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Foundations of Management and Governance (BUS176)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-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. Successfully write a sound professional management report.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week; where available, optional Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS): 1 hour 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 Internal students:
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%
External students:
1 Case Analysis Individual 10%
2 Individual Case Report Individual report - 2000 words 50%
3 Examination 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS145 Principles of Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: BUS145
2013: 'Principles of Management'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Human Resources Management
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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