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This subject involves the completion of a professional work placement, integrating academic learning in business & economics areas of study. Students will gain an improved knowledge of employability skills, workplace culture, and career pathways. Students will be required to undertake pre-placement online modules designed to equip students with project management skills and techniques for creative problem solving. The placement will draw on students' specific discipline skills associated with the specialisation of their degree.
This subject is intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply their business knowledge in an industry setting under the joint supervision of an industry and an academic mentor. Students will be responsible for identifying and securing a suitable work placement. Applications should be submitted by the due dates published on the MBS website. Selection into this subject is based on suitability of the placement, and demonstrated motivation to benefit from the program, and timely submission of the application.
The subject coordinator will have final approval of all selected students. Enrolment will be capped and subject to meeting the relevant academic program requirements. There will be a minimum of 30 places available per semester, additional places offered will be subject to Academic availability.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant business organisational contexts and work-settings, as well as linking them to specific professions and career pathways
- Review and reflect on the process and output of a work project/placement to articulate their academic and career development learning from the experience
- Understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to self-reliance, lifelong learning and career progression
- See themselves as beginning professionals and potential change agents rather than inductees into an existing work environment
- Demonstrate communication skills via workplace contributions and interactions during the subject
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Ability to communicate effectively in a professional workplace and to work with and interact with a wide range of people inside and outside their host organisations, including working in teams
- Flexibility, adaptability, time management and organisational skills as a result of their participation in the workplace
- Understanding of organisational culture and ethics, safe work practices, and the diversity of workplaces
- Analytical, problem-solving, research and report writing skills
- Ability to manage and plan work
- Capacity for lifelong learning, self-reliance, and professional development
- Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers including interpersonal skills, time management, commercial acumen, initiative, and independent learning
Last updated: 22 February 2021