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MGC3250 - Management in small firms

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Glennis Hanley


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit examines the role and nature of small firms in industrial economies, including types of ownership and structures and the types of people who own and manage them. It also examines entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial behaviour, family firms and the trend for women to leave large firms to start up their own business. Issues of managerial planning and skills are also discussed, particularly as they relate to the management of people at work.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Individual assignment and presentation: 1500 words (30%)
Individual assignment: 3000 words (30%)
Examination 2 hours: (40%)

Contact hours

Three hours of class contact


MGC1010 and MGC1020 and any four second-year units


MGC4325, MGW3901