Management units

University of Tasmania
Management Units - 1996


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BMA401 Research Methods in Management

Looks at how to specify hypotheses and other research objectives, sampling, the design of a questionnaire, design and administration of a survey, organising and interpreting research data, and preparing and writing a research report. Examples of management research are studied, as are the application of qualitative and quantitative computer-based data analysis packages such as nudist and sas. Students are required to present and justify their own research proposals.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof P Liesch, Dr J Flint
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 3 hrs a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites Entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment (70%), exam (30%)
required texts, etc
Zikmund WG, Business Research Methods,  4th edn, Dryden Press, Fort Worth, 1994.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA402 Management Honours Seminar

Addresses a variety of current issues in management. Students are required to present a minimum of two seminars which progressively outline the development of their dissertation topic. Additional topics include current areas of research in the department. The expertise of visiting scholars may also be used.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr J Flint, Dr J Garnham
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern full year - 3 hrs a week (26 weeks)
prerequisites entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment based on attendance and contribution to seminar program (50%), presentation papers (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA403 Special Topics in Management

Offers topics which reflect the research interests and activities of departmental staff and/or visiting scholars, allowing students to investigate in detail specialised topics which would not usually be offered as part of the department's program.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof P Liesch
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern any sem - 3 hrs a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment and or/examination as approved by HoD.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA404 Dissertation

Provides students with the opportunity to: formulate a research question with testable propositions; apply appropriate research techniques to a contemporary management issue; and demonstrate sound analytical and written skills.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof P Liesch
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [40%]
teaching pattern full year - no regular classes
prerequisites entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words on a topic approved by HoD (100%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA421 Human Resource Theory and Practice

Examines the theoretical and practical application of the five basic functions of Human Resource Management: (a) planning and forecasting human resource requirements; (b) recruiting and selecting, appraising, evaluating and motivating employees; (c) designing and implementing employee training and development programs; (d) improving quality of life and productivity programs, and the physical work environment; and (e) managing effective working relationships. The relationships between these functions and strategic human resource management are addressed, and the way in which they relate to the international perspective and general business strategies is examined.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr L Nelson, Ms L Carey
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern 3 hrs a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment (50%), exam (50%)
required texts, etc
Blyton P and Turnbull P (eds), Reassessing Human Resource Management,  Sage, London, 1992.
Storey J (ed), New Perspectives on Human Resource Management,  Routledge, London, 1989.
Schlesinger PF, Sather V, Schlesinger ZA and Kotler JP, Organization, Texts, Cases and Readings on the Management of Organizational Design and Change,  Irwin, Homewood, Illinois, 1992.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA441 Advanced Business Law

Examines a variety of current issues and special areas of law and their relationship with business. Content includes aspects of international business law and conflict of laws, intellectual property and computer law; fiduciary duties; professional negligence and risk management; alternative dispute resolution; restraint of trade, and protection of proprietary interests.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr J Wong, Mr J Streeter
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern 3 hrs a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites entry to Honours Program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment (40%), exam (60%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BMA451 Marketing Theory and Research

Examines conceptual issues and theoretical developments in marketing, e.g. the relevance of the marketing orientation, the move from a market-based transactions approach in marketing to strategic relationships in the value chain; and the appropriate role for marketing in the organisation. Methodological issues confronting systematic research of these developments are addressed, and an analysis of the developments in particular marketing contexts (e.g. retailing, organisational or international markets) is made.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr J Flint
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [15%]
teaching pattern 3-hr seminar a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites entry to Honours program
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment (50%), exam (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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