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‘I love the challenge of trying to get the best out of people...’

Michael Doolan Studying towards a BCom in Human Resources Management and Management
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BCom, BCom(Hons), GradDipMgmt, MCom, PhD


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.

Why study Management at UC?

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.

Recommended background

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.

100-level courses

The first-year, 100-level courses required to complete a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management are:

  • ACCT 102 Accounting and Financial Information
  • ECON 104 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON 199 (a STAR course for secondary school students)
  • INFO 123 Information Systems and Technology
  • MGMT 100 Fundamentals of Management
  • MKTG 100 Principles of Marketing
  • MSCI 101 Management Science
  • STAT 101 Statistics 1
  • Plus 15 points from 100-level Commerce or any other UC courses.

For the complete, three-year BCom Management major degree plan see the School of Business and Economics website.

200-level and beyond

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.

Further study

Two further semesters of study is required for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours degree. The Master of Commerce degree requires 12 months of study beyond undergraduate level and involves a research thesis. A number of students also progress to doctoral (PhD) study.

Career opportunities

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.

For further career information, please go to


Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Telephone: +64 3 364 2606