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LB5217 - Community Project

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

The following eligibility criteria apply: 1. Successful completion of at least two study periods in an MBA or joint MBA program 2. GPA 5.0 3. Two references from campus lecturers 4. No academic misconduct reports 5. Pre-existing employment experience in an Australian workplace 6. Offers will be made following an interview process discussing potential host organisations 7. Students must not receive monetary or "in-kind" remuneration for any part of the project.

The community project is one of two alternative capstone subjects for the MBA which brings together the theoretical material covered in the course and applies it to practice based learning in the form of a community project. Small teams of students devise, develop, deliver and document an integrated project for a real community organisation or activity. The community project must be clearly articulated and provide achievable outcomes which will be evaluated by the host organisation based on a group pitch and documented plan.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate creativity and initiative in the application of discipline-specific learning outcomes to the world of work;
  • Demonstrate abilities to work as part of a team and manage team inputs and processes to achieve a coordinated outcome;
  • Demonstrate high level personal autonomy and accountability in planning, execution, communication and evaluation of projects.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.
Prerequisites: 21 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 5 LB, CO, TO SUBJECTS. MINIMUM 15CP OF LB5, CO5 SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 25-Jul-2012 to 24-Oct-2012 (Face to face dates are Wed 25/7, Wed 8/8, Wed 5/9, Wed 3/10 & Wed 24/10 4pm-6pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor John Hamilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours - 10 hours supervised
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (60%); assignments (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours - 10 hours supervised
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (60%); assignments (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours - 10 hours supervised
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (60%); assignments (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 26-Jul-2012 to 25-Oct-2012 (Face to face dates are Thurs 26/7, Thurs 9/8, Thurs 6/9, Thurs 4/10 & Thurs 25/10 4pm -6pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor John Hamilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours - 10 hours supervised
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (60%); assignments (20%).

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.