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 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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the role and contribution of organisations in contemporary society||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||recognise the development of management theory from pre-modern times through to the current period||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply various principles of human psychology to the management function||Communication and social skills|
|4||effectively research and report concepts related to management theory and practice||Communication and social skills|
|5||critically analyse and discuss examples of management practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||develop and apply to the management role an understanding and awareness of culture||Cultural competence|
|7||appreciate the complexities of managing in a global society.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- 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.
- Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole, D, Simon, A, Woods, P & Chau, SL, 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific Edition, Wiley, Milton, QLD.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
|Structured online learning|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
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