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: mid-semester exam (15%); individual assignment (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 a foundation unit the industrial relations and human resource management and management majors.
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: mid-semester exam (15%); group presentation and facilitation (15%); individual analysis and reflection (20%); tutorial participation (10%); final exam (40%) 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 a foundation unit the industrial relations and human resource management and management majors.

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: tutorial participation (10%); case simulation (30%); 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 assignment (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 (25%), homework 1 (15%), homework 2 (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 presentation (20%); reflective essay (30%); tutorial participation (10%); 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, including people at the beginning of their career. This unit explores conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership and provides a range of leadership case studies. Further, this unit of study challenges students to engage in self-reflection on their own leadership values, strengths and areas for development. Finally, this unit helps students to develop their skills in perspective-taking, problem-solving, decision-making and having influence, and to effectively leverage these skills at the outset of their career.
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: tutorial facilitation (15%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); individual sustainability reflection (15%); sustainability issue and report (25%); final exam (35%) 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
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.
WORK3401 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs weekly Prerequisites: 72 credit points Prohibitions: BUSS3110 or ACCT3400 or BANK3400 or CLAW3400 or FINC3400 or IBUS3400 or INFS3400 or MKTG3400 or QBUS3400 or WORK3400 Assumed knowledge: WORK1003 and WORK1004 and (WORK2210 or WORK2218) Assessment: group plan (20%); individual statement (20%); group report (50%); group presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to undertake an interdisciplinary project, working with one of the University's industry and community partners. This experience allows students to address a complex problem set out by the partner by integrating their academic skills and knowledge from more than one discipline. Students also have the opportunity to build their interpersonal and transferable skills required in their professional life.
WORK3601 Management in Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,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 and 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 unit of study must be completed at the University of Sydney Business School.
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.