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Influencing on the inside (BUS365)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description Entrepreneurs drive the development of innovative products, services or process within a firm. Students will explore how change occurs within firms and how individuals influence the process of building competitive advantage. Students will develop skills to enhance their own way of leading and managing others to create a vibrant entrepreneurial climate within a firm.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
ULO 1: Generate a range of innovative solutions to deal with unfamiliar problems
ULO2: Demonstrate personal, interpersonal and professional skills to effectively influence a range of stakeholders
ULO3: Reflect upon the experiences of self, others and society to capitalise on opportunities
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop, 1 per week of semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment There are four interrelated assessment in this unit:
1. Individual Wiki 20%
2. Group Role Play 30% (Supervised in class or via Skype; or BB Collaborate or Zoom)
3. Individual Report 30%
4. Individual Learning Journal 20%
Prerequisites BUS221 Entrepreneurial Strategy
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [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.


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