People and Organisations

Unit code: BMO1000 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Footscray Park
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney


Examine different management styles and their effectiveness, in the People and Organisations unit.

By analysing various management approaches in classes that simulate contemporary workplaces, you will gain applicable insights into the:

  • impact of teamwork on organisational effectiveness
  • nature and importance of 21st-century skills in virtual and physical work environments
  • significance of leadership in organisational success.

We will also explore the future of work by viewing current organisational structures through the lens of emerging issues such a sustainability and social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and review management theories and practices in the Australasian context;
  2. Categorise and assess relevant knowledge with regard to individual and group behaviour in the context of organisations and their environment and how this is used to achieve organisational goals;
  3. Articulate an understanding of ethical issues and social responsibility in contemporary business and how they relate to the individual in a work and societal context; and,
  4. Formulate and discuss a knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice.

Study as a single unit

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Timed Assessment Task
Grade: 30%
12 online tasks
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 20%
Written reflection
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 50%
Formal business report

Other locations

For students studying at Central University of Finance and Economics, Henan University, Liaoning University, National School of Business Management, Colombo, Sunway College Johor Bahru
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 10%
Weekly Online Tests (12 multiple-choice tests on VU Collaborate)
Assessment type: Essay
Grade: 20%
a) Essay Plan and Journal Article Summaries b) Final Essay
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 20%
Essay and Journal Article Summaries
Assessment type: Examination
Grade: 50%
Final Examination (3 hour)

Required reading

Williams, C., McWilliams, A ., Lawrence, R. & Waheduzzaman, W., (2020)| Cengage Learning, Melbourne, Australia

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