This unit is divided into two parts and studied across two consecutive study periods (double-weighted). This unit provides an opportunity for students to identify a strategic business or industry issue and take an evidence-based approach to investigate and design a suitable response. The commitment and dedication to effectively complete your research project will develop and demonstrate skills that can be easily transferred to your career. The Industry Research Project is an exciting opportunity to practice self-management. You'll receive as much support from your SCU supervisor as you need and ultimately, deliver a cohesive business report. In this double-weighted unit, you will study:
- What is a business project?
- Choosing your project topic
- What is known about this issue?
- Planning your project
- Quantitative investigative techniques
- Qualitative investigative techniques
- Data collection plan
- Quantitative analysis
- Qualitative analysis
- Reporting to stakeholders
- Identify a strategic business issue
- Create a literature review
- Design a problem-solving strategy
- Collect and analyse data
- Present a solution to a business issue
You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:
- Presentation: 10%
- Critical review: 40%
- Presentation: 50%
- Poster: 40%
- Report: 60%
You can study this unit as part of the Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Management, Master of IT Management or Master of Project Management. Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.