• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

Foundations of Management adopts a functional framework using overarching managerial functions such as planning and decision making; organising; leading; controlling; and special topics in management. Specific issues covered include the management processes; understanding internal and external environments; social responsibility and ethics in management; goals, plans and strategies; organisation development and change; organisational structure and design; training, performance appraisal and career development; high performance teams; controlling the organisation; personnel selection; and occupational stress.

The primary aim of this course is to provide an overview of the theories and practices of management in organisational contexts. A secondary aim is to provide students with sound knowledge of the organization phenomenon and organizational system processes and train them for successful fulfilment of their management role

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

Outcome 1: demonstrate an understanding of various management models and frameworks, their relevant foundations, strengths and weaknesses;

Outcome 2: understand the principles and practices of management, and specifically the nature of management functions, roles and skills;

Outcome 3: apply theoretical models and concepts to current management practices, problems and issues; and to use critical reflection to gain deeper understanding of issues;

Outcome 4: recognise major environmental and social pressures and challenges facing managers today; and the complex and interdependent nature of managerial work;

Outcome 5: write a scholarly essay, drawing on cutting edge contemporary management literature on a selected management topic.

Other Information

International students who wish to enrol in the online course should confirm that visa conditions allow them to do so. Generally international students can complete no more than 25% of their program by distance and/or online learning. For example, for a two year program of 16 courses, no more than four courses can be completed online.

In addition, all international students must be enrolled in at least one subject that is not by distance and/or online for every semester of their program. If you have any questions please seek program advice from the College.

The Semester 2 classes (both online and on campus modes) are only available to students studying in Australia.

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Students are expected to devote at least 10 hours per week reading, researching, studying and participating in discussion forums.

Students are expected to devote at least 10 hours per week reading, researching, studying. Students in this class will need to attend weekly face to face seminars as part of their study.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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