English and Communications for Business I

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BUS B103

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ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR BUSINESS I

BUS B103

More information: Course Guide

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR BUSINESS I

Course Start Date
Aut 2022
Course Level
Foundation
Length in Terms
1 terms
Credits
5
Language
English
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
5,425
Future Terms
Aut 23
Quota and Schedule
Course Start Date
Course LevelLength in TermsCredits
Language
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2022
Foundation1 terms5
English
5,425
Aut 23

Course Coordinator: Chak Ho Ting, BSC (Newcastle Upon Tyne); MA (Swansea); MCIL

Course Developer: York Cheng, HKMU

Aims
This course aims to introduce learners to the basic communication knowledge they will need for writing business correspondence and documents, and help them improve their skills and tactics so as to communicate effectively in a modern business environment. It acquaints learners with theories of effective communication, and the effects of technology, discrimination and cultural factors on business communication.

The course also introduces learners to basic Business English and helps them improve their ability to communicate effectively in English in business settings.

Contents
The course covers the following topics:

  • Business communication basics
  • Fundamentals of business writing
  • Business writing strategies
  • Business messages I
  • Business messages II

Learning support
There will be five two-hour tutorials and one two-hour surgery.

Assessment
There are three assessment components: two assignments and one oral presentation (compulsory assignment). Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Set book(s)
A custom textbook will be provided.