|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces students to the world of consulting through the eyes of practicing consultants. Guest consultants, drawn from leading international and local firms and academia, will introduce students to the ideas, theories and frameworks that are most influential and used in the industry. They will do this by introducing students to a major text that has inspired their thinking and consulting practice. Students will engage with the text critically to recognise its strengths and limitations. Students will also be exposed to how the consultants practically apply the concepts through demonstration case studies. Consultants will be drawn from representative functional areas, such as strategy, operations, human resources, marketing and sustainability.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- describe and explain influential ideas applied by management and marketing consultants to guide decision making in organisations;
- describe and explain how management and marketing consultants apply these ideas to organisation and market based problems for clients; and
- critically analyse a range of organisation and market based problems and apply relevant models and theories to generate effective solutions.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- problem solving in business through the application of appropriate consulting theories and principles;
- ability to synthesise ideas and theories in developing solutions to business problems;
- demonstrate a capacity to successfully engage in collaborative activities such as group based work and activities; and
- interpret and communicate research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences.