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BU1104 - Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1004 BU1904 MG1731 BU1804

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 02-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Ms Eszter Kiss.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 13-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Ms Eszter Kiss.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturers: Ms Eszter Kiss, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Mr Tack Hoong Cheong.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Dr Caroline Wong.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: Dr Caroline Wong.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours lectures - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (20%); online quiz (30%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
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%).

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