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Fundamentals of Management XPD507


This unit introduces and develops advanced knowledge and skills in the language of business management. It will also critically examine the historical and social contexts of business management developing an investigative insight into the fundamentals of management. Encompassing both leadership and organisation theory, the unit will investigate theories of organizations that consider topics like social responsibility, the business environment, decision making functions of management, strategic planning and implementation, organisational structures and human resource management, motivation, leadership, control, communications, group dynamics, culture, conflict, time management, internationalism and changing trends in management. You will explore management theory and review case studies for the purpose of strengthening the ability to manage business problems through to solutions, and to determine how to create and sustain a workplace where people can succeed (if the people succeed the business will succeed).


Unit name Fundamentals of Management
Unit code XPD507
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Mr Syed Ashraf
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Postgraduate


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
IPC Semester 3 17/10/2022 7/11/2022 2/12/2022 27/1/2023
IPC Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 9/4/2022 27/5/2022
IPC Semester 2 27/6/2022 26/7/2022 10/8/2022 23/9/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in identifying and effectively using business related vocabulary (words, concepts, idioms, expressions and jargons;
  • Research, critically analyze and discuss the historical and social contexts of management;
  • Identify and define management theories, concepts and processes operating in a wide range of contexts;
  • Exercise judgement and recommend solutions for complex management issues;
  • Communicate written and oral academic arguments supported by appropriate academic literature.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080301 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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AssessmentManagement Strategy Report (40%)|Management Issue Case Study (20%)|Applied Management Plan (40%)
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