MGX4300 - Contemporary issues in 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)

Professor Julie Wolfram-Cox


Professor Julie Wolfram-Cox

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Students must be enrolled in course B3701.


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:

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


Within semester assessment: 70% + Examination: 30%

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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