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MPI701 - Business Practicum

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:(For M701 and M731 students only)
Unit chair:

S Ogden-Barnes

Prerequisite:completion of at least six postgraduate units
Incompatible with:

MPI700, MPI702, MPT702

Contact hours: 2 days of work per week


Special enrolment procedure applies - please contact a student adviser for further details.


Students work within an approved organisation for a minimum of two days per week for a trimester (or equivalent). The student will work on a significant research-based management project as the main focus of the Business Practicum, the scope of which is agreed between the host organisation, the student and the academic supervisor. Each student will be required to develop a project proposal, submit a progress report, develop a final report and deliver an oral presentation for assessment purposes. The work produced within the Practicum is of a consultancy standard, and involves problem analysis, objective setting, research strategy, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings and the development of recommendations.


Option A – for individual placements

Assignment (project summary and personal goals) 1000 words 10%, Assignment (project progress, review of findings to date against literature and review of contribution) 2000 words 20%, Assignment (final report) 5000-8000 words 40%, Presentation 30%

Option B – for group placements

Assignment (Individual project summary, personal goals and project contribution) 1000 words 10%, Assignment (Group project progress, review of findings to date against literature) 2000 words 20%, Assignment (Individual review of contribution) 1000 words 10%, Assignment (Group final report) 5000-8000 words 30%, Presentation (Group) 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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