Good communication skills are essential to managing people and organisations. Management Communications will provide students with theoretical understanding of what communication is (hint: communication is everywhere, all the time!), and a range of practical communication skills relevant to managing people and organisations in a variety of contexts. Students will deepen their understanding of key communication models, conduct audiences analysis, select appropriate media (hint: email is not the only nor necessarily best way to communicate with people), and craft compelling communications suited to a range of issues and contexts. The unit includes individual assessments, group assessments, and peer-review. Peer-review is used to provide students with additional subject-matter feedback (i.e. in addition to what the teaching team provides) as well as the chance to experience (and get better at!) giving and receiving feedback, which are essential communication skills. Workshops (on-campus and online) will be activity-based, provide time for hands-on learning, group work, presentations, and peer feedback. Management Communications will stretch you, but in a good way. By the time you’ve completed the unit, you’ll be a more confident and competent communicator, equipped with skills to help you effectively manage people and organisations.
|Unit name||Management Communications|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Albert Amankwaa|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Accelerated Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Accelerated Study Period 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|ECA Melbourne||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 1||5/2/2024||28/2/2024||21/3/2024||5/5/2024|
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- Apply communication theory and models to analyse issues managers face.
- Communicate to diverse audiences using a variety of media
- Analyse the implications of changing communication technologies for managing people and organisations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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For students enrolled on-campus in Launceston, Hobart, or Cradle Coast there will be fortnightly face-to-face workshops. All lectures will be pre-recorded and delivered online via MyLO. Distance or OUA students will have the opportunity to meet synchronously via regular online (Zoom) workshops. Time and dates for these online workshops will be announced at the beginning of the semester/study period.
|Assessment||Peer Review (10%)|Managers' Brief (20%)|Individual (Employment) Pitch (30%)|Team Case Analysis (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. Instead, each week you will be required to download from the unit’s Reading List an electronic journal article or book chapter that relates to that week’s topic.
There are several Business Communication textbooks available via the UTAS Library for loan and you may find these helpful as recommended readings.
In addition, there are many podcasts and professional books designed to help individuals improve and refine their communication skills. For example:
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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