Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.
Academic Skills for Business (BBS100)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit provides a range of generic learning skills. It aims to equip students with competency in communication skills in literacy, numeracy, and information technology. These skills include reading and summing up academic papers, researching and writing essays, cogent argumentation, correct referencing, finding and evaluating information, as well as numeracy skills, including the interpretation of charts, graphs, tables and other visual materials.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand and appreciate the rules of Academic Integrity and their relevance;
2. Identify research strategies and methodologies that are relevant to University Study and demonstrate the ability to use IT to research, communicate, analyse and present information;
3. Demonstrate an improved understanding of communication techniques that are appropriate to a range of contexts relevant to Business and demonstrate written and oral communication skills using appropriate formats and referencing style; and
4. Demonstrate an improved understanding of numerical data and other visual information.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
|Unit Learning Experiences||The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.|
|Assessment||Workshop participation 15%
Essay plan 10%
Numeracy test 10%
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Business in Applied Accounting, or Bachelor of Digital Marketing and Media, Bachelor of Business in Sustainability, or Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
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