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MMH299 - Business Communication

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, online)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, S, online), trimester 2 (B, S, W, online), trimester 3 (B, online)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

A O'Loughlin (Trimester 1), S Barton (trimester 2), J Fermelis (trimester 3)

Prerequisite:Any four units plus either MMM132 or MMM240
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 4 x 2 hour workshops per Trimester

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit aims to broaden students' understanding of the complex, sophisticated nature of communication and increase their awareness of the skills and strategies required for effective communication as a means of solving problems within a range of contemporary business contexts. Students become equipped with a suite of professional communication skills, which will assist them in gaining employment and further developing as responsible, global citizens throughout their careers. The unit features a strong, practical emphasis on formal oral and written skills, on a range of business documents and on the selection and use of various technologies for specific communication purposes. Students are also provided with opportunities to develop skills for the effective management of teamwork as well as facility with interpersonal and intercultural communication.


Online tutorials 20%, Workshops/oral presentations 30%, Written assignment (individual portfolio) 3000 words 50%

From Trimester 2 2013:

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online assessments 20%,

Assessment 2 (Group of 4 students) - Workshop/oral presentations 30%,

Assessment 3 (Individual portfolio) - Written assignment 3000 words 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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