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LB5213 - Strategy and Industry - Professional Internship

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

The following eligibility criteria apply: 1. GPA 5.0 2. two references from campus lecturers 3. no academic misconduct reports 4. pre-existing employment experience in an Australian workplace 5. favourable recommendation from campus professional staff - offers will be made following an interview process which requires the agreement of a host organisation. 6. students must not receive monetary or in-kind remuneration for any part of the internship.

Business and Industry - Professional Internship is a work-integrated learning subject. It is a full semester capstone subject that integrates work and learning, and is taken in the last semester of an applicable postgraduate masters program. The internship will provide the student with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and to develop their graduate attributes in the context of a professional work environment. The student will spend 100 hours during the placement at an organisation's location working on tasks relevant to studies, skill level and professional aspirations. Specific work assignments and duties are determined in discussion with the internship sponsor, JCU campus representatives and the student to ensure that appropriate postgraduate standards are maintained and are relevant to the student's study. While there are significant academic assignments to be completed it is expected that the student will demonstrate and provide positive measurable commercial outcomes for the business during their 12 week tenure. The internship is an invaluable opportunity for students to gain credible industry experience needed for future employment in a highly competitive global market.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to demonstrate the relationship between theory and practice;
  • develop enhanced management and personal skills expected of postgraduate-level qualified graduates in the business environment;
  • effectively communicate/report essential business information to decision makers in a clear and concise manner;
  • career related experience - to better inform career field choice;
  • be able to successfully deliver commercially viable outputs to a host organisation in a timely professional manner.


JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 3 hours workshops/Seminars - 3 skills-based workshops
  • 100 hours professional experience
Assessment: the employer provides feedback which is moderated in discussion with jcu campus representative or jcu mentor (20%); assignments (30%); an individual reflective journal, documenting the student's experience of the impact of the work experience on their own professional development and future professional ambitions (50%).

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.