MM105 Communication for Business

Updated: 14 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
UNE Sydney Campus Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
25 August 2019 26 August 2019 Non-Mandatory Trimester 2: Non-Mandatory Intensive School held in Armidale. If the minimum number of student registrations has not been reached at least four weeks prior to the scheduled date, the Non-Mandatory Intensive School will be cancelled.
None Trimester 3: No Intensive School
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Study at the UNE Sydney Campus is only available to international students admitted to the Bachelor of Business under Rule (e), studying the Analytics and Informatics Major.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Andrea Wallace (
Unit Description

Communication for Business provides students with a foundational knowledge of the role of communication, creativity and professional identity in business. This unit will equip students with the skills to understand self and others and to interact individually and collaboratively with different stakeholders in professional situations. Students will apply this knowledge to business problems.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Communication for Business and the Professions: Strategies and Skills

ISBN: 9781486019533
Dwyer, J., Pearson Australia 6th ed. 2016

Note: An eBook is also available (ISBN: 9781486020362).

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Online Activities 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Online formative activities over the course of the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Workshop 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

Workshop activities completed in class and/or online but students must submit individual reports.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Written Task 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

The written task may assess a variety of skills taught in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. recognise the role of communication and creativity in business, and devise and communicate creative solutions to business-related problems;
  2. employ reflection, self-awareness and emotional intelligence to develop a professional identity;
  3. manage individual and collaborative work processes; and
  4. recognise, analyse, and respond appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural and social issues.