BEX2500 - Integrative thinking and decision making - 2019

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Crosby


Dr Elizabeth Snuggs

Unit guides


City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester B 2019 (On-campus)
  • Trimester C 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit is a multi-disciplinary unit that aims to build on students' knowledge of business but with a focus on how students can use some decision making frameworks to tackle difficult business problems. The unit provides students the opportunity to demonstrate being critical and creative scholars and responsible and effective global citizens, and gain an understanding of multi-disciplinary decision-making in organisations. Students will have the opportunity to solve a difficult business problem facing society and use frameworks from marketing, statistics, economics, accounting and law to solve such a problem. Students will develop and demonstrate their career-readiness in this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand a range of problems that face business and society, for example, the problem of how to tackle rising health care costs in Australia given our ageing population
  2. develop frameworks for understanding multidisciplinary problems that businesses often encounter and devise solutions that build from prior knowledge in economics and statistics.


Within semester assessment: 80% + Examination: 20%

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