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An introduction to the fundamental principles of management related to the functional areas of planning, organising, leading and controlling, as well as an introduction to how organisations are linked to the New Zealand and global business environment.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles of general management theory and to explain the interface between management and the business environment. Key aspects of the functional areas of management will be introduced (i.e., planning, organising, leading, and controlling the use of economic and human resources to accomplish organisational goals), and the nature of organisational processes will be explained (e.g., processes related to organisational design such as decision making, leadership and communication.) The interface with the business environment will also provide students with a broad introduction to the current New Zealand and international business conditions, organisational cultures, marketing, social responsibility and business ethics. As a foundation course, MGMT100 covers the range of issues that managers face with respect to the administrative, socio-political and cultural challenges of management. The concepts introduced are relevant to all aspects of managing an organisation including: Human Resource Management, organisational planning and design, strategic management, operations management, and marketing. These concepts reflect the organisation’s ability to deliver goods or services that customers want as a result of the decisions and behaviours of all its members: top managers who plan the organisation’s strategy, middle managers who coordinate human and economic resources, and supervisors and workers who are engaged in production activities. Relationship to other coursesMGMT100 is an introductory course and forms a part of the core of the Bachelor of Commerce degree. This course complements the other core courses in Accounting, Economics, Information Systems and Statistics/Quantitative business methods, by emphasising the importance of the environment, human resources and organisational processes in a modern organisational context. WorkloadLecture/Tutorials 40 hoursMid-term Test 2 hoursFinal Examination 3 hoursTest and Exam Preparation 50 hoursReflective Journals 20 hoursLecture/Tutorial Preparation 35 hoursTotal 150 hoursCourse requirements, expectations and regulationsStudents are expected to be conversant with all materials discussed in lectures and tutorials. The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship assumes that students have read the relevant sections concerning course regulations and special consideration applications in the UC Calendar: “General Course and Examination Regulations”. No late assignments will be accepted, no extensions will be granted, no make-up work will be offered for assessment items not completed, and no extra credit will be awarded. The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship may standardise the marks for this course. As marks may be scaled at the end of the semester, there is no set pass mark for each individual item of assessment. A passing mark will depend on your overall performance on all items of assessment compared with other members of the class.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations
Learning GoalsBy the end of the course, students should have a firm understanding of the diverse roles of a manager in an organisation, as well as of the business environment in which organisations exist. Students will learn about the science of management from research in fields such as strategic management, human resource management, marketing, and operations management. They will also learn how to use this information in the context of the New Zealand and international business environment.BCom Learning Objectives1. Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply the knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.2. Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.3. Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. 4. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. 5. Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.6. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.MGMT100 Learning ObjectivesEffective managers have well-developed conceptual, analytical, and human skills. The objective of this course is to enhance some of these skills through the BCom learning goals. Specifically, this course will enable students to:1. Think strategically about the role and functions of management;2. Understand the different perspectives used in management theory;3. Apply management concepts to analyse and deal with key organisational and managerial issues;4. Understand the environmental context in which organisations operate;5. Understand how the cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given management-related issue. 6. Enhance their written communication skills. Learning Outcome Assessed with: 1 Mid-term test; Final exam2 Mid-term test; Final exam3 Mid-term test; Reflective journal; Final exam4 Mid-term test; Reflective journal; Final exam5 Mid-term test; Reflective journal; Final exam6 Mid-term test; Reflective journal; Final examCourse Requirements, Expectations and RegulationsStudents are expected to be conversant with all materials discussed in lectures and tutorials. The Department of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship assumes that students have read the relevant sections concerning course regulations and aegrotat applications in the UC Calendar: “General Course and Examination Regulations”. No late assignments will be accepted, no extensions will be granted, no make-up work will be offered for assessment items not completed, and no extra credit will be awarded. The Department of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship may standardise the marks for this course. As marks may be scaled at the end of the semester, there is no set pass mark for each individual item of assessment. A passing mark will depend on your overall performance on all items of assessment compared with other members of the class.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
12 weeks of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week4 x 1 hour tutorials at scheduled times during the semester. The first tutorial starts on the week of July 20 (i.e. week 2).
Herb de Vries
and Fleur Pawsey
MID-TERM TEST (30%)Week 5: Thursday August 13; Run via LEARN 6.30pm to 8.30pmThe term test will consist of short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete) relating to a case study/case studies. The test will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4.The mid-term test is designed to assess MGMT100 learning objectives 1 - 6 (see page 5 learning goals). REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (20%)Due weekly from Friday August 21 to Friday October 9 2020 5.00pmEach week for six weeks from Friday August 14 a reflective journal question relating to the course material will be set. Students are asked to submit, on LEARN (as a word file attachment), a brief response (200-300 words) to any 5 of the 6 questions; however, any submission must be within one week of the question date (i.e. a question set on Friday Aug 14 must be answered by 5pm Friday Aug 21 when a new question will be set). Each reflective journal submission is worth 4%, accumulating to a maximum of 20% over the duration of the assessment. Requirements concerning the reflective journals will be explained in the information sheet hand out in class. No extensions can be given for any journal submissions, and reflective journal are not eligible for special consideration. The reflective journal is designed to assess MGMT100 learning objectives 3, 4, 5 and 6 (see page 5 learning goals). FINAL EXAM (50%)Time TBA; Run via LEARNThe final exam will consist of short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete) based on a case study/case studies. The final exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 5-12 only.The final exam is designed to assess MGMT100 learning objectives 1 – 6 (see page 5 learning goals).Important Assessment Information Marks and GradesMarks will be posted on the LEARN site as soon as possible after the assessments have been marked. You will be notified by email when the marks are available. Tests are not returned – however you can look at your individual test in the tutor’s office (during consultation times or by appointment at other times).GradingYour final score will be calculated after the raw marks for each assessment have been standardised. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.
Samson, D., Catley, D., Cathro, V., & Daft, R.L. (2016) Management in New Zealand: 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning. [test book or e-text version]The textbook is required reading and forms the basis for the lectures and tests. Additional materials, readings, instructions, etc. are available on LEARN.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations Dishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $822.00
International fee $3,688.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.