- Teacher: Milagros Sneed
Introduction to Management (MAN101)
Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly, as Christians, we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of management which include the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organization, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of managerial work in organizations.
- Outline and explain how planning, organizing, controlling and leading are conducted in an organizational setting.
- Examine the role of social responsibility and ethics in management
- Identify and outline the evolution of management, its historical development as well as factors which impact on the organization’s internal and external environments
Organisational Behaviour (MAN201)
This unit explores the concept of organizational behavior (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behavior of organizations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organizational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organization environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course.
- Identify and demonstrate the major drivers of individual and group behavior in organizations
- Describe and discuss contemporary perspectives of organizational behavior
- Critically evaluate and demonstrate how external factors may influence organizational behavior
- Identify, describe and distinguish the key theories used to explain the behavior of individuals within an organizational context.
- Introduction to organizational behavior
- Individual behavior
- Personality and learning
- Perception, attribution, and diversity
- Values, attitudes and work behavior
- Social behavior and organizing processes
- Groups and teamwork
- Social influence, socialization, and organizational culture
- Communication and decision-making
- Power, politics, and ethics
- Conflict and stress
- The total organization
- External environment and organizational change
Strategic Management (MAN311)
This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic management capability, focusing on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers and planners.
On a quest to achieve their mission, organizations need to grab opportunities, avoid pitfalls, respond to changes in their environment, and stay on course. Good leaders do not only have a clear vision and set of values to guide them, but they are also well aware of their current position - their starting point - of the challenges they are facing and of the competencies they will need to develop to achieve the mission.
Strategy management will teach students how to lead teams and organizations to fulfill their mission.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of external forces and how they can affect an organization’s competitive advantage.
- Developing a framework of analysis to be able to describe and apply the strategic management tools utilized to implement organizational strategic directions.
- Integrate the different contemporary approaches to strategic management and demonstrate strategic fit.
- Identify, describe and distinguish the key theories and concepts of strategic management
- Introduction to Strategy
- Analyzing business strategy: Creating value
- Analyzing the external environment
- Analyzing the organization’s resources and capabilities
- Measuring strategic organization performance
- Gap analysis and formulating business-level strategic options
- Strategic decision making
- Implementation - Capabilities, systems, and structure
- Implementation - Leadership, people, and culture
- Implementation - Change management