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Foundations of Management and Governance (BUS1761)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Description This unit offers an introduction to the discipline of management and key governance concepts. Workshops emphasise generic skill development for report research, writing, group work and techniques that improve individual skill acquisition. Topics include business ethics, governance, the contemporary workplace, change management, and the principles of leadership and motivation. Upon completion students should have the core skills necessary for preparing management reports, enhancing transition to second year management units and other units within the Bachelor of Business course.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Describe the fundamentals of management including its control processes, functions and roles in contemporary organisations.
2. Discuss the foundations of governance practices and the likely challenges in this area.
3. Demonstrate effective application of basic management frameworks in problem analysis.
4. Identify effective remedies to address managerial problems defined in an analysis.
5. Outline and communicate the results of analysis effectively.
Timetabled Learning Activities (12 weeks x 4 hours face-to-face learning per teaching week)
1 x 2-hour Lecture per week
1 x 1-hour Tutorial per week
1 x 1-hour Workshop per week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment 1 Case Analysis Individual 10% 2 Group Assessment Part 1: Report 3000 words 40% Part 2: Multisource evaluation (Peer reviews & activity records to be submitted) 10% 3 Examination 40%
Prerequisites Nil
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS145 Principles of Management or BUS176 Foundations of management and Governance or BUS123 Management in a Global Environment may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Diploma of Business [New in 2019]
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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Mr Alexander Dawson

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t: 9360 6915
e: A.Dawson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.032 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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