MGMT100-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Fundamentals of Management

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

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.

MGMT100-21s1(D) is a fully online course. 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.

Workload
The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT100 is:
Lectures 36
Chronicle/Group Activities 18
Quiz 2
Class Test 2
Final Exam 4
Reflective Journals 20
Assessment  Preparation 44
Lecture Preparation 24
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 written communication skills.


    Graduate Attributes
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the UC Graduate Attributes specified below:

  • Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
  • Biculturally competent and confident
  • Engaged with community


    Learning 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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

Restrictions

MGMT101

Timetable Note

Three online lectures will be available on LEARN each week (For weeks 1-12).

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Herb de Vries

Lecturers

Sanna Malinen and Nadeera Ranabahu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Chronicle 10% Chronicle
Multi-choice Quiz 10% Multi-choice Quiz
Mid-term Test 30 Mar 2021 15% Mid-term Test
Reflective Journals 20% Reflective Journals
Final Examination 45% Final Examination


CHRONICLE (10%)
To be completed weekly, the Chronicle provides an opportunity for online students to engage with the lecture material and other students. The Chronicle will be completed in LEARN. The assessment is worth 10% and grading will be judged on three criteria:
1. Timeliness of submissions for lecture Chronicle activities (i.e. on a weekly basis, the tasks should be completed between watching the segments on teaching content).
2. Individuality of submissions for lecture Chronicle activities (i.e. expressing your own view will be graded favourably)
3. Timeliness of submissions to Group Activities (i.e. submissions are within the timelines outlined on LEARN)
No extensions can be given for any submission.


MULTI-CHOICE QUIZ (10%)
There will be four quizzes, one in each of weeks 2, 3, 4 & 5 covering course material that has been taught the previous week. Each quiz will be worth 2.5%, accumulating to a maximum of 10% over the duration of the assessment. The quizzes will be completed in LEARN and each will be open at 9am on the Monday of weeks 2, 3, 4, & 5, and will remain open until 11.59pm on the Friday of the same week (NZ time zone: GMT+13).
The quizzes are open-book, however, each quiz is time limited (20 minutes) and can only be attempted once. Once you have started a quiz a timer on the left will count down your remaining time.
No extensions can be given for any submission.


MID-TERM TEST (15%)
Week 6: Tuesday 30 March 2021; Run via LEARN 6.30pm to 7.30pm

The 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.


REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (20%)
Due weekly from Friday April 30 to Friday May 28 5.00pm (NZ time zone: GMT+13). Each week for five weeks from Friday April 2 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 the five questions; however, each submission must be within one week of the question date (except for the mid-term break). Note, all requirements concerning the reflective journals will be explained in the information sheet on LEARN. Each reflective journal submission is worth 4%, accumulating to a maximum of 20% over the duration of the assessment. No extensions can be given for any journal submissions, and reflective journal are not eligible for special consideration.


FINAL EXAM (50%)
Time TBA; Run via LEARN

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.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Samson, Danny et al; Management in New Zealand; 2nd edition; 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= http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz]).

Notes

Departmental Academic Policies
A 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.shtml

Dishonest Practice
The 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

Indicative Fees

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.

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