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Business in Society (BUS122)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Social and political actors shape the decisions of business and government, with these influencers including politicians, non-government agencies, public services and a host of global institutions. In this unit, we discuss various approaches to understand these interactions and the implications on representation, accountability, transparency and legitimacy. You will further learn how issues of gender and race shape business practice and strategy, and will use evidence-based research to evaluate debates about business / politics links.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the Unit, students will be able to:
ULO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of multiple conceptual approaches for analysing and explaining the inter-relationships of business with local, national, and global political and social processes.
ULO 2: Apply knowledge of relationships between the practice of business with the practice of politics in a complex political and social context.
ULO 3: Communicate knowledge and arguments regarding global business issues in written, oral, digital and inter-personal forms.
ULO 4: Evaluate concepts and problems arising from the links between business and politics, and construct evidence-based arguments in response that address challenges for contemporary global business practices.
ULO 5: Showcase capabilities to work individually and collaboratively.
ULO 6: Demonstrate the capability to think and operate across diverse social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 hour workshop
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit consists of structured timetable learning via weekly flipped lectures from the unit coordinator and workshops (which include group exercises).
Assessment 1. Engagement in workshops - 10%
2. Case Study (Creating a Society), Individual, Week 6 - 30%
3. Project (Creating a Business in a Society), Groups of Five, Week 11 and 12 - 30%
4. Examination, Written, Multiple Choice, True/False, and Short Answer - 30%
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) [New in 2018]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Global Business and Politics (BCom) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
International Business (BIB) [New in 2019]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Marketing (BCom) [New in 2018]
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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