Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject runs on a biennial basis
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into one of the following courses
MC-CM Master of Construction Management
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Toong-Khuan Chan
Organised as an advanced seminar, this subject examines management issues relating to contemporary businesses within the construction industry. The various models of organisations and corporate strategies to achieve competitive advantage are researched and explored. Management concepts such as financial analysis, competitive strategy, innovation, negotiation, leadership and corporate social responsibility are analysed and discussed in the context of a contemporary construction company. More recent developments such as knowledge management, relationship marketing, operations management, and supply chain management etc. are also examined. Academic research, industry reports and relevant business school case studies are used extensively.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Michael E. Porter, Competitive strategy techniques for analyzing industries and competitors, New York: Free Press, 1998, and selected Havard Business School cases.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
Building Systems and Trade Specialties
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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