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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 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to today.
2 Identify and describe the key managerial competencies required for effective organisational performance
3 develop, apply and appraise teamwork skills
4 Analyse the role and skills of a manager by reflecting on personal workplace experiences.
5 Explain the paradoxical relationship between different approaches to managing organisations.

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

  1. Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to today.
    • GA4:
  2. Identify and describe the key managerial competencies required for effective organisational performance
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. develop, apply and appraise teamwork skills
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  4. Analyse the role and skills of a manager by reflecting on personal workplace experiences.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Explain the paradoxical relationship between different approaches to managing organisations.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • 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.

  • 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 teaching periods.