MGMT215-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Special Topic: Working and Leading in International Teams

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

The course will introduce students to the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to be an effective and respectful member of, and leader in, an international or intercultural team. This will be done utilising relevant theories, as well as by introducing students to different norms of teamwork and leadership from a range of cultural perspectives, including Maori and Pacific. Students will then have the opportunity to apply this knowledge, and reflect on it, by working in international teams on real-world projects with global companies through the X-Culture programme. The overarching purpose of the course is to prepare students to work and lead in international and intercultural teams.

Find out more about X-Culture here.

Workload
The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT215S2 is:
Lectures 24
Reflection 24
Class Test 2
Group Assignment 45
Class Test Preparation 19
Lecture Preparation 36
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
  • Develop an understanding of key theories relevant to working and leading in international and intercultural teams.
  • Develop an understanding of different norms of teamwork and leadership from a range of cultural perspectives, including Māori and Pacific.  
  • Explain key benefits, challenges, and best practices of working and leading in international and intercultural teams in light of the above knowledge.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your individual teamwork and leadership style in light of the above knowledge.
  • Apply, and reflect on, this knowledge by working in an international team on a real-world project for an international company.

    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.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

(1) MGMT100; and (2) A further 105 points

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 240
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT215S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator

Anna Earl

Lecturer

Will Shannon

Contact Person

Micky Lu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
X-Culture project 40%
Term test 30%
Reflections 30%


The X-Culture project grade is made up of:

Individual weekly progress reports (all or nothing grade, worth 5% - must complete all reports fully and before the deadlines to receive).

Peer evaluations (completed weekly and post-project by other team members focussing on effort, intellectual contribution, help with writing the report, coordinating team efforts, other comments, with an average score from all worth 10%).

Final team report (marked by UC staff with consideration of scores from the professors of other team members using common evaluation form, worth 25%).

Students must also complete a pre-project training exercise and post-project survey with X-Culture.

To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a weighted average grade of at least 45% across all invigilated assessments.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In 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.

Textbooks / Resources

Readings will be available on Learn

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 $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* 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 Tourism .

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