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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will look at how businesses operate today in local, regional and global environments and how they may need to operate into the future. You 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 your critical thinking and creative problem-solving with a particular focus on management, marketing and human resource practices. You will also examine and address contemporary business social issues drawn from various organisational and cultural contexts.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShalinka Jayatilleke

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWritten report, group evidence based action plan, group activities and in-class discussion and case studies and online quizzes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsBUS1BIB

Equivalent subjectsBUS1BIB

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Business Foundations

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCompiled by La Trobe Business School


Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherCengage Learning


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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. Communicate effectively to culturally-diverse audiences through professional oral presentations
02. Communicate effectively to culturally-diverse audiences through structured written arguments in professional report format
03. Demonstrate and justify the use of management skills to solve a contemporary social problem in a dynamic business environment
04. Research and evaluate an existing business based in a local, regional or global context; define its internal and external environments; and identify a strategy to best align the business' internal capabilities with its external opportunities
05. Research, define and argue a business case to justify a new product appropriate to the socio-cultural and economic context
06. Search for, locate and evaluate discipline-specific information

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