Management Concepts

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Concepts

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Course Description:
    This course provides students with a general introduction to organisations and the functions of management. Topic areas will address issues related to organisations, management, and society. The course will cover the core management functions of leading, planning, controlling and organising.

    Course Introduction
    Management Concepts is an introductory course that is designed to provide students with knowledge of management theory and practice. Students will gain an understanding of broad management concepts and their inter-relationships in a global context.

    Course Aims
    This course has two distinct but inter-related aims. These are outlined below.
    - First, the course seeks to ensure that all graduating students have an understanding of broad management concepts and their inter-relationships in a global context. Effective management is essential for the success of all private, not-for-profit and public organisations no matter where in the world they are located. A pre-requisite for effective management is an understanding of the origins of management and its main theoretical perspectives; how to plan and make decisions, organise, lead and control, how to motivate staff, managing change etc in different business environments.

    - Second, the course aims to instil in students the principles of management research. As graduates of a Griffith University business course, employers will expect from you a capacity to apply knowledge of management through the following steps - identify a management issue or potential issue and critically evaluate academic research into it. In this course students will be asked to identify and research an issue or potential issue from nominated case

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Outline the major origins of management
    2 Explain the main theoretical perspectives of management
    3 Identify and explain the main functions of management (eg planning, organising, leading and controlling) in a global environment
    4 Outline how to manage change in organisations
    5 Identify, analyse, reflect on and evaluate a management related research problem
    6 Present research findings in the form of a Report
    7 Apply management theory to solve management problems presented in a range of international case studies and vignettes
    8 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in global business

    Assessment Summary
    Guided discussion with peers - Case Analysis and Discussion 20%/20
    Test or quiz - Online Quiz 10%/10
    Assignment - Written Assignment Report 30%/30
    Exam - selected and constructed responses - Final Exam 40%/40

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.