International Business and Trade: Learning skills

Expert assistance

Learning skills advisers assist students in improving their academic language and approaches to learning.

Attend a drop-in session where you can discuss your individual study needs with a learning skills adviser. Drop-ins are held in all campus libraries, and no appointment is necessary.

Book into a class. Throughout each semester, learning skills advisers run workshops covering topics such as referencing, academic writing, presentation skills, working in teams and exam preparation. 

  Communication skills

As a Business and Economics student at Monash you will be expected to use and develop a range of communication skills and participate actively in the learning process.

As a student and prospective employee you will need to use and develop a wide range of skills, including:
• Oral and written communication
• Information gathering, evaluation and use
• Critical and analytical thinking
• Creative problem solving
• Teamwork

The Business and Economics Q Manual is an indispensible tool for building your skills and for guidance in the completion of your assessment tasks. 
Writing is a significant part of assessment requirements and develops your ability to communicate clearly and appropriately in a range of settings. The Q Manual includes sections on:
• Academic writing skills
• Essay writing
• Report writing
• Case study method
• Presentation skills

 

Online resources

Research and Learning Online
A collection of resources to help students improve their academic performance. The site contains tutorials, examples and interactive exercises focusing on increasing proficiency in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Studying and Grammar.

Graduate Research
A guide to support Higher Degree Research Students

Quick study guides
A quick introduction to key aspects of learning at university through a series of 2-page summaries of key academic skills.