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16091 Managing a Construction Business

6cp; 4 x full-day (workshop), 1 x 3hrs (simulation introduction session), 1 x 3hrs (group presentation)
Requisite(s): 96 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10214 Bachelor of Construction Project Management OR 96 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10215 Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of Arts International Studies



This subject introduces students to the theory and practice of managing a construction business. It develops understanding, knowledge and decision-making skills as applied to construction business management principles including business strategy; legal, governance and administrative management structures; financial and accounting structures; and business risk, tendering and market strategies. This understanding of construction business management is essential for success in a highly competitive and increasingly globalised building and construction industry.

Students gain business management knowledge and understanding through weekly lectures, workshops and presentations by senior managers from industry (for the first seven weeks of the session). A significant subsequent component of the subject involves working in small competing groups on operating a construction business via a software simulation program that places group members in the position of running their own business (the AROUSAL simulation by Management Reality).

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Spring session, City campus

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