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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jeff McLean


Topics selected for emphasis will alter as contemporary issues change. The study of great ideas in management on motivation, job design, human resource management, ethics, social responsibility, leadership, production/operations management, business policy, strategy, and the management process are explored through the study of the works of major management scholars.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify and critically examine a range of Contemporary Issues in Management from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives
  • demonstrate a range of relevant scholarship/research skills in acquiring, integrating, interpreting, synthesising, utilising and communicating information about the contemporary issues examined
  • summarise the major implications of the issues examined as they relate to 1) their own lives and their careers in organisations, 2) the theory and practice of managers and management, and 3) the broader societal and environmental implications of the issues, both now and into the future
  • demonstrate skills in written and inter-personal communication including creating effective learning environments for themselves and others.


Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Jeff McLean

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0508 to undertake this unit