The purpose of the unit is to introduce students to the fundamental streams of management theory in Australia and place them within various contexts: global, historical, social and economic. The core objectives are to facilitate reflection on the nature of management as a function within organisations, and to encourage students to adopt a coherent conception of management that will inform their study of other, more specialised business units. The unit also aims to develop a grasp of the nature of sound research and theory-building in management as a foundation for more intensive study of different aspects of management in subsequent management units.
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||Demonstrate understanding of the evolution of management ideas in different scholarly traditions.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||Demonstrate understanding of the role that manager's play in contemporary organisations||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||Discuss alternative conceptions of management and explain their conceptual strengths and weaknesses.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||Critically evaluate the validity and reliability of findings reported in scholarly management literature||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||Propose and critically evaluate a coherent conception of the function of management in 21st century organisations.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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