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PERTH INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

BES1100D – FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE
UNIT OUTLINE – SEMESTER 1, 2013

|DESCRIPTION | |This unit introduces students to the concept of business and to various interpersonal, group work and organisational skills essential for university | |and employment success. Integrating theory with applied activities, students will develop skills in self-advocacy, personal management and information | |management. Issues will be examined that relate to individual learning styles, group work, cross-cultural communications, business | |communications, critical thinking and ethical behaviour. During the course of the unit students will be introduced to the concept of self-reflection, | |self-discovery and peer assessment. | |  | |LEARNING OUTCOMES | |On successful completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:  | |Engage in self discovery through learning styles, personal preferences, self-reflection and developing emotional intelligence; | |Participate constructively in teams, using group work techniques to critically analyse problems and identify alternative solutions; | |Research, write and produce professional business documentation with appropriate language for various audiences; | |Communicate effectively through a number of mediums, supported by relevant research and using appropriate presentation techniques; | |Show proficiency in using relevant business technologies; and | |  | | | | | |UNIT CONTENT | |Learning styles and self awareness. | |Time management. | |Understanding individual differences. | |Working within a professional environment. | |Ethical principles and personal ethical behaviour. | |Effective and appropriate written and verbal communication skills relevant to business. | |Critical thinking through reading, writing, listening and questioning. | |Information...
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