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LB5214 - Current Business Issues

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

This subject will focus on equipping business managers with an understanding of current business issues, the positions taken by various stakeholders in relation to each issue, and the impact of those issues on business and government practice. Key issues will be identified, and students will have the opportunity to develop and deploy research and analytical skills necessary to identify opposing arguments, to explore these arguments, and to make and present their own positions in relation to issues. Students will undertake critical analysis of a range of issues in order to develop a deeper level of understanding of the processes of negotiation and the selection of appropriate management strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of key issues that are currently impacting on the conduct of business and government;
  • Apply a range of resources in locating, critically examining and reporting information and its synthesis in achieving business outcomes;
  • Develop analytical skills in understanding and presenting opposing arguments in relation to these issues;
  • Develop best practice practical skills in negotiation and team management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 4, Block
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Mar-2012 to 18-Mar-2012 (Fri 2/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 3/3 & Sun 4/3 9am-5pm AND Fri 16/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 17/3 & Sun 18/3 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

Cairns, Study Period 8, Block
Census Date 16-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 27-Jul-2012 to 02-Sep-2012 (Fri 27/7 6pm-9pm, Sat 28/7 & Sun 29/7 9am-5pm AND Fri 31/8 6pm-9pm, Sat 1/9 & Sun 2/9 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 26, Block
Census Date 20-Sep-2012
Face to face teaching (Teaching 6,7,8,14,15 July; exam weekend 28/29)
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 27, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2012 to 06-Jan-2013
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 54, Block
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 03-Mar-2012 to 18-Mar-2012 (Teaching over 3 weekends with exam scheduled on another weekend.)
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 57, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2012 to 06-Jan-2013 (Teaching over 3 weekends with exam scheduled on another weekend.)
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

Townsville, Study Period 4, Block
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Mar-2012 to 18-Mar-2012 (Fri 2/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 4/3 & Sun 5/3 9am-5pm AND Fri 16/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 17/3 & Sun 18/3 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Dr Paul Lynch.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

Townsville, Study Period 8, Block
Census Date 16-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 27-Jul-2012 to 09-Sep-2012 (Fri 27/7 6pm-9pm, Sat 28/7 & Sun 29/7 9am-5pm AND Fri 7/9 6pm-9pm, Sat 8/9 & Sun 9/9 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturers: Professor Chris Leggett, Dr Paul Lynch.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); assignments (20% - 40%); team negotiation (20% - 30%).

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