Management Concepts (Introduction to Management) - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study - Case analysis (20%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit provides students with a general introduction to organisations and the functions of management. Topic areas will address issues related to organisations, management and society. The unit will cover the core management functions of leading, planning, controlling and organising.

This unit is part of the Business Pathway.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. outline the major origins of management
  2. explain the main theoretical perspectives of management
  3. identify and explain the main functions of management (eg. planning, organising, leading and controlling) in a global environment
  4. explain how to motivate staff
  5. outline how to manage change in organisations
  6. identify, analyse, reflect on and evaluate a management related research problem
  7. present research findings in the form of a literature review and report
  8. apply management theory to solve management problems presented in a range of international case studies and vignettes
  9. demonstrate understanding of the principles of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in business.
  • Case Study — Case analysis (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quiz — Online (10%)
  • Review — Report (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAN11 — Introduction to Management
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Contemporary Workplace
2Historical Foundations of Management
3Social Responsibility and Ethics
4Functions of Management: Planning
5Functions of Management: Leading
6Functions of Management: Organising
7Functions of Management: Controlling
8Decision Making
9Environment and Diversity
10Leading and Managing Change
11International Dimensions of Management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Management: Foundations and Applications + iStudy Card


    ISBN: 9780730318415


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