Fundamentals of Management
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and define management theories, concepts and processes operating in a wide range of contexts
- Exercise judgement and recommend solutions for complex management issues
- Communicate written and oral academic arguments supported by appropriate academic literature
- What is management?
- Management: History and concepts
- Social responsibility in the corporate business environment
- Decision-making functions of management
- Planning and strategy formulation
- Strategy implementation
- Organising and organisational structures
- Communication in the group environment
- Change and conflict management
- Operations management
- Time management
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject offers an investigative insight into the fundamentals of management. Encompassing both leadership and organisation theory, a brief history of management theory will be followed by investigations into different theories of organisations that consider topics like social responsibility, the business environment, decision making functions of management, strategic planning and implementation, organisational structures and human resource management, motivation, leadership, control, communications, group dynamics, culture, conflict, time management, internationalism and changing trends in management.
The topics of this subject aim to advance students understanding of fundamental management principles which can be applied in various organisational settings, ranging from private sector entities to NGOs and other tax payer funded organisations and start-ups. Given the management scope and the linked topics, discussion of them will be entered into by all students. To support discussions assorted readings and other learning material will focus on various management styles and management theories.
You will explore management theory, research theory and review case studies for the purpose of strengthening the ability to manage business problems through to solutions, and to determine how to create and sustain a workplace where people can succeed (if the people succeed the business will succeed). The subject will be offered in 12 chapters (each chapter per week). Embedded in each of the 12 units are case studies for discussions during workshop sessions.
- Online test (15%)
- Case analysis and presentation (15%)
- Literature review (20%)
- Essay (50%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.