Courses & Units

Introduction to Management BMA101

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


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
Unit code BMA101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Mark Wickham
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Accelerated Study Period 1 31/1/2022 23/2/2022 17/3/2022 1/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and define foundational management theories, concepts and processes
  • Exercise judgement and recommend solutions for routine management issues.
  • Communicate an academic argument supported by management literature.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080399 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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Mutual Exclusions

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

XPD109, ZAA131


AssessmentTest or quiz (25%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Essay (25%)
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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).


Bateman, TS, Snell, SA & Konopaske, R 2016, Management, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York.

Maxwell, JC 2013, The 17 Indisputable laws of teamwork: Embrace them and empower your team, Thomas Nelson, USA.

Robbins, SP, Bergman, I & Coulter, M 2018, Management, 8th ed., Pearson, Victoria.

Samson, D, Donnet, T & Daft, R 2018, Fundamentals of Management, 6th Asia- Pacific ed., Cengage, Victoria.

Schermerhorn, JR, Davidson, P, Poole, D, Woods, P, Simon, A & McBarron, E 2017, Management (6th Asia-Pacific Edition), Wiley.

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