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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 hoursIndependent research and reading: 24 hoursAdministration/communication with peers: 24 hoursAssessment activities: 42 hours
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 ProfileMGMT306 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.
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.
MGMT206 and MGMT207
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.GradingThe marks for assessments may be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.
Available on the MGMT306 Learn webpage. Course handouts and articles.Required ReadingsArticles and links to relevant books are available via the MGMT306 Learn webpage.
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.Citations and referencing
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.
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Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.