Innovation and Enterprise Internship (BUSA90518)
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This subject will enable students to undertake professional work experience at an industry partner’s premises and to conduct an individual, client-based project which could involve critical analysis of a topic, research, development and/or the solution of a real business problem. During the period of work experience, students will be introduced to workplace culture and be offered the opportunity to strengthen their employability. Rigorous planning and scheduling of the project, time management, written and verbal technical communication, interpretation of results and team work will be required. The project will involve a mixture of on- and off-campus work. Students may be required to undertake preparatory seminars covering topics that will include professional standards of behaviour and ethical conduct, working in teams, time management and workplace networking.
The Faculty of Business and Economics will work with the industry partner to deliver the subject content. All assignments and grading will be co-ordinated by FBE.
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 academic mentor. Selection into his subject is based on academic merit, demonstrated motivation to benefit from the program (and bring benefit back to the University) and timely submission of application. The subject co-ordinator will have final approval of all selected students. There may be further eligibility criteria as requested by the industry partner.
NOTE: This subject is only available to students admitted into the Master of Entrepreneurship.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Plan and conduct an independent project within an industry setting
- Appreciate how management and business operate
- Demonstrate enhanced ability to undertake independent research
- Have developed improved self-reflection and practical skills for future career pathways and employability
- Demonstrate enhanced communication skills via contributions during the program and delivery of a formal presentation upon return.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Verbal and written communication skills through interaction with staff at the host organisation and academics
- Project management skills, including an enhanced capacity for accurate scoping of projects, the development of approaches and timelines to address complex business issues and the execution of the required approaches and tasks within the timelines set
- Research, problem solving and critical thinking
- Documentation preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks and the practicum exercise
- Interpersonal skills through the project exercise and assigned tasks
- Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers including interpersonal skills, time management, commercial acumen, initiative, and independent learning.
Last updated: 24 January 2023