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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. WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT100 is: Lectures 40Mid-term Test 2Final Exam 3Reflective Journals 20Mid-term Test + Exam Preparation 50Lecture Preparation 35Total 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 written communication skills. Learning Objectives, BComStudents 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.
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 26 (i.e. week 2).Lectures for MGMT100-21S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Herb de Vries
and Nadeera Ranabahu
MID-TERM TEST (30%)Week 5: Tuesday, August 17 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. REFLECTIVE JOURNALS (20%)Due weekly from Friday 27 August to Friday 15 October, 5.00pm. Each week for six weeks from Friday 20 August 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, each 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 on LEARN. 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 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.Important Assessment Information Marks 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. You can view your tests and exam answers on LEARN.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, Danny et al;
Management in New Zealand;
Cengage Learning Australia, 2016.
e-text version: https://nz.cengage.com/c/ISBN/9780170356398 discount code is NZ10OFFThe 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
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.