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.