Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Nathan Eva



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester A 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester B 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester C 2016 (Day)


Communication theory emphasising written and oral communication in relation to organisational, intrapersonal, interpersonal and group communication. Importance of relationships in the work context, language, listening and nonverbal behaviour. Interpersonal contexts include negotiation, interviewing, feedback, coaching and counselling. Group communication -- roles, leadership and facilitation, problem-solving, decision making and group creativity.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe and discuss contemporary theories and concepts in interpersonal communication
  2. examine the role of communication in management, particularly in leadership, decision making, conflict resolution, creativity and problem-solving
  3. extend personal communication skills by identifying opportunities for growth and strategies for development
  4. demonstrate competence and professionalism in structuring and delivering persuasive messages
  5. critically analyse communication style.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


MGF2100, MGG1100, MGW1100