FINA495-18C (NET)

Industry Experience 4

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper, usually taken after three years of study in the BMS, facilitates immersion experience in a business, industry or other organisation. Students spend 4-13 weeks immersed full time during normal business working hours in a host organisation they find for themselves. Host organisations may be in New Zealand or overseas. Many students taking this course are paid (wages) for their time in their host organisation, but this is not mandatory, and is up to each student to negotiate with prospective host organisations about wages or other form of payment that might be part of the arrangements they make.

Students involved in the Industry Experience paper are expected to undertake the projects and work assigned by their host organisation supervisor during business hours, and do the academic components of this course outside business hours. The learning hours for the academic components of the course (research topics, weekly contributions, report, self-evaluation) are in addition to the immersion hours spent with the host organisation.

The two major assessments are:
1) Students are required to participate each and every week during the course in an electronic discussion with other students in the class, and
2) Students are required to complete a reflective report near the end of the course on their experiences and achievements in the host organisation, and their learning and skills built through their self-selected research topics.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1 Develop skills in how to plan for, search for, and negotiate an internship placement. This experience will prove valuable for future job searches.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preliminary Host Information (1)
    Final host info and research topics (2)
  • 2. Build professional skills, experience and confidence through being immersed in a real-world business organisation and team environment for three months.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Report (3)
  • 3.Develop and practice effective written report creation skills, and computer mediated group communication
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Report (3)
    Weekly Discussion Groups (4)
  • 4.Develop specific understanding and insight in three self-selected research topic areas.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Final host info and research topics (2)
    Report (3)
    Weekly Discussion Groups (4)
  • 5.Understand how to critically self-assess your own performance in the context of working effectively in an organisation.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Self Evaluation Assessment (5)
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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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. Preliminary Host Information
28 Sep 2018
11:30 PM
0
2. Final host info and research topics
7 Nov 2018
11:30 PM
5
3. Report
25 Jan 2019
11:30 PM
40
4. Weekly Discussion Groups
40
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Self Evaluation Assessment
8 Feb 2019
11:30 PM
15
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The books identified for support of your research topics must be purchased. No other resources are required.
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Recommended Readings

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There are materials on L drive under this course folder that may be helpful in constructing a CV, and in searching for a host organisation. Check them out.
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Support for this paper is via Myweb
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: All 100, 200 and 300 level BMS core compulsory papers and at least 40 points at 300 level in Finance.

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