Business Development Clinic

What is the Business Development Clinic?

Students will work in consultancy teams to work with a small to medium sized business to grow their profitability, using the 7-Levers of Business Framework.

Each week students will be engaged in a combination of program tailored content, hands-on project work, independent and team meetings and mentor sessions with renowned entrepreneur, award-winning author, marketer, and Professor of Practice Pete Williams.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with the client on a regular basis to understand the nature of their business, the market they are operating in and how you can improve their profitability. The consultancy teams will work together to develop and deliver their assigned organisation a final report and presentation of suggested strategies.

You have the option to participate in this experience, both online and on-campus (Burwood).

Who can apply?

This program is available for credit to undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties and campuses, who are eligible to use a WIL unit towards their degree.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this for 1 credit point and are required to enrol in:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on buslaw@deakin.edu.au or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Applications for T2 2021 are now OPEN and places are strictly limited. To be considered, you must submit an online application by clicking HERE.

Applications will close Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Please email the WIL team at bl-wil@deakin.edu.au if you have any questions or issues about your application.

Key dates (on-campus - Burwood enrolment)

Trimester weekDate Program weekActivities
O-Week Thursday 8th July
1 – 2pm
0 Content: Orientation session.
Week 1 Friday 16th July
9am – 2pm
1 Content: Program introduction, Introduction to Framework.
Week 2 Friday 23rd July
9am – 2pm
2 Content: Framework Development.
Week 3 Friday 30 July
9am – 2pm
     
TBA  
3 Content session


Meetings:
Content and mentor session.
Week 4 Thursday 5th August
9am – 2pm

TBA 
4 Content session


Meetings:
Content and mentor session.
Week 5 Thursday 12 August
9am – 2pm

TBA        
5Content session


Meetings:
Content and mentor session.
Week 6 Friday 27 August
9am – 2pm
6Presentations
Week 7 TBA7Report due

Key dates (online enrolment)

Trimester weekDate Program weekActivities
Week 4 TBA 0 Content: Orientation session.
Week 5 Thursday 12th August
2  – 4:30pm
1 Content: Program introduction, Introduction to Framework.
Week 6 Friday 27th August
2  – 4:30pm
2 Content: Framework Development.
Week 7

Friday 3rd September
12 – 5pm

TBA

3 Content session


Meetings:
Framework Development,
Client meeting, Group Formation.
Week 8 Friday 10th September
12 – 5pm

TBA
4 Content session


Meetings:
 Content and mentor sessions.
Week 9

Friday 17th September
12 – 5pm

TBA

5Content session


Meetings:
 Project Development
and mentor sessions.
Week 10 TBA6Content session


Meetings:
 Content and mentor session.
Week 11TBA7Presentations
Study week TBA8Report due

Content session topics and order subject to change.

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