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Unit of study_

BUSS1000: Future of Business

This compulsory first year unit is designed to provide commencing undergraduate students with insights into the study and the practice of business. Students gain foundational knowledge in relation to business stakeholders, business challenges and the ways in which business leaders might approach responding to these challenges. Key stakeholders within and external to organisations are identified and their interests are analysed. Critical business challenges such as climate change and sustainability, the future of work and workforce diversity are investigated. The way that these challenges affect different types of business, sectors and stakeholders is analysed and responses constructed to them. The unit is delivered in a blended format, with face-to-face lectures, seminars, and interactive online modules. Success in this unit is determined by strong application of critical, strategic and cross-disciplinary thinking, as well as the ability to demonstrate business knowledge and problem-solving skills through effective written and oral communication.

Code BUSS1000
Academic unit International Business
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of theory and conceptual frameworks that are relevant to businesses operating in diverse sectors
  • LO2. explain and critically assess the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in a variety of key sectors within the global economy
  • LO3. apply conceptual frameworks to different business problems in order to derive insights about business performance and opportunities for strategic change
  • LO4. communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using a range of modes of communication including presentations and writing effectively to different audiences
  • LO5. collaborate effectively with others by structuring work assignments in an effective way to meet deadlines and manage team conflict
  • LO6. demonstrate an understanding of how to make a positive impact within the business environment and plan for a sustainable and ethical approach to societal challenges.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.