MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION
2007/2008, Semester 1
School of Business (Dean's Office (Biz))
Modular Credits: --
This course will explore sociological and psychological perspectives on management. It will also introduce students to basic aspects of planning and strategic decision-making. Students will examine organisational structure and processes. Topics explored will include organisation structure and design; organisation culture; the nature and functioning of small groups in organisations; and organisation development and change. In the area of planning, special attention will be paid to the planning process and the importance of strategic planning in the formulation and attainment of organisational goals. Students will also explore the implications of individual differences for effective management of organisations. The particular aspects of individual differences explored may include perception; motivation; attitudes and attitude change; leadership; the exercise of power and influence in organisations; and the role of values in the discharge of the social responsibilities of management.