The study of management involves learning how to get things done in an organised way through people. Managers are usually responsible for achieving results in an organisation. In order to be an effective manager, you need to acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, decision making and communication. You also need to be able to lead teams and motivate people to perform at their full potential.
Management studies cover marketing, organisational leadership and development (including human resources), strategic management and operations management. It aims to increase the understanding of the factors that influence the conduct of organisations and to provide you with tools and techniques, which you may use to influence organisational life.
UC offers industry-relevant projects and interactive classes that cover a broad area of study. Management courses draw on other disciplines including Psychology, Media and Communication, Sociology, Economics and Statistics. The ideas and practices from these disciplines are applied to the understanding and management of commercial and public sector organisations.
An interest in human behaviour and social sciences such as psychology, sociology, political science and education is advantageous as these areas are present in all aspects of Management.
Good communication skills, both written and interpersonal, are important. A sound understanding and previous study of statistics can be useful.
The first-year, 100-level courses required to complete a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management are:
- ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information
- ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 199 (a STAR course for secondary school students)
- INFO123 Information Systems and Technology
- MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management
- MKTG100 Principles of Marketing
- MSCI101 Management Science
- STAT101 Statistics 1
Plus 15 points from 100-level Commerce or any other UC courses.
At 200-level, management courses cover areas such as organisational behaviour, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Marketing. At 300-level, students will cover topics such as leading change and innovation, Human Resource Management, strategic management and other specialist topics.
Management graduates are found in every kind of organisation. They start their careers in a wide range of trainee management, marketing or market research roles and advance into positions as business consultants, strategic business analysts and senior managers in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Management.
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