Unit description

This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of managing organisations in today's globally competitive business environment. This is achieved by examining the management function from a competing values (CV) framework. Through this model, four contrasting perspectives on organisational effectiveness are emphasised. Students will subsequently learn how to balance and blend the various management competencies associated with each perspective.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to management and the CV model
  2. Module 1: Rational Goal - productivity and profitability
  3. Module 2: Internal Process - stability and continuity
  4. Module 3: Human Relations - commitment and cohesion
  5. Module 4: Open Systems - change and adaptability
  6. Management mastery.

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

  • Quinn, RE, Bright, D, Faerman, SR, Thompson, MP & McGrath, MR, 2014, Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9781118582589.

Session 3

  • Quinn, RE, Bright, D, Faerman, SR, Thompson, MP & McGrath, MR, 2014, Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9781118582589.
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%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 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%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture online 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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