Professional Presentations in Business

Massey University - Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Professional Presentations in Business

  • Host University

    Massey University - Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Business, Communication, Speech Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    At least 45 credits (3 courses) from 100 level.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A study of the principles and strategies of professional presentations in business and organisational settings. This will cover oral communication in a technological environment and include the use of computer-aided presentations and other media.


    Learning outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to:


    Analyse audience characteristics and craft targeted and effective communication to specific audiences and situations.

    Understand and demonstrate how informative and/or persuasive presentations are constructed and delivered in a business context.

    Critically reflect on student?s own performance and communication style, and on techniques to enable continuous improvement.

    Demonstrate a critical understanding of how communication technologies (including presentation software and streaming video/audio) are used in business presentations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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.

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