Compulsory core course

  • Managing People & Organisations examines the different ways in which organisations approach the management of their employees. We explore the behaviour of people at work, and the impact this has on others and on the organisation itself. We consider the relationship between people management and the organisation's strategy and locate the management of 'people at work' within various theoretical, philosophical, historical and regulatory contexts.

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Elective courses – choose three

  • In this course you will learn some of the major frameworks that help you to understand and manage change. Starting with the change agent, you explore the skills needed and the types of analysis change agents use to decide appropriate courses of action.

    You will develop your skills and learn a range of different strategies for influencing individuals, groups and the organisation. Change is also considered from an organisational perspective and you will explore how organisations respond to, resist, initiate and drive change.

    Your role in understanding and managing the organisation is examined. By the end of the course you will be able to: Understand the main frameworks that describe personal and organisational change Identify the role you play in initiating and facilitating change Analyse effective and ineffective change interventions Choose appropriate strategies to facilitate personal and organisational change.

    This course is a prerequisite for AGSM9274/MBAX6274 Systems for Change.

    Students who have completed MNGT6371 Managing Change are not permitted to undertake this course.

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  • You will gain the confidence and self-knowledge to understand which of your current abilities are helpful and which skills you need to acquire or strengthen. The course helps you to develop an action plan around your change skills. Although you work in groups, your competence is assessed individually.

    Students who have completed MNGT6372 Managerial Skills, MNGT6370 Foundations of Managerial Skills (FMS) or MNGT6211 The Executive Blueprint are not permitted to undertake this course.

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  • Project management involves the overall planning, control and coordination of a project. It is the process by which the responsibility for all phases is combined within one multidisciplinary function. This course introduces you to the project management skills needed during the lifetime of a project. It explores some key concepts of project management, including project risk management.

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  • This course is a comprehensive introduction to the topic of leadership. It aims to help students to build the confidence, knowledge and skills to engage in effective leadership in a broad range of contexts. It also provides guidance on self-leadership and actively managing the process of growing as a leader.

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  • For many established businesses, the ability to identify and effectively respond to new opportunities is increasingly central to their success and, indeed, survival. Evidence suggests that innovation in a corporate context can often be difficult. In recent years, however, a growing number of organisations have drawn on approaches and practices more common to small entrepreneurial start-ups to help them identify new market opportunities and how they could respond to these opportunities. This is sometimes called ‘intrapreneurship’.

    The aim of this course is to provide students with insights into the intrapreneurship process and to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to enhance the ability of their organisations to identify new opportunities in the market and respond to them effectively. It does so by giving them hands-on experience of participating in an online corporate challenge.

    One of the key aspects to successful intrapreneurship is the ability to work collaboratively across different aspects of the business, often in different locations and parts of the world. For this reason, the corporate challenge is based on group work, where students will work through an online platform to identify and develop a new business opportunity for a corporate partner.

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  • This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the negotiation process and an appreciation of their own role as a negotiator. The course is built around the notion of a negotiator being a reflective practitioner, an approach that will enable students to reflect on and actively engage in their negotiations.

    Students will explore different approaches and strategies involved in reaching agreement. The course will be highly participative, giving opportunity for students to apply what they have learned.

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  • This course suits individuals looking to build their strategic abilities around entrepreneurship and the innovation associated with entrepreneurship. It provides exposure to both the fundamentals of business innovation and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating and moving business ideas forward. The course uniquely exposes students to current ideas and thoughts from innovators, venture capital (VC) groups, and successful start-up CEOs within the Sydney ecosystem.

    Two streams of entrepreneurship are covered in the course: startup creation and startup innovation. Specific methodologies covered include integrated experiences of Design Thinking and The Lean Startup.

    This is an opportunity to learn about venture creation, startup resourcing, strategy and management, design and innovation involving your own startup. Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hot topic today – many startups continue to raise money through angel investors and VCs, but the road is a challenging one.

    Understanding about what makes entrepreneurship and the innovation in startups work is paramount to success. We will help you develop your confidence, your products, your pitch, and your funding to help get you started on the road to your startup success.

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  • This course will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills to be a more sustainable leader, including understanding the economic, environmental and social challenges that we face and the options we need to solve them. It will help to make you a more valuable leader in your organisation and society. You’ll learn how to measure your organisation’s sustainability footprint, carry out materiality reviews and mapping to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, understand the risks of climate change and the opportunities that sustainability brings for innovation and value creation, develop a more sustainable business model and a clear vision for sustainable growth, and make more sustainable decisions. You will complete this course with a sustainable mindset and a sustainability toolkit that you can apply immediately in your organisation and your life.

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  • The aim of this course is to improve decision-making skills and to provide strategies for further improvement in the future. We cover how individuals and groups make decisions and solve problems, individually and in organizations. By the end of the course, students will understand their own decision styles and personal dispositions, make decisions more deliberately and systematically will be able to use decision analysis techniques and group processes, integrate their values into their decisions, and, generally, have increased confidence in their decision-making.

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