units

MBA5708

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield MBA Teaching Period 2 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Amanda Pyman

Synopsis

Effective management of people can benefit organisational performance. This unit examines how organisations can effectively lead and manage people for competitive advantage in diverse organisational settings. The unit considers the human resource function, managing individual motivation, behaviour and engagement and high performance human resource systems. The unit covers a wide range of real-world cases and practical challenges.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. increase knowledge of leading ideas and trends in managing people
  2. develop personal and organisational strategies for managing and leading people in different organisational settings
  3. acquire practical skills through the application of knowledge to the diagnosis of real-world cases, and to solving problems in the design and management of people
  4. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in 0028, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3196, 3198, 3839 or 3849 to undertake this unit.