Managing People and Organisations (SMBA6007)


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.

Further unit of study information


Combination 4hr and full-day participatory lectures/workshops over semester


Individual reflective essay (40%), group proposal for Organisational Intervention (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules





Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.