Managing Contemporary Organisations
Explore management theory and learn to apply it in organisational settings. Dive into critical management functions including leadership and decision making. Learn about culture and group dynamics. Grasp this essential business function.
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- 20 Feb 2023
- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Critically appraise management practice in the context of local and global organisations
- Create solutions to contemporary organisational challenges congruent with applicable UN SDGs
- Evaluate how managerial competencies apply and their value in complex organisations
- Communicate knowledge and ideas to diverse audiences within a collaborative environment
- Week 1 - Management in context
- Week 2 - The reflective manager
- Week 3 - Management structures
- Week 4 - Global perspectives
- Week 5 - Contemporary workplaces
- Week 6 - Contemporary managerial practice
- Week 7 - Management vs leadership
- Week 8 - Impact/influence of managerial behaviours
- Week 9 - Management Technologies
- Week 10 - Death of 'change'
- Week 11 - Setting and achieving objectives in context (strategy)
- Week 12 - Creating and harnessing value (strategic alignment)
- Week 13 - Review and learning consolidation
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject offers an investigative insight into the fundamentals of management. Encompassing platform leadership and organisation theory, a brief history of management theory will be followed by investigations into different theories of organisations. You will explore topics under three key areas being: underpinning knowledge/theories; applying theory to practice; contemporary and future management issues.
You will be offered the opportunity to advance your understanding of fundamental management principles which can be applied in various organisational settings, ranging from private sector entities to NGOs, public sector taxpayer-funded organisations and start-ups. All students will be invited and expected to discuss topics from across the scope of this subject and the management discipline.
To support discussions, assorted readings and other learning material will focus on foundational management approaches and management theories. You’ll be expected to read widely, being aware of current business affairs and applying capabilities associated with self directed learning. You are invited to bring your ideas and questions to workshops for deeper exploration of topics of interest with the group.
You will explore management theory and review case studies for the purpose of strengthening your ability to identify and address business problems and research possible solutions. You will explore ways and means to create and sustain a workplace where people are given the best opportunities to succeed and in doing so, support organisational goals. Embedded in each of the modules are case studies to support and direct discussions during workshop sessions.
- Team Consultancy Report (40%)
- Individual Case Study (40%)
- Underpinning Theory ‘Quizzes’ (20%)
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