|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will give an overview of the tools required to operate successfully in an organisational environment. The focus of the subject is the internal workings of an organisation and specifically addresses three main areas: working with people, managing budgets and understanding basic accounting, and managing processes and projects.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to provide an internal perspective on organisations. Students will learn how to work in teams and leadership styles. They will learn about some basic tools for managing people. In addition to people management, students will also learn basic accounting, net present values, product costing and budgeting. Finally, the subject will cover process types, choice of operational models and project management skills. The subject will be aimed at both those students planning a future career in business and those students envisaging working in a research environment.
Generic skills which should be gained from this subject include:
- leading and participating in teams and managing, persuading and influencing others;
- demonstrating the breadth of knowledge gained in an inter-disciplinary approach;
- applying advanced analysis, business communication and leadership skills in business and professional practice;
- developing the ability to exercise critical judgement, be capable of rigorous and independent thinking, be able to account for their decisions and adopt a problem solving approach;
- high level written and oral communication skills.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Class participation (10%)
- Syndicate group assessments totalling 3,000 words or equivalent (45%) due shortly after the end of the syndicate group discussion period
- A two-hour end of subject examination (45%) during the first week of the examination period
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Graeme Cocks Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours total. Subject is delivered in 3 blocks each comprising 4 x 3 hour lectures and group activities typically over Thursday and Friday with 1 to 3 weeks between blocks (semi intensive) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 19 September 2019 to 25 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 26 September 2019 Census date 4 October 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 25 October 2019 Assessment period ends 8 November 2019
September contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
- Subject notes
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to be competent in the basic use of Microsoft Excel.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.