Course Title: Introduction to Business Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Business Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr Kleanthes (Anthos) Yannakou

Course Coordinator Phone: 99252000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Graduate School of Business and Law, Cnr Victoria and Russell Sts, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This is the foundation course of the MBA program, done in intensive mode. It provides a wide ranging introduction to the program and the skills necessary to succeed in it, notably team building, management styles, presentations and communication. Students will gain insight into the frameworks and issues that underpin the business and social environment. It also introduces students to the standards of behaviour, study and written and oral presentations required in the MBA program. The content and discussions cover a broad range of issues from organisational behaviour, economic systems, organisational design, globalisation and its impacts, possible systems and structural designs, strategy, questions of ethics and society. It includes syndicate exercises and presentations on various topics and cases – graphs and tables; managerial psychology; strategy; HRM, accounting information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful complation of the course you will be able to:

Apply your business knowledge in the practice of business management.
Assessing organisational strategic priorities, structures and systems
Reflect upon and evaluate your professional and career situation.
Design a presentation that is clear, concise, engaging and informative.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

The following learning activities have been designed to assist you to develop the important capabilities outlined in this course guide.

While this list is not exhaustive, it provides you with an overview of some of the activities to be undertaken to successfully complete the course.

· Read text material and selected articles.
· Prepare written answers to problems and topic questions.
· Resolve questions in case study problems.
· Participate in classroom discussions.
· Prepare and participate in class presentations.
· Engage in reflective practice and present findings.
· Complete quizzes.

Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include individual business reports and essays, group projects and presentations, assignments, class participation, reflective journals, case study analyses, online discussions and activities, and tests.