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ISYS 2412

Professional Business Practice

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2013
Weekend intensive class

Course Identification

Faculty:Business

School or Department:School of Business IT and Logistics

Campus:City Campus

Course Name:Professional Business Practice

Course Code:ISYS 2412

Career: Postgraduate

Credit Points:12

Teacher guided hours (per semester): 36

Learner directed hours (per semester): 72

Duration:1 semester

Mode of delivery:Face to Face

Semester Offered:Semester 2, 2012

Course LeaderDr Paul R Cerotti
Email: paul.cerotti@rmit.edu.au

LecturerDr Claire Davison
Email: claire.davison@rmit.edu.au

MBTI ConsultantSandra Smith
Email: sandra.smith@rmit.edu.au

Pre-requisite:Nil

Co-requisite:Nil

Course Description

This course consists of three parts. One is a WIL component about industry, the second is about personal and professional development and the final is a global citizenship component.

All students undertaking this course will be involved in a Work Integrated Learning project, in that students either individually or in a group will conduct research into a business issue as defined in class.

Topic areas will draw from accounting, business information technology, economics, finance, financial planning, supply chain logistics, marketing, international marketing, international business, management, human resource management and knowledge management and outcomes explored in various organizations.

Research of an organization is designed to engage students with appropriate knowledge and skills in exploring and understanding business issues, challenges and problems in organizations. Students undertaking this course will receive research training that enables them to critically review, analyse, evaluate and provide suggestions and solutions that respond to organizational issues and challenges. The write up of this investigation will be as a research report.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a core component of every program at RMIT. As well as the research project this course is designed to develop your own professional practice with a greater understanding of yourself and your career. WIL, by definition, requires you to integrate your work and learning and this is developed in this course by reflecting on your own learning.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are required to have the ability to comprehend, write and communicate information and ideas in clear, precise and concise English. In addition, it is also important for students to have a certain level of general knowledge of current business issues.

Objectives/Learning outcomes/capability development

Objectives and Learning outcomes
• Prepare students to gain and develop employability skills • Develop knowledge of the students own professional practice • Develop appropriate knowledge and skills to manage a business research project

At the completion of this course students should have developed the following capabilities:

Professional WIL Capabilities

• Develop critical inquisitive skills to investigate, explore and identify business issues, challenges and problems • Develop cross-cultural management skills for global business • Comprehend business problem solving techniques in industry both in Australia and overseas • Attain professional data collection skills

• Use research techniques to solve business issues
• Obtain the tools to analyse and evaluate issues and provide professional recommendations to business • Respect and abide the ethical, moral and privacy issues in research • Develop reflective capabilities to assist professional practice.

Course Philosophy

In this course, as in all similar situations, it is YOU who wants and needs to...
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