Details for Introduction to Management

Do you want to be a leader and manager in the business market?

Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges. This subject includes most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every class. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste for the adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MAN001
  • Credit points: 8
  • Subject coordinator: Keith McPherson

Awards offering Introduction to Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of managerial work in organisations;
  2. Outline and explain how planning, organising, controlling and leading are conducted in an organisational setting;
  3. Examine the role of social responsibility and ethics in management;
  4. Identify and outline the evolution of management, its historical development as well as factors which impact on the organisation’s internal and external environments.

Subject Content

  1. History of organisations
  2. Managing organisations
  3. What managers do
  4. The evolution of management
  5. Managing in the 21st century
  6. Responsible and sustainable management: A Christian perspective
  7. Strategy, plans and decision-making
  8. Organisational structure and design
  9. Leadership styles
  10. Contemporary management perspectives

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive
  • Independent learning (untimetabled)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Interview Analysis (20%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Exam (30%)

Prescribed Text

Samson, D., ‘Fundamentals of Management: Asia Pacific Edition’,5th Ed, University of Melbourne, Cengage Learning Australia, 2014

Fogarty, S., ‘Light a Fire: How to Effectively Motivate Volunteers in your Church’, 2016