MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

BUA5MGT

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will focus on the fundamental principles of management. An exploration of the development of these principles from historical precedents to present day applications will form a significant part of this subject. Students will be expected to develop a body of knowledge regarding the underlying theory used in the practice of contemporary management.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Laing

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Evolution of Management ThoughtRecommendedDaniel A. Wren, D.,A. and Bedeian, A., G. (2009)6TH EDITION. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To apply key theory to contemporary management practice and demonstrate where that theory explains these phenomena

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and case studies cover key management practice and theory. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. To demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge surrounding key management theories and debates

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and research exercises cover key management theories and debates. Assessment provides opportunity to critically engage with key management theories and debates.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Information Literacy (Information Literacy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. To solve critical management issues within a simulated management context

Activities:
Group assignment develops capacity and skills to work in a group to achieve specific outcomes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. To write critically about management issues

Activities:
Individual assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekends at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sessions are scheduled weekly 6-9pm and will be video conferenced to regional campuses"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 02, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group, at 2000 words per person) with viva voce (15-20 mins) (5 mins per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 02

City Campus, 2015, Week 22-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 22 - 23
Four 8.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 22 to week 23 and delivered via blended.
"Block delivered daily, May 29-31 and June 1, 9-5pm"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 02, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group, at 2000 words per person) with viva voce (15-20 mins) (5 mins per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 02

Vietnam, 2015, Week 02-10, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 02 - 10
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word individual paper40 01, 02, 04
One group assignment(3-4 students per group, at 2000 words per person) with viva voce (15-20 mins) (5 mins per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 02