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BU1904 - Management, People and Organisations

[Offered in 2012 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

In this subject students will learn about the various social science theories that comprise modern management thought. They will gain a level of competence in the language of business management and be introduced to management practice. Topics covered include the history of management thought, communication, group dynamics, motivation, decision making, leadership, power and politics, and ethics. This introductory subject will establish a sound basis of theoretical and practical knowledge which may be subsequently used for more advanced management subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of management functions in the context of organizational structures;
  • define organisations and management and understand how they perform;
  • understanding of individuals and group behaviour in organisations;
  • identify and understand key features of the contemporary management context;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to interact with others in a professional manner.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG1731 PY3085 PY3105 BU1004 BU5001

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 48 hours workshops/Seminars - Lectorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:
  • 48 hours workshops/Seminars - Lectorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:
  • 48 hours workshops/Seminars - Lectorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.