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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of managing organisations in today's globally competitive business context. The underlying unit rationale is that the effective manager will require competency in all areas of the global operating environment. Particular emphasis is placed on the traditional management functions, the management of individuals in the workplace and the value of working in teams. Utilising a pedagogy of lectures, tutorials, online activities and practice-based assignments, the unit will provide a firm introductory base from which the student will build upon during the tenure of their degree.

Unit content

Topic 1: The contemporary workplace
Topic 2: Historical foundations of management
Topic 3: Principle management functions - planning and organising
Topic 4: Principle management functions - controlling and leading
Topic 5: Teams and teamwork
Topic 6: Information and decision making
Topic 7: Motivation and rewards
Topic 8: Ethical behaviour and social responsibility
Topic 9: International dimensions of management
Topic 10: Leading and managing change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Collect, organise and appropriately cite relevant information from academic sourcesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2Analyse and describe the role of organisations in contemporary societyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to todayIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4Develop, apply and appraise teamwork skillsCommunication and social skills
5Identify and evaluate theories, principles and concepts that guide the effective management of modern organisations.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Collect, organise and appropriately cite relevant information from academic sources
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Analyse and describe the role of organisations in contemporary society
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to today
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Develop, apply and appraise teamwork skills
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Identify and evaluate theories, principles and concepts that guide the effective management of modern organisations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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