Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • Management
    • History of management
    • Planning and decision making
    • Organising: Designing adaptive organisations
    • Leading: Leadership
    • Controlling: Control
    • Ethics and social responsibility
    • Organisational environments and cultures
    • Innovation and change
    • Global Management
    • Motivation
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MON-MAN11

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject 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 subject will cover the core management functions of leading, planning, controlling and organising.

This subject is part of the Business Pathway.

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  • Case analysis (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Quiz — Online (10%)

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