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Unit Overview


This unit provides students with a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the management of contemporary organisations. Specific topics include the nature of management and organisations, the evolution of management thought, the environmental and ethical context of management, management functions, roles and skills and substantive topics in management. These include human resource management (HRM), change and innovation, entrepreneurship and managing quality, knowledge and information.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

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 environments 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, skills, including communication and motivation skills, and roles in relation to the management of people in organisations; (5) describe how managers attract human resources to organisations, and the nature of the employment relationship in organisations; (6) describe the process by which change is introduced into organisations and how innovation can be stimulated; (7) explain how to foster entrepreneurship in organisations; (8) manage quality, knowledge and information in firms; and (9) locate, utilise and reference a range of information sources proficiently.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) essay; and (3) 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 Benita Hube
Unit rules
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Contact hours
lectures/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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.