Course Title: Management in Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management in Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4546

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BUSM4547

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17

BUSM4549

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jason Downs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5113

Course Coordinator Email: jason.downs@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building: 80 Level: 9 Room: 66

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program. The purpose of the course is to integrate management theory and practice and equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in your managerial careers. You will draw upon concepts, applications, tools and your broadened awareness of social and political environmental influences to identify and solve business problems.

Management approaches and alternatives will be considered and assessed with consideration of various ethical and socially responsible perspectives. The course involves the development of knowledge and skills related to undertaking business research and applying accumulated knowledge and skills to produce an analytical report that can be used to inform decision making by business professionals. Since real-world business firms are placing increased importance on team approaches to manage and resolve business challenges this course has been so designed that most its requirements are carried out collectively by team members.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management in real business situations. 
  2. Identify the strengths and limitations of different management approaches in order to make informed determinations about when best to use them in different organisational contexts and situations.
  3. Develop applied skills to conduct industry and company research involving critically analysing and synthesising business information.
  4. Develop a disciplined and an integrative approach for analyzing organisations and their organisational environment for the purposes of formulating and implementing management strategy.
  5. Evaluate management approaches and alternatives through a collaborative process to solve business problems in ethical and socially responsible manners. 
  6. Communicate business data through research analysis and report writing.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 5

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 6

Assessment Task 3: 50 %
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5, 6