University of Technology Sydney

21063 Contemporary Issues in the Indigenous Context (Project)

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

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


This subject provides an integrated approach to the roles of the business disciplines in understanding the overall business environment. It uses the analysis of large companies, including multinational corporations and Indigenous organisations. This enables students to commence their understanding of the different business environments. In particular, it provides an introduction to the connections of the theory and practice.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. Understand the role of finance and marketing in the business environment
2. Be aware of the interrelationships between the different business disciplines
3. Use analytical techniques to evaluate a company using their annual reports
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the role of Indigenous organisations in the business environment

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject brings together the introductory concepts of business, particularly in money, finance and marketing focusing on the importance of the regulatory environment. Through ‘hands-on’ approach to company review and analysis, students will also learn what to look for and how to interpret the information provided in an annual report.

This subject contributes to developing the following graduate attributes:

  • Intellectual rigour and innovative problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Professional and technical competence

This subject also contributes specifically to introduce the following Program Learning Objectives:

  • Critically reflect on the experience, contributions, values and perspectives of Indigenous people and their implications in business and management (4.2)

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is presented in seminar format. Essential principles are presented and analysed and students are lead through practical application exercises.

Content (topics)

  • Overview of the interrelationships of disciplinary knowledge
  • Analysis of companies using tools from the other subjects in the module
  • Research and discuss the role of Indigenous organisations in the business environment


Assessment task 1: Project (Group) and Presentation (Individual)*


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

Weight: 40%

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

Assessment task 2: Project (Individual)


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

Weight: 60%

Minimum requirements

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

Required texts

No text for this subject.