Management Problem Solving

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Problem Solving

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-Requisites: Completion of 24 credits including completion of 1001MGT / 1101IBA / 1181IBA Management Concepts

  • 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 has a Prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement BEFORE enrolling in this course. DO NOT enrol in this course without meeting this requirement otherwise your enrolment will be WITHDRAWN . Please note a grade less than 4 (PASS) does not meet the requirements, and it is your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. This course is a capstone in the management major. It gives students an experiential learning opportunity where they are exposed to a simulated learning environment where they take the role of manager and have to make difficult decisions.

    Course Introduction
    Managing organisations is a difficult task. Managers have five key things to think about on a daily basis.
    1.How to organise tasks
    2.How to manage organisational objectives
    3.How to plan for the future
    4.How to control key performance indicators and
    5.Managing difficult problems.

    This course provides students with a unique experience by introducing a simulated management environment. It requires students to implement knowledge learned from this course and put into practice making complex decisions. During the semester students will be exposed to a variety of management situations through the assessment.

    Contemporary problem solving ideas, case studies and real world problems will be explored.

    Course Aims
    The aim of this course is to help students learn what the world of management is like. Through problem based learning, students will explore what management is actually like and get a taste of the 'real' world. Activities are practical and based on real world problems. The aim of this course is to expose students to management problems in order to help them put into context what they have learned during the management major.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1.Understand management problem solving
    2.Develop skills in engaging management problems
    3.Reflect on the use of ideas to solve management problems

    Assessment Summary
    Mid Course Reflection (Written Assignment)-Weighted 15%/15
    Learning Reflection (Written Assignment)- Weighted 25%/25
    Online and In Person Presentations-Weighted 30%/30
    Problem Solving Report-Weighted 30%/30

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.