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MMM315 - Business Management Capstone


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Alfred Presbitero
Trimester 3: Alfred Presbitero
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in M325 Bachelor of Business


Completion of at least 16 units

Incompatible with: MMM365
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (recordings provided) including weekly 1 hour scheduled online seminars.


This is a capstone unit that builds on and integrates student’s knowledge, skills and abilities gained from units comprising the Bachelor of Business.

Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to plan and manage a business in a simulated global business environment.

Students work in teams and draw from their skills toolbox gained in the Bachelor of Business to develop, implement, and evaluate their performance in running a virtual business.

In particular, students apply their knowledge of management to set up a virtual international business and take the business through its life cycle.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the complex managerial process of business management planning and development.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Integrate cross-disciplinary business knowledge and skills in developing and implementing various business and managerial strategies to address business issues

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Evaluate the relative value and effectiveness of different business management skill sets in the setting and achievement of team-oriented goals

GLO7: Teamwork


Articulate and evidence workplace experiences and transferrable skills via professional written document

GLO2: Communication


Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, environmental, social and global perspectives that impact business decision making

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 (Group of 4 students) - Business Management Report
and Oral/recorded presentation

4000 words

10 minutes


Weeks 8 & 9
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Portfolio 2000 words 30% Week 10
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report (Business) 1500 words 20% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMM315 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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