Students and required to reflect on the learnings gained from undertaking the capstone subject and assessments. In addition, students are to look back at their MBA course as a whole and identify the specific skills developed that will assist them in becoming effective practitioners in the workplace.
Learning is a persistent change in performance or potential that results from experience and interaction (Driscoll, 2005). Reflective learning is the process of stepping back from the experience and reflecting on how skills, attitudes, mindset and behaviours have evolved.
Students should write a reflective essay of 2,500 words (+/-10%) that covers the following:
• Summary of reflective capability and learning, that includes the knowing, being and competencies and four essential capstone skills (week 1).
• A personal reflection on learnings from the capstone subject and consultancy research process.
• A personal reflection on skills developed over the MBA.
• A personal reflection on how these will assist in future career endeavours.
The reflective essay should include discussion of learnings from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Additionally, insights from undertaking assessments and research, capstone lessons as well as group activities from this and other subjects over the duration of the course. Specific examples should be cited to support and justify all points.