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Business Start Up Essentials (11199.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (197645) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184555) - View

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This unit is designed as an overview course that will expose students to business terminology, concepts and current business issues. The intent is to develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine business decision-making skills. This will be acquired through course work and assessment. These skills will be acquired through group work, reading materials, exercises, discussion, listening and writing and research assignments in this course that simulate the workplace today.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain and interpret and apply leadership and management skills important toward the establishment of a successful business;

2. Illustrate how economic indicators shape business decisions;

3. Identify and analyse business cycles and models;

4. Identify and interpret the important elements in formulating and evaluating an entrepreneurial business plan for a start-up organisation or for a new project in an established organisation;

5. Identify and interpret the legal requirements of business; and

6. Apply several financial ratios, balance sheet and income statement to business decision making for future performance of a company.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus lectures and interactive workshops per week.





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