Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The unit provides an introduction to the theories and practice of management and organisations. Emphasis is on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and in all areas of organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly international environment where the emphasis will be on knowledge, the ability to learn, to change and to innovate. Organisations are viewed from individual, group, corporate and external environmental perspectives.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Explain the basic functions of management and analyse and explain how these relate to real world management practice.
    2. Apply management theories and consider relevant environmental factors to investigate, analyse and respond to real world situations, issues or problems in organisations.
    3. Apply information literacy and professional written communication skills for diverse purposes and contexts of management.
    Establishing goals and plans, managerial decision-making and problem solving
    Structure and Design, Employee Involvement and Participation
    Report Writing
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    The teaching and learning approach in this unit incorporates a number of methods to engage students and link theory and practice.
    Lectures will review core theoretical concepts and provide opportunities to develop broad knowledge and understanding using videos, audience response technology and team-based learning activities.
    Tutorials will deepen your understanding of the subject through your participation in a Virtual Business Project with peers. This will enable you to experience practical problem solving and decision-making in a business context. Tutorials will also be the forum for the multiple-choice tests which are part of the assessment in this unit.
    This unit uses the SafeAssign tool in BlackBoard. SafeAssign is a text matching tool that assists students to develop the academic skills required to correctly use and cite reference material as well as to check citations and determine possible instances of plagiarism. You will be expected to submit draft and/or final versions of one or more assignments using SafeAssign. Your Unit Coordinator will provide detailed information on how the software will be used in this unit.
    Assessment name: (VBD) Pt 1: Business Brief
    Description: Virtual Business Design (VBD) Part 1: The Business Brief Report requires you to prepare a short report on a contemporary management subject for your virtual organisation.
    Length/Duration: 500 words.
    Formative or Summative: Formative and Summative.
    Relates to objectives: 2, 3
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 5
    Assessment name: Quiz
    Description: There will be four quizzes conducted in tutorials linking to management theory and concepts. Length/Duration: 8 minutes x 4.
    Formative or Summative: Summative (Formative quizzes in lectures).
    Relates to objectives: 1
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Weeks 4, 7, 9, & 11
    Assessment name: (VBD) Pt 2: Report
    Description: Virtual Business Design (VBD) Part 2: This assessment requires you to write a formal business report which draws on management theory to address a business problem in an international context.
    Length/Duration: 1,500 words.
    Formative or Summative: Summative.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 13

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