The learning and teaching in this unit supports students in their transition to business studies at university and, through their participation in a range of student centred activities that draw upon other units in the course, it supports them to develop skills that are necessary for further professional, personal and academic learning and participation in the workforce.

Learning activities are scaffolded to include team dynamics, information analysis and academic skill formation in both written and oral business communication. Learning activities develop reflective writing on team formation, management of team conflict, team based reports using various presentation styles and formats, online group collaboration review and academic writing and referencing.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
VBE1003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the fundamental elements of social, cultural, political, economic and legal dimensions of effective business practice;  
  2. Demonstrate developing knowledge, skills and understanding of fundamental aspects of a range of common business specialisations within a professional business framework;  
  3. Demonstrate increasing personal awareness, self-motivation and change readiness;  
  4. Develop skills, interests and motivations in individual and multidisciplinary team settings; and  
  5. Apply team-work skills to work collaboratively on open-ended experiential learning tasks and produce timely outcomes.  

Assessment

Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Individual Reflective Journal (500 words) 10%
Test At-home time limited quiz 10%
Project Group written report (800 words – 30%) - individual video presentation (10%) & brief personal reflection (10%) 50%
Essay Individual at-home time limited Cultural Dilemma Essay (700 words) 30%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Individual Reflective Journal (500 words) 10%
Test At-home time limited quiz 10%
Project Group written report (800 words – 30%) - individual video presentation (10%) & brief personal reflection (10%) 50%
Essay Individual In-class Cultural Dilemma Essay (700 words) 30%

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