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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)R Rimington


This unit will introduce a range of topics relevant to Bachelor of Technology (Computer Studies) graduates working in a business environment, particularly in management positions. Areas covered include: management of people, working in teams, managing finances, financial decision making, introductory marketing principles, principles of business planning, legal issues and the role of the professional graduate.


To gain an understanding of the role of a manager and the skills required to manage effectively in varying types of organisations.
To gain an understanding of the use and format of basic financial reports.
To learn the basic principles of marketing, business planning and legal issues relevant to their area.
To become able to make effective business decisions due to increased knowledge of processes and use of relevant information, and understand important aspects relating to legal issues and professional behaviour.


Examination: (3 hours) 70%
Continuous assessment: 30%. Students must achieve a mark of 45% in each of these two components to achieve an overall pass grade.

Contact hours

3 hours lectures and 2 hours laboratory and practice classes, and 7 hours of private study per week