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21440 Management Skills

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The behaviour of people at work can best be understood not by focusing on individuals, but by examining the way in which groups and organisations are incorporated in an individual's mind. This subject is based on the premise that managerial effectiveness can best be improved by an understanding of human behaviour and psyche in the context of the modern organisation. It provides students with the opportunity to explore the manner in which we interpret our own and others' behaviour, the nature of groups and how they affect decision making, the nature of strategic interaction, conflict of interest and negotiation. The subject considers the critical role of language and non-verbal communication, the nature and impact of prejudice and discrimination and the nature and significance of leadership. The applied nature of this subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in active participation, personal reflection, experimentation and practice in the various areas of skill development. To this end, there is a strong focus on the role of individual and team reflection.

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

  • 2015 contribution for commencing Commonwealth-supported students: $1283 (Note: Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 should consult the Fees Calculator by Subject for relevant student contribution charges for Commonwealth-supported students. Not all students are eligible for Commonwealth-supported places.)
  • Fees for postgraduate domestic fee-paying students and international students are charged according to the course they are enrolled in. Students should refer to the Domestic Fees Search: Postgraduate and Research or International Fees Search.
  • Subject EFTSL: 0.125

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.