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Foundations of Business (9515.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School

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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 10, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (150122) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (154946) - View
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  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 1, 2016, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (153443) - View
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  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 7, 2015, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (137948) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (141251) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2015, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (137947) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 5, 2015, SELF-PACED, BRUCE (137946) - View
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Syllabus

This unit is designed as a survey 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. These skills will be acquired by the reading materials, exercises, and research assignments in this course that simulate the workplace today.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain how economic indicators shape business decisions;

2. Identify and analyse business cycles;

3. Describe the components of a business plan and the purpose of each component;

4. Identify the legal forms of business, and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each;

5. Describe and analyse the components of the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion), and explain how segmentation and research will foster an understanding of consumer behaviour;

6. Explain the contents of a balance sheet and income statement;

7. Formulate several financial ratios, and communicate the implications of those ratios for future performance of a company; and

8. Explain and identify leadership and management skills necessary for a successful business.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

150 learning hours in online self-paced mode.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 3 credit points.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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