Course Title: Executive Consulting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Executive Consulting

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4522

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex16,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Spring2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

BUSM4523

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2018

BUSM4524

Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence

OUAS1PG18

Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Shelley

Course Coordinator Phone: 0413047408

Course Coordinator Email: arthur.shelley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus 13.2.12

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
050974 - Design Thinking for Business Exec (BUSM4519/BUSM4520 or equivalent course code)
045669 - Leading People & Organisations (BUSM4131/BUSM4132 or equivalent course code)
040054 - Marketing (MKTG1276/MKTG1277 or equivalent course code)
045668 - Accounting for Business Decisions (BUSM4126/MUSM4127 or equivalent course code)
045671 - Financial Management (BUSM4141/BUSM4142 or equivalent course code)
040057 - Creating Business Strategies (BUSM3922/BUSM3923 or equivalent course code)
050941 - Managing Technology & Innovation Strategy (BUSM4528/BUSM4529 or equivalent course code)
050939 - Managing Business Operations (BUSM4525/BUSM4526 or equivalent course code)


Course Description

In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills needed by executive leaders to design and research strategic project briefs to meet clients’ needs both internal and external to your organisation. You will also reflect on the progression of your career, identifying actions required to achieve your career goals as an executive and lifelong learner.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience. You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback.
This course also provides you with a capstone experience, which will provide you with the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Create a strategic project brief in an ethical sustainable manner using business design thinking to provide solutions and recommendations to a client’s organisation.
  2. Apply interpersonal skills to work in teams and to communicate effectively with clients.
  3. Critically reflect on your executive career potential and lifelong learning.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will include small group work in seminars to prepare you for the project brief and presentation. You will engage in reflective discussion boards online.



In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assignment 1 - 35% Peer review & discussion interactions - 15% Client recommendation dialogue - 20% Client report - 30%


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.