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BU1104 - Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores the external and internal environmental context of business and organisational practices in the tropics. It examines different facets of management operating in remote locations experiencing constraints on resources. The subject places emphasis on the fundamental building blocks of management: plan, organise, lead and control, which are crucial to starting growing and maintaining a successful business. Prominence is also placed on the contemporary drivers of global, societal and regional change, such as, sustainability, cultural perspectives, corporate social responsibility, ethical accountability and governance.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain how organisations can be ethically, corporately and socially responsible in achieving sustainable practice;
  • discuss the principles of diversity management;
  • examine key features of the four functions of management in the context of organisational structures;
  • analyse key drivers of change affecting small & medium business practices;
  • evaluate management principles that apply specifically to small & medium business environments.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1004 BU1904 MG1731 BU1804

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
    Contact hours:
    • 0 hours
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
      Lecturer: Mr Roy Wybrow.
      Contact hours:
      • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
        Census Date 11-Apr-2019
        Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
        Lecturer: Dr Caroline Wong.
        Contact hours:
        • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
          Census Date 08-Aug-2019
          Contact hours:
          • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
            Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

            JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
            Census Date 05-Dec-2019
            Contact hours:
            • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
              Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

              JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
              Census Date 11-Apr-2019
              Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
              Lecturer: Ms Eszter Kiss.
              Contact hours:
              • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

                JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
                Census Date 08-Aug-2019
                Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
                Lecturer: Ms Eszter Kiss.
                Contact hours:
                • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                  Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

                  JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
                  Census Date 05-Dec-2019
                  Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
                  Lecturers: Ms Eszter Kiss, Mrs Jennifer Ah Fock.
                  Contact hours:
                  • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); workbook (50%).

                    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.