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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Managing People and Organisations
UoS Code SMBA6007
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Semester 2 and Intensive July
Prerequisites None
Corequisites SMBA6001
Prohibitions MMGT6004
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information MBA primer
Lectures Combination 4hr and full-day participatory lectures/workshops over semester
Assessment Individual reflective essay (40%), group proposal for Organisational Intervention (60%)
Description This unit draws a parallel between modern business organisations and other complex social environments, enabling you to understand how factors such as interests, backgrounds, preferences, experiences and perspectives of the people you manage creates a working environment. You will develop this understanding by critically reflecting on your own organisation, and through real-world case studies, focusing on the implementation of change in an organisation with significant workforce and leadership diversity. By the end of this unit of study, you will be better equipped to drive organizational performance, and get the most from the people you manage.