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Introduction to Management

Overview of the unit

Unit code: MGT10001
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of management and its importance in enabling organisations to be effective within a diverse globalised environment. Students will learn to describe the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across an organisation; understand the application of some basic management principles in an increasingly global business environment; understand the importance of behaving in a professional and ethical manner; and prepare academic reports and essays including case studies using the appropriate format.

Content

Topics covered include introduction to:

  • The challenge of management including the diversity of skills required
  • The historical theories and views on management
  • The nature of the external and internal environments including culture
  • Social responsibility and ethics in management
  • Planning and creative decision-making, including developing strategies
  • Organising, leading and managing individuals and groups, including motivation
  • Communication, including professional report writing

This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing.