Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Mary Anderson



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The overall aim of this unit is to introduce pre-experience students to the range of activities associated with the management of individuals, groups and the organisation. In order to achieve this aim the content will cover several key areas of management. For example, the current challenges facing managers in a turbulent environment, the role of the individual, the importance of teamwork, managing conflict and effective decision making. Finally the role of corporate culture and ethics. Students undertaking this unit should expect to experience a variety of activities in order to challenge the content as prescribed above. These activities will include interactive case studies and application of the theory to 'real' world examples through group presentations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse and apply current management theory and research to current organisational issues
  2. understand the personal challenges involved in becoming a new manager in an organisation in today's world
  3. understand the importance of the individual, the team and the organisation's contribution to the effective performance of work
  4. assess the role of ethics and social responsibility in determining the culture of an organisation
  5. identify techniques for improving decision making in today's turbulent environment.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

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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Chief examiner(s)


MGX5962, MGX9600, MGX5960, MGG9600, MGG5960, MGX9602 and students enrolled in course 0105, 2099, 2778, 1065 or 0028.