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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Developing enterprise skills is vital for helping students transition to dynamic and complex workplaces in a global economy. Students will be introduced to management theory and build an understanding of the changing role of business in society. Through various experiential activities and interactions with industry leaders, students will develop an applied understanding of business practice within their chosen field.  Business Practice and Impact also focuses on the development of a professional identity, communication skills and collaborating with others in a diverse and multi-faceted world.

Unit content

  • Fundamentals of management
  • Responsible business and its role in society
  • Complex and changing work environments
  • Industry structures and stakeholders
  • Developing professional identities and networks
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Business language and communication
  • Engaging and collaborating with others
  • Intercultural management and diversity

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Analyse and describe the changing and complex role of responsible business in society
2 Understand the structure of industries and the role various stakeholders play within them
3 Self-reflect to identify personal strengths in order to develop a personal and professional brand and identity
4 Demonstrate professional skills, including written, verbal, and presentation, in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit
5 Engage others and work collaboratively and effectively
6 Understand differing cultural perspectives and practices and the value of diversity across various business contexts

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and describe the changing and complex role of responsible business in society
    • GA3:
  2. Understand the structure of industries and the role various stakeholders play within them
    • GA1:
  3. Self-reflect to identify personal strengths in order to develop a personal and professional brand and identity
    • GA3:
  4. Demonstrate professional skills, including written, verbal, and presentation, in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit
    • GA3:
  5. Engage others and work collaboratively and effectively
    • GA3:
  6. Understand differing cultural perspectives and practices and the value of diversity across various business contexts
    • GA7: