Unit aim

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 controlling
Topic 4 - Principle management functions - organising and leading
Topic 5 - Teams and teamwork
Topic 6 - Information and decision making
Topic 7 - Motivation and rewards
Topic 8 - Ethics 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Earlier versions of the text may be suitable. Check with the Unit Assessor prior to purchasing: Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole, D, Simon, A, Woods, P & Chau, SL, 2011, Management , 4th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD. ISBN: 978 1 742 16472 4.

Session 3

  • Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole, D, Simon, A, Woods, P & Chau, SL, 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific Edition, Wiley, Milton, QLD.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Workbook10%
Report40%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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