STMGT101-21A (NET)

Introduction to Management

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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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 managers and firms need to adapt in an ever-changing environment. 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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Weekly lecture content will be made available on Moodle, the University's official learning platform. Lectures and workshops will be offered on campus and in real time through Zoom meetings. A range of additional resources will be utilised including recordings, readings, and forum posts.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. Describe and apply relevant facts about trends, both global and local, that impact on industries and businesses.
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  • 4. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to produce reports and presentations on management components taught in the paper.
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  • 5. To begin to demonstrate meaningful connections between management concepts.
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Assessment

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A pass in this paper will be awarded when the final grade attained totals at least 50%
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Statement defense part 1
Sum of All
10
2. Individual component (50%)
11 May 2021
3:00 PM
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3. Group component (50%)
14 May 2021
3:00 PM
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4. Statement defense part 2 (Group assessment)
21 May 2021
12:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Workshop
5. Essay (Individual assessment)
Sum of All
30
6. Essay Draft (25%)
14 May 2021
11:00 PM
-
7. Essay final (75%)
21 May 2021
11:00 PM
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8. Case analysis report and presentation (Group assessment)
Sum of All
30
9. Case analysis draft (20%) Due dates: Displayed below the table
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Case analysis report (40%) Due dates: Displayed below the table
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Case analysis presentation (40%) Due dates: Displayed below the table
-
  • In Class: In Workshop
12. Individual reflective diary (4 entries, 5% each)
Sum of All
20
13. Reflective diary - Entry 1 (5%)
14 Apr 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
14. Reflective diary - Entry 2 (5%)
5 May 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
15. Reflective diary - Entry 3 (5%)
19 May 2021
11:00 PM
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  • Online: Submit through Moodle
16. Reflective diary - Entry 4 (5%)
2 Jun 2021
11:00 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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REQUIRED READING
Schermerhorn, Davidson, Woods Factor, Simon, & McBarron (2018). Management: Foundations and Applications. 6thAsia-Pacfic Edition : Wiley.
NOTE:

You can use the earlier edition of the text but the chapters do not directly align and you will have to ensure youare reading the correct chapter for the week.

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Recommended Readings

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Perrin, R. (2020). Pocket guide to APA style (7th edition). Cengage Learning Inc. ISBN 9780495912637

This guide provides details on APA style referencing. Please ensure you use it to assist with how you reference in ALL your assignments. Failure to reference correctly could result in disciplinary 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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Moodle:

Moodle is the online space for students to connect with each other as well as with teaching staff. Students will use the site to ask teachers questions, participate in online discussions, and complete selected learning activities. You can also find assessment instructions, submit your completed assessments, access feedback, and keep track of your grades there.

To access Moodle, sign into your university login and click on the “Moodle” link. Moodle will be your main source of information for the course.

Email:

The lecturer will provide support where necessary via email (mdewitt@waikato.ac.nz)

Panopto:

Lectures will be recorded and the links to these recordings will be available on the Moodle page for this paper. The aim of recording classes is to aid in the further study and understanding of content, and as a revision tool. Class recordings do not replace attendance.

Studiosity:

Studiosity is an online tutoring service for students at the University of Waikato. It’s accessible via Moodle and offers personalised, live, online help from trained experts in two ways:

  • Writing Feedback: upload your work to get help with academic writing and literacy (such as structure, grammar and referencing). Available 24/7, you will receive your feedback in less than 24 hours.

  • Connect Live: chat with a subject specialist to get help with academic writing and literacy, study skills, maths, economics, accounting or statistics. Available 5.00pm – 2.00am Sunday to Friday.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper, which is allocated 150 hours of learning over a 6 week period. This paper equates to about 25 hours of learning per week, over the 6 week period. This includes four virtual 2-hour sessions comprised of lectures and workshops; and a 30 minute drop-in session. All of these sessions will be conducted via Zoom. The remaining time (approximately 16 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 quizzes. Students should ensure that they are meeting the required expectations of learning hours 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 MNMGT202-Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations.
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG191

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