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Social Entrepreneur Consulting Practicum (BUSA90517)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90517
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students work in syndicates as consultants to social entrepreneurs, who are creating a business plan and sales pitch to obtain external funding. Syndicates work through the entire consulting process from receiving the client brief, negotiating the final terms of the consulting project, executing the negotiated consulting activities, and delivering and presenting a final report to the client. The consulting activities will require students to apply and integrate the knowledge, skills, and attributes acquired throughout the MBA program.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the challenges that entrepreneurs face
  • Assess the competitive environment in which a company operates
  • Undertake market research and assess demand for a product
  • Undertake financial modeling and assess the financial viability of a project
  • Cogently explain and justify their assumptions, decisions, and approaches

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Consulting contract (equivalent to individual assessment of 1,000 words) start of subject 10%

3 x Consulting workshops (participation in workshops and workshop activities; each is equivalent to individual assessment of 600 words) Staggered throughout subject 20%

Contribution to syndicate**students are required to pass this assessment to pass the subject Throughout subject 20%

Syndicate report (equivalent to individual assessment of 2,000 words) end of subject 50%

Dates & times

  • April
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours30 hours
    Teaching period 1 April 2019 to 5 April 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 April 2019
    Census date 2 April 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 4 April 2019
    Assessment period ends 5 April 2019

    April contact information

    Melbourne Business School

    Degree Program Services

    Email: programservices@mbs.edu

Additional delivery details

This subject is only available to students admitted to MC-BA, or students with permission of the MBA course coordinator

Further information

Last updated: 3 April 2019