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Not offered in 2013
(B, S, Online)
Trimester 1, trimester 2, trimester 3
|Previously coded as:||Nil|
|Unit chair:||H Le|
1x2 hour lecture, 1x1 hour tutorial per week
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit will provide students with a solid understanding of the intellectual foundations in the study of management. It will facilitate critical analysis of contemporary practices, using current management issues, and encourages students to further develop their managerial skills and capabilities.
This unit covers all the core issues as an introduction to management but places topics within a broad and realistic context. The view taken is that it is not possible to clearly delineate between management functions and this unit provides an integrative approach with a critical perspective. After all, managers are people working within an organisational context and the complexity of this situation needs to be recognised.
The unit begins with the ‘evolution of management thought’ and this theme ‘evolution versus revolution’ recurs throughout the course and culminates with the final module that challenges the notion of ‘fads and fashion’.
The complexity of management needs a context and the modules within the unit presents the diverse sources of influence on management practice. Students will understand that there are no simple answers, nor is there an uncomplicated checklist-approach to management. Predominantly 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. It becomes evident that management is about working within an organisation comprised of people with varied incentives, interests and abilities.
This unit attempts to present an integrative approach that is realistic and practical.
Test(s) x5 online (5% each) 25%, written group assignment (2500 words) 35%, examination (2 hours) 40%
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.