University of Technology Sydney

20100 Integrating Business Perspectives

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UTS: Business: Management
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

The subject contributes to the Bachelor of Business by providing students with an introduction to the dynamic nature of business. It exposes students to the many perspectives of the role of business in the economy and the interrelationship of the various business functions. Through examples of 'wicked problems', students are encouraged to think through contemporary business issues and the social, ethical, legal and technical implications these may pose for operating in a dynamic business environment. Students develop written, oral and team work skills in tasks which also develop innovative and creative thinking skills.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. demonstrate an awareness of the varying roles and stakeholders in the (global) business environment
2. evaluate the role of ethics and sustainability in responsible business decision making
3. individually engage in integrative thinking using multiple perspectives to solve problems

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner (3.3)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The subject contributes to the Bachelor of Business by providing students with an introduction to the dynamic nature of business. It exposes students to the many perspectives of the role of business in the economy and the interrelationship of the various business functions. Through examples of ‘wicked problems’ students are encouraged to think through contemporary business issues and the social, ethical, legal and technical implications these may pose for operating in a dynamic business environment. Students will develop written, oral and team work skills in tasks which will also develop innovative and creative thinking skills.

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject will be taught using a combination of lectures and tutorials. The lectures provide the structure of the topic area, discussion of the theory and some practical examples. Tutorials provide an opportunity to discuss ideas, issues, make practical application of the theory, and encourage students to think in a creative manner to solve real-world problems. Extensive use is made of the UTS Learning Management System, which will be used to share information, provide feedback and encourage interaction between staff and students.

Content (topics)

  • The Dynamic Business Environment (DBE)
  • Contemporary challenges in the DBE
  • What is business and forms of ownership
  • Managing a business
  • Marketing and positioning
  • Financing the enterprise
  • Integrative business strategies

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Presentation (Individual)*

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1

Weight: 15%
Criteria:

*Note: Late submission of the assessment task will not be marked and awarded a mark of zero.

Assessment task 2: Business Analysis (Group)

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

3

Weight: 30%
Length:

See 'Shanghai - Reports and Presentations' document.

Assessment task 3: Final Exam (Individual)

Objective(s):

This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2 and 3

This addresses program learning objectives(s):

3.3

Weight: 55%

Minimum requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject’s total marks.

References

References will be placed in pdf form on Canvas prior to the commencement of semester.