MGMT304-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Management Skills for a Diverse Workforce

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the increasing importance of diversity in organisations. We study a range of theories and focus on how to apply those theories to real-world situations.

This course emphasises the development of the skills and knowledge required for successful managerial performance in diverse organisations. It focuses on such areas as developing self-awareness, creative problem-solving, supportive communication, the use of power and influence, motivation techniques, and managing conflict.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate applicable knowledge of the common skills needed for managerial effectiveness within diverse environments.
  • Understand the dynamics of human behaviour so as to increase your ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Be more aware of your values, behaviours and perceptions to understand how they influence your interpersonal behaviour and organisational practice.
    • 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.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 A6 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
- (23/4-28/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Wright

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Student Presentations 30% Student Presentations
Questions 10% Questions
Reflective Essay 01 Jun 2020 60% Reflective Essay


Grading
The marks for assessments may be scaled before a final grade is determined.  You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.

Cover Sheets for Assignments
Cover sheets must be used for the exposure assignment. They are not required for the weekly reflective journals. These can be downloaded here.

Textbooks / Resources

Articles are available via the MGMT304 Learn webpage.

Notes

Class Representative
A 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 Policies
The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations

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 $822.00

International fee $3,688.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

All MGMT304 Occurrences

  • MGMT304-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020