BIG IDEAS IN BUSINESS

BUS1BIB

2020

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 youwill explore some of the most influential ideas transforming businesstoday, including: digitisation; globalization; and social enterprise. In this subjectyou will examine the effect of such ideas on business, society andthe future of work. In so doing, you will be introduced to theacademic and communication skills required to be successful both atuniversity and in business today. This subject addresses La Trobe'sGlobal Citizenship Essential through an examination of the external,global context in which many businesses operate across internationalcultural, political and institutional boundaries, and the internalcontext which operates within many businesses involving communicationand engagement with a diverse, multicultural group of stakeholders.The subject is also designed to allow you to work closely with fellowstudents.

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 subjects BUS1BUF

Equivalent subjects BUS1BUF

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Research, plan and structure an extended written discourse.

Activities:
Staged Individual written essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSeyed Mohammad Sadegh Khaksar

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*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2020, Week 10-25, Blended

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Melbourne, 2020, 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*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Melbourne, 2020, 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*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Sydney, 2020, Study Period 1, Blended

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Sydney, 2020, Week 10-25, Blended

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (1,000 words)) This will comprise a range of small classroom and homework activities. At least one of these activities will allow for a formative assessment of student work within the first 3 weeks of commencement.20 01, 02, 05, 06
Group Presentation (5 minutes per individual) (500 words per student)) Groups of 3 students10 01, 04
Individual Essay (1,000 words) This assessment will deliver on the Essential of Global Citizenship.20 03, 07
2-hour Final Examination (2,000 words)50 01