MGI521 Professional Communications (8)


This subject is designed for those in professional positions with a need to communicate effectively and manage the communication of others to a high standard. Students who undertake this subject will gain a wide breadth of practical communication skills supported by the latest intellectual and psychological behavioural theory. This subject will equip students to communicate at all levels of professional business.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI521
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)
Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security
Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)
Graduate Certificate in Mobile Applications Development
Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Master of Business Administration (Computing)
Master of Information Systems Security
Master of Management (Information Technology)
Master of Mobile Applications Development
Master of Networking and Systems Administration
Master of Project Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to design, compose and deliver a professional presentation;
  • be able to identify and analyse challenges and obstacles to effective business communications;
  • be able to analyse and apply practical communication techniques and methods;
  • be able to critically evaluate current human communication theory and apply this in a business context;
  • be able to facilitate business outcomes by using effective personal communication; and
  • be able to compare and contrast the role and use of digital media and communications mediums for professional and business outcomes.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Communication Psychology of Knowledge Exchange
  • Business Language & Document Writing
  • Digital Communications & The Media Experience
  • Creating Business Proposals & Reports
  • Digital Presentations & Tools
  • Selling & Obtaining Buy-In
  • Facilitating Workshops & Meetings
  • Managing Business Conflict & Negotiation
  • Differences Between Leadership, Management & Mentors
  • Personal Presentations & Public Speaking


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.