MGMT390-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Management Intern Consulting Project

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

This occurrence is not offered


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.

What is an Intern Consulting Project?

MGMT390 involves conducting a business project for an organisation.  This gives you professional experience, and accelerates your learning

What is the Structure?

You spend 100 hours on the project, over a 12 week period. That usually means one day per week at the organisation. A mentor in the organisation supports your work on the project.

There are no lectures, but you spend a further 50 hours on group supervision meetings, weekly journaling, and creating a learning report.

What’s the Entry Process?

This is a limited entry course, so you cannot enrol online directly. Instead you have to apply for entry, by sending the course co-ordinator:
• your CV
• your academic transcript (this can be cut-and-paste from MyUC)
• your co-curricular record (if you have one)
• a covering letter

From there you go into a selection process. Organisations provide details of a project, and the profile of the student needed.  Then, the course co-ordinator/s links the student who most closely matches that profile.

There is only a limited number of places, so not everyone who applies will gain entry.

You can submit an application from November onwards. The close-off is 31 May.


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

The project-topics can be in Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, or Operations and Supply Chain Management.

In some cases you can use MGMT390 as one of the required courses for your degree-major.

For additional information about the course, download this pdf.

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

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Head of Department


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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $822.00

International fee $3,688.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

All MGMT390 Occurrences

  • MGMT390-20A (C) Any Time Start 2020
  • MGMT390-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020 - Not Offered