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Management Consulting is designed to provide students with an enriched learning experience. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, students will be assigned to a client organisation and will be required to draw on their prior knowledge gained from their studies to address contemporary business problems/opportunities at the individual (e.g. employee satisfaction, customer experience, etc), organisational (e.g. process analysis/improvement, organisational design, etc.) and industry/societal (e.g. industry analysis, go-to-market strategies, etc) level.
Students will be supported by formal lectures that cover practitioner-oriented methodologies. The mastery of specific consulting tools and techniques will be achieved through skill-based workshops led by experienced instructors. Students will learn to work with unstructured and incomplete information, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, and to present their findings and seek and receive constructive feedback in a range of settings. Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing their business project.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate how the theory and practice of tertiary studies in commerce contribute to resolving real-world business issues
- Research, analyse, evaluate and propose practical business options within project constraints
- Identify key strategic questions, assess options, communicate progress and check direction with both team members, academic mentors and the client organisation
- Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers in new commerce graduates, including interpersonal skills, time management, commercial awareness, initiative within ambiguity, independent learning and team skills
Successful completion of this subject will further develop the following skills:
- Verbal and written communication skills through discussion and assigned tasks;
- Project management;
- Team work;
- Communication skills in a business context;
- Research, problem solving, critical thinking;
- Documentation, preparation and presentation skills, through assigned tasks and the consulting exercise;
- Interpersonal skills, through assigned tasks and consulting exercise;
- Collaborative learning, problem solving, application of theory to practice, interpretation and analysis, critical thinking, synthesis of data and other information, evaluation of data and other information, accessing data and other information from a range of sources and receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Last updated: 5 November 2021