HST840 - Multidisciplinary Business Case

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Subject Title
Multidisciplinary Business Case

Subject Description
Business leaders need to become equipped with skills that allow them to see beyond mere incremental managerial approaches in order to face the escalating pace of change in the competitive business environment. Today's leaders must be proactive, anticipate the needs of the business, develop strategies that meet immediate needs and future needs. These strategies are arrived at by implementing and continually refining these three processes: analysis, decisions and actions. In this course, these concepts will be emphasized and such skills will be developed through rigorous business case analysis and further cultivated through group projects.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

  1. Analyze the various business functions and their interdependence within the internal business environment.
  2. Appraise business trends; assess public wants and the interaction between the internal business environment and the external economic climate.
  3. Solve business problems by using an organized approach to underline the problems, integrate alternative actions and possible outcomes, and recommend, with rationale, the preferred course of action.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the needs of others, ways of encouraging positive relationships, an awareness of sources of conflict, and strategies for conflict resolution when working as a member of a group.
  5. Integrate the tasks from initiation to completion of a project; develop a schedule; allocate resources and priorities; monitor progress; and revise the plan to include new information.
  6. Create complex business communications and summary reports.
  7. Use accounting and financial analysis to assess and prepare financial statements.
  8. Apply mathematical and statistical concepts to analyze and improve the processes.
  9. Interpret operations management functions and describe, analyze and improve the processes.
  10. Analyze a variety of reports and generate a long-term plan for maximizing profits and share price.
  11. Interpret the effects of decisions and their interrelationship with other activities.
  12. Produce clear, concise written reports which defend the team's business decisions.
  13. Effectively participate as a member of a group.

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.

    •  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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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