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Transforming Business (BBS150)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description The relationship between business and the wider community continues to change in new and significant ways. Today, the global economy is an intricate web of social, political and economic entities. This unit allows students to understand the purpose and nature of business activity and the factors that influence and constrain business behaviour and decisions, as well as the commonalities and differences across various regions and countries.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the range of economic, social, cultural, political and environmental contexts within which businesses operate;
2. Understand the relationship between business and society in terms of ethics, corporate social responsibility, fair trade;
3. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills using appropriate formats and referencing style;
4. Implement self-reflection on learning.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week
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 Reading Log 15%
Essay 25%
Oral Presentation 10%
Workshop Participation 10%
Exam 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus) [New in 2014]
Psychology (BA) [New in 2017]
Psychology (Kaplan, Singapore) (BA) [New in 2017]
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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BBS150
Ms Anne Clear
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Clear@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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