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SPR2010 - Business and Management English

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 40/100
Oral examination 60/100 F

Course content

This course will help you improve your oral and written English for use in business and management situations, whether you need to write e-mails, letters or reports, or make a PowerPoint presentation to an international audience where English is the common language.

Writing and grammar:

  • Sentence structure, paragraph construction, prepositions, punctuation and pronoun use, and other common problem areas for non-native speakers of English.
  • Expanding business and management vocabulary.
  • Presenting material orally in English
  • Improving pronunciation, stress and intonation
  • Contemporary business communication
  • 21st century business and management issues covering a wide range of current business and economic situations

Learning outcome

Knowledge

  • acquisition of business and specialist vocabulary and appropriate use in spoken and written language

Skills

  • ability to write a range of business related correspondence
  • ability to take part in English speaking meetings

General Competence

  • to successfully present in English both written and spoken using a wide range of vocabulary and a high degree of grammatical accuracy

Learning methods and activities

The course assumes students have a working knowledge of English, and will focus on improving written and oral skills by examining common problem areas for non-native speakers of English, including sentence structure, paragraph construction, prepositions, punctuation and pronoun use. Students will also build their business and management vocabulary through assigned readings and mandatory oral presentations. Readings will focus on contemporary business and management issues, such as the economic situation, management of a multi-national workforce, corporate social responsibility, banking, new technology, adverstising, marketing, public relations, outsourcing and international supply chains. There will be take-home assignments to help students improve their written English skills, as well as in-class oral presentations for which students will be given written feedback from the instructor. All students must complete all assignments in order to take the examination and all students need participate actively in the classroom.

Further on evaluation

The total grade of this coursse is a combination of an oral and a written assignment. You must pass the written assignment to be eligible to take the oral exam.

Please note that active classroom participation is an important part of the Oral examination.

Students who want to improve their grade in a course based on several assessments, may re-take the individual component assessment.

For a new assessment in connection with a failing grade, the Faculty of Economics and Management has supplementary regulations.

Admission will be limited, students must appply.

The course is available for students currently enrolled in the Bachelor programme Business Administration at NTNU Business School, and foreign exchange students of Faculty og Economics and Management.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)
Business Administration (ØABACHELOR)

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

English for Business Studies, Ian McKenzie

More on the course

No

Facts

Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-12-01

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 60/100 F

Release
2021-10-18

Submission
2021-10-22


08:00


12:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100

Release
2021-09-20

Submission
2021-09-24


08:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination (2) 60/100 F

Submission
2022-04-29


12:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100

Release
2022-02-28

Submission
2022-03-04


08:00


12:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Week 43
  • 2) Oral exam - Week 18
Examination

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