Project in Business

Course code BUSN3001
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Apply your knowledge in a real world organisational environment. Within this engaged learning course you will work on a project that is of value to your host organisation. This project may require problem resolution or may involve the development of something new for the organisation. You will work to generate an understanding of organisational context; gather and analyse data relevant to the project; apply what you have learnt in your Major, within that context; and deliver a report on the issue to your host organisation. Host organisations may be public sector, private sector, not for profit, or for-profit. They may be manufacturing, service industry, professional service or healthcare. You will scope and plan your project in collaboration with your host organisation. This Course enables you to engage a real world organisation with your skills, talents and prior learning while you continue to learn but in a very different way.

Note: Students cannot complete a project with their current employer. Students undertaking this course will be allocated to a project provider, namely a local business. They will be required to attend the workplace in order to gather data relevant to their project. An application is needed for enrolment in this course and is available at:: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/92796/BUSN3001-Application.pdf

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the needs of an organisational issue within the workplace and meet the organisation's requirements through the development and completion of a disciplined project, culminating in a written report.

2. Locate, analyse and evaluate contemporary research information relevant to the workplace project.

3. Critically evaluate the actual project outcomes and identify reasons for any deviations from the stated expected outcomes.

4. Employ the inquiry and research process to contribute to organisational improvement.

5. Engage in reflective practices throughout a project cycle to improve personal and business outcomes.

6. Appreciate and apply professional behaviour and ethical practices.

7. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the diverse perspectives apparent within the work environment.

Content

The topics covered in workshops may include:

  1. Project scoping and management
  2. Data gathering techniques,
  3. Communicating effectively in writing for a range of purposes and audiences,
  4. Identifying issues and analysing the main features of a business context;
  5. Application of theory to address issues within an organisational context;
  6. Identifying, evaluating and making recommendations for the solution or resolution of organisational issues.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have an overall credit average (5 GPA), have completed 100 units of study at the University of Newcastle and have completed at least 30 units in one of the majors in the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce. An application is needed for enrolment in this course and is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/business/for-students/current-students.html

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Project Proposal

Essay: Reflective Essay

Report: Final Report

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term