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Undergraduate | UAD-COM1001OUA | 2024

Managing Organisations and People

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Explore management theory to understand why organisations need managers and how you can become a good one. Learn to think like a manager. Make confident and ethical decisions in the best interest of the business, its staff, and the broader community.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
29 Jan 2024,
20 May 2024,
2 Sept 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

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Managing Organisations and People

About this subject

  • This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of the nature and purpose of management while fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and reflection, and the pursuit of personal development and lifelong learning.

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the diversity of management thinking.
    2. Autonomously and collaboratively analyse, evaluate, synthesise and apply knowledge in a timely fashion from a wide inquiry of a variety of sources.
    3. Demonstrate awareness of research as a source of contested and uncertain knowledge.
    4. Effectively communicate their findings independently and as part of a group using an evolving variety of media.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
  • Other requirements - You have access to numerous resources in the library including scholarly journals and alternative contemporary texts on management. You are encouraged to read widely and critically with a focus on recent work (less than 5 years old) in periodicals, refereed academic journals and books. The Communication Skills Guide and The University of Adelaide Writing Centre are helpful resources for your academic writing and observance of the protocols and conventions of the Harvard referencing style.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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