The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


In modern business environments of constant change and turbulent external environments, the effective management of the organisation is paramount to achieving corporate success. This course introduces the theories, concepts and frameworks of management and how these lead to the effective management of a modern-day organisation. Students are introduced to the rich context and approaches of the theory and practice of management and explore the four critical dimensions of planning, organising, leading and controlling within an organisation. The course examines these four dimensions at three levels: the individual, the group and the organisation and applies them to case studies and other real-world contexts.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise, comprehend and use the language of management

2. Communicate the historical basis of and the contemporary challenges for management and managing an organisation in the 21st century

3. Analyse and articulate the theories, concepts and frameworks in respect of the planning, organising, leading and controlling dimensions of managing an organisation and apply them ethically to real-world case studies and other contexts

4. Identify and reconcile the contrasting aspects of effective, efficient and ethical management within the Australian, Asia-region and global contexts

5. Demonstrate introductory skills and competencies of undergraduate academic research, academic writing, group work and oral presentations in forms appropriate to purpose and audience


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Managerial Context, Environments, Ethics
  2. Planning, Decision-making, Planning principles
  3. Organising, Organisational structures and design, People management, Change management
  4. Leading, Leadership, Individual and group behaviours, Communication
  5. Controlling
  6. Management in a Global Environment


This course replaces IRHR1001. If you have successfully completed IRHR1001, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes

Written Assignment: Essay

Presentation: Presentation

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact hours

Ourimbah, Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.