MGI521 Professional Communications (8)

This subject discusses how to communicate effectively, and efficiently in professional environments. Students who undertake this subject will gain a wide range of practical communication skills supported by the latest intellectual and psychological behavioural theory. This subject explores the details of how and why humans communicate in certain ways and will equip students to communicate at all levels of professional business for effective outcomes. Students are encouraged to challenge their own communication habits and to undergo a journey of personal change through this subject.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Term 2 (15)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGI521 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
A1 - proposal forum post
A2 - email & slide deck
A3 - presentation critique & video recording

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.