Knowledge Management

Course code MNGT3002Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Knowledge is a distinct key to competitive business advantage. Knowledge Management sensitizes you to the importance and practice of the development and management of non-tangible worth (principally human-based knowledge) in modern organizations. The need for reciprocal concern for both structures and processes is important for dealing with organizational change and development. Recognizing graduate needs expressed by industry, the development and application of both technical and people management skills within Knowledge Management environments is emphasised.
Critical discussion and analysis of key theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management enhances problem solving and communication attributes valued within the profession.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Explain the key theories and models that inform knowledge management.
2. Critically apply theory to organizations in order to identify and justify effective knowledge management strategies and
activities.
3. Apply theory related to creative organizations.
4. Access and evaluate current literature and research findings relating to knowledge management.
5. Communicate clearly and effectively incorporating varying formats and technologies.
6. Design problem solutions based upon research findings and critical assessment of current theory and practice.
7. Reflect upon different knowledge management paradigms and their value to the organisation.
8. Inform your practice by understanding the ethical and legal implications in managing knowledge.
ContentLectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
1. Structural arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organizations and organizational types.
2. Informal arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organizations and organizational types.
3. Human resource practices that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organizations and organizational types.
4. Information technologies to enable knowledge management.
5. Conditions for maximizing creativity with in organizations.
6. Organizational intellectual capital and its value in organizations.
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces BUSN3470 previously offered in Bachelor of Management.
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have successfully completed BUSN3470 and EBUS3020. Other transition arrangements will be made to ensure that students will not be disadvantaged.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEBUS1010 or INFO1010 AND
EBUS2010 or BUSN1100
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class test.
Essays / Written AssignmentsCase study
Examination: FormalEnd of semester final exam
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MNGT3002