Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Kathleen Riach


Topics selected for emphasis will alter as contemporary issues change. The study of great ideas in management on motivation, job design, human resource management, ethics, social responsibility, leadership, production/operations management, business policy, strategy, and the management process are explored through the study of the works of major management scholars.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and critically examine a range of contemporary issues in management from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives
  2. demonstrate a range of relevant scholarship/research skills in acquiring, integrating, interpreting, synthesising, utilising and communicating information about the contemporary issues examined
  3. summarise the major implications of the issues examined as they relate to their own lives and their careers in organisations, the theory and practice of managers and management, and the broader societal and environmental implications of the issues, both now and into the future
  4. demonstrate skills in written and inter-personal communication including creating effective learning environments for themselves and others.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester


Students must be enrolled in course 0171 or 0181 to undertake this unit.