BUS500 Communication for Professionals

Updated: 14 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit provides the theoretical and practical knowledge professionals need to successfully manage organisational communication. The emotional, ethical and relational aspects of communication are considered, along with the dynamics of organisational culture. Students explore a realistic organisational scenario in which communication turns sour and the culture becomes 'toxic'. Students then address the organisational incivility based upon the readings, reflective practice, and their own knowledge and experience. In this way, students learn how to ensure that an organisation is not merely a productive workplace, but a place of genuine human flourishing.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the key concepts underpinning professional communication, particularly in relation to the role of relational leadership, language, identity and ethics, in managing organisational complexity and incivility;
  2. demonstrate an expert knowledge of the tools, practices and strategies available to promote a positive organisational culture;
  3. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on relevant communication theories, concepts and strategies to resolve complex organisational challenges;
  4. work independently and/or collaboratively to enhance professional knowledge and skills in the area of professional communication; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on and respond to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues influencing professional communication.