units

MGS1010

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)

Ms Danielle Uitzinger

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

On completion of this unit students will have an understanding of the nature of managerial work in organisations, theories of management and their historical development, contemporary issues and practices relating to managing people and organisations, and the key factors in an organisation's environment that impact on how managers and the organisations work.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define management and summarise the evolution of management ideas on how managers may influence people, organisations and their contexts, to achieve organisational goals, which will include gaining an awareness of the cultural contexts of the original source, and the development and contemporary application of management theory and practice
  2. identify and discuss contextual factors in the organisation's environment that impact on how people, managers and organisations interact
  3. describe how decision-making, planning, leading, organising and controlling can be managed in organisations
  4. examine the impact on individuals and organisations of contemporary issues in management including, stakeholder interests, ethics and social responsibility
  5. apply the skills of academic writing, research, questioning and analysis, required of the management discipline.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

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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