Foundations of Business (9515.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Please note this is a Summer Semester course that is a full credit course conducted over a 7-week period.
PrerequisitesMust have passed 3 credit points.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Summer Semester||28 November 2022||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Summer Semester||27 November 2023||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||27 May 2024||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
This unit utilises an electronic textbook – "Foundations of Business". This textbook is included at no cost in pdf format via the links on the unit Canvas site and are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 License which allows them to be freely distributed. Additional resources are provided either as downloads or links. All is supplied on the Canvas site.
Foundations of Business
Unfortunately this text is not available in print form at this time. You may print out sections for personal use but please consider the environment before you print.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items are submitted online via Canvas. Each item is subject to an OURIGINAL check.
Special assessment requirements
All written assignments are to be double-spaced.
Marks may be deducted for incorrect spelling and/or grammar.
All referencing and citations are to use the Harvard or APA 7 citation system.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This course is a 100% online self-paced programme with set assessment deliverable dates as per the Canvas site. There are no on-campus lectures or tutorials. All lectures, video, podcast and reading resources are provided in the Canvas modules.
Required IT skills
- Have access to a computer.
- Have continuous broadband Internet access.
- Have the ability/permission to install plug-ins or software (e.g. Adobe Reader or Flash).
- Have the ability to download and save files and documents to a computer.
- Have the ability to open Microsoft files and documents (.doc, .ppt, .xls, etc.). A free alternative is available from http://OpenOffice.org
- Have the ability to conduct on-line research
Students accessing the unit outside of a designated UC Campus will be responsible for any data charges incurred when accessing the online materials.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Summer Semester, 2024, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (216709)
- Winter Term, 2023, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (215355)
- Winter Term, 2022, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (205168)
- Summer Semester, 2022, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208980)
- Winter Term, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (202771)
- Summer Semester, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198095)
- Winter Term, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198068)
- Summer Semester, 2020, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198096)