• 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
    • Edward Russell
    • Elizabeth Smith
    • Gretchen Gagel
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Autumn Session 2019
    Winter Session 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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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

Students taking this course in First or Second Semester are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Where this course is offered on-line or in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying one of the following Research School of Management postgraduate programs, or by permission from the Research School of Management (enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au): Graduate Certificate of Management – CMGMT Master of Business Administration - MBADM Master of Business Administration (Advanced) – VBADM Master of Project Management - MPROM Master of Project Management (Advanced) - VPROM Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – MEINV Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Advanced) - VEINV Master of International Management – MIMGT Master of International Management (Advanced) - VIMGT Master of Leadership – MLEAD Master of Leadership (Advanced) - VLEAD Master of Marketing Management - MMKMT Master of Marketing Management (Advanced) - VMKMT Master of Business Information Systems – MBINS Master of Business Information Systems (Advanced) - VBINS

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
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-campus
4070 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View
On-line
4071 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View
MBA
4308 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Autumn 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
5695 18 May 2019 30 May 2019 30 May 2019 13 Jun 2019 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
6818 05 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 18 Jul 2019 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
9095 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View
On-line
9096 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online View

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