Managing People and Organisations


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing People and Organisations

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    26100c Integrating Business Perspectives

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of management and organisational behaviour in the context of today's contemporary global business environment. It examines the major theories and models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power and politics, and ethics and social responsibility. It places particular emphasis on the application of theory to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. apply critical and analytical thinking, including a capacity to question existing practices and assumptions, to the study of management and organisations
    2. evaluate the theoretical foundations of the fields of management and organisational studies; contextualise contemporary managerial practices in the light of this theory
    3. explore management and organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace
    4. appraise the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:
    Critically analyse and produce written disciplinary texts for academic and professional audiences (3.1)
    Demonstrate an awareness of conflicting ethical demands of various stakeholders within business and related professional environments (4.1)
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This introduction to management is designed to develop in students an understanding of the fundamental principles of management and organisational behaviour in a complex and rapidly changing business environment. The subject contributes to the aims of the Bachelor of Business through its focus on a wide range of critical concepts and issues concerning the management of people across a variety of organisational settings. This subject develops skills linked to the Faculty's graduate attributes that look at developing attitudes and values as well as communication skills.
    This subject also contributes to the following program learning objectives for the Bachelor of Management.
    3.1 convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written form appropriate for their audience
    4.1 critically analyse managerial decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
    Teaching and learning strategies
    This subject is delivered through a variety of face-to-face and online teaching strategies. Lectures involve face-to-face content delivery, employing the use of media and electronic resources to enhance the theoretical delivery of the subject. An intensive tutorial program utilises case studies and experiential exercises to link theory and application. Group leadership and team skills are developed in class through peer learning activities. Students are further supported through the use of UTS Online offering subject material and information and moderation with the subject coordinator.
    Studying Management and Organisation 'Critically'
    Power and Politics
    Individuals and Leadership
    Management and Culture
    Organisational Change and Resistance
    Ethics and the Law
    Management Rationality
    Assessment task 1: Essay (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 25%
    1200 words
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Essay (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    This addresses program learning objectives(s):
    3.1 and 4.1
    Weight: 35%
    2000 words
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination (Individual)
    This addresses subject learning objective(s):
    1, 2, 3 and 4
    Weight: 40%

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.