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Unit description

Introduces students to key theories and concepts in management communication. Develops students’ skills to become effective business and academic communicators, writers and speakers. Students will learn to prepare clear and powerful messages, both individually and in groups. Students will learn strategies which will help them plan, write, revise and edit business documents. Through this process, students will also develop an understanding of, and skills in, the principles of academic integrity and academic writing.

Unit content

  1. The purpose of communication
  2. Credibility as a communicator
  3. Managing the writing process: Part 1
  4. Managing the writing process: Part 2 
  5. Writing styles: Persuasion and argumentative writing
  6. Writing styles: Analysis and reflection
  7. Communication among people: A digitally integrated world
  8. Communication among people: Corporate communications
  9. Communication among people: Communicate across culture
  10. Communication among people: Oral presentations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Identify different forms and theories of management communication
2Apply skills to manage the writing process
3Apply principles of academic integrity and academic literacy
4Write clear and concise business documents
5Apply effective communication skills, both individually and in diverse groups

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify different forms and theories of management communication
  2. Apply skills to manage the writing process
  3. Apply principles of academic integrity and academic literacy
  4. Write clear and concise business documents
  5. Apply effective communication skills, both individually and in diverse groups

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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