2 (40%).

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.