STMGT101-19B (HAM)

Introduction to Management

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

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Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

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: eden.french@waikato.ac.nz
: honour.schuchardt@waikato.ac.nz
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: kristina.emson@waikato.ac.nz
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: shekinah.blaikie@waikato.ac.nz
: sophie.goodhue@waikato.ac.nz
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Paper Description

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This paper explores the world of management in organisations and provides a realistic introduction to the essential functions of management. It reviews the manager's role in organisations today, together with an understanding of how Western management theory and practice has changed over time. Using the case teaching method, students develop a critical awareness that in every situation, issue, or problem, managing is a mixture of artful and scientific decision-making that requires the application of analytical and interpersonal skills.

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Paper Structure

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This paper has ONE 2-hour lecture per week and ONE 2-hour scheduled tutorial. Students must attend the lecture and tutorial to ensure they are best prepared to learn the content and pass this paper. Students will participate both in lectures and tutorials through class discussions, exercises, assessed quizzes and presentations.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and apply the key components of management within the context of business practice to selected case studies, e.g. planning, organising, leading, controlling, human resource management, motivation, strategy, managerial ethics, sustainability
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  • Effectively communicate to an audience key managerial components, presenting clear understanding of the management theories application and relevance to a business context.
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  • Describe and apply relevant facts about trends, both global and local, that impact on industries and businesses.
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  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to produce reports and presentations on management components taught in the paper.
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  • To begin to demonstrate meaningful connections between management concepts.
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Assessment

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This paper is weighted 60% Internal Assessment and 40% Exam. The exam is compulsory and there are a number of compulsory items in the Internal Assessment. In order to pass this paper

  • You must submit the coursework items marked as compulsory.
  • A pass in this paper will be awarded when the final grade attained across and including each segment (coursework [internal] and examination [external]) totals at least 50%

A+ The student’s work is outstanding in every respect showing an excellent ability to define the problem, analyse the problem using sophisticated analytical techniques and draw conclusions that are wholly located in the literature showing contributions to the literature and/or management practice. The number of references used will display ability to search the literature. Grammar and text structure is excellent and proper referencing is adopted with the provision of clear examples where appropriate. In cases of projects this implies that a potential exists for a student to be a sole author of a conference or journal paper. The conceptualisations go significantly beyond those discussed in class and are innovative in nature and strongly argued.

A The student’s work is of an excellent standard but minor errors of a typographical or referencing nature are found. The student will have shown an excellent ability to define the problem, analyse the problem using sophisticated analytical techniques and draw conclusions that are wholly located in the literature showing contributions to the literature. Grammar is excellent and proper referencing is adopted. The number of references used will display ability to search the literature. In cases of projects this implies that a potential exists for a student to be a sole author of a conference or journal paper. Conceptualisation goes beyond that discussed in class and new ideas are introduced and strongly argued.

A- The work is significantly above average in standard, showing an above average ability to define the problem, analyse the problem using sophisticated analytical techniques and draw conclusions that are wholly located in the literature showing contributions to the literature. There may be minor typographical and referencing errors. The candidates provide evidence of being able to develop conceptualisation beyond that done in class.

B+ The work is of a good to above average standard showing good understanding of concepts, issues and literature beyond the obvious, thereby showing good evidence of additional learning. It is conscientious, well presented but possibly has not fully integrated concepts into a whole. Answers may be serial in nature without fully attempting a holistic assessment of the response to a problem. The work will draw upon an appropriate number of references but there may be some omissions in the literature. There may be a small number of typographical errors. There are clear, logical arguments identifying some of the clear critical issues for analysis with a clear thesis/hypothesis statement.

B The work is of average standard showing a clear understanding of the concepts and issues that is to be expected of a student at a given standard of work. There may be a few factual errors, but these are not sufficient in number or significant in nature to generally detract from the main thrust of the argument. The main hypotheses are clearly stated, but some nuances may be left unattended. Writing is still clear with few errors of grammar and syntax.

B- The work is of an average to slightly below average standard. It is generally conscientious and the number of references used will be acceptable in number but do not provide evidence of detailed search for information/authorities. The analysis is acceptable but shows little innovative thinking being generally conventional and dependent upon a comparatively small number of authorities. The work will be generally properly displayed and contain a conclusion and bibliography but may contain omission of expected authorities and typographical errors of a minor nature. Arguments may be partial and not fully developed.

C+ The work displays understandings of the concepts and issues being discussed and an ability to correctly frame argument and draw conclusions. It contains errors of fact and/or interpretation that are sufficient to partially nullify the answer being provided. It may draw upon very few references, contain a significant number of typographical errors and be incorrectly referenced. Nonetheless it will be conscientious in that it shows basic levels of understanding and awareness to permit a pass grade. It identifies the main issues, even if incomplete in nature. The text is still readable and sound.

C The work is of below average level but sufficient to obtain a pass standard. It shows evidence of some understanding of the subject matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems; benefitting from his/her university experience. Grammar and editing errors are present.

C- This is work of a bare pass standard. The student has shown an awareness of the nature of the issue, but such understanding, while not wholly incorrect, is relatively unsophisticated. The work will contain errors that are of some significance but on balance are not quite sufficient to cause the student to fail. There may be a minimal number or references.

Fail Grades

These will be characterized a number of faults that may include:

Poor research skills demonstrated by inappropriate or few references.
Poor standards of grammar and syntax.
Inadequate referencing.
Misunderstanding the nature of the task given and the means appropriate to completing the task.
A failure to focus on the main concepts/arguments/issues set in the task
Misunderstandings about the content of references used.
Undue brevity.
An inability to develop an argument in a logical and rational manner – the argument may be disjointed and be irrelevant to the task in hand.
Misunderstandings of the nature of the task set, the problems posed and the solutions required.
A failure to provide evidence to support contentions.
Non-performance in that work is not submitted in the time required with no valid reason being provided

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Statement Defence Part 1
2 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
9
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
2. Statement Defence Part 2
9 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
6
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Academic Fundamentals Workshop
28 Jul 2019
11:30 PM
3
4. Group - Case Analysis Report & Presentation
Average of Best ( 1 )
4 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
15
5. Organising Case Analysis
12 Aug 2019
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Strategy Case Analysis
2 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. HRM Case Analysis
16 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Motivation Case Analysis
23 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Leadership Case Analysis
30 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Quizzes
Average of Best ( 7 )
6
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Quiz 1
19 Jul 2019
11:30 PM
-
12. Quiz 2
26 Jul 2019
11:30 PM
-
13. Quiz 3
2 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
14. Quiz 4
9 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
15. Quiz 5
16 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
16. Quiz 6
6 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
17. Quiz 7
13 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
18. Quiz 8
27 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
19. Quiz 9
4 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
-
20. Tutorial Attendance
4 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
6
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
21. Individual - Essay
14 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
22. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Schermerhorn, Davidson, Woods Factor, Simon, & McBarron (2018). Management: Foundations and Applications. 6th Asia-Pacfic Edition: Wiley.
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Recommended Readings

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Perrin, R. (2011). Pocket guide to APA style (4th edition). United States, Cengage Learning Inc. ISBN 9780495912637

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Perrin, R. (2014). Pocket guide to APA style (5th edition). United States, Cengage Learning Inc. ISBN 9781285425917

These guides provides details on APA style referencing. Please ensure you use them to assist with how you reference in ALL your assignments. Failure to reference correctly could result in disciplary action.

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Other Resources

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Report Writing
A useful link from the University of Canberra
 
Effective Presentations
A useful link from  the BBC, and a follow up.
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Online Support

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All information for assessment, including marking rubrics, are provided to students in Moodle.

Tutors will provide direct support via email to students in their tutorials. Tutors have the option to also set up a closed Facebook group for their tutorials.

The lecturer will provide support where necessary via email.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper, which is allocated 150 hours of learning over a 16 week period (including exam time). There are 12 direct contact teaching weeks, 1 week teaching recess in the middle of the semester, 1 week study at the end of teaching and 2 weeks of exams. This paper equates to 9-10 hours to learning per week over the 16 week period. This includes in the contact teaching weeks one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour scheduled tutorial per week. The remaining time (approximately 6 hours per week) is allocated to self-directed learning, including reading relevant text and developing notes, completing group and individual assessment pieces and studying for the exam. Student are expected to still work through the teaching recess week which occurs mid semester, although no classes will occur during this week.

Students should ensure that they are meeting the quried expectations of learning horus for this paper.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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STMGT101 provides students with the foundational knowledge to be able to move onto further management papers such as HRMGT201 Organisational Behaviour.
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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG191

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