Business

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Behavioural economics: psychological insights into human behaviour This workshop will help you to gain a better understanding of how your staff and clients make decisions so that you can tailor your decisions accordingly.
Business Connect Leadership Development (Brisbane) Discover, discuss and debate the very latest in thought leadership and come away with a renewed mindset and fresh ideas to implement in your business.
Business Connect Leadership Development (Canberra) Discover the latest in thought leadership and come away with a renewed mindset and fresh ideas to implement in your business or government department.
Business process analysis and redesign Examine the underlying methodology and methods associated with each phase of a process lifecycle, focusing on process analysis and redesign.
Business process modelling with BPMN This course introduces all relevant concepts of process modelling with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN).
Contemporary workforce planning through strategic HR Learn how to translate your business direction into concrete workforce strategies.
Creating business value with big data Learn how to use big data to make decisions and develop product and service strategies in this full-day workshop.
Emerging Leaders Program Our Emerging Leaders Program offers a flexible, work-based career development program for those working within complex public policy environments.
How to develop a coaching culture Learn how your organisation can develop and sustain a 'coaching culture' with a management approach focused on engaging and developing staff.
Leadership through coaching and mentoring Learn how your organisation can develop and sustain a 'coaching culture' with a management approach focused on engaging and developing staff.
Leading through stressful situations Learn how to diagnose and manage stress in your workplace.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt A short course, part of our series on Business Process Management, covering the Six Sigma DMAIC approach while incorporating principles of lean management.
Professional law program We offer units from the Master of Laws course for professional development.
Project management professional development You can study individual units from our Graduate Certificate in Project Management through flexible online learning.
Public speaking: making meaningful messages In this course you will learn the strategies that established speakers use to plan and deliver talks and speeches.
Rapid process redesign: the NESTT This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the NESTT - a tailored transformational strategy for complex business processes.
Social media marketing tools for business Advanced sessions on how social media channels can be used as part of a complete marketing program for a business.
Strategic Business Process Management (BPM) This course provides the strategic skills for yielding innovation by leading a business process management (BPM) program within an organisation.
The psychology of negotiation This workshop will explore the psychology of negotiation, looking underneath surface behaviours to find out what's really going on.

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.

Unit Synopsis
BEB110 Organising and Managing Project Team The unit focus is on the dynamics of managing and organising project teams involved in delivering built environment, engineering or infrastructure projects. Recent literature has identified the need for managers and leaders to acquire knowledge in the areas of self management and the management of others to contribute to project…
BEB111 Managing Project Quality This unit is one of four within the BEE minor in Project Collaboration and is designed to provide you with appropriate knowledge and skills needed for your involvement in delivering projects in professional organisations in the public and private sectors, by ensuring that the achieved project quality outcomes accord with…
BEB112 Principles of Project Management Project Management is the overall planning, control and coordination of a project, from inception to completion, aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order that the project will be completed on time within authorized cost and to the required quality standards. The aim of this unit is to provide the…
BEB113 Managing Project Cost Cost is a major metric of a successful project management. This unit introduces the process of managing project cost which includes planning, estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.…
BEB114 Project Financing Project is growing in complexity and size. Many projects never get off the ground due to insufficient financing. It is therefore necessary for project managers to know the sources and cost of project funds in order to package a financially viable project for approval. This unit introduces capital budgeting, project…
BSB110 Accounting Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation. Accordingly, the aim of this unit is to provide students with a basic level of knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice so that they can understand how accounting data is used to help make decisions…
BSB113 Economics This unit introduces students to the key economic concepts and their practical applications. It comprises twelve topics each focusing on a current economic issue. Microeconomic topics include demand and supply, elasticity, production and cost theory and market structure. Macroeconomic topics include measuring GDP, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and…
BSB115 Management The unit provides an introduction to the theories and practice of management and organisations. Emphasis is on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and in all areas of organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly international environment where the…
BSB119 Global Business This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at an introductory level. It develops the skills and understanding needed to identify and respond to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. An authentic country analysis study is…
BSB123 Data Analysis The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data is an important skill 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 intending to apply their knowledge. This unit is designed to ensure…
BSB124 Working in Business This unit will help you to kickstart your study and your career in business regardless of your specific discipline. Not only does "Working in Business" give you an understanding of where business has come from and where it is headed, but you will also gain insights into yourself and how…
BSB126 Marketing BSB126 Marketing is an introductory unit that examines the role and importance of marketing to the contemporary organisation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles and practices of marketing such as the marketing concept, market segmentation, customer value and consumer behaviour. The unit explores the various elements of the…
EFB106 Cost-Benefit Analysis for Project Appraisal Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a key technique used to assess the relative desirability of competing alternative uses of limited resources. CBA has a well-established theoretical foundation and is a commonly used method of economic evaluation. CBA is used to appraise investment projects, socio-economic programmes and policies with the results…
KTB210 Creative Industries Management This unit introduces management techniques within the Australian creative industries environment including company structures, cultural policy, strategic management and leadership in the arts, legal, ethical, economical and social requirements of arts, boards, and entrepreneurial activity.…
KTB211 Creative Industries Events and Festivals Combination of practical and theoretical investigation into how strategy and mission work in arts agencies in arts, events, promotion and public relations in Australia.…
PMN501 Project Management Essentials 1 This unit will furnish you with an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline. With a specific focus on aspects of project planning and project development, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects to prepare you…
PMN502 Project Management Essentials 2 This unit will furnish you with an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline. With a particular focus on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover, this unit will prepare you for further postgraduate study or bring new knowledge and…
PUB102 Foundations of Health Information Management This unit gives an introductory overview to health information management students of the field of health information and their role in the health information management profession. The unit provides a context for the study of contemporary health information and data management practice. The use of information as a strategic, organisational…
PUB104 Australian Health Care Systems This is an important unit for students who are intending to enter the health industry. It is designed to give a broad overview of the system of health care in Australia and its methods of operation. This unit outlines the structure of the Australian health care system, examines the roles…
PUB204 Resourcing and Managing Health Budgets This unit consolidates knowledge about health resource allocation and management at the macro (health system) and micro (health service) level. At the macro level you will learn about the context and drivers of health resource allocation to benefit the health of groups and populations and the means of determining priorities…
PUB208 Understanding Health Information This unit gives an introductory overview to public health professionals of the uses and applications of health information in the health industry. Understanding information will assist public health professionals to recognise the potential of health information as a valuable resource. The unit provides context to the quality and accessibility of…
PUB380 Casemix and Activity Based Funding The focus of this unit is to introduce current national and state-based initiatives relating to casemix and Activity Based Funding for acute, subacute and non acute services. Included will be the relationship between clinical classification and financial management, peer group cost weights, cost modelling, inlier and outlier payments, co payments…
PUB514 Contract / Project Management This is an important unit for students entering the health industry as your efficient management associated with the delivery of health services is enhanced by knowledge and exposure to the principles of formalised project and contract management.…
USB140 Imagine Property This unit introduces the underlying concepts of property and describes the various participants in the industry and how their roles interact to develop, acquire, value and dispose of residential property in both the public and private sector. The unit will provide the foundations for further study in the property valuation,…
USB241 Money and Wealth This unit provides the opportunity for you to learn basic accounting and investment principles within the context of the property industry. You will also develop basic financial, cost and management accounting and financial management skills. This unit will support you to conduct more advanced financial and statistical calculations in later…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

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

Unit Synopsis
AMB120 Bridging Cultures This unit develops students' awareness, understanding, sensitivity and ability to deal with individuals and organisations from different cultural backgrounds. It takes a practical approach to the issues involved by providing not just a theoretical framework for interpreting differences in cultural behaviour, but also skills and strategies which can help in…
AMB200 Consumer Behaviour This unit provides students with the fundamental theories and models to develop a sound understanding of consumers, their needs, and behaviours. It provides a detailed examination of the consumer decision process and the internal and external influences on this core decision process. The unit also assists students in applying this…
AMB201 Marketing and Audience Research This unit provides an introduction to the conduct and evaluation of marketing and audience research across the disciplines of advertising, marketing and public relations. Class members explore how field studies, survey and experimental research are employed to support advertising, marketing and public relations information needs. The unit provides an overview…
AMB202 Integrated Marketing Communication In past decades many organisations separated the different forms of marketing communication that convey their corporate and marketing messages. They developed separate plans for their advertising, public relations, direct marketing, personal selling and sales promotion with separate goals, objectives, strategies and budgets. Today many companies recognise the concept of integrated…
AMB204 Purchasing and Procurement This unit examines the nature and importance of Procurement in the role of business today. Procurement has become increasingly important and valued by organisations that are part of global supply chains. The management and strategic control of procurement functions in modern businesses adds profit through cost control in businesses and…
AMB206 Social Marketing Social marketing is the application of commercial marketing principles to solve social problems. It is increasingly being adopted by governments around the world as they seek effective solutions relating to public health and climate change, environmental issues. This unit introduces students to the theory and application of social marketing, explaining…
AMB207 Entertainment Marketing The entertainment industry is the second largest in the world, worth nearly US$2 Trillion and offers great opportunities. However the marketing of entertainment provides some unique challenges to the application of marketing tools. Students will complete a marketing case study that will clearly demonstrate to potential employers that students have…
AMB209 Tourism Marketing This unit examines tourism marketing in the context of destinations, which is a fundamental pillar of the travel industry and tourism research. The majority of tourism activities take place at destinations, which are now the biggest travel brands. The majority of governments now fund a destination marketing organisation (DMO) to…
AMB210 Importing and Exporting Trade has become fundamental to the survival and growth of many businesses in Australia as well as other economies. International business students need an understanding of the many challenges entailed in the management of trade. Import and export practice is an applied, technical and evolving area of international business operations…
AMB211 Brand Management Learners will develop a comprehensive understanding of brand building concepts and techniques to improve the long term profitability of brand strategies. Although brands may represent invaluable intangible assets, creating and nurturing a strong brand poses considerable challenges for organisations. This elective unit draws on the concept of branding theory to…
AMB220 Advertising Theory and Practice This unit serves as an introduction to later units in the advertising major and gives learners an overview of the advertising industry and the management of the advertising function. The unit traverses the interrelationship of the institutions of advertising, the advertisers, the advertising agencies and the media. It introduces research…
AMB240 Marketing Planning and Management This unit extends the student's knowledge of the fundamental marketing concepts and theories introduced in the Faculty Core unit in Marketing, by adding further breadth and depth of knowledge of marketing and developing skills in the application of this knowledge to marketing planning and management within the business environment. Emphasis…
AMB263 Introduction to Public Relations This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of public relations, the discipline that deals with the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of relationships between organisations and their publics. Topics covered include publicity, events, and public opinion. This unit may be taken concurrently with AMB264 Public Relations Techniques especially by…
AMB264 Public Relations Techniques AMB264 Public Relations Techniques focuses on writing for audiences - including the media - on behalf of organisations. It introduces students to public relations skills such as research, developing key messages, writing, and editing. It also helps them develop an understanding of how media work. AMB264 has been designed to…
AMB303 International Logistics This unit examines international logistics through the concepts of international distribution channels and international supply chain management. Strategy in managing international logistical constraints is emphasised with practical studies of contemporary international supply chain management in international industries. Traditional costs and financial aspects of supply chain management are considered. Contemporary issues…
AMB304 Logistics Operations This unit is designed to provide strategic and practical knowledge of the role of logistics operations within the context of contemporary business. This unit extends the study of logistics and completes the logistics major offering.…
AMB318 Advertising Copywriting There are two parts to any copywriting process the thinking and the writing. In the first part, students learn to solve advertising problems through an understanding of the prospect and the product and the formulation of incisive creative strategy. In the second part, creative thinking techniques are applied and advertising…
AMB319 Media Planning This unit provides real world learning experiences for undergraduate students majoring in advertising. It introduces the qualitative and quantitative factors affecting media selection and use by advertisers. It covers the costing and scheduling of media, market targeting, measuring media exposure, media comparisons and trends. In-depth analysis of advertising media will…
AMB320 Advertising Management This unit takes the perspective of the Advertising Manager and addresses the use of research in developing, implementing, managing, and assessing a successful advertising campaign. In Advertising Management, learners use the case method of learning to examine the advertising process from its place in the marketing mix to the formulation…
AMB330 Digital Portfolio This advanced unit provides real world learning experiences for undergraduate students. It leverages and extends the theoretical perspectives and applied skills introduced to students in earlier advertising, marketing and public relations units. It explores the digital environment, interrogates digital platforms and integrates critical research, planning and an understanding of analytics…
AMB331 Direct Marketing The discipline of Direct Marketing has grown in importance because of its precise targeting, easy accountability, its foundations role in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), and its increasing share of the marketing communication budget. This unit focuses on the principles of direct marketing and the role of the database in locating…
AMB336 International Marketing The aim of this unit is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the multiplicity of issues that impact on the development of international marketing strategies and plans and their operational implementation. The unit is highly applied and provides students with the following opportunities: to analyse global international firms,…
AMB340 Services Marketing This unit explores the special characteristics of services that distinguish the marketing of services from goods. Topics include the distinctive aspects of consumer decision-making relative to services and the implications for marketing strategy formation, the management of demand and supply, customer service and its influence on service satisfaction, service quality…
AMB342 Strategic Procurement This unit is designed to provide knowledge of strategic procurement practices and practical knowledge of the role of procurement within the contemporary logistics industry. This unit extends the study of procurement and its place in a modern firm.…
AMB372 Public Relations Planning This unit introduces students to the public relations planning process. Students build skills in planning by analysing the components, execution and evaluation of contemporary public relations campaigns. The public relations planning process, partnered with theoretical concepts and ethical considerations, is examined across practice contexts and areas.…
AMB373 Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation (AMB373) provides students with the opportunity to build on and apply their understanding of public relations to an in-house organisational role to anticipate and respond to issues that influence stakeholder relationships and organisational reputations. Corporate communication provides foundational skills and knowledge of the issues management process…
AMB374 Global Public Relations Cases Global Public Relations Cases applies the theoretical underpinnings of broad public relations practice to particular practice areas, using case based learning. Analysis and discussion of real-world cases in local, national and international settings and the public relations responses will improve students' application of knowledge and skills in public relations and…
AMB375 Public Relations Management Public Relations Management develops student knowledge and skills in the development and management of public relations programs in an organisational setting. Key concepts relevant to the practice of public relations include corporate reputation, internal communication, organisational culture and change programs, corporate social responsibility, and issues and crisis management.…
AMN400 Consumer Behaviour This unit provides an introduction to the area of consumer behaviour and a forum for discussion of theory and research in the field. The current state of consumer behaviour research will be reviewed and some of the emerging trends in the area are explored through several avenues of assessment. The…
AMN401 Integrated Marketing Communication Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) is a strategic business process that recognises the value in an integrated, brand communication program in order to generate both short-term financial returns and long term shareholder and brand value. This unit is designed to teach students how to critically assess marketing communication problems and IMC…
AMN403 Marketing and Survey Research This unit provides a detailed overview of marketing research to support decision making in the areas of advertising, integrated marketing communication, marketing and public relations. The unit builds an advanced understanding of the use of survey research to support the descriptive and predictive information needs of management in such areas…
AMN420 Advertising Management This unit empowers students to make effective management decisions within the advertising process. It examines the setting of advertising objectives, and the need for coordination of these with marketing, communication and organisational objectives. It develops a sound understanding of advertising regulations and ethics, budgeting, research and campaign coordination. It further…
AMN423 Strategies for Creative Advertising This unit explores the substantive body of academic research on creative advertising. It follows the creative process, beginning with the formulation of consumer insight, to the development of creative strategy and big idea and concluding with campaign evaluation. Through cases and presentations, students examine how copywriters think, the illumination of…
AMN425 Digital Strategy Australia is one of the first countries in the world where advertising expenditure in the online environment exceeded that of television and all other traditional media. This necessitates a seismic shift in the way we need to think about advertising, public relations and marketing. It signals an imperative need to…
AMN430 International Logistics Management This unit introduces international logistics functions and develops a strategic approach to international business transactions and integration focusing on supply chain management. The unit introduces traditional and contemporary logistics concepts and describes international logistics operations including global transport systems, inventory management, materials handling and information management. Global supply chain management…
AMN431 Marketing Internationally 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. Students will develop and practice their critical thinking, data analysis and decision making skills. They will also learn to craft and…
AMN442 Marketing Management The study of marketing, marketing systems and marketing management and marketing planning within contemporary structure of social, cultural, political, economic, business and organisational environment. Concepts are applied through the study and construction of a marketing plan, which involves market and sales analysis, target market strategies, tactical decision planning, and implementation…
AMN443 Product and Service Innovation This unit examines the dynamics of innovation and development within the mix of core marketing activities of organisations. Once establishing the integral role innovation plays in organisations, the unit also reviews the key stages in the process of creating, developing and implementing new product and service concepts including product, service…
AMN447 Contemporary Issues in Marketing This unit offers advanced study of topical issues and emerging trends in marketing practice as a result of new technologies, current events and their impact on local, national and international enterprises. In depth interaction with business and public policy leaders expands students research, reflection and strategic thinking abilities.…
AMN460 Corporate and Investor Relations This unit explores aspects of the public relations function in corporate communication contexts, with a focus on the intersection of theory and professional practice. There is consideration of legal, regulatory and governance requirements for organisations, and the influence on public relations strategy, planning and tactics.…
AMN461 Corporate Media Strategy and Tactics This unit examines theories underpinning mass media and links these with the practice of public relations media tactics. Students analyse techniques and skills used in liaison with news media across paid, owned, earned and shared platforms. Students will produce a media strategy rationale and a digital media portfolio encompassing a…
AMN462 Community Consultation and Engagement This unit introduces students to the key public relations engagement strategies of information, consultation, and participation, and develops their understanding of the theoretical foundations of these strategies. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to identify the expectations stakeholders have of organisational engagement; and to develop appropriate public relations…
AMN465 Public Relations Management AMN465 Public Relations Management provides learners with an overview of the theory and research that constitute the foundations of public relations practice. The unit provides a detailed inspection of communication processes necessary for the management of organisational relationships with publics. The unit focuses on such topics as issues management, organisational…
AMN468 Issues and Crisis Management AMN468 examines the strategic management of crisis communication for organisations. Following a strategic planning approach content covered includes organisation analysis, issues identification, audience prioritisation, strategy formulation, tactical planning and implementation and evaluation. Issues in management (pre-crisis) will be addressed as well as proactive and defensive communication strategies during crisis. The…
AYB200 Financial Accounting Financial Accounting examines the accounting concepts and procedures for the preparation of external financial reports relevant to corporate structures within the context of the Australian accounting profession's conceptual framework, the relevant accounting standards, and Corporations Law requirements. Topics include: an introduction to the international regulatory environment and the conceptual framework…
AYB225 Management Accounting This unit introduces students to accounting systems and techniques that provide management at all levels with information for use in planning, controlling and decision making. This can be contrasted with financial accounting, which provides summary financial information principally for external users (i.e. shareholders, creditors, banks, etc). Emphasis is placed on…
AYB227 International Accounting International Accounting is designed to provide students with an insight into, and an appreciation of, many of the financial accounting and reporting issues faced in an international business environment. Issues examined include: comparative,financial, international accounting systems and practices; cultural influences on financial accounting and reporting policies and practices; comparative international…
AYB240 Superannuation Regulation and Practice This unit introduces students to the Australian superannuation system and the regulatory framework under which it operates. The unit aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the superannuation system to equip graduates seeking career opportunities in the superannuation industry, or other areas of business dealing with superannuation-related matters affecting…
AYB250 Personal Financial Planning This unit introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the financial planning process, the legal framework governing the financial planning industry and the responsibilities of financial planners. The unit will also expose students to alternative strategies of wealth creation while taking into consideration taxation, superannuation and social security issues.…
AYB301 Audit and Assurance This unit enables 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 EDP audit processes. The unit builds on the knowledge of accounting and accounting standards acquired in prior…
AYB311 Financial Accounting Issues This unit examines accounting theories and reporting practices adopted in the financial statements of reporting entities, focusing on publicly listed companies that communicate information 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…
AYB321 Strategic Management Accounting AYB321 Strategic Management Accounting develops a holistic view of organisations, strategy and management control. This unit aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of how managmeent accounting systems can be designed to support strategy. It will enable students to design and evaluate systems for strategic planning, control and performance…
AYB340 Company Accounting This unit includes: an overview of the statutory requirements that dictate the format and content of published financial reports of companies; the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and various disclosure orientated accounting standards; accounting for income tax; accounting for the acquisition of assets (including entities); the preparation of consolidated…
AYN414 Cost and Management Accounting This unit introduces students to techniques that provide management at all levels with information for use in inventory valuation, planning, controlling and decision-making. The unit's major focus is on product costing systems for manufacturing firms.…
AYN416 Financial Accounting 1 This unit provides an introduction to financial accounting within the context of the accounting profession's conceptual framework, relevant accounting standards and the requirements of the Corporations Law. Topics include: the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising entities, the preparation of general purpose financial reports, cash management and control, non-current…
AYN424 International Accounting 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. Using current international business cases, articles and reports, this unit examines issues including: international, financial accounting…
AYN456 Business and Corporations Law This unit will introduce students to the Australian legal environment and develop students' knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of business law and the Australian corporations legislation. Students will be encouraged to develop their research and analytical skills relevant to contemporary business and corporate practice.…
BEN610 Project Management Principles This unit serves as an introduction to project management as a fundamental skill for all postgraduate coursework students in built environment and engineering. It offers an overview of the framework, processes and key knowledge areas of project management.…
EFB201 Financial Markets This unit introduces students to the institutional structure of global financial markets, and thereby complements the understanding of theoretical finance gained in EFB210. Topics covered 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…
EFB210 Finance 1 This unit covers the following topics: 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 (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR); introduction to risk and…
EFB222 Introduction to Applied Econometrics This unit will provide students with the necessary background for advanced study in economics, econometrics and finance. It should also enable them to use basic mathematical and statistical techniques for economic and financial analysis and enable the confident and independent use of these skills. Students will be helped to understand…
EFB223 Economics 2 Consumer behaviour, the role of the government in market intervention, allocative efficiency and market structure are some of the fundamental issues in microeconomics addressed in this unit. Business cycles and the related issue of macroeconomic stabilisation policy are analysed and explained within the Australian context. The significance of the international…
EFB225 Economics for the Real World In this unit economic concepts and theories at the introductory level will be used to forensically and critically investigate current social and public issues of interest. These issues relate to consumer choice, business procing strategies, education, inequality, unemployment and poverty, population policy, tax reform, economic growth, the environment and globalisation.…
EFB226 Environmental Economics and Policy The unit introduces 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. This unit demonstrates that economics has a major role to play in helping us to understand and solve some of…
EFB240 Finance for International Business In this unit students analyse the ways that international operations and performance of businesses can be put at risk by changing financial and regulatory conditions across borders and determine how best to manage the exposure to this risk. This unit examines the following: the evolution of the international financial system;…
EFB309 Financial Derivatives This unit explores a range of pricing models and develops students' knowledge and skills in the application of these for derivative pricing. Students will construct and generate a variety of derivative prices and draw on discipline knowledge, technical skills and critical thinking skills to adapt these models to solve problems.…
EFB311 Financial Institutions Lending and Control This unit examines the fundamental motivations for lending by financial institutions, and the ways in which these are reflected in loan market practice. Specific topics cover the theoretical basis of lending as financial intermediation, the purpose and utilization of loans by borrowers, the major costs of lending for financial intermediaries…
EFB312 International Finance This unit examines the theory and practice of international finance, including: the mechanics and uses of the spot, forward, swap, futures and options markets in foreign exchange; the relationship between domestic and international capital markets; interest rate and exchange rate determination; risk management of foreign exchange; international trade finance; and…
EFB330 Intermediate Macroeconomics The unit introduces macroeconomic theories and policies. During the course of the semester, you will become familiar with various macroeconomic issues faced by a modern economy, policies to solve these issues as well as the limitations of these policies. You will develop a critical view when confronted with the different…
EFB331 Intermediate Microeconomics This unit is concerned with the economic analysis of the decisions and actions of consumers, firms, and governments in modern economies. It focuses on the interplay between government, private firms, and consumers and on developing the student's ability to apply microeconomic concepts to a range of economic issues and problems.…
EFB332 Applied Behavioural Economics This unit is designed to expose students to current and practical applications of behavioural economics that can be used to improve the understanding of important topics in the area of sports, arts and entertainment. It uses an economic approach to explore topics such as superstardom, fakes, fads and herding behaviour,…
EFB333 Applied Econometrics This unit develops and applies econometric methods introduced in earlier units. As a final year unit the focus is primarily on applied skills using common methods that business, economics and finance graduates will encounter in practice. Students will develop technical and critical thinking skills and gain an appreciation of many…
EFB335 Investments This unit advances the students’ 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. This unit aims to provide students with an intermediate to…
EFB336 International Economics International economics advances student understanding of global markets and positions through theories and analyses of trade, intervention, currencies, current transactions, capital positions and obligations in an interdependent world. Through considerations of international positions and competitiveness the unit develops a framework for understanding of the prospects and challenges facing firms, organisations,…
EFB337 Game Theory and Applications This unit presents the basic concepts of game theory and its application to economic phenomena, focussing on how individuals and firms deal with uncertainty and situations involving strategic interactions. The theoretical concepts are illustrated with applications from both the private and public sectors. Contents include the economics of uncertainty and…
EFB339 Financial Planning and Investments This unit builds on the introduction to finance concepts, theories and skills that students gain in EFB210 and earlier Finance units. Building on prior knowledge and skills this unit focuses on financial planning and financial decision making including the regulatory framework underpinning the decision making process. It also looks at…
EFN405 Applied Economics This introductory unit provides students with a broad understanding of the economic forces that impact consumers, business and government. It develops skills that they will continue to apply in later units where more complex situations and issues are covered. Consumer behaviour, the efficiency of markets, and market structures are some…
EFN406 Managerial Finance 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. This unit introduces students to key themes in finance including…
EFN420 Introduction to Financial Management This unit introduces students to key knowledge and skills necessary, not only in a commercial sense, but also from the perspective of individuals functioning in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment. Subsequent units will build on and extend the knowledge and skills gained in this unit.…
EFN422 Economics and Data Analysis The aim of the unit is firstly to provide a basic understanding of how market conditions are determined and, in particular, it investigates market forces that drive production and prices in both individual markets and the national economy. Secondly, the aim is to help students to develop a statistical way…
ENN570 Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external information across an entire organization, for example, embracing manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, procurement, finance/accounting, maintenance, inventories and interacting with suppliers. The purpose of ERP is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries…
MGB201 Contemporary Employment Relations This unit will develop your skills in understanding the effects of both domestic and international legal environments relating to employment relationships. This is important for developing practical, workable business strategies and HRM interventions.…
MGB207 Human Resource Issues and Strategy This unit provides a broad overview of the role and functions of human resource management (HRM) and explores the contribution of HRM to business performance and quality of work life. This unit gives you a foundation for professional practice in HRM and a practical introduction to the ways that organisations…
MGB210 Managing Operations This unit extends general management approaches to the production operations subsystems of service and manufacturing organisations. The unit focuses on the deployment of productive resources in order to maximise the added value of services and products. Issues of quality and efficiency are considered analytically in terms of broader strategies and…
MGB220 Human Resource Decision Making The unit will develop your knowledge and skills that are necessary for diagnosing problems at work, gathering data and information about these problems, and analysing the data and information to derive solutions and inform decision making.…
MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills The course develops students' abilities to identify and resolve problems in cross-cultural communication or negotiation situations where cultural differences have created misunderstandings or undesirable or unexpected outcomes. It first explores the concept of 'national culture' by considering the work of major theorists of cultural value dimensions. Students are encouraged to…
MGB226 Innovation, Knowledge and Creativity This unit focuses on managing innovation, knowledge and creativity within organisations and how to build innovative capabilities. It explores the links between innovation, knowledge and creativity and addresses challenges and opportunities related to managing innovation. Students study strategies and approaches used in public and private organisations for fostering innovation and…
MGB227 Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial capability is rapidly becoming an expectation for university graduates, with students bringing their own unique skills and perspectives to new opportunities.This unit is designed to provide an authentic mix of thinking, acting and reflecting through which students can be entrepreneurial. Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed…
MGB310 Managing Sustainable Change Organisations must be able to change, innovate and adapt to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Principle among these are changing expectations around sustainability and social responsibility. This unit emphases the competencies, knowledge, tools and strategies required to sucessfully and sustainably manage this change and meet shifting legal and…
MGB314 Organisational Consulting and Change Managing change is a fundamental skill required by prospective managers and professionals. This unit provides opportunities for students to develop a theory in practice orientation to consulting to individuals, groups, and organisations. Hence content theory and process theory is addressed. The focus of this unit is on human process issues…
MGB320 Recruitment and Selection This unit examines the most effective techniques for recruiting and selecting the best people for organisations, in the context of current pressures on attracting and keeping skilled, talented people in the workforce. Commonly used recruitment and selection techniques are covered, emphasising the validity and reliability of each technique, to enable…
MGB324 Managing Business Growth This unit is designed to provide skills in the analysis, solutions and implementation of the general management issues that SME owners have to manage in their growing operations. The unit brings together the different functional aspects of managing an established SME and how they are best managed from the owner's…
MGB331 Learning and Development in Organisations This unit is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to meet strategic organisational human resource development requirements. The unit explores learning and development concepts and approaches and the role of learning and development as a strategic partner to management. You will learn how to design, implement and…
MGB339 Performance and Reward This unit will provide you with the basic competencies expected of HR practitioners in managing performance and reward/compensation systems, which are among the most important strategies used by organisations to support competitive advantage. Performance and Reward Management is a key functional area of HRM and it is imperative that you…
MGB340 International Business in the Asia-Pacific Australia is situated in the fastest growing region in the world - the Pan-Pacific rim. The aim of this unit is to meet the needs of future business professionals working internationally and particularly within the Pan-Pacific region, to understand the nature of this region's business environment.…
MGB341 Managing Risk This unit aims to develop student competencies in analysing risk management issues in national and international contexts and build a strong appreciation of managing organisational uncertainty in the current global environment. It introduces conceptual and practical applications of risk management techniques used in private and public organisations by combining lectures…
MGN409 Management Theory and Practice This unit examines the following: the functions and roles of managers; concepts and principles and their practical applications; the key management functions; areas of planning, organising, staffing, directing and controlling; production/operations management and the management of quality; entrepreneurship and business planning; and important problems, opportunities and trends facing managers in…
MGN410 Employment Relations This unit looks at the following: employment relations; employee and union action; the role of governments and industrial tribunals; alternative methods and pressures to change traditional Australian systems; the Australian system of labour management relations; systems of regulation in the employment area; negotiating skills; and the resources required for mobilising…
MGN412 Organisational Behaviour This subject aims to provide a broad understanding of organisational behaviour as a base for future study and practice of management. It moves from a micro-perspective on individual behaviour through the interface between the individual and the organisation to overall characteristics of organisations which shape the behaviour of their members.…
MGN432 Contemporary Entrepreneurship Contemporary Entrepreneuruship is designed to enable students to experience the challenge of being entrepreneurial in a context and manner of their choosing. Entrepreneurship is born from the hearts of humans and enacted through their minds. Every student in this unit will have an opportunity to act in an authentically entrepreneurial…
MGN440 HRM Theory and Practice This unit examines the interplay between human resource management policies and processes and their contribution to sustainable competitive advantage and organisational effectiveness. HRM is considered from stakeholder, strategic and functional perspectives and an open systems model is used to introduce key processes and practices. The unit fosters discipline knowledge, analytical…
MGN442 Self Leadership In the contemporary business environment professionals are empowered to manage their own growth and development in order to facilitate meaningfulness in organisational life. The unit on Self-leadership is an elective in the HRM major and is delivered predominately in an ‘on-line’ mode to enable an ‘anytime’ and ‘anywhere’ approach to…
MGN444 Business in Asia The aim of this unit is to enable an intensive study of business and markets in Asia. The development of the major industries is examined, together with major intra-regional patterns of trade, commerce and finance. Significant economic, political and social factors determining developments are focused on, as well as regulatory…
MGN445 Business in Europe This unit enables a more intensive study of business and markets in Europe. The development of the major industries will be examined, together with intra-regional patterns of trade, commerce and finance. A particular focus will be the development of a single European market and its international implications. Significant economic, political…
MGN446 Business in Australia This unit introduces international students to the business environment in Australia. Students examine the geographical, historical, socio-cultural, political, regulatory, demographic, economic, legal, locational and other factors that influence business and management practice in Australia in the current environment.…
MGN447 Managing in a Globalised Economy This core unit examines the forces of globalisation, the diversity of international environments and their impact on business functions at the operational level. It examines the processes and challenges of internationalising the business operation as firms strive to compete successfully in the global marketplaces. Areas of study include the growth…
MGN448 Negotiating Across Borders This unit develops students' skills in negotiating intra- and inter-culturally. It provides students with a tool-box of negotiation skills and then explores the relationship between cultural value dimensions and negotiating behaviours. Students practise their negotiating skills with members of their own culture, in cross-cultural dyads and in multi-cultural teams to…
PMN503 Systems in Project Management This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required for a Systems Thinking and Integration approach to project management as it relates to scope management, schedule management, quality management and risk management. Other concepts and techniques covered as part of this unit include the interface with other organisational systems, innovation…
PMN504 People and Projects This unit will provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to appreciate the nature and role of human resources required to achieve outcomes critical for the success of a project. The unit will specifically focus on theoretical aspects of effectively managing individuals within project teams, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution,…
PMN601 Projects and Performance Focusing on the context and principles of performance management issues in projects, this unit examines the specific methods and tools that can be applied to improve key performance targets in projects will then be presented. Through reflective learning, the unit will also focus on developing your ability to gather information,…
PMN602 Organisations and Projects This unit will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge to manage human resources issues required to achieve outcomes critical for the success of a project. The unit will focus on aspects of effectively managing human resources at an organisational level, including project organisational structures, human resource planning, stakeholder management,…
PMN603 Project Investigation 1 Modern Project Managers are required to gather the best available evidence to make informed decisions, solve problems, establish best practice as well as innovate and develop. This unit will equip you with the applied research skills and knowledge to solve discipline specific real world problems and effectively communicate processes and…
PMN604 Strategy and Projects This unit shows how your project or program grows out of the business lifecycle and also feeds into that lifecycle. The unit shows how the project or program adds value to both the client and provider organisations and that value can be sustained for a long periods if managed appropriately.…
PMN605 Strategic Project Procurement This unit shows the value of identifying and evaluating the procurement options for your project or program. It further details contemporary market options and the preparations both client and tenderers must make to effectively manage the engagement phase and delivery phase of procurement strategy and contract form chosen.…
PMN606 Project Investigation 2 Problems that confront project managers are ill-defined and complex. Problem identification and the collection and analysis of relevant information using appropriate research methods are essential to professional practice. From a learning perspective, one of the most effective ways of achieving this is to consolidate and extend previously gained research skills…
PMN607 Strategic Risk Management This unit shows how to identify, evaluate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the risk and opportunities for your project or program. You will then allocate and effectively manage the risks. It further details contemporary risk treatments available for both client and tenderers/contractors to effectively manage their project or program.…
PMN608 Managing the Project In Managing the Project you will implement the knowledge, skills and tools developed throughout the Master's program. This will assist you to apply your learnings to a real world project from inception to closeout.…
PUB490 Quality Management in Health This unit provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a quality management program, perform quality improvement activities, and expand outcomes into process improvements and organisational change. Methods of health care performance measurement are explored, and a clinical quality framework model is introduced. Issues relating to administrative and…
PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health This unit provides a critical in depth examination of the theory behind and application of quality and safety systems to health services. It covers legal and regulatory systems, quality certification and accreditation systems, safety systems and models, performance management including performance frameworks for the measurement, monitoring and reporting on quality…
PUN219 Leadership of Quality and Safety in Health The unit provides you with advanced knowledge of leadership theories and frameworks critical to the development and maintenance of an effective quality and safety culture in health care organisations and builds on your understanding of the principles and practice of quality management and improvement gained through PUN213 Quality Management in…
USB240 Market Analysis This unit builds upon the foundation property, valuation and economic units from your first year studies. 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…
USB242 Experience Property This unit builds upon the preliminary property fundamentals covered in the unit USB140 Imagine Property, expanding those key concepts to income producing and investment grade assets. This unit develops an understanding of the various commercial market sectors and how various features of these markets impact on the value of a…
USB244 Asset Performance With an increasing number of companies and institutions now leasing and investing in property the management of these assets is becoming a crucial aspect of business practice and investment performance. This unit will cover the physical and financial aspects of commercial, retail and industrial property management and the role of…
USB245 Property Investment Analysis Property analysts are required to analyse property as an investment and provide investment recommendations. This involves a close scrutiny of property investment options, and selection of the most appropriate option given the investor's preferences, goals and market conditions. This unit provides the basis to enable the property analyst to examine…
USB246 Transaction Process The buying and selling of property is a critical point in any property development, valuation or property investment. This unit provides you with an understanding of the transaction process in respect to acquisition, contract negotiation, due diligence, taxation considerations, legal structuring, sales and/or lease negotiation, compliance with relevant legislation and…
USB300 Property Development This unit brings together concepts gained on strategic evaluation, risk, organisational structure, planning, construction and development feasibility analysis. It places this knowledge in a total project context and provides students with an understanding of the processes involved in property development from conception to completion and beyond.…
USB341 Money and Property Property is a major asset class of all available investment options. Due to its distinct characteristics, debt and equity financing plays a major role in investment decisions. As such, this unit further develops students' understanding of property investment and financing techniques and the place of property assets within the capital…
USB342 Property Software This unit introduces students to a range of industry-standard property software products. Students will gain knowledge in the operation of a variety of industry specific software for the analysis and management of a range of property types. Students will develop their competency in using these products, as well as skills…
USB343 Boutique Valuations This is the capstone valuation unit and applies the valuation principles and procedures developed in the units USB140, Imagine Property, and USB242, Experience Property, to the more complex property classes such as rural property, special premises, retail and business based property that require a greater level of student expertise for…
UXB232 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution. In this unit you will acquire skills in effective communication, analysis of disputes and creative problem solving through active participation in role playing activities and intense investigation of real world conflicts that arise through the development…
XNB352 Foodservice Management This unit develops your knowledge and skills in the application of a systems approach to food and nutrition services. It introduces management and leadership principles and facilitates their application in a variety of settings. This unit develops your competencies in foodservice management which is essential as an accredited practising dietitian.…