Introduction to Management

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Management

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    In modern business environments of constant change and turbulent external environments, the effective management of the organisation is paramount to achieving corporate success. This course introduces the theories, concepts and frameworks of management and how these lead to the effective management of a modern-day organisation. Students are introduced to the rich context and approaches of the theory and practice of management and explore the four critical dimensions of planning, organising, leading and controlling within an organisation. The course examines these four dimensions at three levels: the individual, the group and the organisation and applies them to case studies and other real-world contexts.
    1. Recognise, comprehend and use the language of management
    2. Communicate the historical basis of and the contemporary challenges for management and managing an organisation in the 21st century
    3. Analyse and articulate the theories, concepts and frameworks in respect of the planning, organising, leading and controlling dimensions of managing an organisation and apply them ethically to real-world case studies and other contexts
    4. Identify and reconcile the contrasting aspects of effective, efficient and ethical management within the Australian, Asia-region and global contexts
    5. Demonstrate introductory skills and competencies of undergraduate academic research, academic writing, group work and oral presentations in forms appropriate to purpose and audience
    The topics in this course include the following:
    • Managerial Context, Environments, Ethics
    • Planning, Decision-making, Planning principles
    • Organising, Organisational structures and design, People management, Change management
    • Leading, Leadership, Individual and group behaviours, Communication
    • Controlling
    • Management in a Global Environment
    Essay: Individual Essay
    Presentation: Group report and presentation
    Formal Examination: Final Examination

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.