Courses & Units

Introduction to Management BMA101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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Introduction

This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management. The unit then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate, the internal dynamics of organisational life, and the ethical climate that underpins sound management. This unit will also include a strong focus on general skills and abilities associated with conducting literature research and communicating effectively in an academic setting.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Management
Unit code BMA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator

Dr Mark Wickham

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 1 3/2/2020 21/2/2020 19/3/2020 2/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Identify and define foundational management theories, concepts and processes.
  • LO2: Exercise judgement and recommend solutions for routine management issues.
  • LO3: Communicate an academic argument supported by management literature.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XPD109

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Please check the unit outline for details.

Assessment

Online tests (25%), Literature Review (15%), Essay (20%), Final exam (40%).

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Textbooks

Required

Robbins, SP, Coulter, MA, DeCenzo DA & Woods, M 2019, Management: The essentials, 4th ed., Pearson, Melbourne (available for hardcopy purchase or e-textbook purchase via MyLO).

Recommended

In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic and professional journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:

Harvard Business Review

Academy of Management Journal

Business Review Weekly

Australian Financial Review

HRM Magazine

Professional Manager Magazine

Conversation

Business Insider

Financial Times

The Economist

Note that not all periodicals and journals are available from the University of Tasmania libraries. Many journals are now available electronically.

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