Units of study for the Master of Management and Master of Management (CEMS)

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Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Management

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units of study

MMGT6001
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive August
Intensive March
MMGT6003
Accounting and Financial Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive August
Intensive March
MMGT6004
Managing People and Organisations
6    P Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units.


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive May
Intensive October
MMGT6008
Global Marketing Management
6    P Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive August
Intensive March
MMGT6011
Teamwork and Innovation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Semester 1
Semester 2
MMGT6012
Business Tools for Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive May
Intensive October
MMGT6013
Project Management in Context
6    P Students must complete at least 18 credit points of MMGT units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive February
Intensive July

Business project

Students must complete 24 credit points of core units prior to enrolling in the MMGT Business Project.
MMGT6101
MMGT Business Project
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone unit of study

Students complete the following 6-credit point capstone unit in their final semester of study.
MMGT6100
Advanced Management Applications
6    P Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is the capstone unit for the Master of Management program.
Intensive July
Intensive November

Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Management (CEMS)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

CEMS Business project

Students complete a 12 credit point business project.
CEMS6011
CEMS Business Project
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Semester 1
CEMS6012
CEMS Business Project-Exchange
12      Semester 1

Additional units of study

Students complete 60 credit points in additional units of study.
CEMS6003
Advanced Strategy
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Intensive August
CEMS6004
Global Management Practice
6   

Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Intensive March
CEMS6005
Poverty Alleviation and Profitability
6   

Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Intensive May
CEMS6006
Chinese Institutions and Business
6      Intensive October
CEMS6007
Chinese for Business
6   

Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6008
Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6009
Industry Placement
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6101
CEMS Exchange 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6102
CEMS Exchange 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6103
CEMS Exchange 3
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6104
CEMS Exchange 4
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6105
CEMS Exchange 5
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CEMS6106
CEMS Exchange 6
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MMGT6003
Accounting and Financial Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive August
Intensive March
MMGT6004
Managing People and Organisations
6    P Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units.


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive May
Intensive October
MMGT6008
Global Marketing Management
6    P Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive August
Intensive March
MMGT6011
Teamwork and Innovation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Semester 1
Semester 2
MMGT6012
Business Tools for Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Intensive May
Intensive October

Unit of study descriptions for the Master of Management and Master of Management (CEMS)

Please note: These unit of study descriptions are listed alphanumerically by unit code.

CEMS
CEMS6003 Advanced Strategy

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive August Classes: Intensive over 5 weeks (8hr lectures/seminars per week) Assessment: individual assessment (30%), group assessment (30%), and take home exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
This unit focuses on how strategy leaders enhance and sustain business performance by developing and implementing innovative business models and strategies. The unit covers analytical and conceptual tools that are meant to be aids to sharpening skills at recognising innovative opportunities and developing robust judgments in the face of uncertainty and complexity. Questions addressed include: How can a customers'¿ problem be studied to develop new value propositions and business opportunities? How can strategic opportunities be reviewed and understood? How can creativity and opportunity be harnessed? How does a strategy leader build and develop resources and capabilities in a competitive environment? The unit highlights the challenges of business models and strategic analysis as well as implementation. Insights from entrepreneurial practice and theory are integrated throughout the unit, with design thinking anchoring the teaching program. Students work on 'real' corporate problems and questions, with group-based project work providing the opportunity to apply theory in practice.
CEMS6004 Global Management Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive March Classes: Intensive over 5 weeks (8hr lectures/seminars per week) Assessment: individual reflection and development plan (20%), group project (20%), virtual team project (20%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
What distinguishes successful from unsuccessful managers when doing business internationally? This unit addresses this question by exposing students to experiential teaching methods and state-of-the-art theory. The unit starts with a self-assessment of individual competencies, traits and assumptions. This assessment serves as a ground for students' developmental journey throughout the unit, in which they explore the local cultural, ethical, and social factors affective management practice. In particular, students are asked to reflect upon a variety of management assumptions, different leadership styles and team management approaches, various decision making processes and communication patterns in order to achieve a higher level of global management practice competency. This unit of study explores these issues using theory, empirical evidence, case studies, role plays, self-reflection, and group projects to both enlighten and challenge participants.
CEMS6005 Poverty Alleviation and Profitability

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive May Classes: Intensive over 5 weeks (8hr lectures/seminars per week) Assessment: participation (10%), critique of a BoP strategy (20%), case presentation (20%), debate (10%), and exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
There is an increasing recognition that businesses are more than profit making entities. This notion goes beyond being socially responsible and environmentally aware. Poverty alleviation and profits are co-equal in their importance and occur simultaneously. This perceived contradiction raises a myriad of ethical and moral challenges. This unit is designed to critically evaluate the role of business, specifically poverty alleviation and its links with profitability. Basic theories and frameworks relating to the motivations of businesses are critiqued. Poverty is defined as not only income deprivation but capability and freedom deprivation. Contemporary ideas relating to the purpose of business, such as Shared Value is evaluated. The Base of the Pyramid thesis is critically evaluated, including co-creation of value with the poor, marketing to the poor, transformative consumer research and cross sector collaborations.
CEMS6006 Chinese Institutions and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive October Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd case study research outline (15%) and 1000wd presentation of case study (25%) and class participation (10%) and 2000wd case study research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit uses an institutional economics approach to explain characteristic features of the Chinese economy, such as the prevalence of networks, local autonomy and organisational choice. Economic institutions are understood as the rules that inform the behaviour of corporations, governments at different levels as well as their complex interactions. Through the use of case studies students develop an understanding of how the combination of endogenous and exogenous institutional change contributes to China's highly dynamic business environment.
CEMS6007 Chinese for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 10 weeks in 2 X 3 hours session per week Assessment: 2x writing projects (30%), 2x oral presentations (40%), 5x on-line learning assignments (20%), and classwork (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
This unit provides communicative language skills in standard modern (Mandarin) Chinese engaging students in the subject matter and asking them to relate the Chinese language to their own lives. Upon completion students should be able to communicate effectively in a Chinese business context using an introductory level of language skills together with broader cultural and professional business communication skills. They are taken to a level where further self-study is possible to reach a higher level of language competency. This unit enables students to engage more effectively in a Chinese business context and be more aware of the broader issues that are critical to effective business relationships in China. In addition, students gain a greater understanding of the requirements to effectively manage a more diverse workforce and communicate more effectively with Chinese stakeholders.
CEMS6008 Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: research Assessment: proposal and literature review (30%) and research paper (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
This unit provides an opportunity for coursework students with a demonstrated ability to think critically and to work independently to investigate a particular topic/area in the Management field through a semester length independent research project conducted under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students are provided with a selection of topics that are within the domain of Business and Management, or they will be able to propose their own reflecting their personal/professional interests. On the basis of their selected topic, students prepare a proposal, undertake the study and document the findings in a professional report with the potential for successful reports to be published as an academic journal article. The unit provides opportunity for specialised research equipping graduates to enter the Management profession, whether in the public or the private sector with an edge over those who have not had the opportunity to obtain both a broad based exposure to the field as well as an in-depth learning experience in a specialisation of their choosing. The unit may also act as a conduit for students wishing to pursue further academic research.
CEMS6009 Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit of study is industry based and has no class requirements. Assessment: learning contract (0%), reflective journal (35%), presentation (35%), and research report (30%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
This unit is available to outstanding students completing the Master of Management (CEMS) program. It involves a professional placement with a business, government, or non-government organisation to provide students with a hands-on business learning experience. Students partner with an organisation over a six week period to provide solutions to a business problem identified in consultation with the partner organisation. Projects are overseen by an appointed academic coordinator. Students are required to make a presentation and provide a written report to the client organisation, and to write a self reflection essay analysing their experiences and making recommendations for the effective management of consulting teams. Students are assessed on the extent to which they are able to apply theory to practice in solving a business problem and to engage in critical self reflection. Enrolment is strictly subject to availability and with departmental permission only.
CEMS6011 CEMS Business Project

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: This is a workplace based unit of study. There are no formal classes. Assessment: Company presentation (20%), company report (40%), thought leadership piece (10%), and individual learning portfolio (30%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
The CEMS Business Project provides students with practical experiences in applying their management knowledge and skills in business analysis and team-working to researching a significant business challenge or opportunity in a host organisation and preparing and presenting an evidence-based business report of a high professional standard. Most students are already familiar with various business disciplines through course work; however the interdisciplinary use of this knowledge and the capacity to translate it into practical solutions is often a new challenge. The project permits students to combine theory and practice - by learning how to analyse problems, develop recommendations and propose solutions to the problem. In addition to providing hands-on experience on how to deal with a business problem, the unit also offers a unique opportunity to hone research skills in a cross-functional team context. Students work in small groups of four (4) or five (5) and partner with a real organisation over a ten (10) week period to research and recommend solutions to a real business problem identified in consultation with the partner organisations. Projects range from social entrepreneurship programs, where students work with community groups and NGOs, through to consultancy projects for large multinational corporations. Projects are overseen by a specifically appointed consulting mentor and students have access to business mentors throughout the project. Following preparatory learning in advanced applied research methods, students design and undertake investigative research on an agreed business issue, deliver a presentation and provide a written report to the client organisation, as well as to create and disseminate a Thought Leadership Piece on a topic linked to their challenge.
MMGT
MMGT6001 Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive August,Intensive March Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: group project (30%), individual assignment (30%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
How can managers understand their environment, industry, resources and capabilities to achieve business success? This unit explores different levels of strategy, including corporate and business-level strategy for both established and start-up ventures. Strategy is, fundamentally, about making choices and deliberately choosing to be different. Strategic management seeks to understand how these choices and differences can (and sometimes cannot) create sustainable and exceptional value for shareholders, customers, employees and other related stakeholders. Questions addressed include: How can market opportunities be reviewed and understood? How can creativity and opportunity be harnessed across all phases of start-up, growth and maturity? How does a firm (or individual) build and develop resources and capabilities in a global and local competitive environment? When is collaboration preferable to competition? How can risk and uncertainty be evaluated and managed? The unit highlights the challenges of strategic implementation as well as analysis and planning. Insights from entrepreneurial practice and theory are integrated throughout the unit.
MMGT6003 Accounting and Financial Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive August,Intensive March Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: individual assignment (50%) and exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
This unit focuses on the theory and practice of financial decision making and financial management within organisations. Its subject matter includes a review of the economic logic of financial decisions, drawing on the modern theories of finance and management accounting. Topics covered include capital budgeting, costing for pricing, real options valuation, and all of the other fundamental elements of financial decision making. Decision making within a management context is emphasised. The unit requires an understanding of not only economic principles but also broader behavioural and organisational considerations. The objective of the unit is to balance the need for quantitative and qualitative management tools. The philosophy is that in a sophisticated organisation, these are inseparable essentials of successful financial management.
MMGT6004 Managing People and Organisations

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive May,Intensive October Classes: 4 hours per week Prerequisites: Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units. Assessment: individual reflection paper (15%), international management challenge (20%), group project (20%), and final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
This unit introduces students to the management of people and organisational processes, with attention to the international context of management practice. It explores the functions of management and the critical role of effective human resource management and leadership of the business enterprise. Key managerial decisions covered include: effective teamwork; managing organisational change and innovation; and the central role of leadership in all areas of the business enterprise. Students are exposed to insights from the following three business knowledge streams: Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, and Cross-cultural Management.
MMGT6008 Global Marketing Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive August,Intensive March Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Prerequisites: Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units. Assessment: Strategic marketing analysis (15%), strategic marketing plan(20%), presentation(10%), participation (20%), and exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
A core skill for managers in an increasingly competitive world is applying marketing principles within the context of the international marketplace. This unit equips students with key decision-making tools, helping them answer critical questions about managing the marketing effect in the global market place. The unit introduces fundamental marketing concepts and theories, and demonstrates their practical application within the international arena. Topics include market and competitive analysis, market segmentation and product positioning, brand and product management, pricing issues, integrated marketing, communications, measuring return on marketing investment, and managing the international organisation and external relationships responsible for successful implementation. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts and their practical application.
MMGT6011 Teamwork and Innovation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: S1 and S2: 4 intensive workshops and 1 presentation day; S109: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Idea bank (10%), team value proposition (10%), research prototype (20%), innovation pitch (30%), individual essay (20%), and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
This unit of study has two aims: to develop students' skills and ability to work effectively in a team and to introduce students to the process of innovation in an organisational context. This experiential unit of study involves students working in small groups on developing, testing, prototyping and pitching an innovative business idea or concept. In working through the innovation process students attend innovation workshops conducted by a corporate partner and work closely with a mentor from a professional organisation. At the end of the program students pitch their business proposals to a panel of leading industry experts. To support their teamwork, students are introduced to skills associated with effective teamwork and have the opportunity to practice these skills and reflect on the experience of working in a small team on a real life project.
MMGT6012 Business Tools for Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive May,Intensive October Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: multiple choice quiz (15%), computer exam (30%), group report (25%), and final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Quantitative analysis is a key activity in developing successful business strategies in the areas of business management. Successful business strategies are generally based on diverse forms of analysis on information collected from a wide range of sources. This unit provides an introduction to the theory and principles of quantitative analysis of business markets through lectures, computer workshops, and practical assessments requiring the analysis of various types of data. Through classes and assessments designed to specifically teach students how to undertake quantitative research in a practical manner, students are able to conduct their own quantitative analysis of market places.
MMGT6013 Project Management in Context

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Prerequisites: Students must complete at least 18 credit points of MMGT units. Assessment: individual assignment (30%), group assignment (30%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Projects are key to the success of organisations be it through the introduction of new products, the implementation of new processes or the opening of new markets. It is not enough though for a project to be delivered in isolation. Consideration must be given to how the projects fits with other projects and the broader organisation. The foundation of this unit is the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) where the essential components of project management and how to manage a project to success is covered. Building upon this students learn how to maximise the value of the project. Students come to understand the benefits, and mechanics, of programmes, project management offices and effectively managing any organisational change with a project. This unit can contribute to the achievement of internationally recognised accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
MMGT6100 Advanced Management Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Intensive November Classes: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Prerequisites: Students must complete at least 24 credit points of MMGT units. Assessment: class participation (10%), case study assignment (20%), essay (30%), and exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is the capstone unit for the Master of Management program.
This unit provides the core capstone experience in the Master of Management program and is configured around in-depth examination of concepts, practices and debates associated with a select number of a key innovations and emerging applications in contemporary management practice. While the specific themes chosen for examination will vary by session of offer according to the latest developments and emerging trends, prominent topics of interest to management practice may include: emerging organisational forms, e-technology, social media, social enterprise, intrepreneurship, executive coaching, globalisation, innovations in management consulting, top management teams, organisational diversity, management and gender, sustainability, corporate governance and social responsibility.
MMGT6101 MMGT Business Project

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This is a workplace based unit of study. There are no formal classes. Assessment: Company presentation (20%), company report (40%), thought leadership piece (10%), and individual learning portfolio (30%) Mode of delivery: Field experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management.
The Business Project provides students with practical experience in applying management knowledge and skills in business analysis and team-working to researching a significant business challenge or opportunity in a host organisation and preparing and presenting an evidence-based business report of a high professional standard. Most students are already familiar with various business disciplines through course work; however the interdisciplinary use of this knowledge and the capacity to translate it into practical solutions is often a new challenge. The project permits students to combine theory and practice - learning how to analyse problems, develop recommendations and propose solutions to the problem. In addition to providing hands-on experience on how to deal with a business problem, the unit also offers a unique opportunity hone research skills in a cross-functional team context. Students work in small groups of four (4) or five (5) and partner with a real organisation over a ten (10) week period to research and recommend solutions to a real business problem identified in consultation with the partner organisations. Projects range from social entrepreneurship programs, where students work with community groups and NGOs, through to consultancy projects for large multinational corporations. Projects are overseen by a specifically appointed consulting mentor and students also have access to business mentors throughout the project. Following preparatory learning in advanced applied research methods, students design and undertake investigative research on an agreed business issue, deliver a presentation and provide a written report to the client organisation, as well as to create and disseminate a Thought Leadership Piece on a topic linked to their challenge.