BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

BUS1BUF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce students to how businesses operate today and in the future. Students will engage actively with current business issues, focusing particularly on the impact of external and internal environments on businesses and individuals. In addition, this subject is designed to develop students' critical thinking and creative problem solving with a particular focus on management, marketing and human resource practices. Students will examine and resolve contemporary social issues drawn from various organisational and cultural contexts.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

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

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNeville Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCindy Taylor

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

China, 2014, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 37 - 52
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

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 face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

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 face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

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 face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhilip Trebilcock

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Approximately 1 hour of online learning activities each week"

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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Sydney, 2014, ACN Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Sydney, 2014, ACN Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 39
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 28 - 39
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Sydney, 2014, ACN Summer Semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 45 - 05
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 45 - 53
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 45 to week 53 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Vietnam, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via distance education.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10

Vietnam, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole El-Haber

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Marketing plan-individual Written report (1,500 words, group task)40
Part A: Social Action Plan - Group report (5 students per group, 2000 words per group)This will be allocated 10% to the writing and style, 10% to the research, 10% to the critical thinking and 10% for the problem solving, of the report.40
Part B: Group presentation or campaign video selling the social action plan(5 students per group; 10 mins per groups, 2 mins per student)10
Weekly online quizzes; 10 multiple choices per week10