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Knowledge Management (BUS348)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Description The management of information and knowledge in organisations are widely recognised as important elements contributing to international competitiveness in the new economy. This unit examines how information and knowledge assist in the understanding of organisational processes, organisational learning, strategy and problem solving in a dynamic economy. Topics examined include: the origins and future of knowledge management; knowledge management concepts; knowledge and organisational strategy; knowledge, IT and organisational systems; knowledge and learning in organisations; knowledge, innovation and value creation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. explain the concept of knowledge management and how individuals and organisations learn and gain expertise in the knowledge age
2. apply the principles of knowledge management, organisational learning and the learning organisation
3. critically appraise the use of technology in the knowledge management processes
4. describe the role of leaders in enabling KM and facilitating organisational learning
5. demonstrate understanding of how to build organisational strategy, structure, culture and systems supportive to knowledge creation, dissemination and innovation
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching 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 Team Presentation 30%
Individual Essay 30%
Examination Closed book 40%
Prerequisites BUS223 Organisational Theory and Behaviour or BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS378 Knowledge and Organisational Learning may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Amy Huang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6703
e: A.Huang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.029 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Building 512, Murdoch Campus
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