Course Title: Management - Work Integrated Learning 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management - Work Integrated Learning 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM3148

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011

BUSM3197

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11

Course Coordinator: Dr. Alan Montague

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5653

Course Coordinator Email:alan.montague@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 108.16.47

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Management WIL 2 is the final unit in your degree and is based around an organisationally-based project. You will be asked to directly apply the academic knowledge that you have acquired in your previous courses to a project that will address an actual organisational problem. This business assignment is the critical learning activity of this unit and will require you to integrate academic theories and research with an existing organisational problem. The business project is not only conceptual or research in nature and nor is it only practical in nature, it has been deliberately designed to integrate the two. WIL 2 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to integrate the major learnings of your previous years of study, apply these to the world of work and develop professional capabilities necessary for successful professional careers. As prospective university graduates it is expected that you will bring your specialised knowledge of concepts and theories to the project. Additionally, it is expected that you complement your technical and specialised skills with graduate attributes and employability skills. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations.

Students will engage in major learning activities related to solving business problems or the development of opportunities – both through complex research at an apt level for a completing third year student and designed for the adult learner. These include elements of group work, individual exercises, projects and presentations. Students are also required to utilise learning resources at RMIT along with added resources referred to in tutorials.

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. This course has been designed as a ’Work Integrated Learning’ (WIL) course in which aspects of your academic learning will be applied in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capabilities expressed in learning outcomes below.


At the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Identify, research, analyse and plan the implementation and evaluation of a solution to an actual problem in an organisation
2. Integrate academic concepts, theory and research into a business project and critically analyse the project process and outcome
3. Demonstrate the utilization of project management tools in the business project
4. Formally present the findings and recommendations of the business project to workplace and university representatives and defend the recommendations
5. Reflect on performance goals, processes and achievements


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will include significant organisationally-based learning. Your project  will afford you the opportunity to undertake an intensive applied organisational research project. Reflective e-portfolio exercises will enable you to assess your academic performance as well as your workplace performance. The lecturer will serve as an ongoing resource, mentor and supervisor. You and your class will be provided with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to the lecturer or tutor in person and online.  Where possible the lecturer will visit the student in the workplace and it is expected that the student will periodically confer with the lecturer or tutor.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is concerned with your ability to demonstrate your level of mastery of the learning objectives. This will primarily occur through written pieces of work that are completed individually and/or in groups.