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BU1804 - Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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

  • analyse key drivers of change to business practices in a tropical context;
  • 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;
  • appreciate business and management principles that apply specifically in a tropical environmental context.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1904 BU1004 BU1104 MG1731

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Dr Caroline Wong.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturers: Ms Eszter Kiss, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturers: Ms Eszter Kiss, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

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.