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This subject will explore a broad range of issues central to management and business communication. These issues will draw on a number of different theories of management, and may corporate communication with stakeholders, the impact of new information and communication technologies, encouraging employee voice, and informal communication systems in organizations. The subject will evaluate and contrast different cases of management and business communication and explore the communication challenges facing businesses today.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify the communication theories that have influenced workplace behaviour;
- Explain the significance of communication theories for management practice;
- Apply relevant theories to real problems in an organisation; and
- Evaluate the options available to managers in communicating in organisations.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be fostered in the workshops and more directly with the assessment where students have to apply theoretical material to case studies and practical situations;
- Collaborative learning and reflective skills will be developed by working individually and in groups through out the semester. Collaborative skills will also be fostered through exercises, role plays, and simulations that are incorporated into the seminars. Reflective skills will also be developed through the individual project;
- Verbal and written communication skills will be developed via the project and through the experience of working in groups throughout the semester. The interactive nature of the workshops will also, indirectly, help to improve communication skills; and
- Computer skills will be strengthened through the use of the website.
Last updated: 2 December 2019