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    Students work with clients to understand their business and apply course materials to a real business problem. Both the ability to manage the project process and final report are marked.

    The CBUS 540 business project is one of the electives and highlights of the Otago MBA programme: a chance to perform on a big stage and gain top-notch networking experience. CBUS 540 is framed as a professional consulting engagement aligned with your career ambition to help you gain access to the right industry, company or professional network.

    About this paper

    Paper title Professional Consulting Engagement
    Subject Business Administration
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $9,687.00
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    BUSI 540
    Limited to
    Only available to students enrolled in the Chinese Language version of the MBA.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    Global perspective, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, research, self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will:

    • Demonstrate the ability to add value to a high-profile business
    • Accelerate an existing career or make the transition to a new career
    • Gain a self-defining experience and accomplishment they will long remember


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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