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This course addresses the essential frameworks needed for managing people. It examines the psychological and legal influences that shape employing and leading staff. It covers the specific obligations and responsibilities affecting processes such as recruiting, performance management, dispute resolution, termination and organisational change - as well as exploring the dynamics for managing relationships between managers and employees.
This course addresses the essential frameworks needed for managing people. It examines the psychological and legal influences that shape employing and leading staff. It covers the specific obligations and responsibilities affecting processes such as recruiting, performance management, dispute resolution, termination and organisational change - as well as exploring the dynamics for managing relationships between managers and employees.It is a central course for people aiming to work as either line-managers or HRM specialists. The course outlines the essential regulatory frameworks, along with the relational processes, that leaders need in order to manage people. It addresses a range of fundamental areas that are common challenges for managers, and issues that HR professionals are typically expected to advise on.The course addresses the values and ideological frameworks that shape employment, with the ways in which managers and employers relate. This includes the principles of collaboration and conflict, and the ways these can create productive, resilient and engaged work groups.Relationship to other coursesThis course complements other 300-level Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour. It is designed to contribute to the competency requirements of the Human Resources Institute of NZ (HRINZ) for Legal Compliance & Employment RelationsThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT303 is : • Lecture/Tutorials 20 hours• Tests and weekly cases 4 hours • Test and weekly case Preparation 40 hours• Assignment 36 hours• Lecture Preparation 52 hoursTotal 150 hours
Specifically, this course aims to equip students with an understanding of the ideological and legislative frameworks governing employment, with the ability to analyse and manage employment issues. At the end of this course, students should be able to:explain employment relations theory and contemporary employment systemsexplain and address the applications of employment-related legislationexplain the framework governing processes such as dispute resolution and negotiation, along with the functions of specialist employment institutions and processesidentify, and propose methods to resolve employment relations issues.Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Learning Goals:The broad goals for the BCom and the ways in which this course addresses these: LO1.1.1 Students can demonstrate an understanding of theory, concepts, models or reasoning from their selected subject major to a problem/issue/context. LO1.1.2 Students can critique concepts, models or reasoning from their selected subject major.LO1.2.8 Apply management concepts to analyse and deal with key organisational and management issues. LO1.2.3 Describe the key elements and processes of the NZ legal system relevant to a business context. LO1.2.4 Explain the impact of technology on organisations. LO2.1.4 Students can write a report/essay on a problem/issue/situation/scenario that: - incorporates content at an appropriate level of detail - is logically structured - is presented professionally using correct English, referencing and appropriate resources LO2.1.1 Students can apply subject specific knowledge and tools to analyse, propose a solution to and/or address a given problem or issue. Innovative approaches and solutions are encouraged.
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.
30 points of MGMT 200-level (or above) courses; or 30 points of LAWS 200-level (or above)
Students must attend one activity from each section.
In-course work and Cases1. You are required to do preparatory readings, involving cases and topics before classes. 2. There are also short cases that are to be completed on Learn, throughout the course. Dates for these are shown on Learn. These are worth 20% of the course final grade. Late submissionLate submission of assignments will be NOT be accepted without the approval of the course coordinator. Late submission is granted at the discretion of the course coordinator only and each application will be evaluated on its merit. If an assignment is submitted in the first three days after the close-off time, then it will have 10% of the maximum possible grade deducted, for every 24 hours after the due date. No assignments will be accepted beyond 72 hours after the close-off time. The only exception to the above is where formal special consideration conditions are satisfied; (for details on these requirements, see the university website https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/ ). Please note that a special consideration application must be submitted within seven days of the due date for the assessment.GradingThe marks for tests and exams may be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not automatically regard 50% as a pass mark.
Rudman, R. S;
New Zealand employment law guide
CCH New Zealand Limited, 2019.
Rudman, R. (2020) New Zealand Employment Law Guide 2020ISBN: 9781775473213 (Book)ISBN: 9781775473220 (eBookThis textbook is available in print and digital versions. The print book can be purchased on-campus via UBS, or print and digital versions are available from the CCH bookstoreOther resourcesCourse readings and lecture resources, including copies of power-point slides will be 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 PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest 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.
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.
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