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MMM101 - Management Principles

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

H Le





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1x2 hour class, 1x1 hour seminar per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


All organizations across all sectors of the economy employ managers, to develop and implement strategy and to ensure operations proceed as planned.  The self-employed and sole proprietors of businesses also require management skills.  This unit will provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of management. It will facilitate critical analysis of contemporary management issues, and encourage students to develop their managerial skills and capabilities.

This unit covers the core elements of management and considers these within their broader socio-economic context. The practice of management is complex and often difficult, subject to diverse sources of influence, especially in challenging times. Through this unit students will gain an understanding of why there are no simple answers, and why a simple ‘checklist-approach’ to management cannot work. The unit’s approach focuses on
the relationships that managers need to develop, as well as the processes in which they need to be skilled.

Above all, this unit elaborates on the view that management is about working with people with varied incentives, interests and abilities to achieve desired objectives.


Assessment 1 (individual) - Written assignment in which students will address a contemporary management problem or issue (2000 words) - 40%,
Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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