Business Organisation and Management 1

Course code EPMANC120Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPMANC120 will provide an introduction to organisational theory and the behaviour of groups and individuals within organisations, including the processes of team work/team building, and will develop these concepts with particular reference to the fundamentals of management within the business context. Case studies will develop an understanding of the practical application of theoretical concepts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will:

a. have a demonstrated basic knowledge of the fundamentals of business management and organisational theory, including a capacity to recognise and use relevant terminology;

b. have a demonstrated competence to read, understand and critically evaluate the information contained in relevant academic texts;

c. be able to organise and present information to a satisfactory standard in oral presentations and essays;

d. be able to understand and critically evaluate case studies in at least one of the topic areas, including its relevance to course topics;

e. have a demonstrated competence to effectively contribute to a team project;

f. have a demonstrated understanding of the processes underlying diversity within an organisation.
Content1. Introduction to the theory of organisations, including topics such as:

1.1 Individual behaviour within organisations
1.2 Groups and group processes, including teamwork and team building
1.3 Case study: A successful/unsuccessful team
1.4 Organisational communications and decision-making
1.5 Conformity and diversity within organisations and groups

2. Fundamentals of management, including topics such as:

2.1 Introduction to the management environment
2.2 Basic management processes
2.3 Managing groups and teams
2.4 Managing for diversity
2.5 Case study: An example of managing diversity in a challenging environment
2.6 Leadership
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Task
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Essays / Written AssignmentsGroup written report
Examination: FormalTwo hour final examination
Presentations - GroupGroup oral presentation
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPMANC120