STMGT101-21X (SPE)

Introduction to Management

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: lingling.pan@waikato.ac.nz

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: nat.enright@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This course 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 practise 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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Classroom Etiquette and Participation

To maintain an effective and respectful learning environment, cell phones should be off and in the provided receptacles while in class unless for some reason they are being used for a class activity. Food and drink should be kept to a minimum. Furthermore, good class participation requires practicing active listening skills and being prepared to contribute. Do not interrupt or conduct side conversations when other students or the instructor is speaking, and do not leave the classroom for extended periods of time. Make sure you take care of personal business before or after class, and come to class ready to focus and contribute so that you can get the full benefit of all opportunities for the learning provided.

Referencing Guidelines: The required referencing style within Waikato Management School is American Psychological Association (APA) (using no more than 20% direct quotations in an assessment). For further information on APA referencing go to:

http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/school/knowledge/learning/reference/default.htm

Academic Writing: It is important in your academic journey that you learn how to use the ideas of others to support your ideas and to acknowledge your sources. This is the basis of academic honesty. You must provide citations for all direct quotations and paraphrases for borrowed ideas and facts that are not of general knowledge. All work for Waikato Management School papers is to be referenced using APA style. More details on APA Style of citation and referencing can befound in your Pocket Guide to APA Style by Robert Perrin.

Submitting assignments in Mandarin: All assignments are to be submitted entirely in English.

Tutorial attendance and punctuality: Your tutorial commitment for this paper is to attend and participate in a specific weekly session starting in Week 1. It is your responsibility to attend tutorials.

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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, strategy, managerial ethics, and sustainability.
    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, strategy, managerial ethics, and sustainability.
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  • 2. Effectively communicate/present to an audience key managerial components, sharing a clear understanding of the management theories applicable and relevant 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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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. Tutorial Participation
6 May 2021
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Quizzes
7 May 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Statement Defence Part 1
23 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Statement Defence Part 2
1 Apr 2021
3:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
5. Group - Case Analysis Report & Presentation
Sum of Best ( 1 )
13 May 2021
3:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. First Component
3 May 2021
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Component 2
10 May 2021
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Component 3
17 May 2021
9:00 AM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Final Test
4 Jun 2021
No set time
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Individual Essay
27 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • 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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Schermerhorn, Davidson, Woods Factor, Simon, & McBarron (2018). Management: Foundations and Applications. 6th Asia-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 you are reading the correct chapter for the week.

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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 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. For this paper, you should expect to spend around 150 hours in total during the semester. This includes preparing for class, attending lectures and tutorials, reading, working on assignments, and studying for tests and examinations (as appropriate).

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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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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG191

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