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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 MGMT100S1 is: Lectures 40Lecture Preparation 35Quizzes 4Class Test 2Final Exam 4Reflective Journals 15Assessment Preparation 50Total 150 hours
The objectives of the course are: Recognise the principles of planning, organising, leading and controlling in management.Apply management concepts to analyse and reflect on key organisational and managerial issue. Understand the bicultural, local and global environmental context in which organisations operate.Understand how social, cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given management-related issue. Enhance awareness of Treaty of Waitangi principles as they are applied in business and management in Aotearoa New Zealand.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 will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
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 25 (i.e. week 2).Lectures for MGMT100-22S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Herb de Vries
MULTI-CHOICE QUIZ, Run via LEARN (20%)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 5%, accumulating to a maximum of 20% over the duration of the assessment. The quizzes will be completed in LEARN | AKO and each will be open at 9am on the Monday of weeks 2, 3, 4, & 5, and each quiz will remain open until 11.59pm on the Friday of the following 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.Please Note: No extensions can be given for any submission. (Check due dates in the Assessment folder on LEARN)MID-TERM TEST, Run via LEARN (15%)Week 6: Tuesday 23 August 2022; Run via LEARN 6.30pm to 7.30pmThe term test will consist of short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete) relating to a case study/case studies. The test will examine selected lecture material, text and course readings from weeks 1-4. REFLECTIVE JOURNALS, Submitted via LEARN (20%)Due weekly from week 7 on Fridays at 5.00pm (NZ time zone: GMT+13). Each week for five weeks from the Friday of week 7 a reflective journal question relating to the course material will be set. Students are asked to submit, on LEARN (as a word file or pdf attachment), a brief response (200-300 words) to four of the five questions; however, each submission must be within one week of each question’s release 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 5%, accumulating to a maximum of 20% over the duration of the assessment.Please Note: No extensions can be given for any submission. (Check due dates in the Assessment folder on LEARN)FINAL EXAM (45%)Time TBA; Run via LEARNThe final exam will consist of quiz and short-answer questions (all compulsory to complete). The short-answer questions will be 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.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.The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, student does not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744 for further information. Assessment In Te Reo MāoriIn recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following: Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.
There is no specific textbook. The readings for each week will be 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 $845.00
International fee $3,975.00
* 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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