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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. WorkloadLectures 40 hoursClass Test 2 hoursFinal Examination 3 hoursReflective Journals 20 hoursClass Test + Exam Preparation 50 hoursLecture Preparation 35 hoursTotal 150 hours
The objectives of the course are:Think strategically about the role and functions of management;Understand the different perspectives used in management theory;Apply management concepts to analyse and deal with key organisational and managerial issues;Understand the environmental context in which organisations operate;Understand how the cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given management-related issue. Enhance their written communication skills. Graduate AttributesThis course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below: Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their awardBiculturally competent and confidentEngaged with communityLearning Objectives, BCom Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. 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 will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
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.
Lectures for MGMT100-21S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Herb de Vries
and Nadeera Ranabahu
MID-TERM TEST (30%)Week 5: Tuesday 23 March 2021; 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 - 5.REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (20%)Due weekly from Thursday [April 1] to Friday [May 28] 5.00pm. Each week for six weeks from March 21 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 a Friday must be answered by 5pm the following Friday 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, and 5.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 or 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 – 5.The final exam will consist of short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete) based on a case study or 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 1–5.
Samson, Danny et al;
Management in New Zealand;
Cengage Learning Australia, 2016 (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 PoliciesA summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the following:• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744• General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtmlDishonest 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 $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* 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.
For further information see
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.