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Unit of Study

Management Consulting
UoS Code WORK6111
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment seminar introduction (10%), seminar paper (30%), seminar participation (inc in-class exercise) (20%), and exam (40%)
Description This unit explores the role, influence and activities of management consultants in Australia and overseas. It examines management consultants as developers and disseminators of knowledge and practice and their role as change agents. The main management themes covered in the subject include: the consulting industry in Australia and overseas; consultant roles and the consultant-client relationship; consultants and organisational change; knowledge intensive firms and the management of expertise; the diffusion of management knowledge and fashion in a global economy; consulting as an occupation and career; managing a consultancy.