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BU1105 - Professional and Academic Skills for Business

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject provides the foundation for professional business skills in the new economy with a particular focus on communicating and presenting information in business and academic contexts. Contemporary business report writing and communicating proficiently across a range of business genres will be undertaken to assure students build a range of transferable skills suitable for a current business environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply academic skills in academic writing, research and referencing;
  • demonstrate report writing in business contexts;
  • present and communicate business information;
  • develop and demonstrate teamwork skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Annotated bibliography - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (35%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (35%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Mandatory attendance requirements apply in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 8 out of 10 Workshops must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why they should be permitted to submit the final assessment task.

Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1000 BU1001 BU1905 BU1805 BU1005

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Mrs Natasha Garvey.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coord/Lect: Mr Christian Ware.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Mr Geoff Wessling.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Mr Max Boudan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Mrs Jennifer Ah Fock.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Dr Chun Meng Tang
Lecturer: Dr Kim Lim Tan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Dr Janice Scarinci, Miss Rachel Saunders.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Miss Rachel Saunders, Mrs Eva Erhardt.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours seminars
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Miss Rachel Saunders.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - 1 hour per week online collaborate session
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Trimester 2, External
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Miss Rachel Saunders.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - 1 hour per week online collaborate session
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.