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LB5235 - Practical or Research Project

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

This subject combines theoretical material covered in the MBA program and applies it directly in the workplace. A focus on work integrated learning is used as a platform from which to produce a substantive piece of applied research-based work. The aim is to integrate work experience flexibly into a research report/dissertation. One option is for students who are already employed to develop an independent research project. They are required to negotiate with their employer and prepare a workplace relevant project proposal and research report/dissertation. Students who have no current employer may identify a suitable work-based applied research project through a centralized collaboration between faculty and industry-based partners. This also includes community-based organizations. Alternatively, students may opt to fully integrate work and learning through a professional internship in a relevant, approved industry workplace using the same pathway as above (Brisbane only). Assessment items include the production of an applied research proposal and final report/dissertation. These options need to be approved by the subject coordinator/lecturer.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply discipline- specific learning outcomes to the world of work;
  • apply high level personal skill, autonomy and accountability in research planning, execution, communication of results;
  • demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice.
Prerequisites: 21 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 5 SUBJECTS, INCLUDING A MINIMUM 15CP OF LB5, CO5, CP5 OR TO5 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5213 LB5217 LB5218

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 29-Jul-2014 to 30-Oct-2014 (Workshops - Tues 29/7 , Wed 30/7, Thurs 31/7 - all 6pm-9pm then Fri 1/8 2pm-5pm AND Presentation Thurs 30/10 6pm-8pm)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (20%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 29-Jul-2014 to 31-Oct-2014 (Workshops - Tues 29/7 , Wed 30/7, Thurs 31/7 - all 6pm-9pm then Fri 1/8 2pm-5pm AND Presentation Thurs 30/10 6pm-8pm)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Lecturers: Mr Dwight Lemke, Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Boaz Bernstein
Lecturer: Mr Ashley Orth.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Lecturer: Mr Ashley Orth.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Block, Study Period 27
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching (October 2014)
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: reflective journal (20%); assignments (60%); project proposal (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.