Course Title: Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4554

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

BUSM4555

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20

BUSM4557

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

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

BUSM4651

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4556

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22018 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Inju Yang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7692

Course Coordinator Email: inju.yang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building80.09

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course focuses on contemporary issues and emerging trends in management that are relevant to workers and managers in a complex, dynamic and uncertain business environment.  The course adopts a holistic approach to understanding contemporary issues by drawing upon the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in other courses in the Management program. The course provides you with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses on the program and to review and evaluate current issues facing organisations and managers.

Topics covered include: Technology and digitalisation, diversity and inclusion, globalisation and multiculturalism, emotion management, and change management. This course emphasises developing research, diagnostic, analytical and communication skills to examine and discuss selected management topics.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Understand what contemporary management issues and challenges are in modern organisations;
  2. Apply relevant theories to critically examine contemporary management issues and formulate effective solutions to these issues;
  3. Effectively communicate concepts and arguments learned in contemporary management in a logical, coherent and engaging manner;
  4. Demonstrate interpersonal and teamwork skills in analysing issues and challenges, and finding solutions. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures incorporate learning activities and technologies, including:

  • Discussion
  • Polls 
  • Videos: expert opinion and case study demonstration

Learning activities provide an opportunity for you to discuss and apply relevant theories and thinking learned in the lectures. Communication skills will be developed through individual contribution and participation in the classroom. Real-life cases are used to demonstrate how concepts and issues are applied across a range of workplace and industry settings. This format provides students with an opportunity to analyse relevant issues and challenges in order to generate potential practical and ethical alternative solutions. Active learning within an individual or group learning setting, will take the form of:

  • Case study analysis
  • Exercises
  • Scenario analysis
  • Debate
  • Presentation


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 alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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

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