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BU4062 - Current Issues in Business Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

BU4062 is specifically designed for students who plan to do research of their own and/or who are interested in contemporary research issues in Business. It is structured around a series of staff seminars and is designed to add to students' general view of research in the School of Business whilst also allowing individual students to 'specialise' developing detailed awareness and knowledge of contemporary issues within a specific discipline. The staff seminars will be based on current research projects, so topics will change each year.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a broad awareness of current research issues in business, including different topics, methodological approaches, and applications / interpretations of ideas;
  • Have gained some discipline-specific knowledge, acquired through the research seminars and through scholarly journals;
  • Have increased 'journal literacy', and more refined oral and written presentation skills;
  • Have some perspective on the way in which discipline-specific research fits into a broader research agenda;
  • Have a good understanding of how to turn an interesting idea, into a research project/proposal.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (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.