EAC397 - Business Report Writing

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Subject Title
Business Report Writing

Subject Description
This business communications course for Computer Studies students builds on the written and oral communications, teamwork, personal management and critical thinking skills developed in earlier courses in the CPA/CPD/CPAC/CNS/CTY programs.
Through team and individual projects with a program focus, students will learn the essentials of career management, as well as practise the skills that they will need in the workplace to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers and management.

Credit Status
One credit. Required course in the CPA/CPD/CPAC/CNS/CTY programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the factors involved in communication in business
  2. Analyse a business situation for technical, business and interpersonal factors and develop an appropriate response
  3. Express formal knowledge of the process and principles of effective business communication and technical writing, and apply them to the preparation of the following:  business memo, letter, e-mail, proposal, oral report, written report, technical documentation
  4. Conduct primary and secondary business research and use conventional documentation
  5. Express formal knowledge of the principles of effective teamwork, and apply the processes and techniques in their work groups
  6. Utilize time management and project management techniques
  7. Create and deliver effective team presentations
  8. Conduct effective information-gathering and employment interviews
  9. Apply career management process in preparing for their own careers
  10. Target job search materials in job applications

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.