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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


A management studies major leads to career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors, e.g. in manufacturing, technology and service industries, in commerce, and in the provision of community services such as health. Skills in industrial relations and human resource management are in demand across all sectors.


To complete the management studies major in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program or related doube degrees, students must complete:

(a.) The following four units (24 points):

  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MGC1020 Organisations: Contexts and strategies
  • MGC2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGC3110 Strategic management

(b.) Four units from any of the streams listed below:

International management:

  • MGC2120 Managing international business
  • MGC2130 Asian management
  • MGC2410 International employment relations
  • MGC3120 International management
  • MGC3430 International human resources management

Managing contexts:

  • MGC2310 Public management
  • MGC2320 Business and government
  • MGC3250 Management in small firms
  • MGC3130 Management of change
  • MGX3100 Management ethics and corporate governance
  • MGX3991 Leadership principles and practices

Human resource management:

  • MGC2430 Human resource management
  • MGC2420 Employee relations
  • MGC2410 International employment relations
  • MGC3430 International human resource management
  • MGC3420 Human resource development
  • MGC3450 Managing conflict
  • MGX3441 Human resource strategy

Note: The streams reflect a diversity of disciplines that underpin management thought, and develop in students a sound understanding of current organisational issues and perspectives in a variety of contexts. Streams will not be detailed on the student transcript or testamur.

The major requires completion of at least two units (12 points) at each of second and third-year levels.

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Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4419 Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program

Double degrees

  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4417 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4641 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)
  • 3830 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics
  • 4635 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • 1469 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • 4428 Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program and Bachelor of Economics
  • D3003 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4645 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • L3005 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1185 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce