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MPR721 - People Management (Residential)

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Residential 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Residential

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A North-Samadrdzic

Incompatible with: MPM721
Contact hours:

This Residential unit requires students to attend six days of intensive study at the Waurn Ponds Estate, Geelong and will run in Residential Period 1 in 2017 on the following days:

 Residential 2 2017

  • Sunday 3 September - Friday 8 September

Please note you need to devote the whole of the residential school, from 9am until late most nights, to study in various forms.  In addition, you need to do some pre-reading and some short exercises before coming to the school. 


Accommodation fees at Residential schools are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen


Being able to manage people is a crucial competence of any MBA graduate. This unit provides the critical theoretical underpinnings to this ability to manage people. It focuses on the nature of people, the determinants of their individual behaviour, human drive and motivation, the role of perception in management, group dynamics, and the paradox of management that whilst every person needs to be treated as an individual, managers should act equitably across the organisation.


The unit is taught using cutting-edge experiential techniques at a residential school with all the teaching based around activities in which students explore the practicalities and realities of managing people at work.


Assessment Task 1 Part One (Individual report) 1250 words, 15%

Assessment Task 1 Part Two (Group report) (Group of 4) 1000 words, 10%

Assessment Task 2 (Paired assignment) 3000 words, 25%

Assessment Task 3 (Group video presentation) (Group of 4) 25%

Assessment Task 4 (Individual written assignment) 1500 words, 25%

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