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BU2050 - Workplace Project

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject allows students who are already working in paid employment or voluntary positions to integrate real-world skills and experience with concepts from preceding and concurrent subjects. There may also be opportunities for some students to participate in a simulated business experience. The subject involves a limited series of workshops through which students develop, share and reflect on professional practice and behaviours in the workplace. Classroom and online learning is linked to the students' existing workplaces to facilitate the development of generic workplace skills and application of course specific knowledge. Students will participate in a workplace-based project for the business, industry, government or community-based organisation with which they are associated. This might include, but is not limited to a field-based project, individual case study or industry or corporate analysis. The subject also provides an opportunity for students to begin identifying and collecting data for suitable areas of study should they enrol on an honours year. A quota applies to this subject. Students will be selected on the basis of GPA or at the discretion of the Head of School.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply and refine discipline specific knowledge and skills through involvement in a business simulation or workplace-based project for a business, industry, government or community-based client;
  • apply, reflect on and critique work experiences and skills relevant to professional practice;
  • enrich first hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of a business, not-for-profit or public sector organisation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: BU1005 OR BU1006
BU2011 AND BU2012 AND BU2013 AND BU2014 AND BU2060 AND BU3050 AND BU3060

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.