INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 105 Business English Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 258 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course aims at developing fluency and accuracy in using Business English with the help of essential business content: basic structures and vocabulary, authentic reading and listening texts (e.g. newspaper articles, interviews, etc.), business reports and case studies. It covers the most important areas of management, production, marketing, finance and macroeconomics. Aims of this course are to develop comprehension of business and economic texts and provide students with opportunities to express business concepts, analysis critics and ability to discuss business ideas.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. The Importance of Oral and Written Communication in Business; Writing Numbers, Capitalization of Words, Usage of Abbreviations
  2. How to make and perform good presentation
  3. Management an Art or a Science?
  4. Company Structure
  5. Work and Motivation
  6. Recruitment - writting Job Applications, CV/ Resume
  7. Preparation for Mid term exam
  8. Economics and Ecology; Business Ethics
  9. Production, Product Policy, Marketing
  10. Accounting and Financial Statements; Banking
  11. The Role of Government
  12. Presentations of Virtual Assistant Projects
  13. Presentations of Virtual Assistant Projects
  14. Preparation for the Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework10
    Project10
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Comprehension of business and economic terms
    • Fluency and accuracy in business correspondence
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • MacKenzie, Ian, English for Business Studies, 3rd ed., Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2012

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)464256
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 258
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 10