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Fundamentals of Management BMA501



This unit provides you with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practical applications of management. Beginning with a coverage of the fundamental concepts of management, including an historical perspective, the unit then moves to examining, in depth, management functions and finishes with an investigation of management strategy in a modern context. You will gain an understanding of issues and elements that underlie the practice of management. The course will offer a familiarisation with the concepts necessary in managing any organisation and the task of decision-making. Further, it will give you a general perspective of organisations, the environment in which they operate, and the challenges confronting effective management of an organisation.

Fundamentals of Management provides you with basic skills that will be interrelated with other units should you proceed further with your postgraduate business education. For example, the interpersonal communication, leadership, motivation and decision-making tools and concepts that are covered in this unit are relevant to all areas of business and consequently all areas of other business postgraduate courses. 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 Fundamentals of Management
Unit code BMA501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Desmond Ayentimi

Teaching staff

Dr Desmond Ayentimi

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 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 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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

Learning Outcome 1
Identify and define management theories, concepts and processes operating in a wide range of contexts.

Learning Outcome 2
Exercise judgement and recommend solutions for complex management issues.

Learning Outcome 3
Communicate written and oral academic arguments supported by appropriate academic literature.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,701.00 080301

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