CQUniversity Unit Profile
MGMT11109 Introduction to Management
Introduction to Management
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General Information

Overview

The aim of this unit is to enable you to gain a knowledge and understanding of management functions by examining the roles and responsibilities of a manager. You will acquire a good knowledge of management concepts. Particular emphasis is placed on the management process, its dynamic nature and its key elements of planning, organising, directing, coordinating and controlling.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say survey and emails.

Feedback

The assessment items were regarded by some students as excessively detailed, and marks/feedback were a little slow in being returned.

Recommendation

The assessment items should be explained in a more simple way, and efforts should be made to improve speed of marking turnaround.

Action

A rubric has been included and individualised for all assessment in the Unit and a marking key provided to enhance feedback. This has resulted in a 4.2 and 4.0 score achieved respectively for Assessment Return and Assessment Feedback for Term One 2017 for the 'Have your say...' survey.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, principles and theories of management and how they have evolved
  2. explain the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling and how they should be implemented
  3. discuss how external environmental factors can impact on managerial and organisational processes and priorities
  4. identify and explain contemporary management challenges.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach 6th Edition (2015)

Authors: Robert E. Quinn, David Bright, Sue R. Faerman, Michael P. Thompson, Michael R. McGrath
Wiley
New York New York , New York , USA
ISBN: 9781119034377
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

The E-Book is preferred. It is available for purchase at http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP003178.html

However, paper copies are still available if you prefer at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Tim Whan Unit Coordinator
t.whan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The competing values approach to management

Chapter

Pages 1 - 33

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Creating and sustaining commitment and cohesion; Understanding self and others

Module 1: Competency 1

Chapter

Pages 33 - 46

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Communicating honestly and effectively

Module 1: Competency 2

Chapter

Pages 46 - 57

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Mentoring and developing others; Managing groups and leading teams; Managing and encouraging constructive conflict

Module 1: Competency 3, 4 & 5

Chapter

Pages 58 - 107

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Establishing and maintaining stability and continuity; Organizing information flows; Working and managing across function

Module 2: Competency 1 & 2

Chapter

Pages 108 - 143

Events and Submissions/Topic

Learning and Research Book Due: Week 5 Friday (7 Apr 2017) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Planning and coordinating projects; Measuring and monitoring performance and quality; Encouraging and enabling compliance

Module 2: Competency 3, 4 & 5

Chapter

Pages 144 - 169

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Improving productivity and increasing profitability; Developing and communicating a vsion; Setting goals and objectives

Module 3: Competency 1 & 2

Chapter

Pages 170 - 194

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Motivating self and others; Designing and organizing; Managing execution and driving for results

Module 3: Competency 3, 4 & 5

Chapter

Pages 194 - 241

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Promoting change and encouraging adaptability; Using power and influence ethically and effectively

Module 4: Competency 1

Chapter

Pages 242 - 256

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Championing and selling new ideas; Fueling and fostering innovation

Module 4: Competency 2 & 3

Chapter

Pages 256 - 283

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Negotiating agreement and commitment; Implementing and sustaining change

Module 4: Competency 4 & 5

Chapter

Pages 283 - 311

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Integration and the road to mastery

Chapter

Pages 312 - 329

Events and Submissions/Topic

Management Report Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Learning and Research Book

Task Description

Each week you have a task to develop a management competency and/or research skill. You are to record the output in your Learning and Research Book. You will submit this Learning and Research Book in week five. A summary of the Tasks is provided below;

Week 1 - Think critically by going public with your reasoning

Week 2 - Using the "American Psychological Association (APA) abridged guide updated Term 2 2016" to provide a citation

Week 3 - Reflective listening to improve your communication

Week 4 - Follow up on the meeting by writing an effective email

Week 5 - Find peer reviewed journals

Before starting this assessment please thoroughly read the MGMT11109 Assessment details for Assessment Task 1 – Written Assessment – Learning and Research Book available in moodle which provides further detail and links to the content for this assessment.

Purpose
The purpose of this assessment item is to assess your research skills and your understanding of the Unit Learning Outcomes as they relate to the first five weeks of content for this unit in preparation for Assessment Task 2.


Resources
You will need to have the following documents in order to complete the assessment tasks below.
1. American Psychological Association (APA) abridged guide updated Term 2 2016;
2. The textbook.

Further Details

The Learning and Research Book must have a Title Page, Table of Contents and Reference List. This is an individual assessment task with a maximum word count of 1500 words excluding the Title Page, Table of Contents and Reference List. The Learning and Research Book contains activities that will help you develop your skills as a manager and researcher and help you prepare for the next piece of assessment in this unit.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (7 Apr 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

This due date and time has been chosen to closely align with business expectations in the modern Australian workplace. Most management tasks are required on a Friday at 5pm rather than on a Monday at 9am.


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (21 Apr 2017)

The return date will apply to submissions lodged on or before the due date and time


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment will be assigned a mark (out of the possible marks in the brackets below) based on how well your overall assessment addresses the assessment criteria

CONTENT:
Demonstrate critical thinking when asked to provide responses to the assessment tasks (15 marks).
Demonstrate independent research evidenced by depth and quality of academic literature provided in response to assessment tasks (15 marks).
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts, principles and theories of management presented in week one to five of the unit (10 marks).

PRESENTATION:
Demonstrate a professional approach to the presentation of the Learning and Research Book – including overall design and logical structure, format and layout, including grammar, expression, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5 marks).
Observe strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQU American Psychological Association (APA) abridged guide updated Term 2 2016 (5 marks).

50 marks = 50% weighting of assessment for this unit.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, principles and theories of management and how they have evolved
  • explain the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling and how they should be implemented
  • discuss how external environmental factors can impact on managerial and organisational processes and priorities
  • identify and explain contemporary management challenges.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Management Report

Task Description

You will watch a video regarding the history of the manège (an enclosed area in which horses and riders are trained) provided in moodle. You are then to discuss how horses and riders can be managed to success in a contemporary Australian riding school. You will focus on the principles, models and theories of management and how the riding school is planned, organised, lead and controlled. You will also discuss the external environmental factors affecting the riding school and the contemporary management challenge that this presents. Guidelines and links to the video will be provided in moodle regarding how to structure and present a Management Report and the elements that are required in a contemporary Australian Management Report. Further details of the assessment can be found in the MGMT11109 Assessment details for Assessment Task 2 – Written Assessment – Management Report available in moodle.

Purpose
The purpose of this assessment item is to evidence your research skills and your understanding of the Unit Learning Outcomes as they relate to the discipline of management.

Resources
You will need to have the following documents in order to complete the assessment tasks below.
1. American Psychological Association (APA) abridged guide updated Term 2 2016;
2. The textbook.

Further Details
This is an individual assessment task with a maximum word count of 2500 words. Before starting this assessment please thoroughly read the MGMT11109 Assessment details for Assessment Task 2 – Written Assessment – Management Report available in moodle and the marking criteria set out below. The Management Report is written in the third person passive academic style. The Management Report provides evidence of your management competencies and research skills learnt during your study of this unit. The Management Report has a focus on demonstrating your research skills developed in this unit and your ability to judge quality research materials (predominately peer reviewed academic journals) and provide a summary of this material to support your findings in a Management Report.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

This due date and time has been chosen to closely align with business expectations in the modern Australian workplace. Most management tasks are required on a Friday at 5pm rather than on a Monday at 9am.


Return Date to Students

Your Management Report comments and marks will be released following certification of grades on Friday, 7th July 2016.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your assessment will be assigned a mark (out of the possible marks in the brackets below) based on how well your overall assessment addresses the assessment criteria.

CONTENT:
Demonstrate the academic research skills necessary to at least pass this criterion by providing at least EIGHT (8) academic scholarly references. Further references, well summarised, will score above 8/15. Scholarly references must include the prescribed textbook. Scholarly references must be relevant to the discipline area of management, be from the last five years and be predominately peer reviewed journals (15 marks).

Provide critical analysis and demonstrate critical thinking when responding to the assessment task and the inherent contemporary management challenges (15 marks).
Demonstrate an understanding of the environmental factors and their impact on managerial and organisational processes and priorities (10 marks).

PRESENTATION:
Demonstrate a professional approach to the presentation of the Management Report – including structure and presentation, grammar, expression, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5 marks).
Observe a strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQU American Psychological Association (APA) abridged guide updated Term 2 2016 (5 marks).

50 marks = 50% weighting of assessment for this unit.





Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts, principles and theories of management and how they have evolved
  • explain the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling and how they should be implemented
  • discuss how external environmental factors can impact on managerial and organisational processes and priorities
  • identify and explain contemporary management challenges.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

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