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MPM731 - Business Communication for Managers

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Menzies





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 hours per week.

Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin


The aim of the unit is to develop the abilities of students to communicate effectively both academically at the Masters level and in business environments. Specifically, the unit is designed to provide students with the ability to utilise and choose appropriate communication techniques for different scenarios. The ability to articulate key messages using appropriate techniques and channels is a critical skill for managers facing multiple communication challenges in the 21st century.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Two writing and communication portfolios (1500 words per portfolio) - 40%
Assessment 2 (Group - 4 students) - Report(4000 words) - 30%
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written report and podcast presentation (Report: 2000 words; Podcast: 5 minutes, 15% for each component) - 30%

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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