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BU1805 - Business Communication

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available to Diploma of Higher Education students only

This subject introduces students to a range of transferable skills commonly sought by business employers with a particular focus on communication and teamwork skills. The subject's objective is to provide students with a grounding in a variety of skill areas that will see them being better equipped for success as both business students and business professionals in the future. Students undertaking this subject will engage with learning content that falls within the broad topic related areas of interpersonal communication, developing teamwork skills, preparing and presenting effective evidence backed information, and communicating proficiently across a range of business communication genres.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate effective interpersonal, written, oral and digital communication skills to diverse audiences, independently and in collaboration with others;
  • examine and apply theories and practices in effective communication and decision making in a business context;
  • identify and reflect on core skills needed to be an effective business professional.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1000 BU1001 BU1905 BU1005 BU1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Trimester 1
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Trimester 1
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal, Trimester 2
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Trimester 2
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Trimester 1
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Trimester 2
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 9 hours tutorials - Additional Tutorials/Workshops
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 47 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 47 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 47 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.