Organisational Fundamentals

Subject 325-606 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour workshop per week (Semester 1, Semester 2).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: This subject will introduce students to key themes and issues in management and marketing and help them to develop key management skills. The focus will be on understanding the way organisations operate in their economic and social environments and the activities which managers and marketers undertake within organisations in pursuit of organisational goals. Using a range of materials including articles, case studies, videos and/or business simulations, students will engage in individual and group learning activities to develop knowledge of management and marketing as well as skills in analysis, problem solving, decision making and written and verbal communication.

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Describe the nature of organisations in their economic and social environments;
  • Explain the key functions undertaken by managers and marketers within contemporary organisations;
  • Analyse management and marketing functions in terms of how they contribute to organisational performance;
  • Evaluate factors internal and external to organisations in terms of their influence on management and marketing activities; and
  • Analyse real and hypothetical problems in management and marketing and in developing responses to them.
Assessment: One 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%), one group assignment not exceeding 2500 words (30%), one individual assignment not exceeding 500 words (10%) and one group presentation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills, developed through case studies, exercises and assignments;
  • Research skills developed through preparation of exercises and assessment ;
  • Verbal and written communication skills, developed through discussion, exercises and assessment; and
  • Ethical thinking and work practice skills in marketing and management through exercises and case studies.
Related Course(s): Master of International Business
Master of Management
Master of Management (Accounting)
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Management (Economics)
Master of Management (Finance)
Master of Management (Marketing)

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