Course Title: Principles of Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Rosalie Holian

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5943

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 108, Level 16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite Courses:

Capability Linkages:
BUSM 1448

Course Description

This module explores the management context within which innovation and continuous improvement occurs and introduces principles and practices of action learning, action research, action science and organisational change within a system.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Knowledge application of concepts and theories as applied to organisations.

Critical analysis of cognitive, emotive and motivational stances taken by self and others toward innovations and change within an organisation.

Verbal and written communication.

Action research skills.

Ability to work professionally in the field through the application of learning to work within organisations.

Overview of Learning Activities

The workshop will be interactive with some activities involving the whole learning community and others being conducted in small groups.

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Reading:

Students are to read course materials on Action Science and Concerns Based Adoption Model and complete any other activities advised prior to the start of the module. This material provides background to the topics included in the workshop. Specific references to the texts may be made from time to time during the workshop.

Overview of Assessment

Individual Assessment:
Prepare a brief case study, as set during this module, on an approved topic related to the course objectives for discussion in syndicates and submission for assessment.

Syndicate Group Assessment:
Discuss all cases studies prepared by syndicate members and report back, with a short verbal report or presentation, on themes and learnings.