Integrating Business Perspectives


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Integrating Business Perspectives

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This subject provides students with an overview of the business landscape with its various economic, legal and regulatory dimensions, in the private, public and non-profit sectors. It provides an introduction to the relationship between the various business disciplines and their contribution to the value of the business and society. Students also consider ethical and sustainability issues as they relate to the role of business in society. In addition, the subject incorporates the development of graduate skills for business professionals, in particular those relating to (business) written communication, oral presentations, group work, and critical, integrative and creative thinking.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. demonstrate an awareness of the varying roles and stakeholders in the (global) business environment
    2. evaluate the role of the law, ethics and sustainability in responsible business decision-making
    3. individually engage in integrative thinking using multiple perspectives to solve problems.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:
    Demonstrate inter-relationships between differing business disciplines (1.2)
    Critically analyse and produce written disciplinary texts for academic and professional audiences (3.1)
    Produce oral presentations suitable for academic and/or professional audiences (3.2)
    Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner (3.3)
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    The subject contributes to the Bachelor of Business by providing students with an introduction to the dynamic nature of business. It exposes students to the many perspectives of the role of business in the economy and the interrelationship of the various business functions. Through examples of ?wicked problems? students are encouraged to think through contemporary business issues and the social, ethical, legal and technical implications these may pose for operating in a dynamic business environment. Students will develop written, oral and team work skills in tasks which will also develop innovative and creative thinking skills.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    The subject will be taught using a combination of lectures and tutorials. The lectures provide the structure of the topic area, discussion of the theory and some practical examples. Tutorials provide an opportunity to discuss ideas, issues and make practical application of the theory, as well as encouraging students to think in a creative manner to solve real world problems. Extensive use is made of the UTS web-based communication tool UTSOnline, which will be used to share information, provide feedback and encourage interaction between staff and students.
    All students will be provided with the opportunity for initial feedback on their performance in the subject during the first six weeks of the semester, for example, through online quizzes, tutorial exercises, draft assignments, and other assessment methods. Further feedback will be provided in relation to submitted assessment tasks.
    ? Defining the multi-dimensions of business
    ? Business communication and teamwork
    ? The role and place of business in the economy
    ? Legal and regulatory dimensions of business
    ? Stakeholders, ethics and social responsibility: the multiple perspectives
    ? Products, services and capital: responses to market opportunities
    ? Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship
    ? Valuing and sustaining a business
    ? Integrating business processes for strategic advantage
    Assessment task 1: Essay (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    Weight: 20%
    1000 words each for Part A and Part B.
    Assessment task 2: Project (Comprised of: Individual Pitch 15%; Group report 25%; Peer Assessment 10%)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    2 and 3
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    3.2 and 3.3
    Weight: 50%
    Assessment task 3: Final Exam (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2 and 3
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    1.2 and 3.1
    Weight: 30%
    The exam is 2 hours duration with 10 minutes reading time.
    This is a written exam.
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.