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BU1104 - Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2013
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1004 BU1904 MG1731 BU1804

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coord/Lect: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coord/Lect: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Mr Roy Wybrow.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 21-Mar-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 18-Jul-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 14-Nov-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturers: Ms Gandhi Sundrum, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 18-Apr-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 15-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 13-Dec-2013
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturers: Mrs Jessica Carey, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
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.