Objectives of the Project
a. Develop and articulate a theoretical or practical perspective on management issues through a substantialapplied project
b. Demonstrate collaborative leadership and ownership in the preparation of a significant original body of practical or theoretical work
c. Use specialist research skills to analyse a complex management problem and then synthesise the research, communicating it effectively to both specialist and lay audiences
d. Synthesise concepts from a broad range of previous subjects studied (e.g. finance, marketing, operations),simplifying into an holistic big picture
This subject allows the student to synthesise the knowledge and skills gained from all other subjects studied up to that point. The main deliverable in the subject is a major project. In this fourth assessment, students will defend their final project in front of a panel of industry and academic experts.
The learning facilitator will review the final submissions in week 10 and schedule a session in which students will present and then defend their final project. Each project is allocated 20 minutes. During the first fifteen minutes, students will present their project and then the panel will ask questions during the final five minutes.
Questions will be challenging, designed to allow students to clarify project design points, methodological questions, choice of apparatus and validity of the project in question. Any group member may be asked to answer a question. Non-presenting students may contribute questions to the defence.