Major Overview

Description

The management major provides you with a comprehensive understanding of managing organisations effectively within different economic, social, political and legal contexts. You will develop conceptual and practical skills in the areas of organisational behaviour; leadership; operations and project management; information systems management; learning and innovation; management in local and international environments; small business management; entrepreneurship; and strategic management.

Following completion of Level 1 units, the major broadens into 3 main study areas: managing people and organisations; managing operations and business processes; and managing international business. (Noting the three main areas reflect the three core units that students must take one of).

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) evaluate and understand key concepts, theories and practices important to the management of organisations; (2) diagnose organisational situations and problems, and identify appropriate managerial actions that will enhance organisational effectiveness; (3) understand principles of ethical behaviour and social responsibility as they apply to management decision making in contemporary organisations; (4) use effective communication skills, both written and oral; and (5) engage in research-based enquiry into management-related issues, topics and problems.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Courses

Management can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2

Bachelor of Commerce students completing a second major in Engineering Science are not required to complete STAT1520 (as MATH1011 and MATH1012 meet this requirement). In addition, students should substitute CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation as the Level 2 option to meet the requirements of the commerce major.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
Incompatibility
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Incompatibility
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MGMT2302 Leadership
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) MGMT3302 Leadership and Performance
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations
or EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
S2 INMT2232 Project Management
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
S2 MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations or equivalent
Incompatibility
MGMT3311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
S1 MGMT2341 International Management
Prerequisites
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Incompatibility
MGMT3341 International Management

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

Including at least 1 of: MGMT3347 Strategic Management, MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems or MGMT3304 Applied International Business Strategy depending on which study area students wish to follow

Including at least 1 of: MGMT3347 Strategic Management, MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems or MGMT3304 Applied International Business Strategy depending on which study area students wish to follow

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 EMPL3270 Negotiation: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Human Resource Management major, Management major
or Work and Employment Relations major
Incompatibility
EMPL2270 International Employment Relations
S2 MGMT3304 Applied International Business Strategy
Prerequisites
MGMT2341 International Management
S2 MGMT3308 Supply Chain Management
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or MGMT2341 International Management
and ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
S1 MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
S1 MGMT3342 Entrepreneurship
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or Marketing major.
for pre-2012 courses: none
S1 MGMT3346 Managing Organisational Change
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
S2 MGMT3347 Strategic Management
Prerequisites
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
and INMT2232 Project Management