Course Title: Introduction to Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Nick Van Der Hoeven

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925-3085

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Vocational Business School

Course Coordinator Availability: Phone or email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Introduction to Management is a core course that provides you with an engaging and informative introduction to the disciplines of business and management. This course introduces you to key perspectives and debates from a range of fields that inform the study of business and management. The course enables you to become aware of the complexity of issues that shape contemporary business and management practices and to consider future directions. 

The focus of this course will include the foundations of management theories; human perspectives of management; authority and responsibility; competitive perspectives of management; entrepreneurship; and international perspectives of management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to: 

  1. Explain foundational contributions to management theories to inform contemporary practices
  2. Analyse management issues and justify your recommendations based on management theories
  3. Work effectively and collaboratively with others in diverse management contexts
  4. Critically evaluate key management concepts within  multidisciplinary contexts 
  5. Effectively communicate management ideas and practices through a range of media  

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 digital 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 Canvas. 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: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.