MGC1010 - Introduction to management - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jess Co


Dr Jess Co

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


MGB1010, MGF1010, MGW1010.


This unit is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of managing business organisations. It will allow for the critical exploration of management concepts, models and contexts using a case-based approach. While working in teams, students will learn how to apply management theory and research evidence in analysing and creatively solving real-life management problems. Students will also learn how to critically and ethically evaluate managerial decisions while considering the organisation's context in a culturally diverse and internationalised world. The unit draws upon a range of academic, practical and pop cultural sources to engage students in authentic ways of learning about management.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain fundamental concepts, models and approaches that represent the theory of management
  2. apply management theory and research evidence to practical situations using a case-based approach
  3. develop skills in team-based decision making that demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills
  4. critically evaluate managerial decisions in the context of the organisation's ethical and social responsibilities.


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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