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First Year Level Core Subjects (6 compulsory core subject)

Subject Description

Being able to understand accounting reports and the assumptions that underlie those reports is a critical skill for any successful business person. This subject is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of both management and financial accounting. The financial accounting focus is on the analysis and interpretation of financial accounting reports. The management accounting focus is on the preparation of budgets, the significance of costing information and the skills to apply accounting knowledge to business decision making.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – None

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Homework Activities – 4 activities worth 5%, 5%, 5% and 5% respectively. (Individual assessment, equivalent to 1,000 words in total)

Weeks 1, 3, 4, 11

20%

Mid-semester Test (1 hour)

Week 7

25%

Group Assignment (equivalent to 2,000
words)

Week 13

20%

End of semester test
(2 hour)

Week 14

35%

Prescribed Textbook for ACC1001
Birt, J., Chalmers, K.., Maloney, S., Brooks, A., & Oliver, J. (2016). Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th edition. Australia: Wiley

Subject Description

Economics is at the core of all business decision-making therefore an understanding of basic economic concepts is essential for business students. In this subject, students will be introduced to microeconomic theory and how it aids in resource allocation decisions by individuals and businesses. Students will also gain an understanding of the policy-making and regulatory role that governments play in modern industrialised economies.  Scenario-based learning will be used extensively so that students develop skills in applying the microeconomic concepts they have learnt to authentic business scenarios.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – None

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Four (4) Homework activities worth 5%, 5%, 10% and 10% (equivalent to 1,000 words in total) (Individual assessment)

Weeks 1, 3, 4, 11

30%

Mid-semester Test (1 hour)

Week 7

25%

Group Assignment (equivalent to 2,000
words)

Week 12

20%

End of semester test
(2 hour)

Week 14

25%

Prescribed Textbook for ECO1001
Karlan, D., Bajada, C., Melatos, M., & Morduch, J. (2020). Principles of Economics. 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill Education: Sydney.

Subject Description

This subject aims to introduce students to the specialised language used in business, communication conventions and how such conventions vary across industries, professions, geographical and cultural boundaries. The power and importance of language and communication styles in fostering teamwork, exhibiting leadership and showing respect, will be demonstrated and practiced. Students will examine various written and oral communication activities and develop communication strategies appropriate to a business context. The course includes the development of career ready skills in the areas of, client, colleague and management communication, problem solving and self-management. Self-management will be linked to employer expectations of graduates. Students will gain competence and confidence by practising and receiving feedback on interpersonal skills.

Core Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Cross reference to subject learning outcomes

Seminar tasks including case studies, applied activities and reflective writing

Ongoing

60%

a, b, c, e

Group Written and Oral Report
(1,500 words +/-10% + 12- minute presentation)

Week 12/13

40%*

d, e

* To promote fairness in the assessment outcomes students will submit peer reviews of group member contributions and have opportunities to defend their contributions and challenge their individual marks in accordance with the assessment brief.

Prescribed Textbook for BUS1001
Dwyer J. (2020) The Business Communication Handbook Cengage 11th Edition. Melbourne.

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to numerical techniques and tools that managers utilise when making decisions as part of their role within an organisation, covering areas such as:_-, algebra and its use within Excel, ratios and proportions and their application within business, combination theory and its usefulness in decision making, the collection and presentation of data, and the use of probability as well as correlation and trend analysis of data. Students will gain a familiarity with and knowledge of how to utilise the theories, formulae and computer software (Microsoft Excel) of mathematics and statistics to resolve queries arising from a business setting.

Core Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Mid-semester test

Weeks 7

20%

Individual Assignment (problem solving and analysis)

Week 11

25%

End of semester test

Week 14

55%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS1003
Sharpe, N.R., De Veaux, R.D., & Velleman, P. (2014). Business Statistics, Global Edition. 3rd edition, Pearson Higher Ed USA.

Subject Description

Students completing Perspectives in International Business will gain an understanding of the many issues which face executives, business managers and organisations when they move from the familiar domestic environment into engaging in international business with a wide variety of cultural, social and political contexts and business practices. Students will learn how to assess global business opportunities for exporting, importing, foreign direct investment and international collaborations. Our individual cultural perspectives provide a basis for comparing other ways of thinking and acting and help develop cultural sensitivity. Students will be introduced to a variety of frameworks which help develop more effective decision making skills and will practice teamwork and communication skills that are essential in today’s globalised business environment.

Core Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Pre-class written submission of questions and comments regarding the next class topic. Minimum of 8 weekly submissions of equal weighting. (Individual assessment)

Weeks 2-10

25%

Leadership of two class discussion sessions

As allocated

25%

Class participation as demonstrated by preparation, attendance and active involvement in class discussions

Assessed over the semester

20%

End of semester test (2 hour)

Week 14 End of Semester Assessment Week

30%

Assessments in this subject are designed to promote active participation by all students over the entire semester. The focus is on developing verbal communication skills and team management skills. Students will receive continuous, personalised feedback to enable them to improve their performance.

Prescribed Textbook for BUS1002
Cavusgil, S. Tamer, Knight, Gary, and Riesenberger, John R. 2020. International Business: The New Realities. Global Edition. Fifth Edition. Pearson Education Ltd.

Subject Description

Marketing Fundamentals is designed to give students a solid foundation in the marketing discipline; introducing relevant and contemporary concepts, theories and models. It provides insights into where marketing fits within an organisation, its contributions to business in general, and the ethical issues surrounding marketing. The importance of understanding consumer behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, the marketing mix and ethics in marketing is stressed throughout the subject. Students will have the opportunity to apply key marketing concepts in practical settings.

Core Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Fortnightly In-class Quizzes (5 x 5%)

Weeks 3,5,8,10,12

25%

Major Group Project Written Report (2,000 words)

Week 11

20%

Major Group Project Audio/visual presentation (10 Minute)

Week 13

10%

End of semester test (2hrs plus 10 minutes reading time)

Week 14

45%

Prescribed Textbook for MKT1001
Armstrong, G., Adam, S., Denize, S., & Kotler, P. (2015). Principles of Marketing. 6th edn, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney

First Year Level Elective Subjects (Choose 2 out 3 Electives)

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the accounting and business systems that operate within organisations. It requires students to take into account the structure of the organisation and its business processes, the way data is gathered and managed within the processes and systems, how the systems operate, and the structures put in place to facilitate the smooth running of systems. Once students have an understanding of the purpose and characteristics of the systems they can explore the risks associated with the systems along with the internal controls that can address those risks.

Students will gain an in depth understanding of business systems that will aid them in their future business studies and practice.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – ACCT1001 Accounting for Managers

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual In-class Exercise – reading systems documentation

Week 4

20%

Individual In-class Exercise – documenting a transaction cycle

Week 7

25%

Individual In-class Exercise – Identifying risks and addressing the weaknesses with internal controls

Week 10

25%

Group assignment – case study

Week 13

30%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS1004
Romney, M.B., & Steinbart, P.J. (2017). Accounting Information Systems. Global Edition (14e), Pearson Education

Subject Description

Information Systems (IS) have changed how organisations run their internal operations and the structure of the markets in which they compete. As a result, it is necessary for all business professionals to understand the fundamentals of IS and its impact on the functional areas within the organisation.
This subject describes the contemporary business environment and how technology is integrated into business, government and community systems. It describes ways to leverage IT resources and align them with business goals in an increasingly global environment. It explains the role of information systems (IS) for better business management; and the activities used to develop, implement and maintain IS. In addition, ethics, privacy and information security are highlighted. Students will get the opportunity to complement the theoretical knowledge with practical skills by using and managing, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and presentation tools.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual written report and presentation of a new business venture and the role of Information systems in the start-up.
(1,500 words and 10 minute presentation.)

Week 4

20%

Mid-semester test – Case study (One hour)

Week 7

20%

Individual -Maximum 200-word fortnightly reflection on the ethical, privacy and security issues of information systems and new technologies discussed in class.

Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12

30%

Individual assignment – excel spreadsheet and detailed analysis to determine the cost of developing an assigned type of information systems.

Week 13

30%

Prescribed Textbook for ICT1001
Stair, R., & Reynolds, G. (2014). Principles of Information Systems 11th Edition. Cengage Learning.

Subject Description

This subject provides students with an introduction to the field of Human Resource
Management (HRM). It aims to show that HRM is a central and strategic organisational activity that has evolved over time as the nature of work and the workplace has changed and developed. Students are introduced to the responsibilities of the human resource function, the foundational theories and assumptions that underpin practice and the basic principles and techniques of human resource management. Contemporary issues within the HRM profession and an international context for HRM are critically examined.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

In class, multiple choice & short answer quizzes, based on lecture materials and identified readings. (Individual assessment)

Weeks 3,5,8,10 (5% each)
Week 13 (20%)

40%

Essay (Individual assessment, 1,000 words)

Week 5

20%

Group Assignment
Part A: Presentation (allocated groups – 20 minutes).

Part B: Role play & instructional video (allocated pairs – 5 minutes).

Presentation times allocated over Weeks 11 and 12

Week 13

20%

20%

Prescribed Textbook for HRM1001
Härtel, C., & Fujimoto, Y. (2015). Human Resource Management (3rd Edition). Pearson Education Australia. Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Second Year Level Core Subjects (5 compulsory core subject)

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the dynamic world of modern business finance, examining the level of interactions between shareholders, firms and the economy via the financial market place. It examines the firm’s investment, financing and distribution decisions utilising time value of money concepts. Asset pricing models are developed to allow for the valuation of bonds and shares and to estimate asset returns according to their risk characteristics. The implications of the firm’s use of different financing options are analysed in the context of alternative capital structure theorems seeking to assess the firm’s overall cost of capital. In addition, an evaluation is undertaken of the decisions made by the firm regarding its level of dividend payouts to shareholders. The overall objective of this subject is for students to learn how to apply finance theory and principles to the analysis of important business problems in practice.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS1003 Business Mathematics and Statistics; ECO1001 Business Economics

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Cross reference to subject learning outcomes

Interim Test (1 hour)

Week 5

15%

a, b, c

Group Presentation
(15 minutes plus question time)

Week 10

25%

a, b, e, f

Final exam
(2hr plus 10 minute reading time)

Week 14

60%

a-f

Prescribed Textbook for FIN2001
Graham, J., Smart, S., Adam, C., & Gunasingham, B. (2017). Introduction to Corporate Finance. 2nd Edition, Cengage

Subject Description

This subject will provide students with an introduction to the Australian legal system and to areas of the law relevant to doing business in Australia, including the law relating to business structures, contract law, the law of torts, the law of agency, property law, competition and consumer law. A comparison will be made of legal systems that operate in countries other than Australia, and the implications of the differences in these systems for doing business internationally, will be examined. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to identify, analyse and resolve legal issues from factual scenarios and to identify situations where it is appropriate for legal matters to be referred to a legal professional.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS1001 Language in Business

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

In-class, closed book test. Multiple choice/short answers

Week 5

20%

Written Assignment (Case Studies) (Individual assessment)

Week 9

30%

End of semester Open Book Test 2 hours + 10 mins reading

Week 14

50%

Prescribed Textbook for LAW2001
Andy Gibson (2017). Business Law 10e. Pearson

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the basic functions of organisations and management, and to the internal and external environments in which contemporary organisations operate. The major principles and theories of management are investigated and applied such that students can make informed judgements regarding contemporary managerial tasks and decision- making. The implications of innovation, sustainability, ethics and other current issues on organisations and decision making are critically explored. Students will develop skills in academic and professional written and verbal communication, whilst working collaboratively in a group.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS1002 Perspectives in International Business

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Online quizzes (Individual assessment)

Weeks 4, 6, 8 and 10

20%

Individual Essay (Approx. 2,000 words)

Week 8

10%

*Group Assignment and Report

Week 7 (draft report)
Week 11 (final report)

20% (10% for draft and 10% for final)

Written Exam

Week 14

50%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS2002
DeCenzo, D., Coulter, M., Woods, M., & Robbins, S. (2015). Management: The Essentials. 4th Edition. Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia.

Subject Description

This subject is designed to assist students to develop the skills to enter and progress their professional career. They will be able to engage in learning activities in order to advance their personal development, career readiness and, therefore, employment potential. This subject will provide students with a reflective assessment of their personal profile and career competencies from which they will create a personal development plan. They will participate in a range of simulated career activities and develop a portfolio of career documents.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS1001 Language in Business

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual reflective writing and role plays x 3

Ongoing

45%

Personal plan (Individual assessment)

Week 6

25%

Career documents
(Individual assessment)

Week 13

30%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS2001
Dwyer, J. (2016). The Business Communication Handbook. Cengage, Melbourne.

Subject Description

This subject aims to develop multi-cultural competence in students’. It builds on the knowledge and insight gained in BUS1002 Perspectives in International Business. Students and will improve their cross-cultural understanding, increase self-knowledge, develop skills to work more effectively with people from differing cultures and add value to international business activities to achieve corporate objectives. Conceptual frameworks will be utilized to build skills in negotiation and conflict resolution across cultures. Students will become aware of the importance of adaptability and flexibility which international business executives’ value.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS1002 Perspectives in International Business, BUS1001 Language in Business

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Pre-class submission of 3-4 key points of the next class topic chapter. (Individual assessment)

Weeks 2-5, 7-11,
48 hours prior to class each week

25%

Leadership of two class discussion/negotiation sessions (Individual assessment)

During allocated classes

25%

Class participation as demonstrated by preparation, attendance and active involvement in class discussions (Individual assessment)

Assessed over the semester

20%

End of semester test

Week 14

30%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS2003
Steers, R.M., Nardon, L., & Sanchez-Rundle, C.J. (2016). Management Across Cultures: Developing Global Competencies. 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. eBook or hard copy.

Second Year Level Elective Subjects (Choose 3 out 4 Electives)

Subject Description

This subject is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to use management accounting information to inform business decisions. The emphasis is on understanding and interpreting management accounting information but to do this, students are required to generate the information as well. Students will gain an appreciation for how costing information is generated, the underlying assumption behind and limitations of such information and how to interrogate and interpret the information. In addition to the traditional costing functions of management accounting, the forward planning and control aspects of management accounting information are also explored. Students are required to apply numerical and analytical skills to budgeting, planning and control.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – ACC1001 Accounting for Managers, ECO1001 Business Economics and BUS1003 Business Mathematics and Statistics.

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Costing Exercises (Individual assessment)

Weeks 3 and 5

20% (10% Each)

Test

Week 7

25%

Excel based budgeting assignment (Individual assessment).

Week 11 (in class)

25%

End of Semester test
2 hours plus 10 minutes reading time

Week 14

30%

Prescribed Textbook for ACC2001
Eldenburg, L.G., Brooks, A., Oliver, J., Vesty, G., & Wolcott, S. (2017) Management Accounting, 3nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd, Australia.

Subject Description

Technology has made information available for decision-making ever more abundant and timely, helping to improve the speed and quality of managers’ decisions but to also take advantage of managers need to understand how to create and use that information in their organisation.
The aim of this subject is to enable students to assess the opportunities and problems that managers from different levels face as they use different types of Information Systems (IS) and technologies to help them make decisions. Students will examine technologies such as big data analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and business intelligence in a business context, and learn how to evaluate current business processes and identify how business efficiencies can be achieved using IS. Students will gain practical skills using database and analytics tools.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – ICT1001 Business Information Systems

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual Written Report – Business Process Analysis (2,000 words)

Week 4

20%

Mid-semester test Duration: one hour

Week 7

20%

Tutorial activities
Business Intelligence Tools Database tools
Business intelligence tools (Individual assessment)

Week 4, Week 5
Week 8, Week 9
Week 10, Week 11

30%

Group work- Written Report and Presentation (2,000 words and 10 minute presentation)

Week 13

30%

Prescribed Textbook for ICT2001
Laudon, K., & Traver, C. (2017). E-commerce, Global Edition (13th ed.). Pearson Higher Education.

Subject Description

This subject builds on the marketing foundations developed in MKT1001 Marketing Fundamentals and extends the concepts, models and theories to an international marketing environment. Students are introduced to the marketing complexities arising from political, economic, legal and cultural differences that characterise the international marketing environment. Students are required to apply principles of international marketing management to authentic business cases and contexts.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – MKT1001 Marketing Fundamentals

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual case study

Week 4

20%

Mid-semester test

Week 6

20%

Individual Research Project

Week 8

20%

Group Project Report
Written report (2,000 words)

Week 10

20%

Major Group Project Presentation
Audio/visual presentation (10 Minute)
Presentation of findings, conclusions

Week 13

20%

Prescribed Textbook for MKT2001
Czinkota, M. R., & Ronkainen Ilkka, A. (2016). International Marketing Asia Pacific, (3rd ed). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning.

Subject Description

This subject provides students with an introduction to project management concepts such as knowledge groups, processes, tools, and techniques needed to manage projects successfully throughout a project life cycle. It covers the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students explore the project management knowledge areas and process groups of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide. Students also examine the triple constraint of scope, time and cost and other fundamentals of project management.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites –  BUS1001 Language in Business; BUS1003 Business Mathematics and Statistics

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

 

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Defining Projects (Written individual report, Approx. 500 words)

Weeks 3

10%

Business Case (Written individual report, Approx. 1,000 words)

Week 6

30%

Presentation (Groups of 2-4 with 3 slides per member and 5 minutes presentation per member)

Week 13

30%

Multiple Choice Test (25 Questions – 50 minutes closed book)

Week 14

30%

Prescribed Textbook for PRJ2001
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA:.
Pearson, N. (2013). Project Management in Practice: Australia New Zealand. McGraw-Hill Education Australia.

Third Year Level Core Subjects (5 Compulsory Core Subjects)

Subject Description

In this subject students will develop a sound working knowledge and gain hands-on experience on how to research, evaluate and implement import-export decisions. Students will learn about the major international organisations which impact on international trade, gain an understanding of contracts for the international sale of goods and how to cost goods for international sale or purchase. On successful completion of this subject students will have a basic knowledge of and an ability to research customs procedures and import/export duties, cargo insurance, quarantine issues, documents used in international trade, transport options, international payments and dispute resolution options.
Class sessions will be mainly participatory seminars with students completing pre-reading for each session and being able to discuss and raise questions with other students and the lecturer issues which are the focus of the topic of the week.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures; LAW2001 Australian Business Law; FIN2001 Business Finance

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Written submission for weekly seminars. (Individual assessment)

Prior to commencement of the weekly seminar.

10%

Discussion Forum.
a. Weekly entry in Subject Discussion Forum on what was learned in that week’s seminar session and its usefulness in commercial life, and
b. A comment or analysis on another student’s contribution
(Individual assessment)

a. To be posted within 24 hours of seminar.

b. To be posted by 11:00 pm the following Sunday

30%

Mid-semester test

Week 6

10%

Joint presentation (two students) on the
Import/Export Issue of the Week
(15 minutes) plus a 500 word summary.

Presentation as scheduled

20%

End of semester test

Week 14

30%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3005
Ioppolo, S, (2016). Import/Export: Guidelines to International Trade. Tilde Publishing and Distribution, Prahran, Victoria.
Malbon, J., & Bishop, B. (2014). Australian Export. A Guide to Law and Practice 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria. eBook or hard copy.

Subject Description

The ability to conduct research in a business context is a necessary skill for contemporary business graduates. Being able to interpret and communicate the results in a clear and meaningful way is equally important. This introduction to business research methods provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout their degree to real world projects. The relationships between strategy, ethics and research relevant to modern managers are explored.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS2002 Understanding Contemporary Organisations; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

 

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Presentation of a business research topic and workshopping of questions (A 1 page summary plus 5 minute presentation plus discussion time) (Individual assessment)

Week 2

15%

Business Research Proposal
(1,500 words) (Individual assessment)

Week 4

20%

Business Research Presentation
(15 minutes plus question time)
(Individual assessment)

Week 12

30%

Business Research Report (4,000 words) (Individual assessment)

Week 13

35%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3003
Sekaran, U., & Bougie, R. (2013). Research Methods for Business. A Skill Building Approach. 6th edition. Wiley, New York

Subject Description

This subject requires students to investigate, critically analyse and evaluate the major contemporary trends in global corporate citizenship. Increasingly, corporations are being held accountable for their actions and inactions that impact on social and environmental conditions. Government and public appeals for directors to consider not only shareholder returns but also returns of an extended group of corporate stakeholders has created a potential conflict of interest and breach of director fiduciary duties. A reaction to this dilemma is the advent of the Benefit Corporation in the USA and BCorp certification globally. Students will explore the BCorp certification requirements, analyse characteristics of existing BCorps and apply the assessment instrument to an organization of their choice. This subject requires students to apply their skills and knowledge in a very practical sense and also to demonstrate their ability to voice their own values and use their judgment in a highly contentious subject area.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS2002 Understanding Contemporary Organisations; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Individual assignment

Weeks 5

20%

Group B Impact Assessment, Analysis and Evaluation Exercise

Week 9

30%

Individual Reflection Blog

Week 8-13

25%

End of semester test (1 hour)

Week 14

25%

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3001

Wicks, A.C., Freeman, R.E., Werhane, P.H., & Martin, K.E. (2010). Business Ethics: A Managerial Approach. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 13:978-0-13-142792-1

Subject Description

This subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their course to an authentic workplace experience. Students will undertake a 120 hour professional work placement and conduct a project or take part in a simulation exercise that allows them to ascertain their level of preparedness for a professional career. Prior to the experience component, students will conduct research and prepare a report on the relevant firm and industry sector. Students will be required to reflect on their experience and identify their strengths and weakness and articulate a plan to address their shortcomings. While work experience is a component of the placement, considerable emphasis will be on the development of workplace knowledge and employability skills such as communication and coordination skills.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS2002 Understanding Contemporary Organisations; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Business and Industry Research Project (Individual assessment)

Week 1

30%

Individual reflective journal

Week 2, 3, 4

30%

Post Industry Placement/Project Presentation (Individual assessment)

Week 5

40%

WIL experience

Week 2, 3, 4

*

*Passing requirement: Students must complete their placement to be able to pass the subject. Failure to undertake the placement will result in a fail for the subject.

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3002
There are no prescribed textbooks for this subject but student will receive reading materials and links to online resources through the student LMS.
Students will use the Library resources to conduct research for the first assignment. The required resources will vary depending on the type of WIL undertaken.

Subject Description

This subject provides students with an understanding of the essential concepts and frameworks for understanding business models and relates these concepts to innovation and entrepreneurship. The relationships between business models, strategy and business planning will be explored before applying the concepts to entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will be required to observe, analyse and evaluate authentic business startups according to the models and concepts introduced in the subject. In addition to crafting appropriate business models, students will be required to analyse the external environment, review internal resources and capabilities, and identify the challenges faced by startups. The emphasis of this subject is the application of theories and models to real business opportunities.

Core Subject

Prerequisites – BUS2002 Understanding Contemporary Organisations; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

 

 

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Cross reference to subject learning outcomes

In class Quiz (1 hour) (Individual assessment)

Week 4

15%

a, b

Individual presentation on an entrepreneur of your choice (15 minutes)

Week 5

20%

a

In class case study (1 hour)

Week 9

20%

b

Individual presentation based on Group Feasibility Study (15 minutes)

Week 13

20%

c, d

Group Feasibility Study (2,000 words)

Week 14

25%

d

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3004
Nielsen, C., & Lund, M. (Eds). (2012). Business Models: Networking, Innovating and Globalzing. 2nd edition, Bookboon.com (Ventus Publishing ApS), ISBN 978-87-403-0179-3
Timmons J., Adams R., & Spinelli, S. (2012). New Venture Creation – Entrepreneurship 9th Ed. McGraw-Hill Education London, United States, ISBN139780071324632

Third Year Level Elective Subjects (Choose 3 out 4 Electives)

Subject Description

This subject is designed to give students a broad understanding of business issues in a global context. A blend of formal study and experiential learning will enhance students’ knowledge of conducting business in an international market and an appreciation of cultural issues. Students will gain an understanding of international organisations through immersion in a foreign country, participation in academic seminars conducted by partner institutions, industry visits, group work, and cultural activities. As the study tour location and focus may vary each year, the course is designed to have flexible topics depending on the focus of the tour. Student will complete a two week pre-departure research and preparation program relevant to the scheduled seminars and company visits and submit a reflective journal or report on their return. The study tour will typically run over three weeks during summer or winter school depending on the destination and visits.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites -BUS2002 Understanding Contemporary Organisations; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Cross reference to subject learning outcomes

Group research, written report and presentation on the locations to be visited.

Pre-departure

20%

d, e, f

Quizzes (Individual assessment)

During tour

20%

c, d, e, f

Blog (Individual assessment)

During tour

10%

b, e, f


Individual reflective journal

End of tour, may be split into segments and required during tour

50%

a, b, c, d, e, f

Prescribed Textbook for BUS3006
No prescribed textbook is required for this subject.

Subject Description

This subject will provide students with an introduction to international business law, explain the legal framework of international business regulation; and examine international trade organisations and trade agreements, international business contracts, international trade payment options, customs law and import and export regulations, the protection of intellectual property, foreign investment and international dispute resolution. Factual problem-solving scenarios will be used to reinforce students understanding of essential legal tenets governing international business. Students will become aware of situations where it is appropriate for international business legal issues to be referred to a legal professional.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – LAW2001 Australian Business Law; BUS2003 Managing Across Cultures

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

In-class, closed book test. Multiple choice/ short answers

Week 5

20%

Written Assignment (based on factual problem-solving scenarios) (Individual assessment)

Week 11

30%

End-of-semester Open Book Test 2 hours + 10 minutes reading

Week 14

50%

Prescribed Textbook for LAW3001
John Mo, J. (2015). International Commercial Law, 6th ed, LexisNexis, Sydney. (eBook or hard copy).

Subject Description

A diverse set of project management and leadership skills are required from project initiation through to completion. Students in this subject are introduced to concepts, tools, and techniques needed to manage projects successfully in practice and throughout a project life cycle.
Students will develop a project management plan, stakeholder management plan and risk management plan to monitor and control a project successfully. It also covers the management of projects using traditional and non-traditional Agile project management methodologies.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites –  PRJ2001 Project Management Concepts

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Project Management Plan (Written group report, approx. 2,500 words)

Weeks 3

30%

Stakeholder Management Plan (Written individual
report, approx. 600 words)

Week 7

20%

Risk Management Plan with status report (Written group report, approx. 2,500 words)

Week 10

30%

Presentation – Comparison of Traditional and Non- traditional Agile project management approaches (Groups of 2-4 with 3 slides per member and 5 minutes presentation per member)

Week 13

20%

Prescribed Textbook for PRJ3001
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA.
Pearson, N. (2013). Project Management in Practice: Australia New Zealand. McGraw-Hill Education Australia.

Subject Description

Starting a small business enterprise on eBay, Amazon Webstore, Facebook or even Gumtree has become an increasingly popular option for entrepreneurs looking to get instant visibility and access to a massive online marketplace. But how do you go about becoming a serious eBay seller and form a business around your enterprise? The challenges for e-business players is how to scale up and be profitable.
This subject aims to help students conceptualise the different e-commerce business models that exist, and learn how to grow a profitable e-business. Cases will be explored.in a variety of industries and in various life stages of the firm such as start-up, early traction, fast growth and
maturity.

Elective Subject

Prerequisites – BUS3007 Business Models, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Subject credit points

Total course credit points

5

120

Assessment Tasks

Type

When Assessed

Weighting (% of Total Marks)

Proposal for a novel e-business Maximum of 1000 words. (Individual work)

Week 4

20%

Mid-term written case study test focusing on evaluating e-business issues and solutions to these issues. Duration: One hour (Individual assessment)

Week 7

20%

A business plan based on the proposal document submitted for the first assessment. Maximum of 2,000 words. (Individual assessment).

Week 9

20%

Group work- Written Report and Presentation
This group assessment builds on the individual proposal submitted for assessment 1 and the business plan submitted for assessment 3. Using the feedback received on assessments 1 and 3, students will collaborate to produce a single proposal and business plan and a detailed plan for setting up the e-business.
Maximum of 5,000 words and 10 minute presentation.

Week 13

40%

Prescribed Textbook for ICT3001

Laudon, K., & Traver, C. (2017), E-commerce, Global Edition (13th ed.). Pearson Higher