Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.



AYB115 Governance, Fraud and Investigation

The role of a forensic accountant involves many different tasks including profiling, interviewing, expert witness work and risk management. Fraud is an ever present problem in a technology driven business environment and understanding how fraud occurs and can be prevented and detected is becoming a necessity for business operations. Governance issues have an increasingly large impact on business due to the electronic and global nature of business operations. Therefore, an understanding of how IT governance assists forensic accountants in their risk management role, particularly in relation to fraud detection and prevention, is particularly important. From a legal perspective, understanding criminal and civil jurisdictions, gathering evidence, interviewing suspects, knowledge of evidentiary rules and the expert witness role is essential knowledge for those wishing to enter the forensic accounting profession

AYN458 Ethics and Professional Relationships

This unit is designed for students intending to pursue professional careers in business, particularly accounting or financial planning, and introduces ethical issues associated with the roles of directors, executives and professionals. With a particular focus on the ethical competencies and obligations required of those providing financial advice and accounting services, the unit also specifically addresses the development of trust within professional relationships. Practical considerations regarding how to develop effective non-verbal and verbal communication skills with clients and other stakeholders are also of continuing importance in professional contexts and are explored in this unit.

GSN483 Ethics for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations

The accountability demands for clients and funding bodies of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations increasingly require members of the Philanthropic and Not for Profit (PANFP) sector to adopt decision-making practices that are not only effective and efficient but are also consistent with the mission and values of their organisation. This unit serves to provide an introduction to a broad array of ethical reasoning skills and contemporary integrity management practices, in the context of the need for such organisations to build and maintain their reputational capital and contribute more fully to the creation of social capital.

GSN485 Legal Issues for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations

Nonprofit organisations are subject to a legal framework that both regulates and facilitates their internal and external conduct. An appreciation of these frameworks is necessary for good governance, the achievement of their mission and promoting trust with both internal and external parties.

GSN486 Accounting and Finance Issues for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations

Being able to understand and interpret financial information is a crucial skill for managers, executives and board members of nonprofit organisations. The external annual and financial reports provide financial and non-financial information principally for external stakeholders such as members, patrons, funding bodies, and regulators. Developing financial literacy and an appreciation of accountability drivers and frameworks is necessary for good governance and accountability, the achievement of the organisation's mission, strategic decision making, and promoting trust with both internal and external stakeholders.

GSN487 Introduction to Social Enterprise

The nonprofit sector continues to mature and expand with the establishment of more sophisticated social enterprise programs. With significant reductions in the traditional sources of revenue, increasingly sophisticated competition and dramatic changes in expectations from clients and other stakeholder groups, the need for effective strategy and implementation has grown. Additionally innovative ways of resourcing and fulfilling mission need to be explored.  This unit offers a background to social enterprises and 'hands on' experience in social business planning.

GSN488 Fundraising Development Principles

Fundraising and related skills are critical to attaining resources required for good organisations to deliver amazing community outcomes. To meet the challenge of inspiring ongoing support for organisations, practitioners should base their decisions on the principles of fundraising, underpinned by theory and evidence from the growing body of literature in this area. This unit applies theories of marketing, public relations and management, economics, psychology, sociology and ethics to fundraising and development, and builds an understanding of the philanthropic environment and donor perspectives. It examines the principles of fundraising/development, institutional readiness, case preparation, leadership, constituencies and fundraising markets to build understanding of the context in which ethical practice occurs. The knowledge gained in this unit forms the basis of further studies into fundraising activities.

Advertising, marketing and public relations

AMB110 Internationalisation

Internationalisation has become fundamental to the survival and growth of many businesses in Australia as well as in other economies in this era of globalisation. Globalisation has forged interdependency among organisations and individuals in different country markets. This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and international business. It explores the diversity of country markets at an introductory level, introducing key knowledge and skills for operating businesses effectively - responding to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. In this unit you can gain an awareness of the unique knowledge and skills required of management to operate business internationally across diverse contexts, which will inform future studies in this field.

AMB111 Advertising Works

This unit serves as the introduction and prerequisite to later units in the advertising course and as a useful elective for students taking other courses. The unit provides you with a thorough fundamental knowledge of advertising principles and a practical understanding of the techniques and practices used by today's advertising agencies and clients, including strategy development, media planning, creative development, integration of other communications and analysing an advertising campaign.

AMB140 Marketplace Simulation

AMB140 Marketplace Simulation follows the introductory marketing unit in the marketing major and minor and provides a focus on the implementation and evaluation of the marketing plan at a small business level. Emphasis is placed on the responsibilities within a marketing team for planning, developing, organising, implementing, controlling, and evaluating marketing activities. The unit prepares students for other marketing units in the major. The learning approach is innovative and uses role-play where students take the role of a marketing team member in a virtual simulated marketplace.

AMB163 Introduction to Public Relations

AMB163 Introduction to Public Relations answers three important questions: (a) what is public relations, (b) why do organisations need public relations, and (c) how is public relations practised? The unit introduces key concepts of public relations and lays a foundation for subsequent study in the discipline. This unit applies the role and influence of publics and stakeholders into multiple contexts including crisis management, community consultation, and internal communication. The unit showcases the range of potential careers available in public relations. 

AMB164 Media Relations and Publicity

AMB164 Media Relations and Publicity introduces you to the tools and techniques you will need to work with the media and get positive publicity for organisations. This makes the unit an ideal elective for students from any discipline looking to add value to their major. The tools and techniques covered in AMB164 Media Relations and Publicity will also provide foundational knowledge and skills for use in subsequent units in the public relations major and minor. AMB164 Media Relations and Publicity helps you develop the skills required to effectively communicate with audiences on behalf of organisations through legacy/traditional and other forms of media.

AMB223 Create Advertising

Advertising Copywriting is an important addition to the knowledge base of all marketing communication students. It equips you with the skills to develop creative strategy and write well-grounded and well-crafted copy. For those students not interested in pursuing a career in copywriting, this unit is also vital because it provides the benchmarks to assess creative work and lend support to great creative ideas.

AMB224 Consumers and Media Channels

This unit introduces you to the strategic use of paid, owned and earned media to effectively reach consumers using media channels within an advertising campaign. You will develop skills to analyse data to research consumer attitudes and behaviours and develop creative consumer insights. Based on these insights you will work together in a team to develop a media strategy. This unit works closely with media industry professionals and is accredited by the Media Federation of Australia.  Completing this unit will be beneficial to students who would like to pursue careers in advertising, digital or media agencies or media sales.

AMB299 Marketing Communication

Marketing Communication brings advertising, marketing and public relations students to solve real world problems. In the unit, you will strengthen creative, digital, and research skills in real world settings. First, you will use marketing communication planning principles to audit and transform existing strategy. Second, you will respond to a client brief by researching the situation and creating and pitching your evidence-based marketing communication strategy to industry. You will also create a career-readiness case for inclusion in your CV or LinkedIn profile.

AMN436 Developing Cultural Intelligence

In a globalised world, workplaces are increasingly filled with a diverse range of people from different nationalities, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Diverse perspectives create more effective outcomes, yet can also cause misunderstanding, frustration, poor team performance, unintentional offense and lack of trust. This unit introduces Cultural Intelligence (CQ) – the ability to adapt, relate and work effectively with teams across cultures. In this unit students will develop an understanding of the key aspects of CQ by engaging with theoretical frameworks for interpreting differences in cultural behaviour in conjunction with developing skills which can help in responding appropriately and effectively to culturally diverse situations. This unit will be of value to students seeking global careers and those currently working in multicultural team environments.

Business and law

BSB105 The Future Enterprise

This introductory business core unit provides insights on how to predict emerging futures in the contemporary workplace and how to tailor individual response strategies to future business scenarios. Grounded in an integrated mix of real-world case studies from corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors, this unit will help you to develop the mindset and skill set required to approach the future world of work equipped to succeed. You will practise environmental sensing, scenario planning and managing strategic alternatives, and will be introduced to megatrends defining the contemporary work landscape, along with opportunities, threats and “black swan” events disrupting it. You will build your capability to be resilient and agile in the workplace. This unit is relevant to students of all business disciplines, preparing you for the future of work and introducing you to business capabilities to ignite your career.

BSB106 Dynamic Markets

In this introductory business core unit, you will explore how value is created for organisations and customers through the process of exchange in dynamic market environments. You will learn about how businesses interact with consumers and other stakeholders, gain an understanding of the forces that drive behaviour in different market settings, and explore strategies organisations use to enter and operate within dynamic markets to co-create value with customers and stakeholders. This unit is relevant to students of all business disciplines, introducing you to evidence-based skills needed to analyse and critically appraise the trade-offs required to create value and succeed in complex business settings. Along with the rest of the introductory business core, this unit forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines, introducing you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB107 Financial Performance and Responsibility

In this introductory business core unit, you will learn about how individuals and businesses allocate financial resources and use financial information to make sound business decisions in the contemporary workplace. You will gain foundational skills in managing your own personal finances, and in using software to gather and analyse financial information in order to manage cash, evaluate risk, and assess performance and value both at personal and organisational levels in authentic, real-world contexts. This unit, along with the rest of the introductory business core, forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines and introduces you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB108 Business Environment

In this introductory business unit, you will examine the features that define and shape the national, international and global environments in which businesses operate. You will gain an understanding of the roles of key economic, political and legal institutions and regulatory frameworks and how they impact businesses, and apply critical thinking skills and evidence-based approaches to solve real-world business problems. This unit also introduces you to professional skills in analysing and presenting data to inform business decisions. Along with the rest of the introductory business core, this unit forms the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines, introducing you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSB110 Accounting

Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation, making it important for any business professional to have a foundational level of knowledge and understanding of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice. Accordingly, this unit provides students with introductory knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice to develop an understanding of how accounting data is used to inform decisions in organisations. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, planning, control and business decision making. The knowledge and skills developed in this introductory unit are relevant to students in accounting and non-accounting majors.

BSB111 Business Law and Ethics

This foundational unit is designed to prepare students to conduct business within the Australian legal environment and emphasises the need for the business leaders of tomorrow to act in accordance with society's ethical standards. It incorporates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics to provide students with an understanding of laws and ethical standards applicable to business decisions. The unit addresses specific legal issues that relate to business, including agency law, contract law, consumer law and negligence. These issues are pertinent regardless the specific field of business being studied and inform a broad set of professional contexts. Through use of statute, case law and ethical principles, students will develop the ability to apply the law to different scenarios, and develop moral reasoning and problem solving skills in relation to contemporary ethical issues.

BSB113 Economics

Economics is the study of how to best use and distribute scarce resources to meet our needs and wants by looking at how people make decisions and the interaction of individuals in markets. Economics examines the role of government in either obstructing or improving market outcomes and the effect of those decisions on the well-being of society. Economics also studies the economy as a whole and key issues explored in this unit include economic growth, inflation, unemployment and international trade. In studying these issues economists can understand how to manage the economy for the good of its citizens. In this unit students develop an understanding of the key principles and tools that economists use to interpret and critically analyse economic policies that impact on Australia and the global economy.

BSB115 Management

An ability to understand the basic functions of management and apply that knowledge to contemporary practice are key skills for competent business professionals and informed, effective managers. This unit provides insights into current business issues and practices using real world cases and practitioner readings. The unit introduces students to foundational theories and practices of management and organisations, with an emphasis on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly competitive environment where the emphasis will be on knowledge and the ability to learn, change and innovate. Organisations are viewed from individual, group, corporate and external environmental perspectives, and the unit provides a foundation for students studying business or wishing to understand more thoroughly the role of organisations within society.

BSB119 Global Business

Globalisation is the development of interdependancy among organisations and individuals in different country markets. This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at a foundational level, introducing key knowledge and skills for operating businesses effectively in global contexts and responding to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. In this unit you will develop a comprehension of the nature and role of globalisation and the drivers of international business, and knowledge of the competitive forces and challenges confronting business as a consequence of globalisation. You will gain an awareness of the unique knowledge and skills required of management to operate business internationally across diverse contexts, which will inform future studies in this field.

BSB123 Data Analysis

The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data effectively is important in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone applying their knowledge to inform business decisions. This introductory unit is designed to ensure that students gain an appreciation of the basic tools necessary to develop and apply this skill set. It introduces the fundamental concepts and statistical methods for data analysis, and students will learn about different types and sources of data, and techniques for displaying and analysing data to make business decisions. Students will gain practical data manipulation skills using Microsoft Excel, and practise many of the quantitative techniques applicable to all disciplines, which will be used throughout their further studies.

BSB126 Marketing

To operate successfully and profitably in today's competitive marketplace, business operators need to apply marketing principles and concepts. Survival and growth depend very much on understanding customer needs, as well as the marketing environment in which they compete. BSB126 Marketing introduces students to key marketing strategies and tactics in order to adapt and respond to a continuously changing marketplace. The elements of the marketing mix are explored with special reference to product, price, distribution and promotion, and key issues relating to services marketing, e-marketing and strategic marketing are canvassed. The unit also introduces students to the related disciplines of advertising and public relations, and provides a broad grounding in marketing practice that is relevant for all business disciplines.

BSB130 Social Enterprises

Real world social and environmental issues are increasingly addressed through business means in an emerging form of hybrid organisation – the social enterprise. Traditionally, the government and charity sectors sought to meet community needs, however resource constraints and increasing demand make this increasingly difficult. Social enterprises provide innovative and sustainable solutions to resourcing and fulfilling charitable purposes via business means. This business core option unit introduces you to social enterprises in a global perspective, and helps you to develop Human-Centred Design skills as you build a social enterprise business plan.

BSB131 Applied Business Analytics

Organisations use business analytics to understand and solve business problems, increase efficiency, leverage productivity, and ultimately enhance the business performance of organisations. This business core option unit introduces you to a practical framework for data collection, aggregation, processing, and modelling to transform data into business insights. You will gain knowledge of key business analytics methods and approaches, and build skills in using Excel to manage and analyse data sets — valuable competencies that will help you to improve decision-making in contemporary business environments across all business disciplines.

BSB151 Business Law and Governance

This foundational unit aims to help students understand that in business, choosing the "right" thing to do involves a range of quite different conceptualizations of what is "right". By using Ethics, the Law and Governance principles to determine what is right, we emphasize the need for tomorrow's business leaders to understand different ways people judge what is "right" and introduce critical business concepts such as governance, fiduciary duties, agency law, contract and negligence (duty of care). Through use classical ethical frameworks as well as statute and case law, students will develop the ability to justify what is the right thing to do in a number of different business scenarios. In so doing the unit also addresses specific legal issues germane to all fields of business and professional contexts while developing problem solving skills relevant to contemporary business.

BSB152 Financial Management

This unit prepares students to analyse, interpret and make decisions based on the accounting and financial information produced by an organisation. Different types of accounting and financial information are introduced together with various techniques that are utilised to generate insights into organisational performance, risk management as well as management investment, finance and profit distribution decision making. This is essential knowledge for all management decision makers in an organisation. Real life limitations of the individual approaches and techniques covered will be introduced together with the complexities of making these management decisions. Topics introduced in the unit include: analysis of financial statements, valuation of different financial assets, management investment decision making, short and long-term planning and business risk management.  

BSB250 Business Citizenship

In this developmental core business unit, you will explore the potential for individuals and organisations to create positive social and environmental change, and extend your ability to analyse complex business problems. You will explore your personal values and ethical priorities in the context of professional practice while gaining an appreciation of multi-stakeholder and Indigenous perspectives on business issues and practice. You will develop skills to communicate complex issues and data to a variety of audiences, and refine your self-reflection skills to guide your professional development. Exploring citizenship and ethics at individual, professional, organisational and global scales, this unit is relevant to students of all business disciplines, bridging the introductory and capstone core business units to extend your business competencies and preparing you to become a socially responsible professional and global citizen.

BSN450 Business Intelligence

In this multidisciplinary business core unit, you will learn about approaches and technologies used by enterprises to research business problems and develop knowledge guiding effective business strategy. Through hands-on application of key theories and business research tools, you will gain skills in collecting and analysing data about the business environment (e.g., consumers and competitors) as well as its internal processes, and generate insights to help businesses create value through innovation, product development and process improvement. You will develop skills in conducting business research, working in team contexts and using powerful visualisation tools to present complex business insights to professional audiences. This unit is the first of two business core units that form the foundation for further study across the breadth of business disciplines, introducing you to business capabilities to prepare you for the future world of work and ignite your career.

BSN550 Responsible Enterprise

Excellent enterprises generate a profit, but also seek to achieve these economic benefits ethically and sustainably - thus minimising impact on people and planet. In this multidisciplinary business core unit, you will develop an applied understanding of ethical frameworks in business, and practise critical systems thinking and problem solving skills required for effective leadership in the future world of work. You will explore your own values in relation to Indigenous Australian, philosophical and psychological ethical perspectives. You will apply a values-based approach to conceptualising and addressing complex systems and business problems aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), spanning for-profit, not-for-profit, government and hybrid contexts. This unit informs further study across the breadth of business disciplines, developing business capabilities to prepare you for the future of business and ignite your career.

Economics and finance

EFB106 Cost-Benefit Analysis for Project Appraisal

Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a key technique used to appraise the relative desirability of competing alternative uses of limited resources. CBA supports decision making with respect to investment alternatives across a range of industries in the public and private sector. CBA has been used intensively in investment projects, socio-economic programmes and policies. The unit provides students with foundational knowledge and basic skills of CBA. 

EFB228 Microeconomics

This unit explores the economic analysis of and the interplay between the decisions and actions of consumers, firms and governments in modern economies.  The theoretical and empirical content of this unit provides a basis for understanding these decisions and actions with a focus on applications to real world contexts. You will develop the ability to understand and apply microeconomic concepts to a range of contemporary economic issues and problems at an intermediate level.  Further, the unit provides the basis for appreciation of a range of issues that can improve managerial decision-making to the formulation of public policy that can improve the welfare of the community. The unit prepares you for a major in economics and develops your ability to apply microeconomic knowledge and critical thinking skills to economic problems in real world contexts.   

EFB229 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics is one of the key fields in economics. It is a study of economic aggregates, such as GDP, inflation and unemployment rates, economic growth and income distribution, etc. A major focus of macroeconomics is on economic policies that affect these aggregate measures. The unit goes beyond the basic overview of the workings of the economy and provides an in-depth analysis of fundamental macroeconomic ideas. It also develops the capabilities and skills to equip you with a deeper understanding of the macroeconomic policies and their applications in the real world.  

EFB231 Economics

Economics studies the efficient use and distribution of scarce resources. It is concerned with how people make decisions and interact in markets. Economics examines the role of government in either obstructing or improving market outcomes and the effect of those decisions on the well-being of society. Economics also studies the economy as a whole and key issues explored in this unit include economic growth, inflation, unemployment and international trade. In studying these issues economists can understand how to manage the economy for the good of its citizens. In this unit students develop an understanding of the key principles and tools that economists use to interpret and critically analyse economic policies that impact on Australia and the global economy.

USB141 Building Big

Building Big builds on the construction fundamentals covered in the unit UXB110 Residential Construction and further develops these concepts and applies them to the industrial property, retail centres, high rise commercial and high rise residential property. The unit provides the construction and design background that defines good quality building materials, design, layout and construction. These concepts will provide the basis for the understanding of how construction type and quality are reflected in the market demand and value of these property types from a development, valuation and investment perspective.

USB143 Money and Wealth

Money and Wealth provides the foundation academic skills and knowledge to understand how accounting and investment interacts with the day to day valuation and property professions and how these principles of accounting can assist in the analysis and interpretation of the financial aspects of going concern valuations and property ownership and management.

USB145 Property Transactions

Property Transactions provides the foundation knowledge to understand the fundamentals of property rights and the legal rights and responsibilities for a property professional participating in property transactions. You will develop an understanding of contracts associated with buying, selling and leasing property and how to maintain best practice to avoid exposure to legal liability. In addition you will be introduced to legal structures for the delivery of property development and investment projects.


MGB130 Managing People

Everyone in business, government and non-for-profit organisations works with other people, and organisational behaviour provides the knowledge and tools to interact with others effectively. No matter what career path you choose, you'll find that organisational behaviour concepts play an important part in performing your job and working more effectively within organisations. In this unit we will examine how individual differences impact upon what people think, feel, and do in the workplace, and how this understanding of people can help us build more fulfilling and successful workplaces. By taking an interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspective, drawing on the fields of management, HR, psychology, behavioural economics and sociology, we focus on getting the best out of people at work, including ourselves, by promoting the sustainable and ethical integration of the business needs and the individual's needs.

MGB131 Introducing Human Resource Management

This unit introduces you to the strategic perspective on human resource management and the growing use ofevidence based human resource decision making, such as HR analytics, to increase organisational effectiveness.This unit explores how the core roles and functions of HRM, including recruitment and selection, learning anddevelopment, and performance and reward management, need to be aligned with organisational strategy toachieve business goals.

MGB132 Obligations and Options for Employing People

As a Human Resource Manager you must be aware of the legal, political, social, economic, financial and ethical factors impacting choices about employing people. These are addressed in this unit through theory and practice.

MGB133 Managing Strategy

The purpose of this introductory unit is to provide you with awareness of why organisations exist; how they position and organise themselves with respect to their dynamic capabilities, task environment, and general environment; and what tools managers can use to gather and interpret information to inform strategic plans and decisions. By drawing on a range of real world and hypothetical cases, this unit provides you with a macro-level view of management, focusing on the technical systems side of management activities. 

MGB231 Developing Talent

We live in exciting times with technology driving change at an ever-increasing rate. To remain competitive in thisworld, organisations and individuals need to be adaptive and flexible. This means being able to effectively analyse andassess current capabilities and then take necessary organisational learning and development action. This Unit providesyou with the knowledge and skills required to carry out these functions and in so doing gives you the tools needed tobe a positive driver of organisational success.

MGB232 Managing Performance and Rewards

Performance and reward management is a key functional area of HRM and is of critical importance in supporting organisations to maintain a competitive advantage. Therefore, it is imperative that you understand the strategic framework and the underlying psychological principles that maximise employee performance. This unit contributes significantly to your understanding of people management, your HR diagnostic skills and your ability to develop HR policies and procedures to support employee, managerial and organisational effectiveness.

MGB233 Entrepreneurship

The ability to think and act entrepreneurially is increasingly important in modern society, regardless of future career aspirations. This action-oriented unit is designed specifically to enable students to walk in the shoes of an entrepreneur and to experience the excitement, challenge and unpredictable nature of identifying, developing and communicating new venture value creation strategies. Further, this unit provides students with the opportunity to develop potential solutions for real world problems, and to present those solutions to their peers. Students will be able to reconcile their actions and experience to various frameworks, like the Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework. 

MGB234 Managing Knowledge, Innovation, and Creativity

Managing knowledge and innovation are the key drivers of success for many of today's leading firms and are integral to an organisation's ability to survive and thrive in a dynamic and competitive marketplace. The purpose of Managing Knowledge & Innovation is to extend your understanding of the human and technical systems of organisations by focusing on how information and knowledge can be harnessed for innovation and competitive advantage. With a focus on the theories and frameworks to inform decisions for organising human and technical systems, this unit develops your understanding of the meso-level responsibilities of management, and parallels and adds value to other developmental units focusing on organisational controls (MGB210 & MGB341). 

MGB235 Monitoring and Managing Operational Performance

The production of goods or services is the core activity of all organisations, irrespective of whether the organisation is part of the private sector, the public sector, or the not-for-profit sector. The operational performance of organisations is only made possible by the integrated support of other functional and administrative areas of the organisation. It is essential that you gain an understanding of the central issues of how operations produce organisational outputs, and how other functional and administrative areas contribute to the performance of this core activity. Monitoring and Managing Operational Performance focuses on providing you with a "manager's toolkit" for identifying, monitoring and enhancing the operational performance of organisations' socio-technical systems. By focusing on management tools, you will develop a critical awareness of the interdependence of human, technical, competitive, and financial domains of control.  

MGB236 Identifying and Managing Risk

Developing an understanding of risk management, in theory and practice, is essential for ensuring resilient and sustainable organisations. Effective risk management outcomes result from the analysis of uncertainties embedded in human knowledge, systems of management and processes in commerce, and from implementing mitigation strategies generated to address these factors. This unit seeks to develop students managerial toolkit with current Risk Management models and current national and international risk standards. All forms of organisations face and manage risk in different ways, and this unit shares insights for managing risk in an array of private, public, and entrepreneurial contexts. 

MGB237 Managing Projects for Performance

Increasing technical and product complexity, shortening 'time to market' windows, and the need for cross-functional integration and fast responses to changing client needs elevate the importance of organising work by projects. This developmental level unit applies knowledge and skills in effectively managing projects, gained by focusing on the central issues of project selection, planning and evaluation. It integrates the socio-cultural elements of management including leadership, problem-solving, stakeholder management and managing uncertainty with the technical elements of scope, work breakdown structure, scheduling and resource allocations. In this unit you will develop practical and career relevant skills to successfully manage various types of projects.  

MGB348 Implementing Sustainable Change

Corporate sustainability is central to ongoing organisational success. A sustainable organisation manages its processes, products and people in an ecologically aware and socially responsible way. The ability to plan and manage the change programs needed to achieve corporate sustainability goals is an integral management competency. Sustainable change requires consideration of the fit of the organisation to its contexts (MGB133); organisational continuity (MGB236 & MGB234), efficiency (MGB235 & MGB237), and effective people management (MGB130). It also requires consideration of multi-stakeholder and Indigenous perspectives, legal and societal expectations, and human dimensions of change. This unit will help you develop the skills and tools needed to make a significant contribution to sustainable and socially responsible change. It is an important parallel for the capstone unit, where these diverse and intersecting responsibilities are applied.    

MGN415 HRM Theory and Practice

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the interplay between organisational effectiveness, long-term sustainability, and the management and organisation of people in the workplace. The unit fosters discipline knowledge, analytical and action orientated competencies and prepares students for advanced study in the field. This unit is the foundation unit in HRM in the MBus (HRM) and related courses. It overviews the profession of HRM and the practice of the HR Professional in the organisation.

MGN532 Investigating Real-World Business Issues

The unit focuses on developing the skills necessary to define and design a proposal to address a real-world business issue. Adopting a systematic approach to defining and designing a business project, the unit offers students the opportunity to develop the research in practice skills necessary to address the real-world business issue.  Students will learn how to convert business issues into an actionable project proposal and develop and apply research informed skills to communicate actionable socially responsible solutions.

MGN533 Strategic Business Intelligence for Managers

The digital revolution has changed business practices and enabled access to a range of data, which can support business decisions, help businesses better understand their customers and improve performance. The value of data can only be realised when it is translated into meaningful information, which provides a basis for informed decision-making. In this unit you will extend your foundational understanding of business intelligence to learn how to extract value from complex datasets. Through exposure to theoretical frameworks and real world application, you will gain skills to address contemporary issues facing organisations as they leverage data for decision-making, evaluate ethical considerations, explore artificial intelligence (Al) possibilities, and craft data-driven business strategies based on industry accepted data analytic processes. You will learn how to incorporate evidence-driven decision-making at all levels of the organisation.

MGN535 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

This unit is designed to familiarise students with significant current and future issues affecting the management of human resources in organisations. The focus on contemporary trends and issues impacting and influencing Human Resource Management (HRM) are relevant to not only human resource (HR) managers but also to other managers to understand how work should be best managed in the future. This unit teaches students how to use multisource data in an HR context to inform decision making and intervention design around contemporary issues. Connecting theory with practice, the unit begins with an overview of current issues impacting on HRM which students then research. Consequently, the unit content may vary each semester according to which issues are identified as significant at the time.

MGN537 Organising and Leading Projects

This unit provides you with opportunities to build individual and team based knowledge in project management, and practice your skills in a group acting as consultants designing a program of change to meet stakeholder requirements and offering appropriate recommendations to your client to achieve performance improvement through the management of change. The unit prepares you for developing your own projects of work and for undertaking the capstone unit.

MGN560 Strategic HRM

This unit is aimed at building on your understanding of HR strategies and practices gained in other postgraduate HRM Units, therefore it is expected you undertake this in your final year. The unit bridges the gap between HRM research and practice by requiring you to apply scholarly research and theory to case studies based on real world workforce issues. In this unit you will be required to use relevant technologies, analyse HR data and use previously acquired knowledge of HR theory and practice to address a series of strategic HRM issues and provide practical advice for business leaders. Finally, the unit focusses on you as an HR professional and the role you play in providing ethical HR leadership to support decent work within organisations.

MGN565 Consulting and Change Management

Technological shifts, social change, uncertain economic conditions, and the emergence of new business models have created a highly competitive and dynamic business environment. In this new era, the effective management of change has become essential for sustained organisational success and has become an essential competency for management professionals. In this unit you will explore the complexities of change management, develop practical competencies in planning organisational change and the use of change management technologies. Upon completion of this unit, you will be equipped with practical tools and road maps for managing organisational change.

MGN585 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial leadership has become a standard skill of successful managers. Entrepreneurship is the identification and evaluation of new opportunities, which lead to the creation of new ventures as well as the  growth of existing businesses. This unit is designed to equip students with state-of-the-art techniques developed by leading universities, innovators, and entrepreneurs. This allows them to pursue high-impact entrepreneurship focusing on social value and sustainable development.

MGN599 Innovation in Practice

Fostering an innovation culture and developing innovation capabilities, including human centered design, are fast becoming strategic imperatives for many organisations in order to keep up with the pace of change. Whether adopting a first-to-market or fast follower approach, organisations are recognising the importance of increasing maturity levels in capability to respond to market changes and disruption to their existing business. In this capstone unit you will use human centered design to work through a real world business problem to identify and develop disruptive ideas, but to also facilitate the process of research informed innovation. Participating in real-world practices, you will gain skills and expertise that you can apply to a wide range of business opportunities and challenges, in roles which are internal or external to the business.

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AYB106 Accounting Processes and Systems

Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation, making it important for any business professional to have a foundational level of knowledge and understanding of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice. Accordingly, this unit provides students with introductory knowledge of modern financial accounting theory and practice to develop an understanding of how accounting data is used to inform decisions in organisations. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, planning, control, business decision making and information communication technologies.The knowledge and skills developed in this introductory unit are relevant to students in accounting and non-accounting majors.

AYB200 Financial Accounting

External financial reports are a legal requirement for companies under the Australian Corporations Act and provide decision-useful information for interested users. Therefore, it is a requirement for accountants working in industry to know and understand: accounting concepts and procedures; specific technical accounting and legal requirements; and, general professional and ethical concepts. These are required in order to be able to prepare, present and explain external financial reports for users. Similarly, this knowledge and skill is a requirement for auditors who perform audits and reviews of external financial reports.

AYB201 Financial Accounting and Reporting

External financial reports are a legal requirement for companies under the Australian Corporations Act and provide decision-useful information for interested users. Therefore, it is a requirement for accountants working in industry to know and understand: accounting concepts and procedures; specific technical accounting and legal requirements: and, general professional and ethical concepts. These are required in order to be able to prepare, present and explain external financial reports for users. Similarly, this knowledge and skill is a requirement for auditors who perform audits and reviews of external financial reports. 

AYB202 Management Accounting

Management accounting is the sourcing, analysis and communication of decision-relevant information - both financial and non-financial – used by firms to generate value and maintain a competitive advantage. Accordingly, all firms, regardless of industry type or size, make use of a range of management accounting practices. Accountants need to know about these concepts, techniques, and sustainibility practices used by firms to allocate costs to products or services; plan, control and measure performance; and be able to identify and provide management with relevant information to inform their decision making.

AYB203 Taxation

As many business decisions involve a consideration of the taxation implications, Accountancy graduates should possess a basic knowledge of the Australian taxation system so that they can develop skills required for professional practice. The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop an understanding of the basic fundamentals of taxation. AYB203 Taxation is a prerequisite for AYB320 Advanced Taxation Law.

AYB205 Law of Business Entities

Under Australian law, both individuals and businesses may organise their affairs through various types of business structures. Each structure has characteristics that differ and each structure affects the nature of their responsibilities, obligations, internal and external relationships. Accountants are often called upon to audit, advise and assist clients with their business endeavours and are required to understand the attributes of such business structures and the laws and regulations that affect them.

AYB221 Accounting Systems and Analytics

Accounting information systems are an essential element of any business. An appreciation of accounting in a modern electronic environment, how accounting systems are designed and how analytics can be applied in accounting, are therefore crucial to the study of real world accounting systems. This unit builds on the knowledge attained in the prerequisite subjects and applies it to accounting information systems environment.

AYB227 International Accounting

As business and financial markets have become increasingly globalised, the significance of the differences in international, financial accounting policies and disclosure and reporting practices, have become more important, especially from the perspective of management, financial analysts and other users of financial statements including trillion dollar pension/superannuation funds. For these key interest groups, it is vital not only to be aware of international differences in financial accounting policies and practices, but also to be able to assess their impact on earnings and assets and key performance indicators and ratios, for example, return on assets. Additional key issues in globalised business operations relate to an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity issues and the global trends in foreign currency transactions and hedging, global corporate sustainability, international taxation and international audit.

AYB230 Corporations Law

Individuals and businesses may organise their affairs through various legal structures. One of the most common ways to organise a business structure is through incorporation. Accordingly, accountants should have a detailed knowledge about corporations as a particular type of business structure.

AYB232 Financial Services Regulation and Law

This course is developed for students who will be, or intend to embark on careers as, financial advisors and planners, accountants, auditors, business analysts and stockbrokers. It is designed to aid the students' understanding of the regulatory fundamentals and the key provisions of the law and regulations relating to corporate securities and financial services.

AYB240 Superannuation and Retirement Planning

Mandatory superannuation savings under the Australian retirement incomes policy have seen the superannuation industry grow to nearly $3 trillion, with almost all workers now having superannuation benefits. Expansion of superannuation fund and investment choice has also increasingly shifted investment decision-making to superannuation fund members. Superannuation has become an almost universal benefit affecting virtually every business and employee. However, the superannuation system is complex and subject to a broad range of regulation governing all facets of the operations of the superannuation industry. This unit introduces students to the Australian superannuation system and the regulatory framework under which it operates. Knowledge and understanding of superannuation is important to financial planning, accounting graduates, particularly if they will be involved with the superannuation advice to clients or employers, administration or auditing of superannuation funds.

AYB250 Personal Financial Planning

With the increasing complexity of taxation laws, the ageing population and the focus on self-reliance in retirement, individuals expect their financial advisers  to be professionally equipped to assist them in effective investment and risk management and also with complex retirement planning strategies. As a result, many professional accounting firms, banks and independent financial advise firms now offer financial planning services as part and parcel of the services they are offering to their individual clients. QUT graduates who have acquired skills and knowledge in this area will have a definite competitive advantage when seeking financial planning related employment.

AYB301 Audit and Assurance

Audit and Assurance is a third year unit, which is included in the degree program to enable students to comprehend the key concepts of auditing as a discipline, to demonstrate the relationship between auditing and the systems of accountability and to demonstrate the differences between manual and computerised information systems (CIS) audit processes. The unit builds on the knowledge of accounting and accounting standards acquired in prior units by enabling students to understand in detail the audit process (including professional auditing standards and techniques and ethical requirements) which leads to the auditor providing an opinion on the truth and fairness of financial reports of various types of entities.

AYB311 Financial Accounting Issues

This unit extends the knowledge acquired in earlier accounting units to examine accounting theories and reporting practices adopted in the financial statements of reporting entities and publicly listed companies to meet the decision-making needs of external parties. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of, and the ability to critically evaluate, how regulatory requirements and incentives affect financial reporting. The unit explores the different governance models of corporations and relates them to their financial reporting environment. This framework provides a basis for examining specific accounting issues with an emphasis on both the application of specific accounting measurement models (e.g. historic cost versus fair value) or regulatory provisions (e.g. continuous disclosure requirements). The unit also analyses key issues of debate in the international arena.

AYB320 Advanced Taxation Law

As many business decisions involve a consideration of the taxation implications, accountancy graduates should possess knowledge of the Australian taxation system so that they can develop skills required for professional practice. The purpose of this unit is to enhance student's understanding of taxation concepts by extending the basic fundamental principles learned in AYB219 Taxation Law and exploring advanced taxation concepts in more depth.

AYB321 Strategic Management Accounting

Strategic management accounting is a key component of the overall skills base of today’s professional accountant. This unit will provide an in-depth understanding of management accounting techniques designed to support strategy by building on the technical knowledge gained in AYB225. The unit examines the strategic management accountants’ role in dynamic organisations and considers the skills and competencies that management accountants should develop to stay competitive as value-adding members of management teams in the global business environment.  By the end of this unit, students will be able to identify and analyse complex situations from a strategic perspective. The unit uses case studies to develop crucial graduate capabilities centred upon higher order critical analysis skills and the ability of students to generate a range of effective alternative options and innovative solutions to case-based scenarios based on complex real-world situations. 

AYB340 Company Accounting

As an accountant, most of the work you will undertake as a practitioner will involve accounting for companies. In this context, accountants are required to interpret and apply accounting standards, and other statutory requirements governing the accounting procedures reflected in the content of a company's financial statements. This unit contributes to the knowledge and technical skills you will need to prepare and present financial statements for companies. This unit builds on the prerequisite units by applying accounting principles to complex company accounting issues and building upon your understanding and knowledge of ICT in accounting. It provides a foundation for subsequent units by developing critical analytical skills through an examination of theoretical accounting issues, accounting regulation and practice. 

AYB341 Forensic and Business Analytics

With the digitisation of information, management have become increasingly reliant on comprehensive and timely data driven reporting as their primary mechanism for capturing and evaluating business performance and for making urgent, strategic, high-risk decisions. This unit provides students with theoretical and practical skills in forensic and business intelligence through the use of SAS and other technologies, to investigate business related data resources to identify fraud, and to support corporate performance and decision making.

AYN414 Cost and Management Accounting

The objective of management accounting is to deliver effective business insights to help firms achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. In this unit you will learn to evaluate data and perform analytical techniques that support decisions such as costing a firm's products or services, evaluating non-routine projects, resource allocation, and performance management. 

AYN416 Financial Accounting Processes

All firms need to prepare financial statements at least annually. AYN416 provides a comprehensive introduction to financial accounting processes from both a practical and theoretical viewpoint. Being the first accounting unit in the Master of Business (Professional Accounting) AYN416 also provides the foundation for studies in all the other accounting related units in the degree course particularly AYN417 Corporate Accounting and AYN418 Advanced Financial Accounting.

AYN424 Accountability of Transnational Corporations

As business and financial markets have become increasingly globalised, the significance of the differences in international accounting policies and disclosure and reporting practices, has become more important, especially from the perspective of managers, financial analysts and other users of financial statements. This unit is designed to provide students with an insight into, and an appreciation of, many of the financial accounting reporting, disclosure and enforcement issues faced by global corporations in an international business environment. This unit provides you with an understanding of the unique financial accounting and reporting, taxation and corporate governance issues associated with global business operations including issues related to the political lobbying activities of both accounting standards and standard-setters. It will assist you to develop the skills necessary to analyse, compare, contrast, and report on the performance levels of global corporations.

AYN456 Business and Corporations Law

As many business decisions involve consideration of business and corporate law, postgraduates with an accountancy degree should possess a functional understanding of Australia's legal system. Knowledge of business and company law will equip them with skills for professional practice as well as enhance their capacity to navigate increasingly complex business landscapes. This unit introduces students to Australia's legal environment, developing students' knowledge and understanding of core principles of law while also introducing basic research and analysis skills essential to effective decision in this space.

AYN457 Financial Planning Principles and Regulation

This unit aims to introduce students to key financial planning processes, concepts, issues, ethics requirements, laws and regulations applicable to financial services in Australia.  Introduction to financial planning areas of investments and asset allocations, taxation planning, insurance and risk management, superannuation and retirement planning and statement of advice processes are covered.  Responsibilities and obligations for licencees and their representatives are also discussed. This includes requirements pertaining to disclosure obligations for financial products and services, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML & CTF), privacy, statement of advice, and Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) requirements.The foundation knowledge and skills learned in this unit form the basis for further postgraduate study in the financial planning discipline.

AYN471 Financial Literacy and Decision Making

This unit enables non-accountants to understand financial information. Developing basic financial literacy and an appreciation of accountability is necessary for managers, executives and board members of organisations across the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Being able to interpret financial reports is critical to understand the financial position of an organisation, and therefore practice good governance, decision making, transparency, the achievement of an organisation's purpose, strategic decision-making, and communicating with both internal and external stakeholders. The unit also equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake budgeting activities that support the broader operational decision-making processes. Finally, specific financial and accountability challenges which face for profit, non-profit and public sector organisations are examined.  

AYN472 Fundraising and Philanthropy

Fundraising and philanthropy are related and vital topics for the community and the broad nonprofit sector.  The unit initially offers students a grounding based on history, terminology, key theories and models of these practices. It then explores key principles and techniques of fundraising to provide insights into what fundraising organisations must do now and in the emergent future to meet the needs of both the community and donors in a strategic way. The latter half of the subject allows students to investigate the philanthropy landscape from its structures, applied skills and knowledge needed, and critiques to its role in civil society. The subject builds understanding of both theory and practice in fundraising and philanthropic behaviour through a variety of resources. 

AYN473 Managing Non-profits and Social Enterprises

This unit introduces the Third Sector sector and explores the demands of being managing human, financial and operational resources and activities. Organisations in this sector address complex and wicked problems, so managers are expected to adopt management theory and strategies which effectively and efficiently create positive outcomes and impact for individuals and communities. This unit explores management theory and practices that focus on, understanding organisational and community problems, building and maintaining social and human capital, and implementing good practice in professional and organisational contexts. Additionally, nonprofit organisations and social enterprises are increasingly seeking new sources of revenue, developing social innovations and programs, and using data to harness insights to drive decision making.  This means the need for effective social business planning, strategy, and diverse managerial skills is critical in today’s environment. 

AYN571 Third Sector Governance, Risk and Legal Issues

Nonprofit, philanthropic and social enterprise organisations (collectively for-purpose) are subject to legal frameworks that both regulate and facilitate their internal and external conduct. An appreciation of these frameworks is necessary for good governance, the achievement of mission, and the promotion of trust with both internal and external parties. As public perception is particularly crucial to this sector, a focus on risk associated with reputational damage through acts such as fraud and corruption is also addressed. This unit deals with common governance and legal issues encountered and/or required by managers of non-profit, philanthropic or social enterprise organisations.  It is important for those involved in these organisations to be able to analyse governance, risk and legal approaches and obligations, and their dynamic interaction with society. 

AYN572 Program Evaluation in Third Sector Organisations

This unit introduces students to the discipline of program evaluation. Program evaluation is a transdisciplinary field that focusses on understanding the merit, worth or significance of programs, policies, and/or practices in order to determine their suitability and assess their effectiveness and efficiency.  In this way, evaluation can help to enhance organisational transparency and accountability toward different stakeholders. In this unit students will be introduced to critical theoretical perspectives and worldviews underpinning different evaluation practices and purposes, including ethical and stakeholder considerations. This will lead to students learning how to plan and design evaluations including understanding methodological approaches and their application in different contexts. The focus of the unit is program evaluation in the Third Sector, which includes charities, foundations, nonprofit organisations, and social enterprises. 

GSN489 Fundraising Development Techniques

This unit builds on its pre-requisite, Fundraising Development Principles, and applies the concepts introduced in that unit. It tracks various strategies and tactics for mobilising resources in a nonprofit organisation and provides insights to the challenges and processes involved in each technique. Evaluating fundraising operations is a capstone topic to the unit.

Advertising, marketing and public relations

AMB120 Bridging Cultures

Understand the skills, behaviours and attitudes required to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, and develop practical strategies to interpret difference and respond appropriately in culturally diverse situations. Our increasingly globalised workplaces need graduates with awareness, understanding, sensitivity to, and an ability to deal with cultural diversity. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are particularly valuable for a range of international exchange students: those planning an outbound program and those already inbound, for shorter programs or full degrees at QUT. Students with an interest in intercultural communication and those who are learning or have learned a second language will also benefit from this unit.

AMB200 Understanding how Consumers Think, Feel, and (Mis)Behave

A fundamental component of effective and successful marketing activity is an understanding of consumers, their needs and behaviours. Studying the behaviour of consumers in a wide range of situations and circumstances provides marketers with clear guidelines for the development of marketing strategy. This unit provides the foundation theories for the marketing major.

AMB201 Marketing and Audience Analytics

The systematic and objective identification, collection, analysis, and dissemination of information is essential for any business to make informed decisions about how to address problems and opportunities in their markets. All business leaders must understand the challenges, opportunities and limitations of the marketing research process; questions that marketing research can answer and questions it can't, and be able to draw appropriate conclusions from different types of data that may be collected during marketing research.This subject builds on basic marketing knowledge and students are involved in, and guided through, a practical, applied marketing research exercise based on a research brief chosen at the start of each semester. This provides the foundations for interpreting case studies, theories and research information presented in more advanced subjects.

AMB204 International Sourcing and Procurement

All organisations require supplies and depend on a reliable and quality source of their supplies whether they are raw materials, components, spare parts, consumables or services. The management of these supplies is a complex logistics process and is often of strategic importance both in global and domestic markets. This unit is provided to examine the role of procurement and purchasing in this process.

AMB207 Entertainment Marketing in a Digital World

As one of the largest industries in the world, and having been hit dramatically by COVID-19, the entertainment industry offers significant opportunities along with unique challenges for the application of marketing and communication tools. The unit is designed to be part of the Tourism and Entertainment Marketing minor or to be taken as an elective by students with a particular interest in the area of entertainment marketing.

AMB209 Designing a Competitive Tourism Strategy

The success of individual tourism businesses is reliant to some extent on the competitiveness of their destination. This unit explores how a destination marketing organisation (DMO) is formed when a community recognises the need to become organised in destination promotions. Examine opportunities for the DMO and tourism stakeholders to collaborate in the development and implementation of a competitive destination marketing strategy. Learning resources and assessments explore how marketing theories can be applied to tourism marketing practice.  

AMB211 Branding for the Real World

The study and understanding of fundamental brand management concepts is relevant to students pursuing a variety of career outcomes (marketing, advertising, public relations, consulting, entrepreneurship, etc.) because brands are some of a firm's most valuable assets. Brands are an investment and an asset and help firms attract and, more importantly, keep customers.

AMB251 Designing Innovative Goods and Services

The need for innovative design of goods and services that create customer value and deliver exceptional customer experience are central to the growth and marketing success of every organisation. Therefore an understanding of how to create new goods and services that are market-oriented is vital for students seeking a career in marketing. This unit is an elective in the marketing major however there is no assumed knowledge in marketing so students in other disciplines are welcome.

AMB303 International Logistics

Current and future managers in businesses need to comprehend the role which logistics and supply chain management play in enhancing corporate performance.

AMB330 Digital Optimisation

Digital has changed the nature of marketing communication as a discipline and the way we think, communicate and purchase as consumers. This unit is important as the digital environment permeates our decision making as advertising and marketing communication professionals. Hence, an understanding of how to optimise the digital environment, an ability to navigate its platforms and measure its performance is a critical vocational skill. This unit provides a real work integrated learning opportunity for students.

AMB336 International Marketing

Globalisation has required firms to look beyond their domestic markets to remain competitive and profitable. An understanding of marketing internationally is vital in today's global marketplace where different challenges and value systems exist.

AMB340 Marketing Service Experiences

This unit uses the core characteristics of service experiences as a framework to explore strategies for the marketing of services domestically and internationally. Services marketing is an important growth area and students need to understand how services marketing principles apply to the real world. This will be achieved by examining the application of marketing concepts, models and tools in services using case studies and practical experiences. Service quality management and the pervading influence of technology are critical topics that differentiate this unit within the marketing program.

AMB355 Marketing Behavioural and Social Change

AMB355 introduces students to the principles, concepts, theory and application of social marketing. Social Marketing seeks to develop and integrate marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviours that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. It is increasingly being adopted by governments and stakeholders around the world as they seek effective solutions to solving social problems relating to health, well-being, environment, and inequality. In AMB355 we focus on how strategic, critical, and systems thinking, use of theory and research insight, and use of techniques such as segmentation, designing and planning, and the social marketing intervention mix can be used to tackle health and social issues. Students will learn to analyse real world behavioural and social problems and develop innovative and creative solutions using social marketing frameworks. This is an elective unit for business and law, and public health students.

AMB373 Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation

Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation (AMB373) focuses on public relations practice in an organisational setting. A key responsibility of this role is to anticipate and respond to issues that influence stakeholder relationships and organisational reputations. AMB373 provides foundational skills and knowledge of the issues management process, including monitoring and tracking public opinion, analysis and developing appropriate organisational responses.

AMB374 Global Public Relations Cases

In today's dynamic and interconnected environment, organisations are increasingly challenged when making effective and well-considered decisions, especially in situations that require international and/or cross-cultural understanding. The communication of these decisions and the way organisations react to events have far-reaching consequences. It is imperative that public relations professionals can identify contextual considerations and make informed, criteria-based decisions in response. This unit strengthens your critical thinking and evaluation skills in public relations through case-based learning across a range of practice areas, and builds your skills in decision-making to resolve public relations problems.

AMB375 Internal Communication and Change

Communication is central to organisational practice. Internal Communication and Change will provide theoretical and practical insights to equip students to identify, analyse, and respond to communication challenges in contemporary organisations.

AMB399 Capstone Experience

Getting from the Capstone unit to a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or international business generally involves an interview where three questions are most often asked: Who are you? What can you do? and How well do you work with others? Your Capstone Experience seeks to help you answer those questions and be job-ready and discipline smart. By bringing all your previous learning and discipline theories to an industry-based team brief, the Capstone Experience prepares you for the transition to industry practice, building your professional identity and providing evidence for those important interview questions.

AMN400 Consumer Insights for Marketing Success

As marketers work to develop more effective strategies to attract, reach and maintain their customers, the need to understand how consumers are influenced by both internal and external factors is integral to strategy formulation. The managerial importance of consumer behaviour stems from the marketing concept, so as consumers and their needs become the focus of the business; consumer behaviour forms the cornerstone of marketing strategy.

AMN401 Integrated Marketing Communication

This unit represents a new way of thinking about IMC. Driven by the idea that everything is digital, this unit enhances traditional concepts of integration and synergy with new touchpoints of communication and new tools of measurement to deliver and optimise the ultimate customer experience.

AMN403 Developing Market Intelligence Skills for Decision Making

Examine how market research is used to enhance management decision making. The key to an organisation achieving business goals necessitates being more effective than competitors in creating, communicating and delivering value to customers. This means market decisions must be made with stakeholders in mind. Therefore managers are reliant on information about customers, non-customers, competitors and the operating environment. Learn how to develop a research design that would enable data collection and analysis to address real world management decision problems.

AMN420 Manage Advertising

This unit is an important introduction to the management of successful advertising campaigns. Unless the advertising is based on research, well planned and has a strong strategic focus, the campaign will not be successful - regardless of how good the creative is or how effective the media is planned. Therefore, advertising management is the keystone of successful advertising. This makes this unit of vital importance to all who study advertising or marketing communication.

AMN423 Strategies for Creative Advertising

This unit explores theory and practice of advertising message planning and creation for print, broadcast and digital media. Insight and strategy underpin creative and provides direction for ideation and the benchmark for evaluation. Therefore, an examination of insight, strategy, ideation and execution is essential to effective and creative advertising.

AMN425 Digital Strategy and Analytics

This course spans all the marketing communication disciplines and the practice of advertising, public relations and marketing to deliver a holistic approach to digital strategy. It introduces students to new digital skills that reflect the cutting edge of industry practice and important analytic understanding for decision-making. This unit satisfies the growing demand from industry for strategic thinking and planning, and the expectation of strong digital skills and a desire for innovation.

AMN430 International Logistics Management

This unit provides an introduction to the logistics functions that allow the planning, procurement, production, movement, distribution and positioning of goods and services for international business. The focus on supply chain management emphasises the requirement of integration of international business activities, and the necessary collaboration between firms to manage not simply the movement and positioning of inventory, but also the management of information, finance, data and knowledge across borders.

AMN431 Marketing Internationally

International markets are becoming increasingly competitive as globalisation, technology changes and distribution changes influence the flows of goods and services. Recognising this criticality, this advanced unit builds on strategic knowledge and skills developed in earlier units, extending students’ ability to apply business and marketing principles, theories and frameworks to key issues in the contemporary international landscape. This unit gives students essential knowledge and skills to understand and strategically respond to the challenges and opportunities of international marketing. Students will evaluate and formulate international marketing strategies, develop and practice their critical thinking, data analysis, and decision making skills, and craft and defend their judgements to make effective contributions to marketing strategy informed by environmental, cultural and ethical understanding.

AMN443 Innovating Products and Customer Experiences

The need for innovation in products and services to compete effectively in a global economy is a core driver of organisational strategy. Digital innovation alone can deliver $315 billion in gross economic value to Australia over the next decade (Data61 2018). This unit combines both the theory and practice of innovation and uses a service design process to show students how to develop new products.

AMN445 Meaningful Marketing: Value Creation and Customer Engagement

This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts, principles and activities of customer-driven marketing at post-graduate level. Some of the principal topics include value-based marketing, strategic marketing planning, consumer behaviour, segmenting and targeting markets, and marketing mix decisions. The overall objective of this unit is to provide each student with a working knowledge of the marketing function, its strategic importance for value creation, its relationship to other internal and external functions, its role in business plans, and its execution.

AMN449 Marketing Revolutionary Social Change

In this unit, you will learn how marketing can be used to bring about revolutionary social change to tackle social problems such as climate change, racism, obesity, and gender inequality. The unit focuses on social marketing - a strategic approach utilising marketing concepts alongside approaches to influence behaviours, practices and social outcomes that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. The unit advances the principles, concepts, theory and application of social marketing, explaining how strategic, critical, and systems thinking, the use of theory and research insight, the application of segmentation, designing and planning, and the social marketing intervention mix, and creating value, can all be used to bring behaviour & social change & help solve social problems. You will explore and critically analyse real world social problems and develop innovative and creative solutions using social marketing frameworks.

AMN461 Organisational Storytelling and Media Relations

This unit looks at how organisations use storytelling in owned, shared, and earned content developed for distribution via traditional (legacy) and social media. You will learn how traditional and social media play an important role in responding to, and influencing, public opinion surrounding organisations, their issues, and reputations. You will develop a storytelling-based media strategy and portfolio of material to respond to the needs of a real-world organisation. There is a strong focus on media writing.

AMN462 Community Engagement

Community Engagement (AMN462)  introduces students to communication engagement, a key practice area of public relations. AMN462 investigates the theoretical foundations of contemporary strategies to inform research, planning, and implementation. Stakeholders (i.e., organisations, local community and government) have their own agendas and expectations of the processes and outcomes of these strategies. Effective engagement practitioners identify these expectations and facilitate communication, interaction, participation and dialogue to address questions of authenticity and voice. In this unit, students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to help organisations identify community expectations, develop and implement appropriate engagement programs, and evaluate engagement strategies within a framework of ethical practice. AMN462 aims to prepare students to help organisations plan for, implement, and evaluate community engagement.

AMN465 Public Relations Foundations

AMN465 Public Relations Foundations introduces students to public relations as a management function in contemporary organisations. Public relations is based on the management of relationships between organisations and the groups or individuals on whom their success or failure depends. This unit lays the foundation for students to begin to explore the nature of such relationships, and the tools, theories and strategies which may be deployed to successfully manage relationships between organisations and their publics.

AMN468 Issues and Crisis Management

AMN468 is delivered in both internal and external modes. The external offering of this unit is only available to domestic students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business (Advanced), BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business courses and the BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business.Organisations face increasing uncertainty in their business environments. Understanding how to prepare for issues and crises are essential components to making communication decisions and mitigating further risk. Issues and crisis management encompass all professions and AMN468 will integrate a range of action strategies with a focus on communication approaches.

Business and law

BSB399 Real World Ready - Business Capstone

Everything in the professional world is centred on working with and through other people. This capstone unit enables students to develop and refine their professional skills and experience working in an interdisciplinary team to develop experience in applying structured problem solving techniques. Integrating and extending professional practice knowledge and skills gained in earlier units, students will develop a critical understanding of their personal and professional strengths and limitations in working individually, with peers, and with industry professionals. Students will be guided to apply the discipline knowledge and professional skills gained throughout their university studies to a real-world project for an industry client. This unit supports students to develop their professional identity, and enables students to develop and demonstrate their capabilities for working professionally in teams to develop solutions for real world problems.

BSN405 Project 2

BSN405 is an applied project unit. The student selects a topic which they have identified as significant to their professional development and is expected to spend ten hours per week over the teaching period on completing the project on this topic. The primary purpose of the unit is to augment or extend your professional knowledge beyond classroom instruction, to develop applied research skills, to integrate learning with work, and provide an opportunity for self directed learning. In order to achieve these purposes, you will develop an individually tailored learning contract. The specific program of study will be developed in conjunction with and approved by the academic supervisor.

Economics and finance

EFB201 Financial Markets

This unit introduces students to the institutional elements of global financial markets, and the role and reality of financial markets as an integral part of the economy and of social and political structures. Topics explored in this unit include the functions of financial markets, the banking and payments system, financial system deregulation, non-bank financial institutions, stock exchange operations, debt markets, foreign exchange markets and markets for financial derivatives. Students will practise key skills of critical exploration and analysis in considering the role of finance theories and models to help understand key financial market events within broader social, economic and political contexts. Students will continue to develop and apply these foundational insights and critical thinking skills in subsequent finance units.

EFB210 Fundamentals of Finance

This unit introduces the fundamental concepts, theories and skills of financial management and how these are applied to solve problems associated with the decisions of financial managers. This is essential knowledge for financial decision makers. Topics covered include: an introduction to the financial institutional framework; an introduction to debt and equity instruments; financial mathematics applied to the pricing of debt and equity securities; a firm's investment decision including Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return; introduction to risk and uncertainty using the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Weighted Average Cost of Capital concept and risk management. Because of its fundamental nature, this unit is a prerequisite for more advanced units within the finance, accountancy and financial planning study areas, and content studied in this unit forms part of the knowledge and skills required for students seeking professional accountancy accreditation.

EFB222 Introduction to Applied Econometrics

This unit provides a thorough treatment of regression analysis, including the foundations of statistical and mathematical concepts and skills. The statistical and mathematical knowledge and skills taught in this unit are essential in contemporary economic and financial practice with regression analysis the most widely used econometric modelling technique in the fields of economics, finance, accounting and many others. The unit aims to develop students' knowledge of econometric techniques and to apply these to the analysis of business data. Students will develop regression modelling techniques and also the ability to interpret statistical output. This unit serves as a developmental unit to prepare you for further units in Econometrics.

EFB225 Economics for the Real World

This unit builds on the economic concepts, principles and theories learnt in introductory level economics. It further develops and refines students' economic analysis, evaluation and reasoning skills by applying economic concepts to the exploration of contemporary real world issues.

EFB226 Environmental Economics and Policy

The objective of the unit is to introduce students to some of the current environmental and natural resource issues confronting society and how planners and decision-makers could better understand and address these problems using economics. The unit demonstrates why economics matters more to environmental and natural resources policy and how the approach taken in this unit is free of the constraints of orthodox economics. The unit also explores what would happen when environmental considerations get left out of economics and what happens when economics gets left out of environmental policy-making and resource management decisions. The unit would benefit those who wish to work in government, the private sector or for a non-governmental organisation.

EFB227 Insurance, Risk Management and Estate Planning

This unit is designed for students to further develop their understanding of risk management, insurance and estate planning concepts and issues, and practise skills in developing and providing financial planning advice to clients. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are essential for financial planning practitioners.

EFB240 Finance for International Business

Doing business internationally increases the range and risks of financial transactions that must be managed within the firm. Managers making decisions involving international trade and investment need to be aware of the nature and extent of the risks involved and to be knowledgeable aboout fundamental financial skills used to measure and manage these risks. This unit builds on the skills developed in primary units of the International Business major and provides a firm base for developing financially sustainable international business strategies in later units.

EFB312 International Finance

As international markets become more integrated, knowledge and skills related to international financial management are becoming ever more important. This unit applies and extends the knowledge and skills gained from EFB201 and EFB210 to international settings. Students are introduced to the international aspects of financial management theory and practice, including: international arbitrage and parity conditions, foreign exchange risk management, international equity markets, political risk, and international capital budgeting. This unit will endeavor to prepare students to operate in the multinational world of the financial markets. 

EFB332 Applied Behavioural Economics

This unit is designed to expose you to current and practical applications of behavioural economics that can be used to improve the understanding of important topics in a variety of industries and contexts. It teaches you about the economic paradigm, involving very basic but powerful tools to understand ubiquitous human behaviour exploring topics such as fads and herding behaviour, decision under risk and uncertainty, time and distributional preferences, status concerns, inter-temporal choices, human rationality, heuristics and biases, and behavioural game theory. The theories and methodological tools learned in this unit can also be applied to other economic areas and industries.

EFB333 Applied Econometrics

As a final year unit the focus is primarily on further developing students' theoretical knowledge and applied skills in econometrics, using common methods that business, economics and finance graduates will encounter in practice. These skills are essential for research in economics and finance and are relevant for use in future employment.

EFB335 Investments

In this unit, students will apply finance knowledge acquired in earlier units to develop investment decision making skills essential for their personal and professional lives. The unit advances understanding of how investment decisions are made, what securities to invest in, how they fit in a portfolio, the impact of transaction costs, the risks associated with investing and performance evaluation of the investment process. Securities and analytical tools investment managers employ when managing equity and fixed income portfolios will be critically examined and applied to real world contexts. By applying higher level knowledge and skills and considering issues from the investment manager's perspective, this unit provides insight into an industry that controls trillions of dollars of assets both domestically and internationally.

EFB336 International Economics

The slicing of the global value chain and the dominance of global production networks have changed the economics and politics of trade. Trade wars are daily on the news and BREXIT changed the way we think about trade policy. The COVID19 pandemic has created a global economic crisis that dwarfs the GFC. Globalization has come under attack but is it for the right reasons? International Economics advances understanding of these issues and enables students to develop critical reasoning to international business and policy problems. The aim of this unit is to build students' ability to critically analyse tendencies in the international economy. After laying down the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of how trade markets work, students will be presented with the latest examples/controversies in the global economy and will participate in moderated debates that will help them shape their own critical thinking based on economic reasoning.

EFB337 Game Theory and Applications

This unit is intended to deepen students' understanding of an important branch of economics by developing their understanding of the key theoretical foundations of game theory and its applications.

EFB346 Market Structure and Regulation

The profitability of firms, the prices faced by consumer, and the economic value of a market are determined by the market’s underlying structure. Market Structure and Regulation advances understanding of the sources of firms’ market power, its impact on consumer welfare and market efficiency, and the role of public policy in regulating markets. The unit enables you to use fundamental economics tools to analyse real world markets and regulations. 

EFB349 Macroeconomic Policy

Macroeconomic policies are of great significance as they are associated with changes to the health of an economy – that is, changes in short run economic fluctuations, economic growth, income distribution, employment, inflation, exchange rate, etc. This unit provides an in-depth understanding of these policies in a national as well as global context through a blend of theory and application. The unit also addresses some recent issues and debates in macroeconomic policymaking, such as the limitations of conventional fiscal and monetary policies and policy dilemmas in relation to growth and development. This unit builds on and applies the theories in EFB229 Macroeconomics and investigates macroeconomic policies that impact on national and global economies, including but not limited to monetary, fiscal, trade, exchange rate, and technology-driven growth policies.  

EFN405 Applied Economics

The economic framework in this introductory unit provides students with a broad understanding of the economic forces that impact business and government, equipping them with knowledge, technical and problem solving skills that they will continue to develop and apply in later units where more complex situations and issues are explored. The unit provides an introduction to both microeconomic and macroeconomic key concepts.

EFN406 Managerial Finance

This is an introductory unit complementary to EFN425 and EFN420. This unit gives students an essential grounding in applied finance, addressing fundamental issues of how we can use finance in a commercial sense and how this impacts critical organisational and managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment. Subsequent units in this course will build on the knowledge introduced in this unit.

EFN420 Data Analysis for Financial Managers

The field of finance is broad and dynamic. It directly affects the lives of every person and every organisation, financial or non-financial, private or public, large or small, profit-maximising or not-for-profit. In order to make optimal financial decisions, some basic financial skills are necessary. This unit introduces students to key knowledge and skills necessary for financial managers functioning in an increasingly complex and demanding environment. Subsequent units will build on and extend the knowledge and skills gained in this unit.

EFN422 Economics and Data Analysis

To make sound business decisions managers must understand the forces that shape the economic environment and their decision making should, where appropriate, use relevant data analysis. This unit provides the analytical framework needed to understand how market conditions are determined at the micro and macro levels and how market conditions affect business performance. It also provides an essential grounding in statistical literacy and an introduction to basic techniques and concepts in the statistical treatment and analysis of data relevant to the business environment.

EFN429 Investments Management

A key component of financial planning advice is understanding how client investments are managed. The purpose of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of foundational financial concepts and issues, and introduce knowledge on managing client investments, setting client investment goals and risk profiles. Knowledge and skills in these areas are essential for graduates working in financial service industries, and establish the foundation for more advanced finance and financial planning units to build upon.

EFN516 Insurance and Risk Management

This unit is designed for students to develop an advanced level of understanding about insurance and risk management, their relationship and other related factors on which financial planning practitioners advise clients and employers. The knowledge and professional skills students practise in this unit will help to prepare them for working as financial planning professionals.

EFN517 Fixed Income and Alternative Investments

This unit has an applied focus with an emphasis on investigating real world investment practice and problems, while working with real datasets. This is an intermediate level finance unit which builds on the theory and practice covered in introductory units. In this unit, students will develop a deeper understanding of fixed income securities, along with strategies for portfolio management, and technical skills for managing their risk. Students will also gain an understanding of alternative assets that extend beyond the traditional focus on equities and fixed income to real estate, commodities, and hedge funds.

USB240 Market Analysis

Market Analysis builds on the knowledge and technical skills developed in the foundation property and valuation units (USB142 and USB144). You will apply demographic, economic and key urban economic theories and policies in the property market environment. Understanding property markets will assist in the creation of marketing and investment strategies to meet targeted consumer supply and demand. You will gain knowledge and skills on how to conduct property market research, collect and analyse property data to support creative solutions and interpret the findings from a range of research publications. The knowledge of this unit will be further developed in USB245 Property Investment Analysis, USB300 Development Process and USB344 Property Project.

USB244 Asset Performance

Asset performance provides a good grounding in property and asset management, as it applies to the diverse real estate property sectors and to demonstrate how property asset performance can be maximised, measured and benchmarked. Efficient asset management can result in significant cost benefits to both the owner and the occupier of the property. There has been a growing property industry awareness of the need to develop reliable, accurate and professional property management systems and analysis tools to ensure that property occupation costs are minimised, and space allocations are maximised in accordance with the short, medium and long term business goals of the organisation or company.

USB245 Property Investment Analysis

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the investment markets and the role of property as an investment asset class. The unit further develops the skills and techniques required for the analysis of property investment objectives, strategies, and performance. The students will explore the concepts of return and risk, the discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, the basics of investment decision (NPV, IRR, Financial ratios), measurement of property investment performance, the impact of financing and taxation on investment returns, portfolio theory and the role of real estate in mixed asset portfolios. This unit will help students develop the understanding and skills necessary to become successful property investment analysts and/or investors.

USB247 Money and Property

Money and Property aims at providing students with analytical tools and skills necessary for understanding property finance and investment whilst developing their understanding of the role of property assets within the capital markets. It is important to understand the role and nature of property finance as it affects all aspects of property ownership, management, use and development. Due to its distinct characteristics of each asset class, debt and equity financing plays a major role in investment decisions. As such, this unit seeks to provide an understanding and competency in property finance fundamentals.

USB300 Property Development

Property Development provides understanding of property development, which is fundamental to the practice of property professionals. This unit brings together concepts gained on strategic evaluation, risk, organisational structure, planning, construction and development feasibility analysis. This unit provides an in depth look at the multi-disciplined, multi-faceted process involved in property development from site selection through to disposal of completed projects.

USB345 Specialised Valuation

Specialised Valuation is the capstone valuation unit and applies the valuation principles and procedures developed in USB142 Residential Valuation and USB144 Investment Valuation, to the more complex property classes such as rural land and the valuation of specialist properties that are based on the profit generated from the businesses operating from these properties.


MGB162 Ideate and Create

Understanding and having the confidence to develop viable solutions to real-world opportunities is critical in developing entrepreneurial ventures. In this unit you will develop your capacity to explore, create and develop a product or service. In so doing, you will explore a range of theories, approaches, techniques, and tools to develop your creative self-efficacy including problem framing, ideation and creative problem solving. In so doing you will explore a range of possible ideas for you venture including learning about sustainability develop goals and the potential opportunities these create for your venture. You will apply the tools and techniques you learn to multiple ideas.  The unit will be run in a range of learning environments including a bootcamp where you will ultimately pitch for seed funding (approximately $1000 - $5000) to support further development of your idea. 

MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills

Understanding and managing the ways culture impacts communication within a culturally diverse workforce and negotiation in a multi-cultural environment is essential for business professionals operating in national and international contexts. By understanding cultural influences, managers can then modify their communication style to communicate and negotiate effectively with culturally diverse colleagues, competitors and clients. The aim of this unit is to provide students with key knowledge and a range of practical skills in interpersonal and corporate communication and negotiation across various business contexts with particular emphasis on the influence of culture on communication and negotiation. This unit is fundamental to management and builds on prior core learning in management, people and organisations to provide conceptual frameworks and interpersonal skills to enhance organisational and management capabilities at local, national and international business levels.

MGB263 Entrepreneurial Incubator 1

This unit is the first of two incubator units that will further develop students' entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial ideas and subject these ideas to greater viability assessment. The incubator units will enable students to further build on the ideas developed in MGB162 Ideate and Create and foster more in-depth consideration of business planning and development. Alternatively, students may wish to further explore the viability of a new idea.  In this unit you will cover a range of topics as you further develop your idea including business plans and models; understanding customers and value generation; value propositions; analysing the market, segments, and competition; and developing and testing prototypes. 

MGB309 Managing Strategically

This capstone unit is in the mastery stage of your course and provides you with opportunities to integrate your insights of your various functional disciplines in the context of an organisation's strategy. Students from different majors can draw on their education thus far and use it in understanding how every aspect of an organisation such as HR, Finance, and Marketing play roles in strategy. Managers don't just analyse; they make decisions and have to adapt to the consequences. By using a case-based project as the core learning vehicle, this unit will provide you with the unique opportunity to experience how to carry out a strategic evaluation process on an organisation, using the gathered insights to build a suitable strategy. You will be able to provide evidence of your own skills in managing yourself, your team and your organisation strategically.

MGB340 International Business in the Asia-Pacific

Australia is situated in the fastest growing region in the world - the Asia-Pacific rim. Furthermore, Australia already works closely with many of the economies in the region and thus managers need to be fully prepared to manage in cultural different environments. This unit exists to inform future business professionals about business environments, how to identify risks and, from a hands-on perspective, learn best practices to address such risks within countries of this region.

MGN409 Management Theory and Practice

In addition to the basic functions of management, the changing nature of managerial work emphasises the importance of facilitating, developing, and integrating the organisation's human, physical, and other resources. This unit examines current approaches to managing and leading, as well as the challenges of managing contemporary organisations amid discontinuous change.

MGN410 Employment Relations

The rationale for this unit stems from the theoretical and practical dimensions of the relationship between employers and employees. The broad focus is on the employment relationship, the organisation of work and relevant management strategies. The unit also analyses the context of labour - management relations, particularly industrial relations institutions and labour markets. The unit will examine legislative, economic, political social and cultural perspectives on work and work organisations. The unit will explore socially responsible approaches in employment relations and the design of work and the inequalities of current structures.

MGN412 Organisational Behaviour: Transforming Self, Others and Organisations

Formally and informally, people live and work in organisations. Only through an understanding of the relevant individual, group and organisation dynamics will graduates be able to function effectively as leaders and managers. Moreover, when leading through change, it is critical that leaders understand the factors that influence the thoughts, feelings, motivations and actions of themselves and others in the workplace. In this unit students will explore tools necessary to build capabilities to effectively manage change. Students will engage in topics related to understanding self and others, organisational contexts and cultural perspectives, and leading change ethically through disruption. Learning in this unit will assist students in developing self-reflective managerial and leadership competencies needed to optimise individual, group and organisation dynamics, including effectively dealing with competing priorities in organisations.  

MGN444 Business in Asia

Business professionals need to be able to operate effectively in different regions of the global economy. The business environments within Asia have significant shared features as a consequence of both past and recent political, economic and social developments but have been experienced differentially. The substantial size and global impact of the Asian economy demands that anyone pursuing a career in business or public policy pertaining to business should develop a thorough understanding of the Asian business environment. This unit exists to inform future business professionals about business environments, how to identify risks and, from a hands-on perspective, learn best practices to address such risks within countries of this region.

MGN447 Managing in a Globalised Economy

Students entering the program, particularly those entering with a non-business background or non-international business background, need a grounding in how the conduct of business operating in the global economy is distinct from that of domestic business. The additional complexity of international business operations is both one of degree as well as one of context. Business must operate in diverse foreign environments and engage in specialised types of transactions. To succeed in international business requires functional understanding of the threats and opportunities arising from the diversity of markets and the growth of globalisation, the nature and role of business operations in the international value chain and the management and control of international business operations.

MGN448 Negotiating Across Borders

In the contemporary global business environment, negotiators who understand how culture affects negotiating processes and outcomes have a decided advantage at the bargaining table. The purpose of this unit is to help you understand and apply the theory and processes of negotiation.