Management Skills


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Skills

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration, International Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This unit is designed for accounting, business, management and international studies student majors.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The behaviour of people at work can best be understood not by focusing on individuals, but by examining the way in which groups and organisations are incorporated in an individual's mind. This subject is based on the premise that managerial effectiveness can best be improved by an understanding of human behaviour and psyche in the context of the modern organisation. It provides students with the opportunity to explore the manner in which we interpret our own and others' behaviour, the nature of groups and how they affect decision making, the nature of strategic interaction, conflict of interest and negotiation. The subject considers the critical role of language and non-verbal communication, the nature and impact of prejudice and discrimination and the nature and significance of leadership. The applied nature of this subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in active participation, personal reflection, experimentation and practice in the various areas of skill development. To this end, there is a strong focus on the role of individual and team reflection.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. discuss the application of various theoretical frameworks in interpersonal management and communication skills
    2. demonstrate an increased self-awareness and proficiency in nominated skill areas
    3. illustrate a range of practical techniques to increase proficiency in nominated skill areas in themselves and others
    4. appreciate the role of reflection in personal skill development.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:
    Apply technical skills necessary for professional practice in business (5.2)
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject develops an understanding of the nature of intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies and their relevance to management practice in contemporary organisations. It aims to develop skills though intensive learning in order to establish a platform for continued development on the part of the student. Cultural and gender issues are also explored in this context.
    Teaching and learning strategies
    This subject is offered in a 3 hour seminar format.
    Self Awareness
    Managing Stress
    Creative Problem Solving
    Power, Influence
    Empowerment and Delegation
    Teams and Teamwork
    Leadership and Change
    Assessment task 1: Group Presentation
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2 and 3
    Weight: 15%
    12 minutes
    Assessment Criteria: The mark will be awarded by the lecturer and will take into consideration a number of criteria including content, creativity and presentation technique.
    Assessment task 2: Skill Development (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    Weight: 35%
    3500 words maximum.
    Word limit must be strictly adhered to. One of the key considerations in marking assignments will be your ability to deal clearly and concisely with the assignment question.
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 3 and 4
    Weight: 50%
    2 hours and 10 mins
    Minimum requirements
    Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject?s total marks. Students must also attend 80% of tutorial workshops.

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.