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Academic Skills for Business (BBS1001)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
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 (12 weeks x 4 hours face-to-face learning per teaching week)
1 x 2-hour Lecture per week
1 x 1-hour Tutorial per week
1 x 1-hour Workshop per 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% Essay 25% Numeracy test 10% Examination 40%
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. Enrolment in Diploma of Business, Diploma of Communications, Diploma of Information technology, Diploma of Psychological Studies.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) or BBS100 Academic Skill may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Diploma of Business [New in 2019]
Diploma of Communication [New in 2019]
Diploma of Information Technology [New in 2019]
Diploma of Psychological Studies [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.


Unit Coordinator
Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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