Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Management|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|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.
- 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,702.00||080399|
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1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Online tests (25%), Literature Review (15%), Essay (20%), Final exam (40%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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).
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
Professional Manager Magazine
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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