Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit provides a basic understanding of the world of business and accounting, targeting those students who will undertake a business undergraduate degree. The unit will use the knowledge and experience students have as customers to help them discover and understand the key facets of a business. The unit pursues the following themes: models of management, the business environment, managing people, leadership, corporate social responsibility, organisational culture, financial accounting for management, financial management, marketing and exploring social media and e-business.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the characteristics of business ownership; (2) demonstrate the impact of people in organisations including through management, leadership and organisational culture; (3) describe key concepts of marketing and the external environment in which businesses operate, summarising challenges and opportunities that businesses may encounter
in the future; (4) demonstrate an ability to interpret balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and explain the importance of cash flow to a business; and (5) evaluate the relevance of corporate social responsibility and sustainability to modern business.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examinations; (2) assignments; and (3) group Presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in a UWA College course.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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