The 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.
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.
Divine Word University – Port Moresby Campus is a non-residential campus offering excellent learning and teaching facilities in a conducive learning environment.
- 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
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
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.
|FM402||Writing Management Research Papers1|
|FM403||Law and Industry|
|FM404||Strategic Planning and Implementation|
|FM405||Human Resource Development|
|FM407||Public Sector Management|
|FM408||Economics for Managers|
|FM410||Organizational Development and Transformation|
|FM411||Sales and Marketing|
|FM412||Wrting Management Research Papers 2|
* Students are required to gain 160 credit points (cp) to be eligible for the award.
Program Unit Descriptions
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.