Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit provides students with an introduction to the theories of management and organisations that underpin contemporary management practices in public and private sectors. Specific topics include the functions, roles and skills of managers; organisations and cultural diversity; globalisation and organisations; technology and the changing nature of work; organisational design; planning and strategy formulation; introduction to human resource management; managing innovation and change; communication and decision making; managing information systems and technologies; conflict and negotiation; leadership; motivation and ethics and social responsibility.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Management; Human Resource Management; Business Management; Enterprise and Innovation; Global Business major sequences
  • Level 1 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) contrast and compare theories of management and organisations, demonstrating an understanding of their historical development; (2) identify the key factors in the organisation's external and internal environment that impact on how managers and organisations work; (3) demonstrate an awareness of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability when managing people and organisations; (4) detail the major management functions and skills, including communication, human resources and motivation skills, and roles in relation to the management of people in organisations; (5) describe the process by which change is introduced into organisations and how innovation can be fostered; and (6) locate, utilise and reference a range of information sources proficiently.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Caleb Goods
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.