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MGT8054 Industry Innovation Project

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified


Pre-requisite: MBA8000 and MGT8040 and Students must have successfully completed 8 units of their master's program before enrolling in this course.


Industry engaged learning allows students to learn through engagement with industry and community partners in an authentic activity that provides a context for integrating knowledge and skills. This work allows students to develop an awareness of workplace cultures, behaviours and expectations that will also advance existing interpersonal skills and values. Students will develop a project in consultation with the course examiner and engage in discussion with their peers throughout the course to develop innovative solutions that they can incorporate in their project work.

Projects can be undertaken through a range industry engagement activities including (but not limited to):

. professional work placements
. community, industry and other work-based projects
. site visits, field observations and shadowing
. voluntary work for non-profit organisations.

Students can undertake a project in a range of different ways including (but not limited to) a:

. project/s for their employer
. project/s that addresses a contemporary of future industry/business or organisational need
. portfolio of themed learning artefacts.

Students are required to demonstrate evidence of the development of personal skills and knowledge to make connections between their experiences and the theoretical perspectives and research findings published in the literature. This course will build on the framework provided in the prerequisite courses MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics and MGT8040 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity. Students will compile evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes either through the submission of a project report or through a portfolio of themed learning artefacts. Students are also required to submit a reflective journal that summarises their learnings from the project work. The exact form of evidence submitted will be guided by the course examiner and will depend on the type of industry engaged activity the student undertakes.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2016 Online