Diploma in Human Resource Management

applyonlineTThe Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) is a 4-semester flexible learning program comprising of SIXTEEN units. The program is designed to develop competencies in professionals (students) in human resource management roles with fundamental and contemporary knowledge necessary to manage people in organizations in the 21st century.

Program Code: Dip. HRM

Program Description

The Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) program offers units relevant in developing creative and analytical skills to manage their own roles and the human resources personnel. The units in the program place the learner on par with global HRM issues and trends. Knowledge acquired leads to practical and creative applications.  A Diploma in Human Resource Management is awarded to students who have completed one hundred and sixty credit points.

Credit Points Required

Achievement of 160 credit points.

Duration of Study

Two years

Study Mode and Location

DHRM program utilizes blended teaching and learning strategies. Students are required to attend an intensive two week residential period of study each semester ensued by a distance mode of study. Theoretical directed and practical assignments relating to workplace applications are then completed by the students in given periods of time.

Units are offered at various times throughout the year using well-established adult learning principles applied to PNG context.

The program is offered in Flexible Learning mode at DWU Madang, DWU Port Moresby campus and other centres as required.

Pre-requisites

•    Grade 12 graduates with relevant post-secondary certificates
•    Matriculated to grade 12 equivalent
•    Have at least 3 years of industry work experience or self-employment
•    Currently in supervisory role

 

Program Units

Semester One

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management
FM232 Word Processing and presentation
FM212 Introduction to Management
FM234 Interpersonal Communication

Semester Two

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness
FM237 Effective Supervision
FM238 Managing Spreadsheets

Semester Three

FM239 HR Laws in Organizations
FM240 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource
FM241 Human Resource Information System
FM242 Recruitment Selection Hiring Management

Semester Four

FM243 Managing Mediation Processes
FM244 Labour Management Relations and Collective Bargaining Agreement
FM245 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
FM246 Introduction to International HRM

 

Program Unit Descriptions

FM231

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students will study the importance of ethics and analyze ethical issues in the context of leadership and management of organizations. 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.

FM232

FM232 Word Processing and Presentations - 10 Credit Points              

In this unit, students develop competencies 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.

FM212

FM212 Introduction to Management - 10 Credit Points                

In this unit, students are provided introductory knowledge on the principles and practices of management and the roles of manager in the organization. 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 and appropriate strategies and techniques based on relevant principles and theories.

FM234

FM234 Interpersonal Communication - 10 Credit Points

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 introduce students 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.

FM235

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour- 10 Credit Points                        

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

FM236

FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness - 10 Credit Points                                              

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 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.

FM237

FM237 Effective Supervision - 10 Credit Points                                                           

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 individual and group performance and the challenging role of creating a climate where the employees will manifest desirable behavior in the workplace. Topics include an overview of supervision, elements of effective supervision, competencies of a 21st century supervisor, directing and controlling functions of supervision, integration and action planning, among others.

FM238

FM238 Managing Spreadsheets - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to basic Spreadsheet design and development. Spreadsheet applications are useful for financial record keeping and calculations. This unit covers writing formulas, using basic functions, enhancing spreadsheets, 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.

FM239

FM239 HR Laws in Organizations - 10 Credit Points

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 relations, conflict resolution and occupation health and safety (OHS). Students gain knowledge and skills through case studies and applications.

FM240

FM240 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students acquire knowledge, 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 cross-cutting issues in human resource management. The second part will consider the significance of these key HR issues and how these contribute to organisation’s failure or success. The third part will suggest workable steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better address key human resource issues that impact on organization’s productivity due to unpredictable changes emerging around the globe.

FM241

FM241 Human Resource Information System - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students learn how to plan, design, and implement human resource management information systems.  A well-designed human resources information system (HRIS) is a powerful, computer-based tool 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 function.

FM242

FM242 Recruitment selection hiring management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students discover a wide range of skills and techniques that will help them attain 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.

FM243

FM243 Managing mediation processes - 10 Credit Points

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 practice 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.

FM244

FM244 Labor-Management relations & Collective Bargaining Agreement - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to the concepts of managing labor relations and collective bargaining. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills in managing relationship 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 theory behind industrial relations are explored and case studies analyzed and applied in managing labor relations in organizations.

FM245

FM245 Managing diversity in the workplace - 10 Credit Points

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 concept of diversity in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance 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 organization’s performance.

FM246

FM246 Introduction to international HRM - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, student 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 some of the key HR challenges facing organizations working internationally.

Diploma in Business Studies

applyonlineThe Diploma in Business Studies Program is a flexible learning program comprised of sixteen units over a two week residential study for four semesters. This program is designed to equip students with fundamental and contemporary knowledge and upgrade their analytical and behavioral skills required in managing an organization, whether profit or non-profit.

Program Code: Dip BS

Program Description

The Diploma program provides the students with an in-depth understanding and development of business theories and concepts as well as practical management skills. A Diploma in Business Studies is awarded to students who have completed one hundred and sixty credit points.

Credit points required

Achievement of 160 credit points.


Duration of Study

Two years - Four Semesters

Study Mode and Location

DiPBS utilizes blended teaching and learning strategies. Students are required to attend an intensive two week residential period of study each semester at DWU Madang Campus, after which distance mode of study ensues. Theoretical directed and practical assignments relating to workplace applications are then completed by the students in given periods of time.

Units are offered at various times throughout the year using well-established principles of adult learning applied to PNG context.

Pre-requisites’

•  Grade 12 graduates with relevant post-secondary certificates
•  Matriculated to grade 12 equivalent
•  Have at least 3 years of industry work experience or self-employment

 

Program Units

Semester One

FM211 Accounting Principles and Procedures 1
FM212 Introduction to Management
FM213 Communication in Business
FM214 Ethics in Business

Semester Two

FM215 Accounting Principles and Procedures
FM216 Introduction to Economics
FM217 Basic Finance
FM218 Introduction to Business Laws

Semester Three

FM219 Financial Accounting 1
FM220 Basics of Marketing
FM221 Personal Taxation
FM222 E-Spreadsheet

Semester Four

FM223 Financial Accounting 2
FM224 Cost Accounting
FM225 Business Taxation
FM226 Project Feasibility study

 

Program Unit Descriptions

FM211

FM211 Accounting Principles and Procedures 1 - 10 Credit Points

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

FM212

FM212 Introduction to Management - 10 Credit Points

This unit provides knowledge on the principles and practices of management and the roles of manager in the organization. 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.

FM213

FM213 Communication in Business - 10 Credit Points

The unit comprises of two components namely written and oral communications. 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 a draft for an interview, taking dictation, use of telephone and presentation of reports. For the students apply effectively the concepts of the two components, reading with utmost comprehension business correspondence, reports and memoranda shall be emphasized first.

FM214

FM214 Ethics in Business - 10 Credit Points

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

FM215

FM215 Accounting Principles and Procedures - 10 Credt Points

This unit continues the study commenced in Accounting Foundations 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 action are elaborated.

FM216

FM216 Introduction to Economics - 10 Credit Points

This unit introduces the students to concepts, principles and theories that explain the behaviour of consumer and producers of goods and services, owners of economic resources in a free enterprise economy such as PNG. Furthermore, students are taught to utilize economic theories and analyse problems faced by individuals, organizations and the economy as a whole.

FM217

FM217 Basic Finance - 10 Credit Points

This unit introduces the core concepts of finance and the tools of financial decision making in the context of PNG and international 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.

FM218

FM218 Introduction to Business Laws - 10 Credit Points

This unit provides students 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 on business activities in PNG.

FM219

FM219 Financial Accounting 1 - 10 Credit Points

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 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 organization. It includes consideration of current trends in information management and the changing regulatory requirements.

FM220

FM220 Basics of Marketing - 10 Credit Points

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 marketplace. This unit provides the principles, interpretation and analytical frameworks 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 the application and role of marketing within the broader business environment.

FM221

FM221 Personal Taxation - 10 Credit Points

The 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, resident and non-resident, companies and other business and allowable deductions to businesses.

FM222

FM222 E-Spreadsheet - 10 Credit Points

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

FM223

FM223 Financial Accounting 2 - 10 Credit Points

This unit is the continuation of FM219. It focuses on the financial accounting sequence of investing, common accounting disclosures of a business and the other dimensions of corporate financial accounting and reporting. Accounting issues in accordance with International Financial Reporting System (IFRS) on corporate financial reporting are also explored.

FM224

FM224 Cost Accounting - 10 Credit Points

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

FM225

FM225 Business Taxation - 10 Credit Points

This unit is a continuation of BS217 Taxation 1. Students are trained further to assist and represent clients before government agencies in relation to 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 taxation of resource projects.

FM226

FM226 Project Feasibility Study - 10 Credit Points

This unit is designed to enable the students to learn how to do a feasibility study or 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.

 

 

Diploma in Management

applyonlineThe Diploma in Management (DM) is a 4-semester flexible learning program comprising of SIXTEEN units. It is designed with current and up to date units to enhance knowledge and skills in professionals (students) in public and private sectors with fundamental and contemporary knowledge necessary to manage and lead organizations in the 21st century.

Program Description

The Diploma in Management program offers units relevant in developing creative and analytical skills to manage their own roles and the ever changing work environment. The units in the program place the learner on par with global contexts through knowledge acquisition and understanding with practical and creative applications.  A Diploma in Management is awarded to students who have completed one hundred and sixty credit points.

Credit Points Required

Achievement of 160 credit points.

Duration of Study

Two Years.

Study Mode and Location

The program is offered through Flexible Learning mode at DWU Madang, DWU Port Moresby and other centers’ as required

Pre-requisites

Applicants are required to be employed. This is necessary due to the nature of assessment tasks which are directly related to students’ work environments and workplace issues. Programs are offered at various times throughout the year.

 

Program Units

Semester 1

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management
FM232 Word Processing and presentation
FM233 Management Fundamentals
FM234 Interpersonal Communication

Semester 2

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behavior
FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness
FM237 Effective Supervision
FM238 Managing Spreadsheets

Semester 3

FM247 Managing Data and Information
FM248 Quality Service Management
FM249 Financial Effectiveness
FM250 Introduction to Taxation

Semester 4

FM251 Managing Projects
FM252 Manage Workforce Planning
FM253 Mathematics for Managers
FM254 Enterprise Management

 

Program Unit Descriptions

FM231

FM231 Ethical Issues in Leadership and Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students will study the importance of ethics and analyze ethical issues in the context of leadership and management of organizations. 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.

FM232

FM232 Word Processing and presentation - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students develop competencies 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.

FM233

FM212 Introducation to Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are provided introductory knowledge on the principles and practices of management and the roles of manager in the organization. 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 and appropriate strategies and techniques based on relevant principles and theories.

FM234

FM234 Interpersonal Communication - 10 Credit Points                                               

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 introduce students 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.

FM235

                       

FM235 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour - 10 Credit Points

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

FM236

                               

FM236 Budgeting and Financial Effectiveness - 10 Credit Points

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 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.

FM237

FM237 Effective Supervision - 10 Credit Points

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 individual and group performance and the challenging role of creating a climate where the employees will manifest desirable behavior in the workplace. Topics include an overview of supervision, elements of effective supervision, competencies of a 21st century supervisor, directing and controlling functions of supervision, integration and action planning, among others.

FM238

FM238 Managing Spreadsheets - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to basic Spreadsheet design and development. Spreadsheet applications are useful for financial record keeping and calculations. This unit covers writing formulas, using basic functions, enhancing spreadsheets, 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.

FM247

FM247 Managing Data and Information - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to managing data and information. Data and information is an important asset just as other important assets of an organization which is accessed and used by employees with various roles and applied to various types of tasks. Students are expected to develop a general knowledge of how data is captured, analyzed, stored, processed and displayed or disseminated in workplace settings. Data and information security will also be introduced in this unit.

FM248

FM248 Quality Service Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop in them 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.

FM249

FM249 Financial Effectiveness - 10 Credit Points

This unit will provide the participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude on the financial aspects of the organization with more emphasis on the expenses or costs involve in its operation. It deals with cost measurements and analysis, financial statements preparation and analyses on internal and external financial activities of the business organization. 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.

FM250

FM250 Introduction to Taxation - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, student will understand the provisions on income tax laws for individuals, resident and 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 requirements and compliance. Participants will be engage in practical exercises on the tax issues and problems commonly encountered by individuals and companies alike.

FM251

FM251 Managing Projects - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, student students view all undertakings in their lives, which require resources that exist in limited quantities for their completion as a project. Participants will identify various components of a project, analyze project scope, determine critical tasks, and the critical path to complete the project within the resources constraints. Practical project concepts include project initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, updating, completing and closing. A project management application software tool will be used to manage projects, and students are expected to write individual project closing reports.

FM252

FM252 Manage Workforce Planning - 10 Credit Points

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 workplace. The second part will consider the significance of workforce planning and how it contributes to human resource management in organisations. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisations can employ to better manage their human resource for optimum output.

FM253

FM253 Mathematics for Managers - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students are introduced to Financial Mathematics. Students 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, basic capital budgeting, firm debt and dividend policies, financial ratios and external growth through mergers and acquisitions.

FM254

FM254 Enterprise Management - 10 Credit Points

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

Bachelor of Management

download pdfapplyonlineThe Bachelor of Management (BM) is a 4-semester flexible learning program comprised of SIXTEEN units. It is designed with relevant and current units to equip professionals (students) in public and private sectors with fundamental and contemporary knowledge and upgrades their analytical and behavioural skills required to manage and lead organizations into the future.

 

Program Description

Bachelor of ManagementThe Bachelor of Management program is offered to students with a Diploma in Management, Human Resource or a related field.

Structure

Students are required to attend a compulsory intensive two-week residential component at the Port Moresby Campus where programs are conducted during each semester. Directed and practical assignments relating to workplace applications are then completed in the student’s own time. Programs are offered at various times throughout the year.

Ongoing student feedback set the program at a benchmark to reflect current Papua New Guinea organizational management trends. Learning provisions in the program suit demands of modern Papua New Guinea workplaces.

Facilities

Divine Word University – Port Moresby Campus is a non-residential campus offering excellent learning and teaching facilities in a conducive learning environment.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 graduated with relevant post-secondary certificates
  • Matriculated to grade 12 equivalent
  • Have at least 3 years industrial work experience or self-employment
  • Have a Diploma in Management, Human Resource or a related field
  • Currently or aspiring to be in supervisory role
  • Applicant must be computer/internet literate

Cost

K100 non-refundable Application Fee
K2, 900.00 tuition per semester inclusive of all program costs

Account details for fee payments:
Bank: BSP Commercial Centre
Branch No.: 951
Account No.: 1001129000
Account name: DivineWordUniversity – Capacity Building Training Centre

Further Information

flc logoContact:
Assistant-to-the-Registrar
CapacityBuilding Training Centre
Divine Word University – Port Moresby Campus
P.O. Box 582.
Konedobu,
National Capital District.
Papua New Guinea
Ph: (675) 325-5668 / 709 15741
Fax (675) 325-5266
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Program Units
The Bachelor of Management program provides the students with an in-depth understanding and development of management theories and concepts as well as practical management skills. A Bachelor in Management Degree is awarded to students who have completed 160 Credit Points.

Semester 1

FM401 Strategic Thinking
FM402 Writing Management Research Papers1
FM403 Law and Industry
FM404 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Semester 2

FM405 Human Resource Development
FM406 Managing Finance
FM407 Public Sector Management
FM408 Economics for Managers

Semester 3

FM409 Executive Development
FM410 Organizational Development and Transformation
FM411 Sales and Marketing
FM412 Wrting Management Research Papers 2

Semester 4

FM413 Operations Management
FM414 Managing Quality in Organizations
FM415 Managing for Sustainability
FM416 Project Development and Implementation

* Students are required to gain 160 credit points (cp) to be eligible for the award.

Program Unit Descriptions

FM401

FM401 Strategic Thinking - 10 Credit Points                 

In this unit, students acquire the skills to think critically and strategically in setting goals and developing long-range plans to reach those goals. They will be given the practical application using cross-cutting issues in the local and regional context. Student will think critically using the Six Thinking Hats approach. Learning will involve seeking and responding to ideas to eventually lead to making informed decisions.

FM402

FM402 Writing Management Research Papers 1 - 10 Credit Points                 

In this unit, students are introduced to quantitative and qualitative approaches to research using data gathering tools such as questionnaires and interviews. Students identify a workplace researchable management issue and prepare a data gathering instrument and a proposal to explore the problem.

FM403

FM403 Law and Industry - 10 Credit Points                                           

In this unit, students will discuss and develop their understanding of operating business under the business and corporate law focusing in the areas of general legal and social environment reasoning, business ethics, contracts, torts, constitutional law, court process and systems.

FM404

FM404 Strategic Planning and Implementation - 10 Credit Points                                           

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

FM405

FM405 Human Resource Development - 10 Credit Points                     

In this unit, students acquire knowledge, skills and develop positive attitudes in managing human resource development in organisations. It aims at covering three main areas. The first part will generally consider the concept of human resource development in the workplace. The second part will consider the significance of human resource development and how it contributes to organisation success. The third part will present steps and techniques that organisations can utilise to better manage human resource development programs that maintains organisation’s competitive edge.

FM406

FM406 Managing Finance - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students develop an understanding of fundamental concepts of finance and financial management techniques. They will be able to explain the accounting information flow and how financial statements are used to communicate the relevant information for the decision making. Thus this unit develops students’ managerial capacity by exploring financial information to manage risks and develop well informed choices or alternatives vital in meeting organizational goals and objectives.

FM407

FM407 Economics for Managers  - 10 Credit Points                                                

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

FM408

FM408 Public Sector Management - 10 Credit Points                                                               

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, the centrality of policy to the business of government, and some of the challenges of working as a public sector manager. This unit combines theoretical investigations with experiential learning.

FM409

FM409 Executive Development - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students 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.

FM410

FM410 Organizational Development and Transformation - 10 Credit Points

This unit develops students’ capacity and understanding for managing organizational development and transition function and activities at their workplace. Topics include (1) organizational development & transition in context, (2) theories of organizational development & change, (3) functions of organizational development & change, (4) conventional and contemporary issues in organizational development & change, and (5) organizational development & change into the future. Students have the opportunity to apply learning to their particular managerial position in a public, private or business organization in Papua New Guinea.

FM411

FM411 Sales and Marketing - 10 Credit Points

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

FM412

FM412 Writing Management Research Papers 2 - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students present 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 appendixes. ICT will be used to support learning in this unit.

FM413

FM413 Operations Management - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students examines the role of the operations function in the organization 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.

FM414

FM414 Managing Quality in Organizations - 10 Credit Points

In this unit, students 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.

FM415

FM415 Managing for Sustainability - 10 Credit Points

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

FM416

FM416 Project Development and Implementation - 10 Credit Points

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 the form of management training program, marketing program, quality improvement program based on the need of the organization.