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MAIB712 Business Communication

Explores theoretical approaches to business communication and the alternative techniques and technologies that can be deployed.

Paper title Business Communication
Paper code MAIB712
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus, MMAIBus
Otago Business School -
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload
150 hours' learning over a single quarter, including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework, comprising:
  • Essay 30%
  • Plan 10%
  • Group project 30%
  • Individual presentation 30%
Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with Māori and others and to prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.

To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and contrast the communication styles and conventions associated with Māori and other cultures and ethnicities
  2. Apply theories of communication to analyse business situations, identifying communication features, challenges and strategies
  3. Develop a multimedia communication strategy for a cross-cultural business context
  4. Demonstrate sophisticated interpersonal communication skills in academic and business contexts
  5. Reflect on own business communication and presentation skills and demonstrate the ability to present complex ideas and flexibly respond to audience

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system