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LB5214 - Current Business Issues

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5228

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 28-Feb-2014 to 16-Mar-2014 (Fri 28/2 6pm-9pm, Sat 1/3 & Sun 2/3 9am-5pm AND Fri 14/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 15/3 & Sun 16/3 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturer: Dr Michael Underdown.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - as per the subject study guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 28-Feb-2014 to 16-Mar-2014 (Fri 28/2 6pm-9pm, Sat 1/3 & Sun 2/3 9am-5pm AND Fri 14/3 6pm-9pm, Sat 15/3 & Sun 16/3 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor John Hamilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturer: Ms Jaime Wong.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Block, Study Period 56
Census Date 11-Sep-2014
Face to face teaching 02-Aug-2014 to 16-Aug-2014 (2/8, 5/8, 7/8, 10/8, 12/8, 14/8, 16/8, Exam 24/8.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Lecturer: Mr Boon Ann Tan.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturers: Mr Gregory Trotman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Block, Study Period 24
Census Date 13-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 08-Mar-2014 to 16-Mar-2014 (8/3, 9/3. 15/3 and 16/3, Exam 3/4/14.)
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); team negotiation (20%).

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.