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No supplementary examinations are awarded for this course. 

27 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8 

Convener: C Kalil 

Course entry requirements: BUS2016H, BUS3018F and STA3041F. BUS3024S, STA3043S, STA3045F, BUS4028F. 

Course outline:  The course aims to provide students with the ability to design and produce various types of documents (e.g. correspondence, reports and proposals) common to the workplace. Students are required to plan and give persuasive presentations and oral reports to selected audiences as well as to prepare visual and graphic material for oral and written messages. Group work and group presentations are also emphasised. 

Theory and application:  Formats, style, vocabulary, organisation patterns and readability for oral and written messages, individual and group presentation techniques; Correspondence (letters, email and factsheets) (with a focus on communicating actuarial science topics to various non-specialist audiences); report writing, proposal writing, integration of graphic and visual materials, individual and group oral presentations. 

Prescribed text  A communication handbook and a course outline will be given to every student.  

DP requirements: Submission of all assignments and participation in oral presentations; attendance at all compulsory lectures and workshops. 

Assessment: PCU component: semester course work and presentations (60%); 3-hour written examination [Paper 1] (40%). Students must achieve a sub-minimum of 40% for each component with an average of 50%. In addition there is a 3-hour written examination (Paper 2) for professional exemption (A302). The final BUS4034S mark will be weighted as follows: PCU final mark: 70%; A302 Paper 2: 30%.

Last updated : 20 Nov 2018

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