MGMT1136 Management and Organisations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Management; Human Resource Management major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Semester 1-Benita Hube, Semester 2-Dr Caleb Goods
Unit rules
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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