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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Pieter Van Dijk (Semester 1); Mr Damian Morgan (Semester 2)


This unit is designed to develop students' awareness of communication issues within organisational settings and their own capacity as professionals to communicate effectively. The unit emphasises the importance of effective communication both oral and written, introduces models of communication and focuses on communication as process and transaction. Overall the unit is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore the ways in which intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and organisational communication are experienced within organisations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • describe the major theories underpinning managerial communication
  • examine the relationships between different managerial communication theories and concepts
  • discuss managerial communication in the context of organisational examples
  • compare and contrast verbal and nonverbal messages and examine their impact on interpersonal communication
  • extend skills in written and oral expression as relevant to the unit assessment tasks.


On-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Off-campus: Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours) 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Pieter Van Dijk

Contact hours

3 hours per week


MGF1100, MGF2111