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Unit of Study

Managing People and Organisations
UoS Code SMBA6007
Credit points 6
Offered MBA Session 1 and MBA Session 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites SMBA6001
Prohibitions MMGT6004
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 4 hr lectures/workshops and/or full-day participatory lectures/workshops
Assessment individual project pitch (20%), group assignment (40%), reflective essay (40%)
Description This unit draws a parallel between modern organisations and the broader social environment in which they operate. This unit demonstrates how global, technological and demographic trends are re-shaping modern workplaces and highlight the importance of inclusive leadership in managing people. In this unit, students also build experience in leading change in organisations, and develop a better understanding of the dynamics of organisational culture, power and influence and the role of diversity. Students develop this understanding by critically reflecting on own organisations, and through real-world case studies focus on the implementation of a change management program addressing significant workforce and leadership diversity challenges. By the end of this unit of study, students are better equipped to drive organisational performance, and get the most from the people they manage.