Knowledge Manangement

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Knowledge Manangement

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EBUS1010 or INFO1010, and EBUS2010 or BUSN1100

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Knowledge is a distinct key to competitive business advantage. Knowledge Management sensitizes you to the importance and practice of the development and management of non-tangible worth (principally human-based knowledge) in modern organizations. The need for reciprocal concern for both structures and processes is important for dealing with organizational change and development. Recognizing graduate needs expressed by industry, the development and application of both technical and people management skills within Knowledge Management environments is emphasised.
    Critical discussion and analysis of key theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management enhances problem solving and communication attributes valued within the profession.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    1. Explain the key theories and models that inform knowledge management
    2. Critically apply theory to organizations in order to identify and justify effective knowledge management strategies and activites
    3. Apply theory related to creative organisations
    4. Access and evaluate current literature and research findings relating to knowledge management
    5. Communicate clearly and effectively incorporating varying formats and technologies
    6. Design problem solutions based upon research findings and critical assessment of current theory and practice
    7. Reflect upon different knowledge management paradigms and their value to the organisation
    8. Inform your practice by understanding the ethical and legal implications in managing knowledge
    CONTENT
    Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
    • Structural arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
    • Informal arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
    • Human resource practices that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
    • Information technologies to enable knowledge management.
    • Conditions for maximizing creativity with in organisations.
    • Organisational intellectual capital and its value in organisations.
    ASSESSMENT ITEMS
    In Term Test: Mid-term Test
    Written Assignment: Group Case study Analysis Report
    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.