MM521 Processes of Management

Updated: 06 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 April 2019 06 April 2019 Non-Mandatory Non-Mandatory Intensive School to be held at UNE Sydney Campus. If minimum number of student registrations has not been reached at least four weeks prior to the scheduled date, the Non-Mandatory Intensive School will be cancelled.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in GradCertArtsMgt or GradCertBus or GradCertDis or GradCertDisMgt or GradCertHRM or GradCertMgt or GradDipDis or GradDipDisMgt or GradDipFinPlan or GradDipMgt or MAdminLead or MArtsMgt or MBA or MBusRes or MBusResHons or MDis or MEdAdmin or MFinServ or MInfoTech or MInfoTech(Bus) or MIntBus or MLead or MODSHRM or MPA or MPhil(Bus) or MStratOrgDev or MSODHRM
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MBA721 or GSB721
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Valerie Dalton (
Unit Description

This unit provides students with the opportunity to build a strong theoretical and practical sense of their own management practice. The unit takes students to the heart of the changing context for managers, addressing issues of personal practice, organisational design, culture, decision making, power and politics. By analysing workplace decisions, students will be able to problem solve issues and apply their expert knowledge of management processes. This unit promotes critical reflection as a core skill to uncovering the opportunities to improve organisational performance in a variety of organisational contexts. There are three assessment tasks directly linked to the students' own organisational and management experience.

Prescribed Material


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

Management and Organisation: A Critical Text

ISBN: 9780230522213
Linstead, S., Fulop, L. and Lilley, S., Palgrave Macmillan 2nd ed. 2009

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Take Home Exam 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Workshop Report 20% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3 and 4

Compulsory Written Assignment 40% 3000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of management behaviour, activities and frameworks and the ability to apply these to an organisational context;
  2. demonstrate an expert understanding of management processes relevant to organisational design decisions which deliver organisational performance;
  3. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on management theory and practice;
  4. work independently and/or collaboratively to complete activities to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
  5. demonstrate the ability to identify and reflect on a range of ethical, cultural or social issues impacting on the practice of managing people and organisations.