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Gold Coast Session 1,  3 Session 1,  3
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

MNG00111 Fundamentals of Management

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.

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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
2 recognise the development of management theory from pre-modern times through to the current period
3 apply various principles of human psychology to the management function
4 effectively research and report concepts related to management theory and practice
5 critically analyse and discuss examples of management practice
6 develop and apply to the management role an understanding and awareness of culture
7 appreciate the complexities of managing in a global society.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the role and contribution of organisations in contemporary society
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. recognise the development of management theory from pre-modern times through to the current period
    • GA4:
  3. apply various principles of human psychology to the management function
    • GA6:
  4. effectively research and report concepts related to management theory and practice
    • GA6:
  5. critically analyse and discuss examples of management practice
    • GA6:
  6. develop and apply to the management role an understanding and awareness of culture
    • GA7:
  7. appreciate the complexities of managing in a global society.
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • 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.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.