Understanding Business (BUSS1001)


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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1x 1.5 hr lecture and 1x 1.5 hr tutorial per week


case study (20%), essay (15%), participation (15%), final exam (50%)

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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).

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.