BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

BUS1BFX

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine how businesses operate in a local, regional and global environment and how this might change in the future. You will actively engage with current business issues and establish a broad foundation of business knowledge essential to everyone in the business world. With a particular focus on management and human resource practices, this subject is designed to develop critical thinking, creative problem-solving, planning and personal time management skills. You will also work closely with fellow students to enhance communication skills and engage in thinking about and discussing big ideas shaping the world of work, into which you will graduate. You will develop an awareness of the external context in which many businesses operate involving activities across international cultural, political and institutional boundaries, and the internal context which operates in many businesses involving communication and engagement with a diverse, multicultural group of stakeholders.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIdentify and analyse business contexts, discussion forum, case studies, online exercises, research essays and reports, group forums and presentations, use and engage digital technology and quizzes

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB, SBAIO, SAAIO, SDAIO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Business Foundations

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCengage Learning

Year2016

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN9780170381413

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Business Foundations Learner Resource

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDidasko Digital

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDidasko Group

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research and evaluate an existing business based in a local, regional or global context and define its external environment, and identify the big ideas that have the potential to shape the business in the future.
02. Identify and analyse key legal and compliance requirements for business
03. Search for, locate and evaluate discipline-specific information
04. Communicate effectively to a culturally-diverse audience, both through structured written arguments/reports and professional oral presentations
05. Engage with digital technologies, including the learning portal to source information, plan, organise and manage personal time
06. Apply problem-solving strategies and skills to a range of problems faced by business and managers

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 13
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 41 - 52
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 50 - 0
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 50 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 17
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 21
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 15 - 26
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 19 - 30
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 24 - 35
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 28 - 39
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Online (Didasko), 2021, Study block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 48
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual 1,500-word Report To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (5-mins per student) 7.5% Presentation 7.5% Teamwork Equivalent to 750 words per student To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual 1,000-word Essay To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Three online exercises (equivalent to 750 words total) Exercise(s) may include multiple choice quiz, short answer test, critical reflection, forum participation

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4