Introduction to Management
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Business Management, Management Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn 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.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Recognise, comprehend and use the language of management2. Communicate the historical basis of and the contemporary challenges for management and managing an organisation in the 21st century3. 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 contexts4. Identify and reconcile the contrasting aspects of effective, efficient and ethical management within the Australian, Asia-region and global contexts5. Demonstrate introductory skills and competencies of undergraduate academic research, academic writing, group work and oral presentations in forms appropriate to purpose and audienceCONTENTThe topics in this course include the following:
ASSESSMENT ITEMSEssay: Individual EssayPresentation: Group report and presentationFormal Examination: Final Examination
- 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
- Management in a Global Environment
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.