MGC1010 - Introduction to management
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics
Leader(s): Dr Tui McKeown and Dr Elizabeth Prior Jonson (Semester 1); Dr Glennis Hanley (Semester 2)
On completion of this unit students should have an understanding of: the nature of managerial work in organisations; theories of management and their historical development; contemporary issues and practices relating to managing people and organisation's; key factors in the organisation's environment that impact on how managers and the organisations work.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- define management and summarise the evolution of management ideas on how managers may influence, people, organisations and their contexts to achieve organisational goals;
- identify and discuss contextual factors in the organisations environment that impact of how people, managers and organisations interact;
- identify factors that influence individual and group behaviour in organisational settings and illustrate how managers can make use of these factors;
- describe how decision-making, planning, leading, organising and controlling can be managed in organisations;
- examine the impact on individuals and organisations of contemporary issues in management including, stakeholder interests, ethics and social responsibility.
Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Three hours of class contact.