GMBA6011

Organisational Internship

10 Units

Making a meaningful contribution to the productivity of a professional organisation is crucial to building ‘work-readiness’ in students. To this end, students will undertake an internship/placement at a host organization that has a global orientation and/or which is affected by global trends. Students will be matched, as closely as possible, with placement opportunities that reflect their career interests and disciplinary specialty(ies). Host organisations may be in the for-profit, not-for-profit, government or non-government sectors. in their internship, students may be expected to apply their knowledge and skills to specific work-related tasks in the organization. Students will also reflect on their own knowledge and skills, and the contribution they could make in an organisation, in order to position themselves for a career upon graduation.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, skills and competencies attained through MBA (Global) courses in a work environment
  2. Define the new skills and knowledge acquired to improve employability
  3. Develop professional networks for future career development
  4. Engage in reflective practices during a work placement to improve personal and business outcomes
  5. Identify and critique socially responsible and ethical behavior in organisations
Content

This course requires students to undertake 80 hours of supervised work placement with a host organisation. During this placement, students will have a chance to apply their knowledge and skills in a specific work context.  Students will attend compulsory seminars before and after the placement. Seminar content at the commencement of the course is will provide content designed to maximize the impact of the experiential learning during placement. Seminar topcis will include

  • Developing a professional identity
  • Career development planning and reporting
  • Reflective practice
  • Conducting a personal professional skills audit
  • Developing internship learning outcomes
  • corporate social responsibility
  • business and organizational ethics
  • triple bottom line reporting.

A seminar/s will also be scheduled at the end of the teaching term. The seminars will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on and communicate about what they have learned.  Students will present an evaluation of their internship to an audience of academics, industry stakeholders, and peers.

Requisites
  • To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 30 units of GMBA courses including GMBA6001 and be active in the Master of Business Administration (Global) program (40160).
  • Successful completion of 30 units of GMBA courses (GMBA6001 and 20 units of other GMBA courses).
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Career Planning Document *
  • Presentation: Presentation on Placement Experience
  • Portfolio: Individual Portfolio

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. (Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete compulsory seminars prior to and at the conclusion of their placement.) 2. Field Study: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. (Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before undertaking the field study.)
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must submit a document developed by student and supervisor with regard to placement objectives prior to placement.)
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