Overview

This unit provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills concerning the role and functions of management. These frameworks support a critical analysis of individual or organisational operations and performance in the light of business opportunities and pressures, societal expectations and environmental contingencies. These insights enable students to identify their role as future managers, and to map their contribution to creating value at both an individual and organisational level.

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
06-November-2023
11-February-2024
Last self-enrolment date
19-November-2023
Census date
01-December-2023
Last withdraw without fail date
29-December-2023
Results released date
05-March-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Describe and apply foundational managerial concepts and skills in complex business environments
  • Work together effectively in teams
  • Design creative solutions to management problems and advocate for their implementation
  • Identify and describe how managers monitor the effectiveness of employees, work groups, and organisations

Teaching methods

Hawthorn Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Discussion
3.00 12 weeks 36
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL150

All Applicable Locations

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Discussion
3.00 12 weeks 36
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL300

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssessmentIndividual 20 - 30% 1,3,4 
ExaminationIndividual 40 - 60% 1,3,4 
Experiential Learning ExercisesGroup 10 - 20% 1,2,4 
Experiential Learning ExercisesIndividual 10 - 20% 1,3 

Content

  • Introductions to organisations and management
  • The role and functions of managers in complex environments
  • The conceptual, interpersonal and technical skills used by managers to respond to environmental pressures
  • The impact of environment and organisational culture
  • The evolution of management theory in relation to changing contexts
  • Creating value for the organisation and the wider community

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.