Introduction to Management - 2017

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 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment - (20-30%) , Exercises - experiential (30-40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,893.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 3,143.00

Introduction to Management provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills concerning the role and functions of management. These frameworks support a critical analysis of individual or organisational operations and performance in the light of business opportunities and pressures, societal expectations and environmental contingencies. These insights enable students to identify their role as future mangers, and to map their contribution to creating value at both an individual and organisational level. 

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe and apply foundational managerial concepts and skills in complex business environments
  2. Work together effectively in diverse teams to achieve managerial objectives
  3. Design creative solutions to management problems and advocate for their implementation
  4. Develop and evaluate performance criteria related to self-management, work group effectiveness, and organisational performance
  • Assessment — (20-30%)
  • Exercises — experiential (30-40%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (30-40%)
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:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introductions to organisations and management.
2The role and functions of managers in complex environments
3The conceptual, interpersonal and technical skills used by managers to respond to environmental pressures
4The impact of environment and organisational culture
5The evolution of management theory in relation to changing contexts
6Creating value for the organisation and the wider community

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