Business Law 202 (Core)
This unit aims to develop your knowledge of the legal system and an understanding of the many laws which impact on the work of engineers and other technology-based professionals in both the public and private sectors.
Laws such as contract and tort are covered, with specific reference to contractual responsibility, risk, liability and the detailed administration of contracts. In addition, laws of trade practices, intellectual property and employment are covered, thus developing your skills in application of the principles and practice of managerial law in the workplace.
Topics include: Introduction to the law in Australia; Contract law - Part 1; Contract law - Part 2; The law of torts; Property law; Trade practices legislation; Business organisations; Employment and workplace relations law; The law of agency; and Commercial dispute resolution.
Employer based unit
This unit enables you to take advantage of formal management programs offered by your own organisation or by an external providers. This may consist of a single program or a combination of programs requiring a total commitment of approximately 120 hours. Residential programs and programs which develop your interpersonal skills are preferred.
The employer-based unit will enable you to participate in an internal management training or an external customised program to allow you to use this as a component of the Graduate Diploma/MBA program.
As part of the assessment, you may be required to submit a report that will be included for credit. You should seek approval from Chifley for the program of study prior to enrolling in this unit.
Economic Decision Making 201 (Core)
This unit focuses on management decision making based on economic principles.
You will be introduced to the nature of managerial economics, the decision making process, and the concept of value maximisation.
The basic valuation model is presented as the underlying economic model of your organisation and all subsequent discussions will enhance the value of it.
You will use practical problem solving of economic theory and analysis, extensively supplemented by descriptive and diagrammatical presentation.
Topics covered include: The goals of firms and of public institutions; Demand and supply; Estimating demand and forecasting; Production theory; Cost analysis; Market models for pricing and output decisions; Pricing decisions in practice; Capital budgeting and consideration of risk; Benefit-cost analysis; and Some important aspects of the role of government.
Financial Management 101 (Core)
This unit focuses on the management of the financial functions of an organisation and is directed towards making you competent in financial decision making and the control of financial operations. It will also enable you to understand the professional advice and help that accountants and other finance professionals can give you.
Topics covered include: Financial management - an overview; Fundamental financial accounting concepts; Financial statements; Funding and corporate governance issues; Analysis and interpretation of financial statements; Fundamental management accounting concepts; Costing systems and cost control; Budgeting and capital investment; Performance measurement considerations; and Managerial decision making.
Management Perspectives 102 (Core)
You will be introduced to the principal skills and activities of management and the challenges which face managers today.
This is a hands on unit which will also provide you with theories, ideas and techniques that can be applied to your day-to-day work in your organisation.
Topics covered include: An introduction to management; Managing change and innovation; Understanding the organisational environment and culture; Managerial ethics and social responsibility; Strategic management and organisational structure; Plans, decisions and measures; Leadership; Motivation and teams; Communication; and Human resources management (HRM).
People Management 402 (Core)
Effective management of people at work is important in most managerial jobs and can assist in the ever changing environment and organisational changes.
You will develop conceptual and practical skills to be a well-informed and effective manager of your staff at work.
Topics covered include: What is 'people management' and why does it matter; The legal environment for managing people; Organisational power and politics; Communication and negotiation in organisations; Industrial and employee relations; Work organisation: The analysis and design of jobs; Hiring, dismissing and retaining staff; Supervision and performance appraisal; Managing organisational change; Putting it all together: The importance of people management; and Identify emerging contemporary people management issues and trends.
Strategic Management 306 (Core)
Strategic management is the process of identifying, choosing and implementing activities that will enhance the long term performance of an organisation. You will learn how to set direction and create ongoing compatibility between the internal skills and resources of an organisation and the changing external environment within which it operates.
This unit encourages you to develop a strategic plan for your organisation and shows you how to implement, evaluate and control that plan.
Topics covered include: An introduction to strategic management; The strategy formulation process; External analysis; Internal analysis; Strategic choice; Strategic directions; Strategy optimisation; Strategy implementation; Managing strategic performance; and Strategic perspectives on technology.
International Business Strategy 407
Gain an understanding of the factors driving domestic and international economic and business development. You will learn about frameworks to make strategic decisions and enable yourself to develop an informed perspective on the evolving global economy in which we live and do business.
As you develop an appreciation of the major trends and issues in international business it will enable you to compete and trade effectively. You will also gain new insights into organisational management, strategic planning and development, and decision making in relation to international business.
Topics covered include: International business; International economics; Globalisation; International trade; Planning an international business; Operating an international business; International financial management and law; International marketing and human resource management; China; and The future of international business.
Examine the nature of leadership in the 21st century and the different roles that leaders are expected to fulfil within modern organisations.
You will have a combination of theory, concepts and examples to help begin to understand the key issues and challenges facing leaders today. You will also be encouraged to seek out opportunities to practice and implement the theories and concepts discussed.
Topics covered include: Effective leadership; Leadership concepts and theory; Leaders as strategists; Leaders as motivators; Leaders as communicators; Leaders as decision makers; Ethical leadership; Measuring leadership performance; Leading change; and Emerging leadership issues.
Managing Information Systems 403
Gain a high-level view of information systems, their impact on organisations and their strategic uses, how to analyse and plan for an organisation's information systems needs, as well as a wide range of other management issues.
You will learn about the planning and management of the design, structure and evaluation of effective information systems to meet specific needs and requirements.
Topics covered include: Managing information systems to seize new strategic opportunities; Information systems and strategy; Managing using a systems approach; Managing information systems development; Moving from information systems planning to information technology planning; Managing organisational data; Managing information system services and business networks; Information systems project management; Professional ethics and managing technological change; and Information security management.
You will gain an overview of the theory and practice of marketing by focusing on the management of the marketing function and the tasks of marketing strategy development, planning, and implementation.
Topics covered include: The discipline of marketing; Marketing strategy and planning; The marketing environment and marketing analysis; Segmentation, targeting and positioning - the essentials tasks of marketing; Marketing research and buyer behaviour; Product; Place (distribution channels); Pricing; Integrated marketing communication and promotion strategies; and Relationship marketing.
Operations Management 305
Examine the principles of operations management and demonstrate how they must link together to achieve the operational objectives of the organisation as a whole.
Your skills will be developed in the areas of product and service design, controlling and scheduling outputs, reliability, and quality management.
Topics covered include: Operations management and the value chain; Operations strategy in a global economy; Management of technology and processes; Quality management; Forecasting and capacity planning; Location and layout; Managing operations in the supply chain; Production planning and scheduling; Job design and operational performance; and Maintenance management.
Project Management 303
Project management depends on a range of management, process, planning and commercial (financial/legal) skills. This unit introduces you to these skills, allows you to work through the key processes and shows how these processes are integrated to ensure a desirable outcome.
This unit is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and provides 20 continuous professional development (CPD) points for AIPM members.
Topics covered include: The background to project management; Project scope management; Project schedule management; Project cost management; Project quality management; Project human resources management and project organisation; Project communications management; Project risk management; Project procurement management; and Project integration management.