Faculty of Business and Law

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MAA261 Financial Accounting

In previous versions of the unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Reviewed the unit's content: introduced two new topics and eliminated one topic
  • Prepared a new set of lecture notes for each topic
  • Refreshed the readings for the unit with each topic now having at least two new relevant, up-to-date readings
  • Introduced financial modelling into three topics and into the assessment
  • Introduced consideration of ethics at the end of each topic and provided examples of ethical situations
  • Updated the textbook to the 10th edition to ensure we are teaching the most current accounting standards and keeping our students up to date with the most relevant accounting issues on hand, including examples of GST.
  • Modified assessment to allow each student to generate their own set of unique transactions and to provide better feedback
  • Changed the format of assessment submission from Word to Excel

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MAA310 Accounting and Society

In previous versions of this unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Reduced the time spent on the Business Simulation to just over 3 seminars to remove repetition.

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MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Curriculum has been updated to focus on the fundamental issues in finance.

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MLL323 Constitutional Law

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Re-introduction of weekly seminars for all cohorts.
  • Provision of weekly MCQs to help students test their knowledge (in response to need for more feedback)
  • Organisation of class recordings into playlists to reduce complexity of the Cloud site.

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MLL405 Equity and Trusts

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • Improved assignment feedback
  • Guidance for students in managing the workload of this Unit
  • Provision of Powerpoint outlines to students and direction to the appropriate reading requirements.

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MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals

We have improved the quality of the unit based on student feedback that we received last year. Changes that have been made include:

  • Update of course materials, including streamlining of weekly class and seminar activities
  • Utilisation of the feed-forward aspect of feedback between the assessments, with Assessment 3 building on students' work in Assessment 2. This allows students to receive timely feedback that helps improve performance as the trimester progresses.
  • The format of the classes and seminars have been significantly changed; this included streamlining the content, mapping it better to the assessment,  a focus on activity-based teaching and learning, and the inclusion of key activities based on contemporary issues
  • Using technology to improve the learning experience in classes, seminars and on Cloud.

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MMH733 Ethics for Managers

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The range of extra readings, reports and case studies makes the material more relevant and easier to understand in practice
  • The opportunity to apply the material to relevant case studies each week, and being able to discuss and debate the merits of each topic, is helpful.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Based on student feedback, we have added a sample exam to the unit
  • Rationalised and updated the Unit Learning Outcomes.
  • Rationalised and updated the Graduate Learning Outcomes from the unit
  • Updated the assignments tasks to focus on the real world application of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Incorporated Career Education through the development of a Work Integrated Learning application in assessment 2
  • Simplified the assessment guidelines and marking rubrics for the assessment.

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MMM240 Organisational Behaviour

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Inclusion of weekly discussion questions that aid in preparation for the final exam
  • Reflective journal assessment task.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Updated unit content, supported by weekly readings
  • Reduced the number of delivery dates for reflective journal.

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MPA701 Accounting

The following aspects of the unit have been introduced, enhanced or retained in response to feedback from students who have undertaken this unit in previous trimesters:

  • The emphasis is placed on providing practical examples of real-life situations and relating them to topic content being taught
  • Encouragement for students to use the CloudDeakin site for this unit as a resource as student feedback strongly suggests the site is highly valuable for progressive-learning
  • The introduction, integration, and discussion of contemporary real-life business and accounting cases within each topic to reinforce the relevance of learning
  • Use of computerised accounting software to apply accounting knowledge to record basic transactions.

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MPM731 Business Communication for Managers

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Industry guest speakers
  • Interactive seminars helped in consolidating and solidifying knowledge
  • Assessment helped in understanding how communication is a very broad concept
  • The learning about reflective writing, communication with different audiences, teamwork, STAR techniques, and Key Selection Criteria (KSC).

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Live demo during BI practicals was provided for Cloud-students
  • All assessments and associated marking rubrics were posted on the unit site in Week 1 allowing students to better plan their schedule.
  • Reduced
  • Introduced
  • Introduced
  • Simplified

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