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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Collect, organise and appropriately cite relevant information from academic sources||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Analyse and describe the role of organisations in contemporary society||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to today||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Develop, apply and appraise teamwork skills||Communication and social skills|
|5||Identify and evaluate theories, principles and concepts that guide the effective management of modern organisations.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Earlier editions of this text may also be suitable. Refer to the 'Studying this unit' section for further details: Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Factor, A, Woods, P, Simon, A & McBarron, E, 2017, Management , 6th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD. ISBN: 9780730363545.
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