Management

Management

WORK2201 Foundations of Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: TBA Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 credit points of Junior units of study Prohibitions: WORK2001 or IREL2001 Assessment: practice quiz (5%), main quiz (15%), group presentation & facilitation (15%), individual analysis & reflection (15%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This a compulsory unit of study for the Management major.
This unit serves both as a stand-alone unit for students who wish to obtain an overview of management methods and approaches and as the basis of study for advanced and specialised undergraduate units listed in the Management major. It examines management as a process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisational members 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 both large and small, public and private, and domestic and foreign organisations.
WORK2205 HR Strategies and Processes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Diane van den Broek Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: 24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002) Prohibitions: WORK2005 Assessment: multiple choice exam (10%), tutorial activities (20%), research essay (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This is the compulsory unit of study for the Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management major.
Building on the foundational coverage of Human Resource Management (HRM) issues and concepts provided in WORK1003, this unit provides a more focused understanding of key HRM concepts, processes, strategies and practices. The unit covers the way HR concepts, such as the employee psychological contract, might shape HR strategies and practices and highlights the interplay between the strategic approaches to HR and the practices of HR including talent attraction and selection; talent retention and development; managing performance and rewards; diversity and inclusion strategies, workplace health and well being to name a few. It concludes with an investigation of how the HRM system can be effectively evaluated to capture the long term sustainability of the HR processes and strategies adopted.
WORK2209 Managing Organisational Change

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Prohibitions: WORK2009 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), essay (40%) and exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the processes and structures that influence the way people behave in organisations, with an emphasis on organisational change. Managing change is a critical skill for managers to master and it has been recognised as an increasingly vital part of the toolkit managers need to perform their roles effectively. The unit takes students through the macro, micro and individual issues in the change process. Topics focus on theories and strategies in change management. Students will gain an insight into group dynamics, organisational power and politics and organisational culture as they relate to organisational change. At the end of the unit, students will have developed the ability to reason, debate and critically examine a range of topical organisational issues as they relate to the management of organisational change.
WORK2210 Strategic Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher Session: Intensive January,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures & 1x 1hr lab time Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Prohibitions: WORK2010 Assessment: case simulation (40%), case report (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is the compulsory unit of study for the Management major.
This unit explores how strategy is formulated, implemented and evaluated. Strategic management concepts, frameworks and tools are applied to organizational case studies. Current debates in strategic management are evaluated for their relevance to strategists in a range of organizational contexts.
WORK2211 Human Resource Strategies

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points of units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002) Prohibitions: WORK2011 or IREL2011 Assessment: readiness assessments (30%), team strategy activities (20%), reflective journal assignment (30%), and final strategy assessment (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the links between human resource management and strategic management in different kinds of organisations, both in Australia and overseas. It provides a critical and in-depth analysis of the human resource management theories, paying particular attention to the concepts of strategy, people management and organisational performance. The unit considers contemporary and controversial issues in human resource management, which may include downsizing, outsourcing, knowledge management, governance and social responsibility.
WORK2217 International Human Resource Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1: Russell Lansbury; Semester 2: Susan McGrath-Champ Session: Intensive June,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study including either WORK1003 (or WORK1001) OR IBUS2101 (or IBUS2001) Prohibitions: WORK2017 Assessment: quizzes ('Readiness Assurance Tests') (30%), written assignment (30%), assignment (20%), exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration in the international, multi-national and trans-national corporation. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit will provide students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.
WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helena Nguyen Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 Junior credit points Assessment: quiz 1 (5%), quiz 2 (15%), written assignment (part 1)(15%), written assignment (part 2)(15%), group presentation (10%), group report (10%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This is the compulsory unit of study for the Management major.
This unit aims to give students the ability to understand how organisations operate. As an introductory organisational behaviour unit, it covers key debates across a range of social science disciplines including business, management, psychology, sociology, and communication studies. Key topics explored include power, control, networks, and organisational culture.
WORK2219 Managing Organisational Sustainability

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: TBA Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assessment: individual reflection (15%), individual essay (25%), poster (25%), exam (25%), and tutorial attendance and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Managing organisational sustainability is critical to for effective, contemporary managers. This unit focuses on how to conceptualise and to practice sustainability in its broadest sense. Topics covered include the ethical aspects of management and organisational practice, corporate social responsibility, governance models in organisations and managing in diverse environments. Students will be encouraged to enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of management and the impact of organisations on stakeholders including staff, government and community.
WORK2221 Organisational Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anya Johnson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assessment: tutorial attendance & Participation (10%), communication analysis report (30%), team case analysis report (15%), team case analysis presentation (10%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Communication is integral to many organisational processes; for instance, effective planning, decision-making, negotiation, conflict management, change management and leadership all rely upon effective communication by organisational actors. At the same time, organisational communication has become more complex due to increasing levels of diversity in the workplace and an increasing reliance on emergent and rapidly changing communication technologies. Drawing on communication research models, theories and case studies, the unit will provide students with insight into how to manage the complexities of contemporary organisational communication. The unit will focus primarily on internal organisational communication and will examine communication processes at various levels: interpersonal (dyadic), group and organisation.
WORK2222 Leadership in Organisations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eric Knight Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assumed knowledge: WORK2201 or WORK2218 Assessment: group assessment (30%), reflective essays (30%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Leadership is increasingly seen to be a key factor affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and is an important area of study in the fields of management and organisational behaviour. While leadership principles are often associated with the work of senior management, they also have potential application to all members of organisations. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and also examines the practice of leadership in diverse organisational contexts. Practitioner perspectives, experiences and case studies of business leaders are also presented. The unit builds on foundational units of study in Management, IR and HRM and International Business.
IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Amanda Budde-Sung Session: Intensive January,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr workshop per week Prerequisites: 36 Junior credit points of units Prohibitions: IBUS2002 Assessment: in-class quizzes (10%), research project (20%), attendance & participation (5%), summary (5%), mid-term assessment (30%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode
Critical to effective management in international and multi-cultural business environments is an understanding of cultural differences and how to manage such differences. The aim of this unit of study is to provide conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that will develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Strategies for managing and harnessing cultural differences are also evaluated. The subject is explored from an internal perspective as well as from an external perspective, looking at issues within the company as well as issues between the multinational company and its host environment. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management; the meaning and dimensions of culture; comparative international management styles; managing communication across cultures; global business ethics; cross-cultural negotiations; cross-cultural leadership and motivation; culture and consumer behaviour; and cultural views of intellectual property around the world.
BUSS4000 Honours in Business

Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is administrative only and serves as a consolidation for all marks to represent a single final mark for students undertaking Honours. Marks will be drawn from BUSS4001, BUSS4002, BUSS4003 and BUSS4004.
BUSS4001 Business Honours Research Methods

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to research methods used in business disciplines. The unit provides students with an understanding of the range of methods that may be used to answer research questions, their strengths and weakness and underlying philosophical assumptions. Key elements of the research process are addressed, including: the purpose of the research; devising the research questions and hypotheses; selecting a research strategy; methods and procedures for data collection and analysis; and interpreting and reporting the results. Students learn important research terminology, how to write a research proposal and ethical considerations in conducting research.
BUSS4802 Work and Organisational Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Mark Westcott Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area.
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies such as inter-organisational relations, global value chains and production networks, outsourcing and offshoring, CSR, corporate reputation, employment regulation and institutions, strategic management and HRM.
BUSS4803 Work and Organisational Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Chris F Wright Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4802 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area.
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies relating to contemporary scholarly debates about the future of work.
BUSS4004 Business Honours Thesis

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit comprises the research and writing of a supervised thesis on an approved topic in business. A written Honours Thesis and presentation of the research work is undertaken.