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Curtin Business School
School of Management

Unit Outline
311353 Communication in Business 100
Semester 1, 2013
Unit study package number:

311353

Mode of study:

Internal

Tuition pattern summary:

Lecture: 1 x 1 Hours Weekly
Tutorial: 1 x 2 Hours Weekly
This unit does not have a fieldwork component.

Credit Value:

25.0

Pre-requisite units:

Nil

Co-requisite units:

Nil

Anti-requisite units:

10808 (v.0) Business Communication 101 or any previous version

Result type:

Grade/Mark

Approved incidental fees:

Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit fees.curtin.edu.au/incidental_fees.cfm for details.
Annette Watkins
Name:
+618 9266 7752
Phone:
cbs-cib100@curtin.edu.au
Email:
407
Building:
219
Room:
Consultation Join me in weekly web conferences each
Friday during the semesters between 12pm
times:
- 1pm (WST). You do not need an
appointment to attend these consultation
sessions. Simply visit the CIB 100
Blackboard site and click on Web
Conferences. Look forward to meeting you
online. Otherwise like me on Facebook
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or follow me on Twitter (@CIB_100).

Unit coordinator:

Teaching Staff:

Name:
Email:
Building:

Alan Downe
Alan.Downe@curtin.edu.au
Unknown

Administrative contact:

Name:
Phone:
Email:
Building:
Room:

Annette Watkins
+618 9266 7752
A.Watkins@cbs.curtin.edu.au
407
219

311353 Communication in Business 100
Miri Sarawak Campus
12 Feb 2013
School of Management, Curtin Business School

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CRICOS Provider Code
WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Curtin Business School
School of Management

Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

Syllabus
Covers key aspects of research, written and oral communication in academic and professional business contexts, as well as working to develop students' teamwork skills including roles of team members. Emphasis will be placed on students' ability to locate, understand, and critically evaluate business information. Students will learn about business meeting procedures and practices, how to identify and examine the importance of different business stakeholder relationships and the variety of tools used by business to communicate information in a culturally diverse and global setting. Skills in accessing information, synthesising information, argument development, the Chicago author-date referencing system, principles of effective communication with a focus on verbal and non verbal forms and the professional presentation of documents are all covered during the development of the key assignments.

Introduction
Welcome to Communication in Business100 (CIB 100).
This unit challenges you to analyse how business communicates and interacts in society. It brings together a number of disciplines to introduce you to the issues facing contemporary business and the roles, which modern organisations are called upon to play. In turn, you will have the opportunity to integrate theory into real life business scenarios as you examine organisational performance through the lens of the social contract, corporate citizenship, stakeholder management and other business orientations.

As “Scholars of business”, with ideas and opinions worth sharing with your peers, you will be challenged to express your viewpoint on contemporary business issues and support your stance with persuasive arguments. These arguments should illustrate your understanding of the changes and improvements that society demands of business and that ultimately legitimise the existence of business in today’s society. As you will present your ideas and opinions in a variety of forums, you will in turn be exposed to and learn various interpersonal, group work and communication skills essential for university and employment success in the ever...
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