Introduction to Business Management

Description

Provides 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.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

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

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

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

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

6. have a demonstrated understanding of the processes underlying diversity within an organisation.

Content

Introduction to the theory of organisations, including topics such as:

  1. Individual behaviour within organisations
  2. Groups and group processes, including teamwork and team building
  3. Case study: A successful/unsuccessful team
  4. Organisational communications and decision-making
  5. Conformity and diversity within organisations and groups

Fundamentals of management, including topics such as:

  1. Introduction to the management environment
  2. Basic management processes
  3. Managing groups and teams
  4. Managing for diversity
  5. Case study: An example of managing diversity in a challenging environment
  6. Leadership

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Research Task

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Group Oral Presentation

Report: Group Written Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Face2Face Day x 2