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MGMT8010 – Professional Practice

2021 – Term 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Stephen Burke
Credit points Credit points
20
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(MGNT805 or MGMT8005) and (MGNT809 or MGMT8009) and (MGMT8011 or MGNT811)
Corequisites Corequisites
MGNT812 or MGMT8012
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This double unit (equivalent to two units) helps students integrate, synthesise and practically apply the knowledge and skills gained over the course of their studies. Students will research and apply established theories to develop a proposed solution to a selected business issue, in the context of a real-world organisation.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Identify and apply theoretical frameworks, tools and techniques acquired throughout the core units relevant to a project in order to support strategic options and recommendations.
  • ULO2: Develop and present a project solution and report which is persuasive and grounded in academic literature and proven research methodologies.
  • ULO3: Apply problem solving skills, both as an individual and as part of a team, to communicate solutions.
  • ULO4: Reflect and report on the knowledge gained throughout the project both in terms of technical skills and broader graduate capabilities, including dealing with complexity, ambiguity and resilience challenges.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessments must also be submitted through Turnitin. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for  each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission incurs a 40% penalty). Late submissions will be accepted up to 96 hours after the due date and time.

This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Professional Self Reflection 10% No Session 2
Professional Self Reflection 10% No Session 10
Consulting Report & Teamwork Assessment 40% No Part A - Session 6; Part B - Session 10
Group Consulting Presentation 40% No Part A - Session 6; Part B - Session 10

Professional Self Reflection

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Session 2
Weighting: 10%

Students will partake in a series of tasks that involve writing about and considering their own journeys to date.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and apply theoretical frameworks, tools and techniques acquired throughout the core units relevant to a project in order to support strategic options and recommendations.

Professional Self Reflection

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Session 10
Weighting: 10%

Students will utilise their initial reflection piece to produce a closing analysis of their management journey.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Reflect and report on the knowledge gained throughout the project both in terms of technical skills and broader graduate capabilities, including dealing with complexity, ambiguity and resilience challenges.

Consulting Report & Teamwork Assessment

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 60 hours
Due: Part A - Session 6; Part B - Session 10
Weighting: 40%

This task has two parts. Part A entails developing a group consulting written report (20%) of up to 5,000 words. Part B is an individual task. You will keep a journal that records and responds to the challenges of being in a team (20%).


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and apply theoretical frameworks, tools and techniques acquired throughout the core units relevant to a project in order to support strategic options and recommendations.
  • Develop and present a project solution and report which is persuasive and grounded in academic literature and proven research methodologies.
  • Apply problem solving skills, both as an individual and as part of a team, to communicate solutions.
  • Reflect and report on the knowledge gained throughout the project both in terms of technical skills and broader graduate capabilities, including dealing with complexity, ambiguity and resilience challenges.

Group Consulting Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Practice-based task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 60 hours
Due: Part A - Session 6; Part B - Session 10
Weighting: 40%

This task has two parts. Part A entails delivery of the group’s findings. This involves a Presentation and Q & A session (20%). Part B is an individual task. You will submit a video of up to 5 minutes that showcases your presentation skills and preparation for the client presentation (20%).


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify and apply theoretical frameworks, tools and techniques acquired throughout the core units relevant to a project in order to support strategic options and recommendations.
  • Develop and present a project solution and report which is persuasive and grounded in academic literature and proven research methodologies.
  • Apply problem solving skills, both as an individual and as part of a team, to communicate solutions.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

None. Readings will be available on iLearn

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

 

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.