Applied Business Foundations
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe key features, practices and processes of selected businesses and industries
- Discuss and analyse contemporary and emerging challenges and opportunities in selected businesses and industries
- Identify and reflect on your own interests, abilities and goals in conjunction with a range of industry-relevant practitioner roles, skills and knowledge
- Apply discipline and practice-based skills and knowledge to communicate an initiative/s for organisational change
- Week 1 - The rapidly Changing World
- Week 2 - Contemporary Workplaces
- Week 3 - Workplace Skills and Attributes
- Week 4 - Organisational Structure and Industry Clusters
- Week 5 - Market Research and Product Development
- Week 6 - Decision Making and Communication
- Week 7 - Technological Change and Disruption
- Week 8 - Challenges
- Week 9 - The Future
- Week 10 - Summary and Review-Presentation
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
- Other requirements - Weekly online 2 hour tutorial; 2 x half to full day online workshop per semester.
In this subject, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals to work in your chosen industry. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will gain insight into your chosen industry and identify challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. You will explore the operational and external environment of your industry, and how your industry intersects with other industries. You will also investigate the importance of planning and strategy development in managing a business. This subject also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, for you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
- Industry Scan (20%)
- Experiential Report (40%)
- Presentation (40%)
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