BUSM 0028 Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 201033

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Description This unit develops both verbal and written communication skills within a business context. Students will learn the underlying principles of academic research and writing in preparation for postgraduate study. These principles will be applied for the purpose of communicating effectively in both academic and professional environments. A consideration of non-verbal, intercultural and ethical issues will inform development of these verbal and written communication skills.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in programs 2811 Masters Qualifying Program or 2812 Masters Qualifying Program with Concurrent English.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the importance of communication in professional business contexts;
  2. Apply academic research and writing skills in a scholarly context;
  3. Communicate effectively using written skills that are suited to audience and context; and
  4. Communicate effectively using verbal skills that are suited to audience and context.

Subject Content

Introduction to effective business communication
Written communication in a professional context
Verbal communication in a professional context
Academic writing and research skills
Non-verbal and intercultural communication
Ethics in business communication

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Report 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Noor Lazar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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