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MGMT20129 - People and Organisations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit prompts students to critically examine the role of individuals, groups and managers in promoting organisational effectiveness in a dynamic environment. The roles of individual and group performance is related to organisational effectiveness via multiple perspectives. Theoretical underpinnings of management processes is also addressed. Topics include emotions, values, attitudes, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, management roles, strategic decision-making and organisational structures. If you have successfully completed the unit MGMT20124 you should not enrol in this unit.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2016

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Melbourne
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 40%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 30%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 21.79% response rate.

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.

Source: Students feedback
Feedback
Accessing key literature
Recommendation
Links have been provided to students in both the profile and Moodle site to publishers and websites from which students can purchase key readings on both digital and hardback format.
Action Taken
Links were provided and additinal links to key readings also provided.
Source: Students feedback
Feedback
Assessment tasks
Recommendation
Feedback was provided that the second group presentation may be unnecessary. Consideration will be given to dropping this requirement.
Action Taken
The two presentations were consolidated as 1 major group presesntation as per the recommendation.
Source: MBA Students
Feedback
Highlighly relevant to current practice
Recommendation
No change for this cohort
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching Faculty
Feedback
Content and assessment challenging for non-mbas with no work experience
Recommendation
Seek parallel assessment that aligns with LOs but focuses on conceptual knowledge acquisition as a development strategy
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the changing nature of organisational effectiveness, particularly in the context of globalisation;
  2. critically analyse the main issues in organisational leadership and relate these issues to behaviour at multiple levels in organisations;
  3. critically analyse and prioritise current literature and key research in the field of management and organisations in multiple contexts and settings;
  4. evaluate and discuss managerial functions and organisational processes using a behavioural science framework; and
  5. prepare and present written papers and reports that demonstrates capacity to critically evaluate research concepts and theories and apply these in managerial contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination