• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Business Administration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Alessandra Capezio
    • Dr Chirag Kasbekar
    • Dr Jean-Noel Patrick L'Espoir Decosta
    • Elizabeth Ann Smith
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    Spring Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

The Evidence-based Management (EBM) course aims at providing students enrolled in programs at RSM with different levels of competencies centered around evidence and that they are expected to develop and maintain throughout their studies and ultimately translate into their working life.  EBM involves the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the best available evidence about and within business organisations for decision-making. This course is divided into two sequential modules. The first module will equip students with knowledge about EBM and how it strengthens decision-making and practice in business and organisation. In module two, students will learn how to appraise evidence quality before applying it to support decisions and actions. Students will thus be able to not only translate principles from best evidence to management practice and ethical decision-making, but also to reflect on how to use evidence and their position to improve on their learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Describe Evidence-based practice (EBP) in Management and its basic principles and its core and functional capabilities. 
2. Identify problems that require decision-making based on knowledge of research fundamentals and EBP principles and capabilities (ASK)  
3. Establish the search strategy to acquire the best available evidence relevant to the problem (ACQUIRE) 
4. Ascertain the methodological appropriateness, quality, and trustworthiness of evidence (APPRAISE) 
5.  Integrate different types of relevant evidence towards finding solutions to the problem (AGGREGATE) 
6. Generate and implement best solutions to the problem with due consideration of their social and ethical implications (APPLY)
7. Evaluate feedback obtained on applied solutions for necessary adjustment (ASSESS)
8. Generate insights and decision-making awareness through self-reflection (ASSESS)

Indicative Assessment

1. Pre-test self-assessment of EBP competencies (no marks)
2. Management problem identification (15%)
3. MCQ (20%)
4. Critically Appraised Topic & Persuasive Paper (10 %+ 25%) - Group
5. Self-Reflective Evaluation Assessment of EBP competencies (30%)

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Workload

The average student workload for this course is 10 hours per week. For on-campus students this includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time. For on-line students this includes time spent reading, researching, studying and participating in on-line activities.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-campus
4688 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
On-line
4689 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online N/A
MBA
4867 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in Chinese
6946 10 Aug 2018 17 Aug 2018 17 Aug 2018 19 Aug 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-campus
9743 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
On-line
9744 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in Chinese
9788 07 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 21 Dec 2018 In Person N/A

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