BUSM 2041 Working in Professions

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200914

Coordinator Krishan Prasad Opens in new window

Description Working in Professions focuses on developing career understandings and appreciating the personal attributes required for employability in the 'real world' of accounting, banking, economics, finance and property. This is a professional unit in the Bachelor of Business, but is also open to participants with an interest in examining and developing their knowledge of employability in these career areas. The unit involves examination of the evolving nature of work in a dynamic globalised context; applied labour market and industry structure analysis; and an exploration of employability attributes, capacities and opportunities across a range of career paths. Successful completion of the unit allows participants to gauge employer expectations, and to identify and reflect on career opportunities in their chosen fields.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 2030 - Managing and Developing Careers BUSM 2040 - The Service Enterprise

Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of Business subjects.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply labour market analysis to identify a range of career opportunities in accounting, banking, economics, finance and property.
  2. Explain how career prospects in business will evolve over time.
  3. Identify employee skills and attributes relevant to their chosen career.
  4. Identify the role of professional bodies for the modern business professional.
  5. Explain the role of ethics in the modern business world.
  6. Research and reflect on opportunities for individual employability.

Subject Content

1. The meaning of work and the global labour environment.
2. Communication and the workforce in relation to small, medium and large enterprises.
3. Employability skills and attributes required by business professionals.
4. The professions:
? Diversity of the accounting profession
? The finance professional
? Property profession
? Financial advice profession
? Diversity and change in economics professions
5. Use of technology in the professions.
6. Legislative requirements and the role of professional bodies.
7. Professional ethics in business.
8. Organising work life balance.
9. Evaluating and assessing career options.

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
Executive Summary and Presentation Part 1: Summary 1,200 words (20%). Part 2: Presentation 15 minutes (10%) 30 N Group
Learning Portfolio 2,000 words equivalency 40 N Individual
Reflective Journal 1,000 words 30 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Working in Professions - Custom Publication for Western Sydney University Course Code 200914. Prepared by Krishan Prasad, McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

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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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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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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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Subject Contact Krishan Prasad 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 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Ildiko Volcz 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 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Krishan Prasad 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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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Krishan Prasad 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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Subject Contact Krishan Prasad 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 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Neelam Goela 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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Uoe - Ho Chi Minh City

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Subject Contact Krishan Prasad 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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