Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Glennis Hanley


This unit examines how organisations operate, the context in which they operate, and the factors which determine how managers can operate more effectively. The main topics include: the management function in an organisational context; the impact of external and internal environments; the planning, organising and controlling of organisations; future management trends and business planning.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the historical development of management theory
  2. evaluate factors in the internal and external environment that have an impact on what managers do and how organisations work
  3. explain what is meant by business planning
  4. identify the process of and the analytical tools used in strategic management
  5. identify how organisations are designed and structured
  6. define the nature of operations management.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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