Everest Simulation was a breeze, the written analysis was 2000 words which was weirdly bigger than most of arts course essays but was an easy 30%. Did it last minute and got a 7.
I agree with most folks here that the lecturer (forgot her name) was so boring and her German accent was kinda hard to listen to? I probably watched 8/13 of the lectures and just read off the slides. Exam was 50%, would've preferred if the assessments were a little more well-structured
I didn't enjoy this course, I found most of the content taught is common sense surrounded by buzzwords. The tutorials are helpful to re-enforce the content and are easy marks but not really enjoyable. The Everest simulation was interesting but writing an assignment on it? The assignment outline was very structured but it was hard to actually draw links to the course content as was required.
Easy 6/7 not really an enjoyable course though.
As other reviews cover most of what this course is about, I think it's best to write how to easily achieve a 7 in this course.
- Attend 10 tutorials for 10%.
- Attend practical assignment - it was Mt Everest for me, quite fun. Also % for this, I don't remember how much.
- All lecs were recorded for me, so seeing lec recording was enough for a 7. BUT attending the final lec is important as April gives out highly useful hints about the final exam and summarizes most of what is examined.
- For the written part of the assignment, make sure to listen carefully of what April requires, many failed to get full marks for getting side tracked into writing irrelevant things.
- Broad theory more than depth
Above was all for my semester so things may be different.
An easy 7 if you go to all of the tutes. They prepare you well for the final exam. No need to buy the textbook - the lecture slides cover everything you need. Lectures were a bit boring, you'd probably learn the content faster if you read through the yourself. April is a good lecturer who makes herself available and is willing to help. The Assignment is an easy way to go into the final exam on a good footing.
April does a great job at teaching people the basics of business management. As I progress through my degree, I see how wise she really is. The topics this course exposes you to are built upon later in your degree and are ever useful.
This course is even great for people not studying business. Seeing as this is a very general course, it has useful information for literally any field/specialisation.
I definitely recommend this if any of you are considering it as an elective.
I cannot say the same for the second semester lecturer though.