MGMT11109 - Introduction to Business

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to introduce you to the world of business by focusing on the nature, structure and workings of contemporary business organisations. You will learn the terms, concepts and values of business and management. The unit will cover topics related to the major functional areas of business including accounting, finance, management, marketing and information technology as well as other important topics such as ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship, and international business. Emphasis is placed on appreciating the dynamic role of business in everyday life.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 53.88% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Email, Moodle, Survey, phone communication with students in Term One 2017.
Feedback
A review of Assessment Two to ensure students achieve success in the Unit with a reduction in stress.
Recommendation
More direction given in guide documents for each individual assessment which includes a marking key and a more detailed rubric detailing level of attainment for all assessment criteria.
Action Taken
A rubric and a more detailed assessment guide were prepared and provided to students from Term Two 2017.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Ensure that teaching team assembled are experienced teachers and that content and assessment requirements are addressed clearly without confusion for students.
Recommendation
Increase teaching staff meetings to four per term from two per term.
Action Taken
Three teaching staff meetings were held and agendas completed for each meeting and loaded in moodle's hidden section. Staff that could not attend had a one hour session with the Unit Coordinator.
Source: Have your say...Survey
Feedback
The best aspects would be the online zoom sessions as I am an external student, although the sessions are during my work hours I find it much easier to learn by watching the (recorded) zoom sessions
Recommendation
Continue to provide five two-hourly Zoom sessions that are recorded and scheduled using the doodle.com app to benefit as many students as possible through scheduling sessions at a time that benefits most students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say...Survey; Email; Forum posts
Feedback
The resources used were excellent considering we didn't have to purchase a textbook.
Recommendation
Continue to provide electronic resources other than a textbook for this Unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say...Survey
Feedback
Clearer explanation of the assessment tasks and examples of previous assessments should be provided for students to view before attempting an assessment task.
Recommendation
Provide an exemplar for each written assessment, frequently asked questions for each assessment and video explaining each assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental roles of each functional area of business within an organisation
  2. Examine the different forms of business ownership
  3. Critically assess the factors that influence business environment
  4. Evaluate the complex role of globalisation
  5. Analyse the roles of ethics and social responsibility in the business environment.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)