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People, Management and Organisations

The units of study listed in the following table are those available for the current year. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years (subject to any prerequisite or prohibition rules).

Item Errata Date

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Semester 2 has been added:

IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2


The following unit is missing from the table. It may be completed as an elective option: 

WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM Credit Points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1.5 hr lecture per week and 1 x 1.5 hr seminar per week Assessment: individual readiness assurance tests (20%); team readiness assurance tests (5%); team strategy exercises
(20%); written essay (30%); final exam (25%)
Description: This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing people in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration. The unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the different levels of international business activity, the difference between domestic and international HRM, the challenges of cross-cultural management, models of cross-cultural management, and specific international HR processes, including selection, development, performance management, remuneration and repatriation.The unit provides students with a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.

Sessions have been changed for the following unit. Session Semester 2A has been moved to Semester 2:

WORK6111 Management Consulting


Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

People, Management and Organisations

Achievement of a specialisation in People, Management and Organisations requires 30 credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 6 credit points in foundational units of study
(ii) 24 credit points in elective units of study.

Units of study for the specialisation

Foundational unit of study

Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units of study

Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2
Industrial Relations Policy
6      Intensive October
International Industrial Relations
6      Intensive May
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 1
Performance and Rewards
6      Semester 2b
Disruptions and Innovations in HRM
6      Semester 1
Management Consulting
6    A Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management.
Semester 2a
Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work
6      Intensive September
Employment and the Law

This unit is not available for students enrolled in the Master of Labour Law Relations
Semester 1
Managing Communication in Organisations
6    N ECOF6030 or ECOF6040
Semester 1a
Research Essay
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Available only to students who have achieved 75% or better in at least four WORK (or equivalent) units studied; and have the Discipline's permission to take the unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Leadership in Organisations
6    N ECOF5807 or ECOF6090
Semester 1