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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

BUSM4547

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19

BUSM4549

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018

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: Professor Mark Rose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5675

Course Coordinator Email: mark.rose@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building: 80 Level: 8 Room: 35

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is a cap-stone course in the Bachelor of Business Management program. What this means is that we draw together all the previous knowledge that you have accumulated over your degree and we begin the process of applying that knowledge in appropriate and creative ways. It also means that it is your responsibility to make those connections between the theory we teach in this course and your previous learning. We won’t tell you when to draw upon your previous knowledge and experience; it is up to you to make those connections for yourself. You are now expected to be truly independent learners, in charge of your own scholarly path. That’s why this course is inappropriate for students who have less than 2 years worth of experience studying at a HE level. If you have less than 192 credit points worth of HE study experience we strongly encourage you to delay enrolment in this course and to take it in your third year when you have more appropriate experience and a chance to accumulate the kind of knowledge required to enable you to do well. Students are strongly advised to delay enrolling in this course until they have completed and passed BUSM3125 Strategic Management.

 

 


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.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed through in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience.

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.


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/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: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 5

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

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