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The unit explores ethics and philosophy of human acts as foundations of management thought and action. In today’s business many CEOs need to know what the signs are that an organization is getting it right and addressing the most important dimensions of managing ethics, creating ethical culture and an ethical organization. This unit is designed to as assist students to think ethically. Making good business decisions requires a trained sensitivity to ethical issues and a practiced method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the considerations that should impact on the choice of a course of action in any organization. Having a method for ethical decision-making in any organization is absolutely essential in today’s business world. This unit will assist students to create a framework for ethical decision making as a useful process for exploring ethical dilemmas and identifying ethical courses of action in PNG’s complex culturally diverse context. This unit will examine theories of what an ethical community, an ethical business, an ethical government, or an ethical society should be. It will make inquiries into different levels of humans acting ethically as individuals, creating ethical culture and organizations or governments, and making PNG society as a whole ethical in the way it does

business and treats everyone.


The purpose of this course is to help you develop your own point of view on the formulation and implementation of corporate strategy and on the roles and tasks of corporate leaders such as general managers. The basic aim is to teach you how to think and act like a business leader responsible for the strategic health of the total enterprise. It should help you work more effectively with or for, or as an advisor to, other leaders within the organisation.  This course has a strong focus on case-studies and discourse between theory and practice. This derives from the text, readings, you research, class discussion. In summary, strategic management is designed to help you prepare to become an effective corporate leader. You will be exposed to program definition, situation analysis, priority setting, and action. You will learn more basic guidelines that will lead to outstanding performance. And you will have an opportunity to develop your own views on what style; approaches, attitudes and behaviour (in you and your staff) are likely to lead to success.


The objective of this unit is to equip students with the knowledge and skills which are necessary for them to interact effectively with members of cultures other than their own, specifically in the context of international business relations. Essentially the unit is concerned with considering the issues and problems of managing in different cultures, in particular, the 'people problems’ that invariably arise in international business relationships.

Human Resource Management (HRM) explores the policies, practices and processes that are used to manage people in the workplace. It focuses on the way HRM can contribute to increased competitive advantage and to improved short-term performance outcomes, long term sustainability outcomes and to legal compliance outcomes. The unit explores the impact of the changing context in which organisation operate on the way work is organised and managed. It examines a variety of theoretical approaches to managing people and develops in detail the strategic approach to human resources management. Policies involved in attracting and retaining people, improving employee performance, motivating and rewarding job performance and fostering learning and development are examined. Three of the themes running through the unit are that there are things that can be done to improve the way people are managed; that policies and practises need to be consistent; and that the process of policy implementation could result in practice being different to the intention of the policy.


This unit covers basic concepts in economics: demand, supply, elasticity, opportunity costs, comparative advantage, marginal cost and benefit analysis; applications of these concepts to how markets work (and don’t work) and how economic forces are transmitted, especially across borders (forex markets, share markets, property and bond markets etc.); aggregate demand and supply analysis, using basic Keynesian cross, and IS LM models to understand the forces shaping the direction an economy will move in; getting and interpreting current economic statistics; understanding policy issues and the options for dealing with them by, for example, fiscal and monetary tools; and building and using scenarios of the economy for strategic and tactical management purposes at a firm level.


This unit covers principles or requirements of business law that will guide a person who serves in a leadership or managerial role to make decisions that will better serve the interest of his or her organisation. Knowing those principles or requirement include: contract law, company law, trust arrangements, banking law, land related law, tax (including stamp duty) and statutory certifications and approvals. Related topics such as basic anatomy of a commercial transactions and issues involved in transacting with the State and its agencies and instrumentalities will also be covered.


This unit seeks to engage students with multiple perspectives for understanding and managing their own and others' behaviour within organisations, with a view to developing organisational capability through strengthened internal dynamics. Among the approaches taken are the macro perspectives important in leadership and change, particularly the relationship between behaviour and organisational structure, and psych-social, political and cultural/symbolic aspects of organisations. Other topics covered include individual differences, groups and teams, power, learning, interpersonal communication, perception and ethics.


The fundamentals of financial management are introduced from the perspective of the finance manager in a firm, namely those making investment, financing and dividend decisions. Finance theory is applied with the aim of providing a coherent framework and insights to assist in forming reasoned judgements. Topics include financial decision making – capital budgeting and investment evaluation, valuation of assets, projects and businesses, risk and return, an overview of the local debt and equity markets, capital structure decisions, management of equity and financial risk management. Case studies and financial planning models are used to provide context. The unit covers methods used in evaluating investment projects, and an introduction is given to the local debt and equity markets.

Marketing as a business discipline involves amongst other things an understanding of the choices of the 'products' and 'markets' within which the firm will operate. Consequently, marketing performs a critical function in the management of modern organisations and in shaping their strategic directions and ultimate profitability. In this sense, "marketing" means more that the popular traditional "managerial" concerns of advertising and personal selling. Furthermore, in recent years, there has developed a growing awareness of the importance of marketing in emerging "non-traditional" areas such as the service, public and non-profit sectors. The influence of new technology, particularly information technology and the Internet is also a potentially important “driver of change” in marketing. These themes, and others, will be explored during the unit. The unit is designed to give a broad overview of the field of marketing. It is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of the various aspects, functions, tools and terminology used by marketers and marketing related stakeholders.


This unit introduces a number of quantitative techniques and models of analysis applicable in any decision-making situation. The range of techniques and models includes statistical analysis techniques and mathematical models. Students develop competencies in articulating a situation that requires a decision to be taken by identifying the parameters involved and defining its mathematical equivalent in the form of a system model. Before a system model can be solved, it will require data input. Students develop competencies in statistical methods of data collection, organisation and analysis as well as interpretation and reporting of the findings from the analysis. The relationship between the data input to a model and information output from the model and how these connect to the decision-making situation under consideration form the core of the unit.


The fundamentals of any management accounting system in organisation are to provide appropriate information for the costing of products and services: Support functions – planning, controlling, evaluation, continuous improvement, and decision-making; Competitive support – focuses on the provision of both financial and non-financial services to the management team to enhance the firm’s competitiveness. This unit is designed to provide an understanding of these provisions.


This unit provides the student with the necessary skills to understand the nature and application of the basic accounting framework and system. All accounting transactions conform to this framework and system. Students are introduced to the concepts and rules governing the identification, measurement, recording and reporting of accounting events and transactions. The application of these transactions in the context of different ownership structures is also examined. On completion of this unit, students will be able to analyse economic events and be able to prepare financial records and reports based on these events. Students will also gain an understanding of the conventions and assumptions associated with the production and use of accounting numbers.


A project in which students will go through all phases of planning and implementation is an important component of this unit. Students are required to develop and implement a project, be it in a form of managing training program, marketing program, and quality improvement program based on the need of the organisation.


In this unit students are introduced to the global concern with sustainable business. Students acquire knowledge, and develop their skills to manage their organisations to serve three broad goals. The goals of business, the goals of community and the goals for environmental protection. Students will analyse cases, explore theory and concepts around sustainability and apply and translate these into leading and managing their organisation.


In this unit student acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in managing quality in organisations. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concept of quality management in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance of managing quality and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisations can employ to better manage quality aspects of their various systems, quality inputs and outputs for their long-term sustainability


In this unit, students examines the role of the operations function in the organisation by exploring long-term planning and strategic issues in managing, manufacturing and service operational systems. Topic areas include operations strategy, demand management, capacity planning, facility location and layout, product and service development, process design and quality management. Basic analytical techniques related to these areas are introduced and the relationship between operations management and other functional areas is emphasized.


In these unit students presents the results of their investigations into workplace management problems. Students are assisted to write well-structured research reports, with an introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, references and appendices. ICT will be used to support learning in this unit.


In this unit, students explore how organisational sales goals can be met in an effective and efficient manner through planning, staffing, training, leading, and controlling, organisational resources. The unit teaches students to prepare sales plan and forecasting, territory planning and time management among others. The unit also gives an insight into philosophy of marketing in an organisation. Students will gain basic and contemporary marketing concepts and principles.

This unit develops students’ capacity and understanding for managing organisational development and transition function and activities at their workplace. Topics include 1. Organisational development and transition in context, 2. Theories of Organisation Development and Change, 3. Theories of Organisational Functions and Change, 4. Conventional and Contemporary issues in organisational development and change and 5. Organisational Development and Change in the future. Students have the opportunity to apply learning to their particular managerial position in a public, private or business organisation in Papua New Guinea.


In this unit student acquire qualities necessary to set them apart from the rest of the staff for success. Students learn how to make their presence felt by using appropriate interactive and self-management strategies to achieve results and recognition. Executive development should lead them to promotion, leadership, forward thinking and self-confidence.


In this unit, students acquire knowledge and skills of middle to senior public sector managers and emerging leaders. PSM aims to give insights and an appreciation of their operating environment; the scope and diversity of the contemporary public sector manager. This unit combines theoretical investigations with experiential leaning.


In this unit, students will acquire the basic knowledge of economic theories, concepts and practical applications of how consumer firms and governments make decisions in the allocation of scarce resources.

The finance management unit provides students with an understanding of fundamental concepts necessary to use accounting effectively. Starting with a “macro” view of accounting information, the units present real financial statements. Students will be able to establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, operating activities and decision making of a business to managers who are users of accounting information. This unit motivates students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future career. Thus this unit develops students’ managerial capacity by exploring financial information for decisions making.


In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in undertaking effective workforce planning in their respective workplaces. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concept of workforce planning in the workplaces. The second part will consider the significance of workforce planning and how it can contributes to human resource management in organizations. The third part will represent steps and techniques that organizations can utilize to better manage human resource development programs that maintains organization’s competitive


This unit, students develop strategic management thinking and skills. Basic concepts and principles in strategic management are discussed as they apply in work place environment- business, government, or non-profit organisation. Emphasis is also placed on the role of a manager as decision maker, strategist, leader, visionary and implementer.


This unit student will discuss and develop their understanding of operating business and corporate business under the business and corporate law focusing in the areas of general and social environment reasoning, business ethics, contracts, torts, constitutional law, court process and systems.
This unit develops students’ capacity to explore sources of information and compose clear, succinct, well-structured oral and written texts for a variety of official purposes. In particular it provides students with a beginning understanding of the processes of gathering and analyzing data from the workplace and preparing a report on a specific issue, for a specific purpose, for a specified audience.

This unit explore strategies for creative and critical thinking that are essential to be a successful manager. To meet the competitive challenges facing all organisations today, managers must approach their responsibilities. The course provides participants with a template which allows them to consider a situation from any perspective, while keeping a firm grounding in ethical principles. Managers develop sound critical thinking skills and look for creative solutions to the challenges of a rapidly changing business or public sector environment


In this unit, students learn how to introduce, plan and manage business enterprises in order for organizations to be more competitive, productive and flexibility in modern times of global economy. Through lectures, case studies and exercise, students will learn how to effectively manage business enterprises.

In this unit, students are introduced to Financial Mathematics. Students will learn about the different types of interest (simple interest, discount interest, compound interest), annuities, debt, retirement methods, investing in stocks and bonds and other financial and market instruments. Other topics covered include the risk and return trade off, capital budgeting, firm debt and dividend policies, financial ratios and external growth through mergers and acquisitions.


In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in undertaking effective workforce planning in their respective workplaces. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concept of workforce planning in the workplaces. The second part will consider the significance of workforce planning and how it can contributes to human resource management in organizations. The third part will represent steps and techniques that organizations can employ to better manage their human resource for optimum output.
In this unit students will view all undertakings in their lives, which require resources that exist in limited quantities for their completion as a project, analyze project scope, determine critical task, and the critical task to complete the project within the resource constraints. Practical project concepts include initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, updating, completion and closing. A project management application software tool will be used to manage projects, and students are expected to write individual project closing reports.

In this unit, students will understand the provisions on income tax law for individual, resident, non-resident, companies and other business and allowable deductions to businesses. Other taxes imposed by PNG will also be covered for the purpose of understanding business legal requirement and compliance. Participant will engage in practical exercises on the tax issues commonly encountered by individuals and companies alike.


This unit will provide the participants with the knowledge, skill and attitude on financial aspects of the organisation with more emphasis on the expenses or costs involved in its operations. It deals with cost measurements and analyses on internal and external financial activities of the business organisation. Participants will be equipped with the necessary techniques and strategies in dealing with the financial issues and reports for well-informed choices or alternative in the decision-making process.


In this unit, student acquire knowledge, skills and develop in them positive attitude in managing quality in organizations. It aims at covering three main areas. The first one will generally consider the concept of quality management in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance of managing quality and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisation can employ to better manage quality aspects of their various systems, quality inputs and outputs for their long term sustainability.


In this unit, student acquire knowledge, skills and develop in them positive attitude in managing quality in organizations. It aims at covering three main areas. The first one will generally consider the concept of quality management in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance of managing quality and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisation can employ to better manage quality aspects of their various systems, quality inputs and outputs for their long term sustainability.


In this unit, students are introduced to basic spread sheet design and development. Spread applications are useful for financial record keeping and calculations. This unit covers writing formulas, using basic functions, enhancing spread sheet, creating charts, and printing. During the course, students will engage in hands-on practical exercises which are directly applicable to their workplace data or information.

In this unit, students present various views of the supervisor’s role and tools for effective supervision. It deals with the dynamic functions of middle managers in building, maintaining and monitoring of individuals and group performance and the challenging role of creating a climate where the employees will manifest desirable behaviour in the work place. Topics include an overview of supervision elements of effective supervision, competencies of a 21st century supervisor, direct and controlling functions of supervision, integration and action planning, among others.
In this unit, students develop the understanding of the basic and alternative budgeting approaches including, basic accounting, performance and cost analysis, and the application of the appropriate methods of controlling costs to improve efficiency. Participants engage in analysis and interpret financial performance reports and to examine their relevance and effectiveness to determine future actions and recommendations for improved financial management and accountability.

In this unit students acquire a basic understanding of organisational behaviour theories and concepts and their practical application to designing organisations and managing individuals and teams in the context of a fast changing environment. Learning will be approached through three learning frames: structure or system frame, human resource frame and the leadership or political frame.


In this unit, students discuss and practice a range of communication and interpersonal skills. These skills will include the role of verbal communication and non-verbal communication. In addition, students will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of models of personal and professional communication. Students will also explore the use of feedback in the classroom and in professional practice and supervision.

In this unit students develop competency in word processing and power point presentations. Word processing and power point presentation are essential skills for report writing and academic presentations or presentations at workplace settings. A comprehensive introduction to word processing and power point presentation software is provided where students will engage in hands-on practical exercises to learn and gain competitive skills in word processing and power point presentations.


In this unit students develop competency in word processing and power point presentations. Word processing and power point presentation are essential skills for report writing and academic presentations or presentations at workplace settings. A comprehensive introduction to word processing and power point presentation software is provided where students will engage in hands-on practical exercises to learn and gain competitive skills in word processing and power point presentations.


In this unit, students will study the importance of ethics and analyse ethical issues in the context of leadership and management of organisations. They will also explore principles of Christian Ethics and compare and contrast it to the Melanesian ethical principles, with some insight into the Big Man style of leadership in Papua New Guinea.


In this unit, students appreciate the growing internationalization of the world in which HRM is conducted, understand the additional complexity of HRM in an international context, be able to describe the key features of the three main approaches to HRM and be able to identify the key HR challenges facing organisations working internationally.


In this unit students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in managing diversity in the workplace. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concepts of diversity in the workplace. The second part will consider the significant of managing diversity and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better manage diversity that impacts positively on organisations performance.

In this unit, students are introduced to the concepts of managing labour relations and collective bargaining. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills in managing relationships between employers and employees and their respective trade unions. Students also acquire the knowledge to distinguish between the different types and levels of bargaining. Concepts and theories behind industrial relations are explored and case studies analysed and applied in managing labour relations in organisations.


In this unit, students explore and apply methods and processes of conflict mediation for resolution. They will discuss human resource conflicts in case study situations and the impact these conflicts have on relationships and decision making. Students will practise applying listening skills, how to weigh out arguments, avoiding defensive and emotional negotiation processes. Students will also acquire specific skills needed to improve their skills in negotiation that opens pathways to creative problem solving, team building, and improved relationships in workplaces.


In this unit, students discover a wide range of skills and techniques that will help them attain the mastery of the recruitment, selection and hiring process. They will discover some of the best recruitment methods to use. They will learn what entails a successful recruitment campaign and master the art of effective interviews in mock situations and further apply knowledge gained in recruitment, selection and hiring at their workplace.


In this unit, students learn how to plan, design and implement human resource management information systems. A well-designed human resource information system (HRIS) is a powerful, computer based tools that enables entering and updating all types of employee- related information quickly and easily. Students will gain competitive skills using database software application and become aware of methods, resources, and criteria for evaluating and selecting resources and technology appropriate to HR functions.


In this unit, students acquire knowledge and skills and develop positive attitudes in understanding contemporary issues in human resource in the workplace. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider key crossing issues in human resource management. The second part will consider the significance of managing diversity and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will suggest workable steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better address key human resource issues that impact on organisations productivity due to unpredictable changes emerging around the globe.


In this unit, students explore how HR laws play a pivotal role in managing varied issues dealing with human resource in organisations. The unit covers labour laws (PNG Employment Act), employer-employee relationship and industrial relationships, conflict resolutions and occupational health and safety (OHS). Students gain skills through case studies and applications.


This unit is designed to enable the students to learn how to do a feasibility study of business plan and then actually do their own project proposal. The students are expected to understand the importance of feasibility study, learn the process involved in conducting a feasibility study and learn by doing a feasibility study. A discussion of the topic Entrepreneurship and its role in the development of PNG economy is likewise integrated.


This unit is a continuation of BS217 Taxation 1. Students are trained to assist and represent clients before government agencies in terms of business and company tax matters. The unit focuses on tax laws of PNG pertaining allowable deductions to business such as tax treatment of business expenses, depreciation, specific tax incentives for industry, taxation for non-residents and overseas income, tax administration and taxation of resource projects.


This unit aims to introduce students to various costing concepts and explore the different cost accumulation procedures. Job order and process costing are explored and applied on business concerns, on service organisation such as health care organisations and hotel services. The first part of the unit covers the cost, its concepts and objectives, its vital role in management planning, organization and control. The second part probes in detail the cost elements and its accumulation under the job order costing and inventory valuation.


This Unit covers creating and using simple spread sheets and charts through the use of spread sheet soft wares. It also deals on the use of safe work practice, create simple spread sheets and produce spread sheets that are necessary and essential for those entering the business world. With a commonly used software application, this skill based unit explains the fundamental principles and practical skills required to produce accurate calculations in worksheets with a professional appearance.


This unit introduces the students to income tax laws and regulations that apply to Papua New Guinea. It also prepares the students for professional accounting examinations provided by CPAPNG. The unit will focus on introduction to income tax laws for individuals, residents and non-residents companies and other businesses and allowable deductions to businesses.


Effective Marketing is not about learning a series of facts but comes from systematic critical thinking and reasoned application of underlying principles in a dynamic market place. This unit provides the principles, interpretation and analytic frame works and challenges students towards them to make better marketing decisions. As such, it establishes a foundation for subsequent in-depth marketing units and provides an understanding of application and role of marketing within the border of business environment.

This unit provides students with a set of inter-related concepts defining the nature, purpose and broad contents of financial reporting. It focuses on the development and communication of financial information for the external users primarily through general-purpose financial statements. It also considers the design and implementation of accounting information systems as a data model for resource allocation and management of an organisation. It includes consideration of current trends in information management and the changing regulatory requirements.


This unit provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the PNG law and PNG business law as well as the legal requirements for the formation and operation of various entities carrying out on business activities in PNG.


This unit introduces the core concepts of finance and the tools of financial decisions making in the context of PNG and integration environments. Concepts include time value of money, risk and return and capital structures. The unit is to develop an understanding of the basic practices of finance management from the standpoint of the firm.


This unit introduces the students’concepts, principles and theories that explain the behaviour of consumers and producers of goods and services, owners of economic resources in a free enterprise economy such as PNG, Furthermore, students are thought to utilise economic theories and analysis problems faced by individuals, organisations and the economic as a whole.


This unit continues the study commenced in Accounting Foundation 1. It emphasizes skill development and extends applications and analysis undertaken in the preceding unit. It examines transactions and events in more complex settings and deals with assets, liabilities, and different business structures. Principles, concepts and policies underpinning accounting actions are elaborated.


The aim of this unit is to examine what constitute ethical behaviors and social responsibilities of business enterprises towards their employees, customers, suppliers and community as a whole. Specifically it deals with ethical issues and policies relating to human resource management, production and marketing of goods and services as well as social desirability of investments to community. The unit will compare and contrast different ethical theories and identify the moral principles that will guide the behavior of decision-makers of business enterprises.

The unit comprises of two components namely written and oral communication. The written component aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills to write clear, concise, relevant and effective business correspondence, reports and memoranda. The oral component comprises of composing s draft for an interview, taking dictation, use of telephone and presentation of reports. The students will be able to apply effectively the concepts of the two components, reading with utmost comprehension business correspondence, reports and memoranda shall be emphasized first.


This unit provides knowledge on the principles and practices of management and the roles of their managers in the organisation. It mainly revolves around the basic functions of managers, specifically planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Apart from providing the students with the beginning level of understanding management principles, case studies are analysed using various appropriate strategies and techniques based on relevant principles and theories.

Accounting is an information system designed to enable the preparation and financial statements that will provide relevant information for the making of economic decisions. This unit focuses on accounting fundamentals including the users of accounting information: assumptions and principles underlying accounting: the meaning of the terms assets, liability, owners’ equity, revenue and expense: the accounting systems for unincorporated single and multiple owner businesses.