BUS1001 Language in Business

SUBJECT INFORMATION

SUBJECT CODE

BUS1001

SUBJECT CREDITS

5

SUBJECT OWNER

AIHE Business School

SUBJECT LEVEL

Undergraduate

TOTAL COURSE CREDIT POINTS

120

OFFERED EXTERNALLY

Yes

CORE SUBJECT

Yes

 

EFTSL*

0.125

* Equivalent Full time Study Load

 

NOTE

This offering may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the time table for further details.

 

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.

Textbook(s)

Dwyer J. (2020) The Business Communication Handbook Cengage 11th Edition. Melbourne.

Teaching Method

Semester Study Period: 3 hour Face-to-face sessions x 12 weeks + 2 hours self study/ assessment x 2 weeks plus personal study hours Winter or Summer School: 7 hours Face-to-face sessions x 5 weeks plus personal study hours

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Assessment

 

Task

Length

Duration

Weighting

Seminar tasks including case studies, applied activities and reflective writing

 

Ongoing

60%

Group Written and Oral Report

1,500 words +/-10% + 12- minute presentation

 

40%*

* 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.
 

Fees

Fees for international and domestic students are published in the AIHE's schedule of fees and charges. Scholarships maybe available.

Adelaide Institute of Higher Education (AIHE) is registered as an Institute of Higher Education with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Australian Government regulator for Higher Education. AIHE delivers fully accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to domestic and international students that are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

TEQSA Provider Number: PRV14326
TEQSA Provider Category: Institute of Higher Education
CRICOS Provider Code: 03763K
ABN: 54 618 241 802

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