Course Title: Management in Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management in Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

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,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

BUSM4547

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21

BUSM4549

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet2 2021

BUSM4652

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2019,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4548

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (UB3)

BUSM4548

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12019 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Carol Bond

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9692

Course Coordinator Email: carol.bond@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building: 80 Level: 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is a capstone course in the BP217 Bachelor of Business (Management) program. The course presumes that you have spent significant time over the last three years working through a broad range of theory and have studied where this theory might be applied. In this course, you will be asked to begin the process of applying that knowledge in appropriate and creative ways. It also means that it is your responsibility connect the theory we teach in this course with your previous learning, knowledge, and experience. This course encourages you to embody truly independent learning modalities, in charge of your own scholarly path and in engaged dialogue with others at a similar point in their life-long learning journey. This course is therefore only appropriate for students who are in the final semester of their program sequence. Therefore, unless you have earned 192 credit points of Higher Educational study experience, including Strategic Management (036815), we strongly advise you to delay enrolment in this course. You will be in a much stronger position to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by this course in your third year with the appropriate level of accumulated knowledge and experience to do well.


Course Description

This capstone course helps you to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learned in your program. The purpose of the course is to integrate management theory and practice while equipping you with the practice-based knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a manager in your chosen career. You will draw upon concepts, applications, tools including your broadened awareness of social, political, and environmental influences to identify and solve authentic business problems. The course will consolidate your understanding of management approaches to problem solving including strategy as well as ethical and socially responsible considerations. You will undertake business-focused research and apply academic knowledge and skills to produce a series of analytical reports to inform decisions made by business professionals. Your final piece of assessment will be completed in a team setting. When you graduate, you are likely to work on a team within a business organisation. Therefore, honing your research, analytical and presentation skills within a team environment is integral to your training in this capstone course. Importantly, this course features a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience. You will be asked to apply your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed through a real or simulated workplace context. You will receive valuable feedback from industry on your work as well as academic feedback.


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 Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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