BB103 - Management Principles

Credit Points: 15

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

Workload: 36 contact hours

Campus: Melbourne, Sydney

Aims & Objectives

This is a first-year core unit offered in the Bachelor of Business program. The unit provides a pathway for students to continue on with a major in Management, Marketing and Accounting.

Management Principles is a core unit that provides students with an engaging and informative introduction to the fundamental concepts and relevant issues relating to the management of organisations. The unit introduces students to key management theories and perspectives from a range of fields that inform the study of business management. Students learn to appreciate the complexity of issues that shape contemporary management practice and to consider future directions. Emphasis is given to topics including; people management, leadership, motivation, decision making, diversity, globalization, ethics, social responsibility and the effective management of human resources.

The unit topics include:

  • Introduction to management and global management
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management Strategies: corporate level strategies and business level strategies
  • Organisational design
  • Organisational culture and change
  • Leadership in organisations
  • Power and decision making in organisations
  • Leading teams and motivation
  • Organisational conflicts and negotiation
  • Performance management 

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Explain key management theories that inform contemporary practices
  2. Examine contemporary issues faced by managers in different levels of an organisation
  3. Analyse a management issue and justify recommendations based on new knowledge of management theories
  4. Work effectively with others in diverse management contexts
  5. Identify and evaluate social responsibility and ethical issues in business situations

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 1 hour
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Contribution in classa-e*10%
Class Test (Individual)a,b,e15%
Case Study analysis (Group)a-e*15%
Case Study Presentation (Group)a-e*10%
Final Examination (3 hours)a-e*50%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


Students are advised to check the unit outline for prescribed Textbooks.

Reference Reading

Students are advised to check the unit outline for additional reference materials.


MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding    

Extent covered

                               The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
 The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
 The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
 The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
 The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard