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Business Tools: Money People & Processes (BUSA90403)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBUSA90403
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will give an overview of the tools required to operate successfully in an organisational environment. The focus of the subject is the internal workings of an organisation and specifically addresses three main areas: working with people, managing budgets and understanding basic accounting, and managing processes and projects.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to provide an internal perspective on organisations. Students will learn how to work in teams and leadership styles. They will learn about some basic tools for managing people. In addition to people management, students will also learn basic accounting, net present values, product costing and budgeting. Finally, the subject will cover process types, choice of operational models and project management skills. The subject will be aimed at both those students planning a future career in business and those students envisaging working in a research environment.

Generic skills

Generic skills which should be gained from this subject include:

  • leading and participating in teams and managing, persuading and influencing others;
  • demonstrating the breadth of knowledge gained in an inter-disciplinary approach;
  • applying advanced analysis, business communication and leadership skills in business and professional practice;
  • developing the ability to exercise critical judgement, be capable of rigorous and independent thinking, be able to account for their decisions and adopt a problem solving approach;
  • high level written and oral communication skills.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Class participation (10%)
  • Syndicate group assessments totalling 3,000 words or equivalent (45%) due shortly after the end of the syndicate group discussion period
  • A two-hour end of subject examination (45%) during the first week of the examination period

Dates & times

  • September
    Principal coordinatorGraeme Cocks
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours total. Subject is delivered in 3 blocks each comprising 4 x 3 hour lectures and group activities typically over Thursday and Friday with 1 to 3 weeks between blocks (semi intensive)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period19 September 2019 to 25 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date26 September 2019
    Census date 4 October 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail25 October 2019
    Assessment period ends 8 November 2019

    September contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 8 August 2019