Management

A Management major provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand how organisations work and the critical role of managers within them. The study of management includes building knowledge in important areas such as developing and implementing strategy, driving organisational change and leading teams to achieve organisational objectives. Management is commonly understood as: (i) the process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisational members; and (ii) deploying resources inside and outside the organisation to achieve set objectives. The Management major draws on subjects from a number of disciplines in the Business School to give students a well-rounded understanding of management thought and management practice. Students can also make an application to undertake a work placement in management as a part of their studies.

Options for studying Management

Management is available as Table A major and minor options in the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce.

Please note. Students cannot complete both a major and a minor in Management for their degree.

Pathways through the major and minor

The requirements for a major/minor in Management are spread out over three years of the degree (possibly four years if students are completing a combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree).

(i) Management major

To achieve a major in Management, students must complete 48 credit points comprising:

  • 12 credit points of 1000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level core units of study;
  • 6 credit points of 3000-level core units of study; and
  • 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Management major (over three years of a degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Core: WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment
Semester 2 Core: WORK1004 Foundations of Management
Second Semester 1 Core: WORK2210 Strategic Management
Semester 2 Core: WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour
Third Semester 1 Selective: 3000-level unit listed for major Selective: 3000-level unit listed for major
Semester 2 Core: WORK3601 Management in Practice ** Selective: 3000-level unit listed for major

** Capstone unit for major – completed in final semester of study

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the core and selective units of study required for the major or minor please refer to the Management section of the unit of study table, Table A, in this handbook.

(ii) Management minor

To achieve a minor in Management, students must complete 36 credit points comprising:

  • 12 credit points of 1000-level core units of study;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Management minor (over three years of a degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Core: WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment
Semester 2 Core: WORK1004 Foundations of Management
Second Semester 1 Core: WORK2210 Strategic Management
Semester 2 Core: WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour
Third Semester 1 Selective: 3000-level unit listed for minor
Semester 2 Selective: 3000-level unit listed for minor

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the core and selective units of study required for the major or minor please refer to the Management section of the unit of study table, Table A, in this handbook.

Honours

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete a major in Management (within the first three years of their degree) may be eligible to complete honours in Work and Organisational Studies as their fourth year of study in this program.

For details the requirements for admission to honours and the structure of the honours program, please refer to Business School Honours.

Further information

For further information regarding study in management at the University of Sydney, please refer to the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies.