2014 Unit of Study

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Understanding Business
UoS Code BUSS1001
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites
Prohibitions ECOF1003
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
Lectures 1x 1 hr lecture and 1x 2 hr tutorial per week
Assessment participation (15%), essay (20%), case study (20%), and final exam (45%)
Description This unit of study is the first of two junior core units aimed at introducing students to the internal and external contexts in which business operates in the twenty-first century. It also aims to lay the foundations for effective communication (written and oral), critical analysis, problem solving, and team work skills, which are essential to achieving program learning goals. In this unit, students will build an understanding of the dynamics of business through the lens of the company and its stakeholders. Business ethics is also introduced as key learning goal.
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