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MGC1010

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Tui McKeown

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 organisations; 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:

  1. define management and summarise the evolution of management ideas on how managers may influence people, organisations and their contexts to achieve organisational goals;
  2. identify and discuss contextual factors in the organisation's environment that impact of how people, managers and organisations interact;
  3. identify factors that influence individual and group behaviour in organisational settings and illustrate how managers can make use of these factors;
  4. describe how decision-making, planning, leading, organising and controlling can be managed in organisations;
  5. examine the impact on individuals and organisations of contemporary issues in management including, stakeholder interests, ethics and social responsibility.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tui McKeown

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

MGF1010, MGG1010, MGP1010, MGW1010