Unit aim

This unit develops an understanding of factors affecting labour supply and demand in a local and global context. More specifically, the factors affecting the current labour markets conditions such as globalisation, an aging population, skill shortages and the changing nature of work are discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Historical foundations of management
Topic 2: The contemporary workforce
Topic 3: An overview of human resource management (HRM): attracting, developing and maintaining a quality workforce

Topic 4: International dimensions of management and the effect of globalisation on labour and capital

Topic 5: Motivation and rewards theories, job satisfaction and performance

Topic 6: Ethics, social responsibility and sustainability

Topic 7: Communication, conflict and negotiation


Topic 8: Managing organisational change
Topic 9: Leading and the nature of leadership
Topic 10: Sustainable operations, managing the value chain, IT and e-business

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

  • If you already have the 4th edition, this will suffice: Schermerhorn, J et al., 2014, Management, 5th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD. ISBN: 978111836252.

Session 2

  • Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole, D, Woods, P, Simon, A & McBarron, E, 2014, Management, 5th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD. ISBN: 978111836252.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board20%
Essay40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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