EXMBM533-23B (HAM)

Integrative Learning Project

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing
Engagement and Executive Education

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What this paper is about

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Kia ora!

EXMBM533 is an action­-learning paper, where you will be applying the lessons from your previous years of study to a real­-world example. Come prepared to work​ identifying customers, meeting suppliers, talking to experts, building and tinkering! This will culminate in each student-group creating a business idea, and pitching this to judges.

This will be formative, foundational and fun. Lean in to the experience, and learn by doing!

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How this paper will be taught

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This paper will be facilitated through in­-person workshops and lectures, and group Zoom sessions (as required) to discuss progress with each group. Additionally, there are three key dates where your group will present to an panel.You will self-select into groups of five students, which will be your group for the entire semester. There is a significant amount of group-work for this class, so choose carefully - and try to choose a team with an equal distribution of skills.

Your group will create a full business proposal, and pitch this to a group of investors. You will be asked to draw on the skills from your MBM study - strategy, finances, marketing, business analysis - to create this business plan and pitch. The key dates are:

Pre​­-Heats Session - Week 11

This is the opportunity to receive feedback in a full online presentation situation. It is a practice for the next stage of presentations in front of external executives. Therefore you are expected to be dressed professionally and your presentation and report should be ready for a full evaluation. The presentations should be within the 5-7 minute time frame.

Heats - Week 12

This is an opportunity for you to present your idea to a group of external executives who will then provide you with feedback and suggestions for improvement of your presentations. All presentations must be within the 5-7 minute timeframe, otherwise you will be cut off in your presentation. Following this will be a time of Q&A with the judges.

Final Competition - Week 13

The final event will include presentations by three teams of 5-7 mins each with Q&A with the judges, followed by judges' deliberation and presentation of the winning group.

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Required Readings

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Readings are provided for all key elements of this paper and can be found on Moodle. The readings represent a sampling of current academic literature in this area, or are from academic journals with a focus on the respective topics.

It is expected you have read the relevant material prior to attending each session.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply material taught throughout the MBM programme for business analysis into a real business environment
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  • Apply taught materials in a live commercial environment by developing a business plan for growth in an existing organisation or for a new venture
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  • Demonstrate the process that develops business opportunities
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  • Pitch the venture to a group of business executives through effective salesmanship and presentation competence
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  • Use the data sources necessary for undertaking financial and market analyses . Identify the risk in decisionmaking and venture planning
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  • Work alongside others in a team and manage the contributions of several people to produce quality joint outcomes with the strength of diverse backgrounds and resources
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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All assessments must be completed.

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Waikato has zero­ tolerance for plagiarism.

Click here for help with APA Referencing (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/guidance/referencing/apa).

All assessment must be submitted as a word document unless otherwise stated.

Click here to view the University of Waikato Grading Scale.
Click here to learn how to view Grades in Moodle.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Topic Presentation
10 Jul 2023
10:30 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. IPL Group Work - Team Contracts
25 Jul 2023
10:30 PM
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Summary Report
29 Aug 2023
10:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Pitch to the Dragons - Group
28 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Report - Group
6 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Individual Group Evaluation
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Reflective Video - Individual
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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