BIG IDEAS IN BUSINESS

BUS1BIB

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this core, interdisciplinary, business subject you will explore some of the most influential ideas transforming business today,including: digitisation; globalization; and social enterprise.  This subject examines the effect of such ideas on business, society and the future of work. In so doing, you will be introduced to the academic and communication skills required to be successful both at university and in business today.  This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential through an examination of the external, global context in which many businesses operate across international cultural, political and institutional boundaries,and the internal context which operates within many businesses involving communication and engagement with a diverse, multicultural group of stakeholders.  The subject is also designed to allow you to work closely with fellow students and your class leader, so as to provide you with constant peer support and feedback.  Not only will you enhance your communications skills, but you will also engage in thinking about and discussing the big ideas shaping the world of work into which you will soon graduate.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate various oral and written skills necessary to successfully communicate and engage with others in a multicultural university environment.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning class room activities Individual pre and post diagnostic communications tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Recognise how culture impacts on communication so that you can select and employ context-appropriate communication strategies and critically reflect on your own communication practices.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning class room activities Peer feedback activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Research, plan and structure an extended discourse examining the impact of a big idea on the future of work and on individuals seeking work, in printed and digital genres relevant to business.

Activities:
Staged Individual written essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Produce an extended oral presentation with appropriate English language and discourse strategies, which critically analyses the impact of a big idea on business today.

Activities:
Group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Engage with digital technologies, including the LMS, to source information and communicate with others using context appropriate communications strategies.

Activities:
LMS based learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Identify and access various support systems at La Trobe University to continue to improve your language and academic skills.

Activities:
Various academic development tasks such as locating and engaging with a campus based support service
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

07. Examine the impact of the global economy on individuals and businesses locally.

Activities:
Case studies, discussions and essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 46
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Skill Development TasksThis will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities, equivalent to 1,000 words. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Autonomy & independence; Adaptability skills; and Study and learning skills.20 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual)Groups of 3 students This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Speaking; and Teamwork & leadership.20 01, 04
Individual 1,500-word written essayThis Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Inquiry/Research; Critical Thinking; and Cultural literacy.30 03
Two individual written communications tests (30 + 60 minutes each)Only the second 60 min test will be centrally examined. This Assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of Writing; and Ethical Behaviour. This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.30 01, 07