School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Business Professionalism and Career Management
  • Unit Code

    BES2500
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Gary Joseph MARCHIORO

Description

This unit will assist students to develop the key employability skills that will help them to prepare for future employment. Skills core to the unit include: working effectively with others; self-awareness; self?-management; and, developing professionalism. On an individual level, there is a focus on self-awareness and self-management in career planning and development. Students will gain hands-on experience with resume writing and adapting resumes to different job specifications through addressing selection criteria and, customising cover letters. Further, students will engage with a variety of interview techniques and learn how to prepare for different types of interview situations. At an organisational level, the focus of the unit is on working effectively with others and developing professionalism through time, task and goal management to elicit efficiency, drive and multi? tasking capability. Students will develop a more advanced understanding of the process of implementing employability skills in global business contexts by undertaking projects that develop team-working skills and a cross-cultural outlook.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from BES1100, BES1500

Students must pass 120 credit points

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded BES3100

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Construct portfolio elements to demonstrate the development of professionalism and competence with resumes, application types, addressing selection criteria and interview scenarios.
  2. Develop self-management skills in order to enhance self-efficacy, stress tolerance and work life balance; and,
  3. Reflect on and evaluate personal traits, strengths and weaknesses in order to demonstrate when and how to build, maintain and manage relationships.
  4. Work effectively with others by applying task collaboration, teamwork, social intelligence and conflict resolution skills.

Unit Content

  1. Career goals considering the needs of targeted industry.
  2. Cross cultural business etiquette.
  3. Interview skills and strategies.
  4. Personal brand through professional social media presence.
  5. Personal traits, strengths, weaknesses, motivations and interests.
  6. Resumes and cover letters.
  7. Self-management, self-efficacy, stress tolerance, work-life balance.
  8. Social intelligence.
  9. Time, goal and task management.
  10. Working effectively with others.

Teaching and Learning Processes

On campus students participate in this unit through blended learning and weekly three-hour seminars. Off-campus students will access the unit through the Blackboard Learning Management System. Regular online access is required. The teaching and learning approach is student-centred with practical activities to develop key employability skills. Core skills for this unit include: working effectively with others; self-awareness; self-management; and developing professionalism. This unit provides for engaged teaching and learning through integration of guest speakers who value-add to knowledge of the application of employability skills in the work place. As the unit does not have an exam, students must commit to high levels of participation and collaboration throughout the semester.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationParticipation in in-class and online activities *30%
AssignmentCareer Portfolio40%
ProjectTeam Project30%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationParticipation in online activities *30%
AssignmentCareer Portfolio40%
ProjectTeam Project30%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Business Professionalism and Career Management
  • Unit Code

    BES2500
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Gary Joseph MARCHIORO

Description

This unit will assist students to develop the key employability skills that will help them to prepare for future employment. Skills core to the unit include: working effectively with others; self-awareness; self?-management; and, developing professionalism. On an individual level, there is a focus on self-awareness and self-management in career planning and development. Students will gain hands-on experience with resume writing and adapting resumes to different job specifications through addressing selection criteria and, customising cover letters. Further, students will engage with a variety of interview techniques and learn how to prepare for different types of interview situations. At an organisational level, the focus of the unit is on working effectively with others and developing professionalism through time, task and goal management to elicit efficiency, drive and multi? tasking capability. Students will develop a more advanced understanding of the process of implementing employability skills in global business contexts by undertaking projects that develop team-working skills and a cross-cultural outlook.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from BES1100, BES1500

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded BES3100

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Construct portfolio elements to demonstrate the development of professionalism and competence with resumes, application types, addressing selection criteria and interview scenarios.
  2. Develop self-management skills in order to enhance self-efficacy, stress tolerance and work life balance; and,
  3. Reflect on and evaluate personal traits, strengths and weaknesses in order to demonstrate when and how to build, maintain and manage relationships.
  4. Work effectively with others by applying task collaboration, teamwork, social intelligence and conflict resolution skills.

Unit Content

  1. Career goals considering the needs of targeted industry.
  2. Cross cultural business etiquette.
  3. Interview skills and strategies.
  4. Personal brand through professional social media presence.
  5. Personal traits, strengths, weaknesses, motivations and interests.
  6. Resumes and cover letters.
  7. Self-management, self-efficacy, stress tolerance, work-life balance.
  8. Social intelligence.
  9. Time, goal and task management.
  10. Working effectively with others.

Teaching and Learning Processes

On campus students participate in this unit through blended learning and weekly three-hour seminars. Off-campus students will access the unit through the Blackboard Learning Management System. Regular online access is required. The teaching and learning approach is student-centred with practical activities to develop key employability skills. Core skills for this unit include: working effectively with others; self-awareness; self-management; and developing professionalism. This unit provides for engaged teaching and learning through integration of guest speakers who value-add to knowledge of the application of employability skills in the work place. As the unit does not have an exam, students must commit to high levels of participation and collaboration throughout the semester.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationParticipation in in-class and online activities *30%
AssignmentCareer Portfolio40%
ProjectTeam Project30%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ParticipationParticipation in online activities *30%
AssignmentCareer Portfolio40%
ProjectTeam Project30%

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Carlopio, J., & Dwyer, J. (2014). Business professionalism and career management: Compiled for BES2500. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Custom Publishing.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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