MGMT306-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Team Leadership

15 points

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


This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required to be an effective team member and leader in both face-to-face and virtual settings.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to be a successful team member and leader in both face-to-face and virtual settings. We focus on learning and developing effective interpersonal skills to facilitate working well in a team. The course helps students become more effective in a team setting, either as a team leader or as a team member.

Workload: 150 hours.
Please note you MUST attend every class session for this course.
Attendance: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours)
Preparation for class sessions: 24 hours
Independent research and reading: 24 hours
Administration/communication with peers: 24 hours
Assessment activities: 42 hours

Learning Outcomes

The overall objective of this course is to increase your effectiveness as a team member and leader.  By the end of the course you will:

1. Have improved self-awareness of your behaviour in a group and organisational setting;  
2. Have a conceptual understanding of the theory and research relating to teams and group dynamics, and be able to apply that understanding to a real work team;
3. Have learned and practised a wide range of practical team membership/leadership skills such as managing conflict, decision-making, communication, and facilitating meetings.

BCom Graduate Profile
MGMT306 addresses the BCom learning goals in the following manner:

1. Graduates can demonstrate advanced knowledge of team leadership and group dynamics informed by the broader context of commerce.

The simulated organisation and memo writing provide you with an opportunity to apply what you learn about group dynamics and apply team leadership skills.

2. Graduates are able to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address specific problems.

The simulated organisation requires the use of analytical skills in interpreting your own and others’ behaviour.  The simulated organisation we work on over the semester allow you to apply problem-solving skills to understand group dynamics.

3. Graduates can understand issues from a range of ethical, global, and multicultural perspectives.

We do not specifically address multiculturalism in this course, although we do pay attention to individual differences and perception during the simulated organisation sessions, which is the foundation for understanding diversity and ethical issues.

4. Graduates are able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.

Oral communication and written skill are both required when doing group work and to complete the course effectively.

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.




Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
E14 Lecture Theatre (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Wright


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Reflections 15% Individual Reflections
Reading Task Force Feedback Memos 10% Reading Task Force Feedback Memos
Team Presentation Feedback 5% Team Presentation Feedback
Team Effectiveness 10% Team Effectiveness
Peer Evaluation 15% Peer Evaluation
Personal Application Essay 40% Personal Application Essay (due week 12)
Attendance 5% Attendance

Assessment for MGMT306 includes writing individual and team memos and sitting one essay and one test. These pieces of assessment are evaluated by your peers in the course and/or by the senior manager (i.e. your lecturer). Specific details about the assessment will be covered in the first two class sessions.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Available on the MGMT306 Learn webpage. Course handouts and articles.

Required Readings
Articles and links to relevant books are available via the MGMT306 Learn webpage.


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 MGMT306 Occurrences

  • MGMT306-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020