MGMT20144 - Management and Business Context

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit offers a series of lectures and tutorials that will provide foundation skills and knowledge in contemporary business issues, and organisational and business practices. You will have the opportunity to develop business skills, gain knowledge of various business contexts, and examine the functions of a diverse range of organisations. You will assess the impact of environmental forces on organisations, examine risks confronting the organisation and discuss the practices adopted to overcome these, including innovation, e-commerce, knowledge management, and cross-cultural management. The unit will enable you to engage in discussions about the governance options for different types of organisations and discuss the contemporary processes of regionalisation, emerging new world markets, global governance and globalisation. This foundation unit will develop your business skills for potential future business consulting, and your management skills for organisational management roles.

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 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 3 - 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. Written Assessment 30%
2. Group Work 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 40%

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 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.42% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students have indicated that application of theory and knowledge of the real business world using applied learning activities and assessments enhances learning opportunity in this unit.
Recommendation
Workshops and lectures should continue to focus on real world activities, case studies and examples in class. This can be supplemented with guest speakers from Australian industry, if feasible.
Action Taken
Workshops and lectures continued to focus on real world activities, case studies and examples in class (such as the impact of COVID19 pandemic on contemporary organizations and their response to the pandemic).
Source: Multiple
Feedback
Opportunities for positive student to staff and student to student relationships to be built into the unit in a virtual learning environment.
Recommendation
Opportunities for positive student to staff and student to student relationships continue to be built into the unit in face-to-face delivery and/or online delivery.
Action Taken
Throughout the workshop activities, students were provided ample opportunities to work collaboratively in different group tasks to harness them to coup situations in a real world organization. Also they were encourage to discuss any confusion (they might have about the assessment tasks and any theory/theme) with their teachers/unit-coordinator so that the expectations (about the assessment tasks) are clear.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The unit material provided helped me with my learning. At the end of an assignment, the teacher gives assignment feedback on every mistake, which is a great help to our learning. Also, the schedule for assignments is aligned correctly.
Recommendation
Strongly recommend using the up-to-date unit material specifically focusing on contemporary case studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The feedback given on my assessment work helped me to learn.
Recommendation
Keep providing the students with detailed feedback on each and every aspect of their assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
More discussion require for assignment in tutorial.
Recommendation
The development of critical thinking skills facilitates a deeper discussion of the topics as they apply to the assignments. It is recommended that this approach be developed along the lines of Socratic questioning, that is both engaging and interesting. It also empowers and motivates.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse the impact of a range of internal and external contextual factors on the performance and decision making of organisations
  2. Synthesise and utilise key theories, concepts and terms relevant to internal and external contextual factors to examine organisational environments
  3. Communicate an understanding of contemporary internal and external contextual factors affecting organisations
  4. Evaluate complex problems relevant to internal and external contextual factors in organisational environments
  5. Recommend creative solutions to contemporary challenges facing businesses to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

This is not applicable. 

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
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 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Online Quiz(zes)