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LBS students conducting successful Capstone Project

Students enrolled in LBS’ Master of Business Information Management and Systems (MBIMS) got the chance to work on a real-world project for the subject Business Intelligence Project Analysis and Design (BUS5BPD). Their task was to design a Digital Twin Inspection Tool project for the Australian Marine and Ship Services.

Even though the scenario was fictional, the industry partners were very real. Students had to design the Digital Twin Inspection Tool to be an inspection application for Deloitte, compatible with Apple technology. Both Deloitte and Apple have been closely involved with the subject through guest lectures but also by mentoring the teams.

Awards night

At the end of the semester LBS and Deloitte organised an awards night where the best five teams presented their project and received an award. Awards were handed out for the most complete design, the most innovative design, the very simple design and the most logical design.

Team Black Pearl presenting their design
Team The Sailors presenting their design

The next step

After designing the application during BUS5BDP, the award winning projects are going to be developed and tested during the subject Business Intelligence Project Implementation (BUS5BPI). Both subjects are so-called capstone subjects, and in this case, twin capstone MBIMS subjects. Capstone subjects provide the student with opportunities to demonstrate their capacity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their degree and apply them to a real-world problem. Usually the industry partners are only involved in BUS5BDP, but both Deloitte and Apple have already indicated that they want to be part of BUS5BPI as well. If one or more Digital Twin Inspection Tool applications would be fully developed, tested and implemented, that would mean a unique outcome for a Capstone subject at La Trobe University.

LBS staff and students with Deloitte delegates

Watch this space next semester for updates!

ASSC Professional Staff Awards-LBS success

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On 12 December 2016, ASSC presented its professional staff awards in a ceremony held at La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus.

These awards recognise the contributions of individual university professional staff members or teams of co-workers in the College, who have excelled in the performance of their duties, made outstanding contributions and inspired other members of the College community.

Across all categories, the university looks for nominations that demonstrate La Trobe’s cultural qualities of connected, innovative, accountable and care.

This year, several LBS staff members were nominated or awarded:

  • Winner of Collaboration award: Dr Kylie White: Dr Kylie White is part of the Curriculum projects team.
  • Winner of the ‘Innovation’ award: Donna Burnett: Donna Burnett is School Manager for La Trobe Business School. She won the innovation award, awarded to the staff member who develops new ideas or processes, or improves existing processes.
  • Winner of the ‘Unsung Hero’ award: Adam Heron: Adam Heron is a Senior Administration Officer (Accreditation) at La Trobe Business School. This award is presented to the staff member who provides exemplary service from behind the scenes.
  • Winner of the ‘Workplace Culture’ award: Donna Burnett. This award is presented to a staff member who contributes to a positive and healthy work environment.
  • Special Commendation for the ‘Extra Mile’ award: Dr Kylie White. This award is given to the staff member who goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.
  • Nominated for Collaboration award: MBA Team: The MBA team, consisting of LBS’s Belinda Westerlo, along with Hayley May and Kristy Lillyst, were nominated in the Collaboration category. This award goes to the staff member(s) who work collegially with and advocates for colleagues in or outside of the College.

2016 ASSC College and School research excellence awards

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The Research Excellence Awards are awarded on a yearly basis, and designed to recognise and celebrate research performance across the College of ASSC and its schools, including LBS.

Each School award is valued at an amount of $5,000 to be spent on individual research activity in 2017.

Each College award is valued at an amount of $10,000 to be spent on School research initiatives, to be negotiated between the recipient and the Head of School.

This year, three La Trobe Business School researchers were presented with awards at a ceremony held in November 2016.

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  • LBS Early Career Researcher Award: Dr Sajad Fayezi

Dr Sajad Fayezi is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at La Trobe Business School.

For more information on Dr Sajad Fajezi’s research, see his staff profile.

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  • LBS Mid-Career Researcher Award: Dr Jing Zhao

Dr Jing Zhao joined La Trobe University in July 2010. She completed her PhD degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010.

For more information on Dr Jing Zhao’s research, see her staff profile.

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  • LBS Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision award: Dr Clare D’Souza

Dr Clare D’Souza is an Associate Professor at La Trobe Business School. She works in the Department of Management and Marketing.

For more information on Dr Clare D’Souza’s research, see her staff profile.

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