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MGC3450

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Aaron Wijeratne

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The focus of the unit is on developing the knowledge and skills to manage conflict in a range of business and professional contexts. Students study a variety of theories and processes that will enhance their skills in avoiding and resolving disputes within and between organisations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and interpret the implications of the characteristics of conflict in society and in relationships
  2. apply ethically communication, counselling, negotiation and mediation techniques to a variety of conflict situations
  3. examine the influence and implications of power in conflict
  4. evaluate the main alternative dispute resolution techniques and assess the applicability of dispute resolution techniques to specific situations
  5. assess and develop dispute resolution systems.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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