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Principles of Management (BUS145)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description This unit provides an introduction to the discipline and practices of management. Weekly workshops assist in generic skill development for business research, writing, analysis and oral presentations. Exercises, feedback and discussion in a supportive group environment emphasise techniques to develop individual skill acquisition and provide opportunities to experience how management practices operate within organisations. Weekly lectures will address topics such as business ethics, planning, decision making, contemporary management challenges, leadership, motivation, and approaches to control.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to;
· Discuss the fundamentals of management including its control processes, functions and roles in contemporary organisations.
· Demonstrate effective application of basic management frameworks in problem analysis.
· Identify effective remedies to address managerial problems defined in an analysis.
· Successfully write a sound professional management report.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 Hour per teaching week. Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using a two part lecture/workshop format. An overview of unit content including theories and practices is provided in the lecture which is followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development in a workshop. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Case Analysis: Individual Analysis
Group Case Report: Group Report - 3000 words
Multi-source Evaluation: Peer reviews & activity records
2 hour Final Exam
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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