Management Descriptions

Management

1000-level units of study

WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online modules, 1x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Assessment: in class test (15%), essay (30%), tutorial participation (10%), tutorial leadership (15%), final exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit draws on concepts from industrial relations and human resource management to examine the interests and strategies of workers, unions, managers, employers and the state. It explores the relationships between these parties as they seek to manage their environments and workplaces and to exercise control over each other. The unit enables students to understand how and why the organisation, regulation and management of work are changing in Australia and globally. As well as providing an introduction to all aspects of the study of the employment relationship, this is the foundation unit for a major in industrial relations and human resource management.
WORK1004 Foundations of Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prohibitions: WORK2201 Assessment: practice quiz (5%), main quiz (15%), group presentation and facilitation (15%), individual analysis and reflection (15%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a foundational unit in the Management and IR and HRM subject areas. An introductory overview of management methods and approaches is provided which forms the basis of study for an advanced specialisation in management. The unit 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. The unit explores these issues with respect to both large and small, public and private, and domestic and foreign organisations.

2000-level units of study

WORK2210 Strategic Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures and 1x 1hr lab time Prerequisites: 40 credit points worth of units of study Assessment: case simulation (40%), case study report (25%), final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
WORK2218 Managing Organisational Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: 24 Junior credit points Assessment: individual assignement (20%); group report (20%); group presentation (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.

3000-level units of study

QBUS3350 Project Planning and Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: QBUS2350 Assumed knowledge: BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT1021 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points of MATH units which must include MATH1905. Assessment: group project (20%), homework 1 (10%), homework 2 (10%), homework 3 (10%), final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Project management provides organisations with a powerful set of tools to improves their ability to plan, implement, and manage activities to accomplish specific organisational objectives. Project management is more than just a set of tools; it is a results-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborations among a diverse cast of characteristics. This unit introduces students to the planning and management of projects by focusing on a variety of practical topics including project network, PERT, resource scheduling, learning curves, cost and time management in projects, and the use of project management support systems. It also discusses the organisational, leadership, cultural, technological challenges that project managers might face.
WORK3202 Leadership

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2222 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.
WORK3204 Managing Organisational Sustainability

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2219 Assumed knowledge: WORK1004 or WORK2201 Assessment: mid-semester test (15%); tutorial participation (10%); sustainability presentations (15%); real-world project essay (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Managing organisational sustainability is critical 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 are encouraged to enhance their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of management and the impact of organisations on stakeholders including staff, government and community.
WORK3205 Organisational Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2 Classes: Semester 2 session: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week. Intensive July session (Study Abroad students only): 2 x 4hr workshops per week. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 credit points Prohibitions: WORK2221 Assumed knowledge: WORK1004 or WORK2201 Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); communication analysis report (30%); team case analysis presentation (20%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Block mode
Note: The Intensive July session of this unit is only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 2 session.
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, this unit provides students with insight into how to manage the complexities of contemporary organisational communication. The unit focuses primarily on internal organisational communication and examines communication processes at various levels: interpersonal (dyadic), group and organisation.
WORK3601 Management in Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hr lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial hr per week Prerequisites: Students commencing from 2018: completion of at least 120 credit points including WORK1003, WORK1004, WORK2210 and WORK2218. Pre-2018 continuing students: completion of at least 96 credit points including WORK2201, WORK2210 and WORK2218. Assessment: individual assignment (30%); group assignment (30%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit should only be undertaken by students in their final semester of the Management major.
This capstone unit bridges the gap between theory and practice in management by integrating knowledge and consolidating key skills developed across the major. It aims to provide students with practical experience in identifying, analysing, and solving contemporary business problems by examining the emergence, significance and challenges associated with management within contemporary organisations. The unit brings together and consolidates the theories, practices and debates covered in the Management major drawing on national and international practical examples in what is an experiential and problem-based learning approach. Students ensure their career-readiness by demonstrating their ability to apply concepts, theories, frameworks, methodologies, and skills to authentic problems and challenges faced in the field of management.

4000-level units of study

BUSS4000 Honours in Business

Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and BUSS4213) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and BUSS4513) or (BUSS4612 and BUSS4613) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and BUSS4813)). Corequisites: BUSS4104 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 calculated as follows: BUSS4001 (20%); BUSS4X12 (10%); BUSS4X13 (10%); BUSS4104 (60%).
BUSS4001 Business Honours Research Methods

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Assessment: researcher essay (20%); discipline and cluster based assessments (40%); research proposal (30%); research proposal presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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. The first component of this unit is delivered to the whole Business School Honours cohort and covers obligations as a researcher. The second component of the unit splits into Disciplinary areas and covers issues related to research design.
BUSS4104 Business Honours Thesis

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Prerequisites: BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4000 Assessment: individual thesis (100%), oral thesis communication (0%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
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.
BUSS4812 Work and Organisational Studies Honours A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4001; BUSS4813 Assessment: minor essay (40%), major essay (60%), individual facilitation of seminar discussion (0%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies regarding contemporary scholarly debates and perspectives relating to theory and its relevance to the research process.
BUSS4813 Work and Organisational Studies Honours B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area Corequisites: BUSS4001; BUSS4812 Assessment: individual facilitation seminar discussion (0%), individual presentation (25%), draft opinion article (0%), final opinion article (25%), reflective essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers advanced research-integrated coursework topics in Work and Organisational Studies relating to contemporary scholarly debates about the future of work.