units

MGF5300

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

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Ken Coghill

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit challenges students to think through the factors shaping how communities are governed in Australia and elsewhere as all societies grapple with the challenges of climate change, sustainability and the meaning of "progress". It develops knowledge and skills necessary for good governance applying United Nations Global Compact sustainability concepts. Students from Australian and other backgrounds share their experiences in various levels of government/intergovernmental, civil society (not for profit) and market (private business) sectors. It examines Integrated Governance i.e. the roles, relationships and networks of the levels and sectors in contemporary governance including how political systems work, democracy, the relationships between politicians and public servants, ethics, accountability, the importance of civil society and activity, and the role of the media.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the concept of Integrated Governance and governance issues affecting nations, international regions and the global community
  2. identify the roles and dynamic relationships of the public sector, private sector and civil society in good governance
  3. create and develop ideas for reform of governance to meet particular policy objectives.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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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Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions