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Standing in the Nexus: Bridging People and Networks (BUS369)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit examines the 'future of work' and how entrepreneurs, leaders and managers can lead-themselves, others and complex systems (based on shared values, purpose and meaning). We explore the 'impact for good' when the potential of human and socio-ecological capital, networks and global systems are enabled and integrated. Inspiring us to develop more innovative solutions, to better address the emerging challenges, opportunities and consequential ethical dilemmas, especially in these times of ever-increasing uncertainty, complexity and chaos.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

ULO 1: Apply entrepreneurial and management knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace), in creative and innovative ways
ULO 2: Evaluate issues, challenges and opportunities in entrepreneurship and management; applying creativity, innovation and foresight to develop evidence-based solutions
ULO 3: Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital and interpersonal skills when working collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams and stakeholders in various contexts
ULO 4: Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
ULO 5: Display the capability to think across cultures, contexts and systems
ULO 6: Integrate knowledge of ethical, social and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop, one per week of the 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.
Other Learning Experiences Students will also get the opportunity to meet and hear from industry leaders who are creating the future now
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn. This unit has four assessments, which are sequential and inter-linked (Supervised in class or via Skype; or BB Collaborate or Zoom):

1. Individual Digital Portfolio / Blog and Presentation 30%
2. Team Debate, Digital Presentation / Poster and Peer - Review 30%
3. Class Exhibition, Model / Artefacts and Peer - Review 30%
4. Engagement and (Reflective) Journal / Blog 10%
Prerequisites BUS221 Entrepreneurial Strategy OR
BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour OR
BUS230 Change Management
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons))+(BCom)
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BEI)+(BE(Hons))
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
Dr Carlos Sanchez
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7237
e: c.sanchez@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.018 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Vesna Sampson
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Vesna.Sampson@murdoch.edu.au
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