MGMT5507 Management and Organisations

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

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Benita Hube (semester 1), Dr Caleb Goods (semester 2)
Unit rules
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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