MGMT390-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

Management Intern Consulting Project

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 1 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 29 December 2024
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


An Intern Consulting Project involves a student working in a professional capacity to address specific business issue for a host-organisation. The project applies the technical content of a management-related discipline to a real-world business question. The student manages the project, and experiences working in a business environment. As these are management placements, priority is given to students taking a major in either Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Important information
This is a limited entry course. There are unlikely to be any placements available during Semester One.

Students can submit an expression of interest for any places that may occur later in the year. To do this, they should send a copy of their CV and transcript to Bernard Walker

Please be clear that submitting an expression of interest is not acceptance into the course.

What’s the Entry Process?
This is a limited entry course, so you cannot enrol online directly. Instead you have to submit an expression of interest to the course co-ordinator

MGMT390 is a 15 point course involving 150 hours of student learning:
• Work on the project with the organisation - 100 hours
• Supervision sessions, journaling, and Learning Report - 40 hours
• Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • In the Intern Projects, the specific learning outcomes are:

    1. Demonstrating an understanding of the sector, organisation or industry.
    2. Applying the ideas, concepts or tools of a management-related discipline.
    3. Functioning in a professional capacity in an organization.
    4. Self-reflection showing how your experience has enhanced your understanding of a professional environment and working relationships.

    The achievement of these goals will be measured through these activities:

  • Developing a project proposal and project plan.
  • The standard of the completed project.
  • Reflecting on the knowledge and skills developed, and how the experience relates to other papers completed.
  • Presenting the findings of the project in a written report and/or presentation.

    BCom Learning Goals
    The overall Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Learning Goals:
    Goal 1: Graduates can demonstrate advanced knowledge of their selected subject major, informed by the broader context of Commerce.
    Goal 2: Graduates are able to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address specific problems.
    Goal 3: Graduates can understand issues from a range of ethical, global and
    multicultural perspectives.
    Goal 4: Graduates are able to communicate effectively both orally and in written
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


(1) 60 points at 200-level or above in MGMT; and (2) Subject to Head of Department Approval


ARTS 395, ECON390, FINC390, MKTG390, ACCT 364, INFO390, PACE395

Timetable Note

There are no lectures for this course. Supervision Meetings are arranged between the supervisor and student.

Course Coordinator

Diane Mollenkopf


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Proposal (1000-1500 words) 10% Due at the commencement of the Project
Journal work (weekly) 20% Journal work (weekly)
Final Presentation & Project Outputs 40% Due end of exams at end of semester (or earlier)
Report 30% Due end of exams at end of semester (or earlier)

This course has a Pass / Fail assessment system. No grades are awarded, apart from either a Pass or Fail rating.


Departmental Academic Policies
The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty.  All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All MGMT390 Occurrences

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