Management

Management

WORK2201 Foundations of Management

Credit points: 6 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: IREL2001, WORK2001 Assessment: participation (10%), quiz (20%), essay (40%), and final quiz (30%) 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 Human Resource Processes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: 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: Academic Honesty Module (0%); Tutorial Facilitation (20%); In-class multiple choice quiz (20%); Major assignment (30%); Final exam (30%) 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 an advanced understanding of key HRM concepts, processes and practices, including the employee psychological contract; engagement, motivation and satisfaction; recruitment and selection; learning and development; career planning and development; mentoring and coaching, performance management; reward management; high involvement management, employee wellbeing; HRM and ethics; international HRM; and HRM system evaluation and change. The unit's 'micro'/psychological focus is designed to complement and support the 'macro'/strategic focus taken in the advanced elective unit WORK2211 Human Resource Strategies.
WORK2209 Managing Organisational Change

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Greg Patmore 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 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Prohibitions: WORK2010 Assessment: mid-term quiz (30%), tutorial group discussion (10%), tutorial group paper (20%), case study assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This is the compulsory unit of study for the Management major.
The aim of this unit is to critically examine the concept of strategy in the management of organisations. It examines different approaches to strategy and strategic management and traces the development of strategic management as an academic discipline. It takes students though the classical strategic management process as it is presented in most textbooks and it also introduces students to a range of current debates in strategic management. This unit can be taken as a stand alone introduction to strategy or as part of a broader program of study in management.
WORK2211 Human Resource Strategies

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: IREL2011, WORK2011 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 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 including either (WORK1003 or WORK1001) OR (IBUS2101 or IBUS2001) Prohibitions: WORK2017 Assessment: tutorial participation (15%), tutorial facilitation (15%), short essay (15%), major assignment (35%), and 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: Mark Westcott Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 junior credit points Assessment: individual case study (30%), group presentation (15%), individual group work reflection (25%), and exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This is the compulsory unit of study for the Management major.
This unit is an introductory organisational unit which gives students the tools and concepts they need to begin to understand how organisations work. It explores topics such as power, control, networks and organisational culture. 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.
WORK2219 Managing Organisational Sustainability

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 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

This unit of study is not available in 2014

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assessment: Case study (20%), Persuasive message and analysis (30%), Final 2hr exam (40%), Participation (10%) 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: Eric Knight 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 Assumed knowledge: WORK2201 or WORK2218 Assessment: reflective journal (20%), major essay (30%), tutorial attendance and participation (10%), and 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.
WORK2227 Regulation at Work

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Stephen Clibborn 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 including WORK1003 Prohibitions: WORK2207, WORK2208 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 Assessment: Case study (30%), Seminar presentation (20%), Seminar participation (10%), Exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study examines the regulatory framework that exists around paid work in Australia. It examines the development of employee and employer rights and responsibilities through the employment contract and labour law. It focuses on both individual and collective regulation of work in Australia paying particular attention to the industrial sphere, as well as health and safety and discrimination. Both the aim and purpose of industrial regulation and the impact of this regulation on workplace relations is analysed.
WORK3922 Organisational Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3 hour seminar per week Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Prohibitions: IREL3902, WORK3902 Assessment: pair seminar presentation (20%), applied research report (30%), and thesis proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit develops the practical knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to undertake meaningful organisational research. By working through a series of real world problems faced in organisational settings and in the employment relationship, students learn how to better understand, study and address workplace issues. This is achieved in three ways. First, students learn how to translate organisational problems and issues into research-based questions. Second, students learn how to gather relevant information via interviews, observations, documents, and questionnaires. Finally, students receive hands-on training in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques to aid in the interpretation of that information. These are the skills employers seek in 'enquiring' employees. They are also important in progressing to a higher degree by research. MPhil or PhD students who undertake this unit of study will be required to undertake additional assessment tasks.
IBUS2102 Cross-Cultural Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 1x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr workshop per week Prerequisites: 36 junior credit points Prohibitions: IBUS2002 Assessment: participation (10%), individual paper (30%), presentation (20%), in-class quizzes (10%), and final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
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 Prerequisites: A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit encompasses Research Methods training and research proposal development.
BUSS4002 Business Honours Specialisation A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit is one of two specialisation units that allow Disciplines to deliver advanced material in a flexible manner.
BUSS4003 Business Honours Specialisation B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit is one of two specialisation units that allow Disciplines to deliver advanced material in a flexible manner.
BUSS4004 Business Honours Thesis

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: A minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% across all senior units taken within an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 70% in units completed in the subject area of the discipline of intended honours study (including pre-honours units or pass stream units). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taken by students studying for Honours. The unit represents the Honours Thesis and associated presentation of the research work undertaken.