2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Fundamentals of Management|
|Offered||Intensive February and Intensive July|
|Additional Information||This unit of study is only for non-business background students entering the Master of Management program.|
|Lectures||This unit will be taught in an intensive mode. It will run over 5 days, with each day comprising 8 hours of teaching content.|
|Assessment||Quiz (20%); Case study assignment (20%); Essay (30%); Critical reflection (30%)|
|Description||This unit is compulsory for students commencing the Master of Management who have not previously studied business. It is designed to introduce students to the concepts and context of management. It is also a zero fee and zero credit point unit. The unit explores the key functions and processes of management and encourages students to reflect critically on management theory and practice. It examines management as a process of planning, organising, leading and controlling organisational activity and discusses how recent trends such as globalisation, economic change and the effects of new technology have led to profound changes in how organisations are managed. It explores these issues with respect to public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, large and small, and domestic and international organisations.|