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Business Communication (MGMT30018)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMGMT30018
Semester 2
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The ability to communicate effectively in the workplace is crucial to graduates and managers alike. This subject covers the fundamentals of good business communication and uses management theories to explore the latest trends in workplace communication. Some of the topics covered may include corporate communication with stakeholders, social media and employee communication, impact of new information and communication technologies, and informal communication systems in organizations. It will involve the critical analysis and contemporary trends in business communication and will focus on integrating knowledge to help students make the transition to employment.

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;
  • Analyse and critique contemporary business communication practices.

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 throughout 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 assessment.
  • Verbal and written communication skills will be developed via the assessment 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.
  • Computer skills will be strengthened through the use of the web site.

Last updated: 3 April 2019