MGMT5615 Selected Topics in Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit of selected topics in the area of management concentrates on emergent topics, issues and debates in pure and applied research in management literature.

In Trimester 2, 2021 this unit will introduce a broad range of concepts in business
with a focus on decision-making. The diverse topics covered will include uncertainty, boardroom decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, sustainability, investment analysis, market entry, market analysis, black-swan events, among others.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically evaluate various contemporary and emerging issues confronting organisational management; (2) demonstrate an awareness of the current and future issues confronting organisational management; and (3) demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of decision-making at the executive level.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) learning journal part 1; (2) learning journal part 2; and (3) final reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul Crompton
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour and completion of at least 24 points in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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