Business Analysis and Risk - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment - Report (30-50%) , Group Project - Case based (30-40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,233.00
International 3,483.00

The unit introduces students to the contemporary global business environment and the changing role for business in creating value for a wide range of stakeholders. It critiques different approaches to effective and sustainable business management as reflected in decision-making, risk assessment and management, stakeholder management, resource utilisation (including financial, environmental and people resources), quality and performance analysis and  approaches to accountability.

The unit explores the challenges and opportunities for leadership and management of business in the contemporary business environment, helping develop attributes that support a capacity for proactive and positive responsiveness to change challenges.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the value creation role of organisations and their changing relationships with stakeholders, with regard to holistic risk assessment and management, both individually and in groups
  2. Critically analyse the different decision making and management approaches to risk adopted by different functions of the organisation
  3. Critically evaluate business performance and measurement in the context of the challenges posed by a rapidly changing business environment and stakeholder pressures
  4. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of emergent knowledge creation processes relevant to business analysis and risk mitigation.  
  • Assignment — Report (30-50%)
  • Group Project — Case based (30-40%)
  • Online Discussion — (20-30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Conceptualising business from a risk perspective
2The changing role of business: value creation for shareholders, customers and other stakeholders
3Business models and strategy as risk management tools
4Risk assessment and management
5Quality systems: frameworks for identifying and managing risk
6Resource usage: financial, human and environmental
7Performance measurement, analysis and reporting
8Global saccountability and risk
9People management in complexity and change
10Governance and leadership: value creation and risk containment roles

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