BUSM 0027 Management Fundamentals

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 201032

Coordinator Pauline Ross Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of management that are an essential component of preparing students for postgraduate studies in all business areas. Students will learn to identify operational systems and structures that underpin organisational design, decision-making and change within a variety of contexts. The unit will also address the multicultural dimensions of business management and how leadership styles and social pressures influence human resource management both in Australia and in a global environment. A consideration of contemporary issues such as sustainability and social responsibility will enable students to build their skills in organisational analysis and corporate problem-solving.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in programs 2811 Masters Qualifying Program or 2812 Masters Qualifying Program with Concurrent English.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify basic business management principles;
  2. Assess a business problem from a managerial perspective;
  3. Demonstrate communication skills required in business management;
  4. Describe the challenges in business management; and
  5. Analyse management fundamentals in business practice.

Subject Content

Introduction to Business Management
Decision making and stakeholder value in business
Systems and Structures
Culture and diversity in business
Introduction to HR and Leadership
Managing in a global economy
Socially responsible management
Business Ethics

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Pauline Ross Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Pauline Ross Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Daniel Townsend Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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