Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Equip yourself with the foundational skills needed to become a great manager by studying this online Management Concepts (Introduction to Management) unit.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, the unit covers management fundamentals and is designed to introduce you to a range of key management competencies.

The unit gives you a general introduction to the core functions of management, which includes leading, planning, controlling and organising, and provides you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help you effect positive change in your company, motivate employees and deftly handle crises.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit or its academic equivalent:

  • Introduction to Management

Areas of study

In this management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to management concepts
  • Historical foundations of management
  • Managing in a global context
  • Functions of management: planning and organising
  • Functions of management: leading and leadership
  • Functions of management: controlling
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Strategic management
  • Managing human resources in a global environment
  • Global logistics and supply management
  • Contemporary issues in global management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Completing this unit is a smart move if you’re interested in a management degree but aren’t yet 100 per cent sure it’s the right path for you. It’s also a great unit to study for business professionals looking to make the leap into management positions.

You’ll walk away from this unit with the ability to:

  • Understand the major theories regarding the origins of management
  • Understand a variety of theoretical perspectives on management
  • Explain the essential functions of management in a global context
  • Effectively motivate staff and teams
  • Implement strategies to effectively manage change in organisations
  • Handle management related research problems
  • Present your research findings by writing literature reviews and reports
  • Solve management problems as presented in a range of international case studies
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviour and social responsibility in business

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Management Concepts (Introduction to Management) from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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