MM200 Managing People and Organisations

Updated: 09 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
UNE Sydney Campus Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Study at the UNE Sydney Campus is only available to international students admitted to the Bachelor of Business under Rule (e), studying the Analytics and Informatics Major.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Subas Dhakal (
Unit Description

This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to critically analyse issues confronting managers in today's global business environment. This unit introduces students to contemporary management practice and organisational behaviour theory to explore the ways in which managers are making decisions. Students will use real world businesses to evaluate the ways in which organisations are designed to perform and to learn about the role of managers in sustaining, adapting and innovating organisations over time.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.


ISBN: 9780730363545
Schermerhorn, J.R., Davidson, P., Woods, P., Factor, A., Simon, A. and McBarron, E., Wiley 6th ed. 2017

Note: An eBook is also available (ISBN: 9780730329534).

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 40% 2500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Tutorials 0% On Campus
Assessment Notes

On campus students must prepare for, attend and participate in at least 7 tutorials.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Workshop Report 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2, 4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of organisational theory and managerial processes, and apply this to business-related problems;
  2. use a range of cognitive and communication skills to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources on current frameworks used in the practice of organisational management in order to demonstrate judgement and analytical skills in solving sometimes complex business-related problems;
  3. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues influencing the practice of business.