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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

MNG10247 - Managing Organisations AND 36 credit points in any SCU units

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the history of work; fundamentals of management, organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM) in relation to the management of people
2 discuss the impact of globalisation trends and its effect upon labour capital including current skill shortages and the global competition for highly skilled labour
3 identify the impact of individual, organisational, and societal factors affecting working such as multi-generational workforces and an aging population
4 identify the role of managers and employees within organisations that are always changing
5 discuss the changing nature of work, changing roles for women in society and diverse workforces.

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

  1. identify the history of work; fundamentals of management, organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM) in relation to the management of people
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. discuss the impact of globalisation trends and its effect upon labour capital including current skill shortages and the global competition for highly skilled labour
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. identify the impact of individual, organisational, and societal factors affecting working such as multi-generational workforces and an aging population
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. identify the role of managers and employees within organisations that are always changing
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. discuss the changing nature of work, changing roles for women in society and diverse workforces.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • 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.

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

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