BIG IDEAS IN BUSINESS

BUS1BIB

2021

Credit points: 15

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. In this subject you will examine 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClassroom activities, individual tests, peer feedback activities, essays, group presentation, learning activities, case studies and discussions

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUS1BUF

Equivalent subjectsBUS1BUF

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Demonstrate various oral and written skills necessary to successfully communicate and engage with others in a multicultural university environment.
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.
03. Research, plan and structure an extended written discourse.
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.
05. Engage with digital technologies, including the LMS, to source information and communicate with others using context appropriate communications strategies.
06. Identify and access various support systems at La Trobe University to continue to improve your language and academic skills.
07. Examine the impact of the global economy on individuals and businesses locally.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (Equivalent to 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6

Group Presentation (Equivalent to 500 words per student) Groups of 3 students (5 minutes per individual)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Individual Essay (Equivalent to 1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO7

2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 10-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Best 5 of 6 Class Assessment Tasks (Equivalent to 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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6

Group Presentation (Equivalent to 500 words per student) Groups of 3 students (5 minutes per individual)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Individual Essay (Equivalent to 1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO7

2-hour Final Examination (Equivalent to 2,000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1