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MGW1010

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester A 2010 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Wendy Webber

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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. This includes an awareness of the cultural contexts of the original source, development and contemporary application of management theory and practice
  • identify and discuss contextual factors in the organisation's environment that impact on how people, managers and organisations interact
  • 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
  • apply the skills of academic writing, research, questioning and analysis required of the management discipline.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Wendy Webber

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

MGC1010, MGF1010