My Business Future

    Unit code: VBE1013 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    India Online
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney


    Students will develop academic-focused skills and foundational business knowledge and explore career and study options. Students will also develop a course plan that will help them prepare for future job successes.

    In challenges and activities that model real-world issues in a professional business framework, students will experience what career success might look like for them.

    Student will explore and develop:

    • decision-making skills
    • team dynamics
    • conflict management and resolution
    • critical thinking
    • information analysis skills
    • professional business presentation and communication tactics.

    By the end of this unit, student will have a clearer picture of themselves as an emerging business professional.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Articulate the ethical, social, cultural, political, economic and legal dimensions of effective business practice;
    2. Develop and demonstrate foundational business skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, information and academic literacy, oral, written and digital communication;
    3. Create a personal course and career plan by applying critical thinking to investigate business interests, employability skills sets and career motivation; and,
    4. Collaborate and propose creative solutions for business case projects using problem-solving strategies.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 10%
    Individual Reflective Journal (500 words)
    Assessment type: Timed Assessment Task
    Grade: 10%
    At-home time limited quiz
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 50%
    Part 1 written report (800 words) (Group) (30%) - Part 2 video presentation (Individual) (10%) - Part 3 brief personal reflection (Individual) (10%)
    Assessment type: Timed Assessment Task
    Grade: 30%
    At-home time limited Cultural Dilemma Essay (700 words)

    Other locations

    For students studying at India Online
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 20%
    Exploration of effective business practice
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 30%
    Business case analysis
    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 50%
    Self-assessment and action plan

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

    This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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