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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

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

Unit aim

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the building blocks of effective stakeholder management.  An understanding of stakeholder management is imperative for developing effective relationships with suppliers, shareholders clients and other stakeholders.

Unit content

Topic 1: Stakeholder theory: an introduction.
Topic 2: Organisational theory: an introduction.
Topic 3: Organisational theory: the impact of structure and design.
Topic 4: Organisational behaviour: theoretical frameworks.
Topic 5. Communication in organisations: internal and external stakeholders.
Topic 6: Motivation, commitment and managing stakeholders.
Topic 7: Managing conflict.
Topic 8: Teamwork and organisations.
Topic 9: Contemporary issues in organisational theory, structure and design.
Topic 10: Contemporary issues in organisational behaviour: implications for stakeholders.

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 and discuss current theory regarding stakeholder management including organisational theory, design and behaviour and how these can be applied in the workplace
2 Discuss individual methods and theories of communication, motivation and commitment and the effect on both internal and external stakeholders
3 Discuss conflict management at both the individual and group level, in particular with regard to internal and external stakeholders
4 Identify and discuss theories and methods of teamwork and organisational design at a group and organisational level
5 Outline current issues relating to organisational theory, organisational behaviour and organisational development with regard to internal and external stakeholders.

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

  1. Identify and discuss current theory regarding stakeholder management including organisational theory, design and behaviour and how these can be applied in the workplace
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    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. Discuss individual methods and theories of communication, motivation and commitment and the effect on both internal and external stakeholders
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. Discuss conflict management at both the individual and group level, in particular with regard to internal and external stakeholders
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. Identify and discuss theories and methods of teamwork and organisational design at a group and organisational level
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. Outline current issues relating to organisational theory, organisational behaviour and organisational development with regard to internal and external stakeholders.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6: