Managing People

Subject BUSA90224 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 19-Jan-2015 to 26-Mar-2015
Assessment Period End 03-Apr-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 02-Feb-2015
Census Date 06-Feb-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-Mar-2015

April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 06-Apr-2015
Teaching Period 13-Apr-2015 to 18-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Apr-2015
Census Date 24-Apr-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 29-May-2015

September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Sep-2015
Teaching Period 28-Sep-2015 to 03-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 11-Dec-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Sep-2015
Census Date 09-Oct-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-Nov-2015

This subject has a quota of 80 students. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. However if any student is approaching their completion date, they will get priority in enrolment.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, March, June, August, September
January, March, June, September
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Jennifer Overbeck


Program Services

Subject Overview:

This subject examines human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational levels. Theories, models and research will be discussed and applied through case studies, syndicate team assignments, experiential exercises and relfection on work experience. Each topic has been selected to help you better manage yourself, other people, groups and organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Understand the link between people management decisions and firm outcomes;
  • Use practices to enhance the attraction, selection, development, utilisation and retention of people in organisations;
  • Understand how organisational culture and design affect organisational processes and performance, and develop skills in identifying common factors that constrain and facilitate the implementation of change;
  • Understand some of the challenges and opportunities of leading a diverse workforce.
  • Gain skill in managing team processes and interactions.
  • Influence organisational dynamics by applying knowledge on how to shape behaviour in organisations.
  • Contribution to class learning (15%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Syndicate assignment (30%)
    • Scattered throughout subject
  • Halfway assessment (20%)
    • 1 hour
    • Mid-term
  • Final examination (35%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2.5 hours
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Graduate Diploma in Marketing
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Professional)
Master of Information Systems/Graduate Diploma of Business Admin
Master of Marketing
Master of Marketing
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Marketing)

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