MGMT20141 - Enterprise Project
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This is a project unit that draws upon your area of specialisation and wider knowledge of innovation in business and applies what you have learned in a practical context. This unit enables you to demonstrate the synthesis of knowledge, business research methodologies and professional skills that you have acquired in your course of study. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator you will plan and complete a report on an original research project or a work integrated learning project which will address a significant issue in business and social environments, both locally and globally.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. develop and conduct a planned research project and manage any practical problems in its implementation
  2. critically evaluate published academic research, identify secondary data sources, and review extant literature, to develop a business case for a business problem or opportunity;
  3. set benchmarks and critically analyse the findings of the research project in the context of the defining objectives
  4. demonstrate the ability to develop a practical action plan for implementation including consideration of ethical issues
  5. communicate the findings and results from the research project in a professional document and critically reflect on outcomes

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge  
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills  
4. Research
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility      
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment      
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note: A list of appropriate readings, most of which will be freely available on the internet, will be provided upon enrollment.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorOlav Muurlink (o.muurlink@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Contact the unit coordinator, Dr Olav Muurlink on o.muurlink@cqu.edu.au to schedule a time to meet (either in person or via Zoom or Skype) and discuss your intended project for the term

This subject is project based. Readings and guidance will be available for download and viewing on the Moodle site, and further readings, where required, will be discussed between the unit co-ordinator and individual participants in the unit.

Week 2 13-03-2017
Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017
Stage 1: Pitching the Challenge Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017
Week 8 01-05-2017
Week 9 08-05-2017

Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017
Stage 2: Meeting the Challenge Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 09:30 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

No exam is set in this unit

Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Stage 1: Pitching the Challenge
Task Description

Assessment for this assignment is taking a manageable challenge, and answering it using a social innovation approach. This initial stage (Assessment 1) involves demonstrating that there is a problem/a challenge to be faced.

The pitch is the form of a 20 minute video, somewhere between ‘lecture’ and ‘story-telling’ in style, and will include evidence drawn from academic/scholarly writings, statistical sources (e.g. state or federal government, or the Australian Bureau of Statistics or other secondary data sources), practitioner publications or media sources. It will include a description of how conventional approaches to solving the problem/meeting the challenge have failed or fallen short. You should deliver evidence of the consequences of not meeting that challenge/solving the problem. In creating the pitch, be mindful of the requirements of Stage 2 of this assessment.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Please submit online in moodle link
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
via moodle assignment link.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The following criteria will apply in judging the quality of your pitch

  1. Manageability/feasibility of the challenge
  2. Quality of evidence presented in describing the challenge
  3. Quality of communication (compelling, well presented, good visual support material)
  4. Critical insight into the nature of the challenge and its consequences
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. develop and conduct a planned research project and manage any practical problems in its implementation

2. critically evaluate published academic research, identify secondary data sources, and review extant literature, to develop a business case for a business problem or opportunity;

3. set benchmarks and critically analyse the findings of the research project in the context of the defining objectives

5. communicate the findings and results from the research project in a professional document and critically reflect on outcomes

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Stage 2: Meeting the Challenge
Task Description

At this second stage, you will be asked to implement a solution to the challenge you posed during Stage 1. Only a small component of the assessment criteria of this assignment will be the 'actual' success of your project, because success is sometimes hard to judge and can be impeded by unpredictable factors outside your control. You will be expected to discuss with the unit co-ordinator how you plan to meet the challenge posed in Stage 1 of this assessment. Working with the unit co-ordinator you will refine your approach as a preliminary to completing the project. Finally, you will be expected to carry out the project, and document how you did so, that is, provide evidence of how it was implemented. This can be through a formal report, or through other forms of documentation (e.g. links to websites, news reports, email logs etc).

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 09:30 PM AEST
Please submit online in moodle link
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Submit via moodle assignment link.
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

The following criteria will apply in judging the quality of your submission:

  1. Innovation in approach to meeting the challenge
  2. Quality of implementation in meeting the challenge
  3. Clarity of evidence in describing the project
  4. Critical insight into and thinking about the process of meeting the challenge
  5. Success of the project
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. develop and conduct a planned research project and manage any practical problems in its implementation

4. demonstrate the ability to develop a practical action plan for implementation including consideration of ethical issues

5. communicate the findings and results from the research project in a professional document and critically reflect on outcomes

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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