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Bachelor of Commerce students will be assigned in small groups to a host organisation in the respective country. Working in teams, they will undertake a structured business planning or business development exercise. This will be supported by seminar work providing approaches, tools, techniques and reporting format.
During the Industry Project, in-depth work will be undertaken in identifying the scope, opportunities, constraints and recommendations of the exercise.
Students will learn to work in an international context with unstructured and incomplete information in real business settings, to develop research and networks to support their enquiry, to work successfully in teams, to present their findings and seek and received constructive feedback in a range of settings. Students will also be encouraged to plan, reflect upon and modify their approaches to improve the outcomes of their efforts in managing the business project.
Note: Travel and accommodation costs will be borne by the student. Students must be eligible to obtain visitor visas in the country where the subject is conducted.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Verbal and written communication skills through discussion and assigned tasks;
- Project management, including accurate scoping of project, development of approaches, timelines, execution and timely completion;
- Teamwork demonstrated by good communication within the group, understanding of skills brought by individual members, organising for achievement and presenting group report;
- Communication skills in an international business context;
- Research, problem solving and critical thinking;
- Documentation preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks and the practicum exercise;
- Interpersonal skills through the practicum exercise and assigned tasks.
Last updated: 20 March 2020