Management major

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.

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

Overview of unit sequence

Management is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

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
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 INMT2232 Project Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT3311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
S1 MGMT2341 International Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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

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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EMPL2270 International Employment Relations
S2 MGMT3304 Applied International Business Strategy
Prerequisites:
MGMT2341 International Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MKTG3308 Supply Chain Management
N/A MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or
MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 MGMT3342 Entrepreneurship
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or
Marketing major;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 MGMT3346 Managing Organisational Change
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 MGMT3347 Strategic Management
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or
HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
and
INMT2232 Project Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Management degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Commerce course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP002-MGMNT

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not require you to choose a degree-specific major.

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. and Bachelor of Science courses, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Management degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Commerce course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP002-MGMNT-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .