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 3
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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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

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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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.25% 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
Qualitative feedback indicated that there were issues around the clarity, detail and marking criteria of assessment items.
Recommendation
Consider how to strengthen the communication around the assessment requirements.
Action Taken
Lecturers are provided with a PowerPoint presentation to assist them to explain the assessment as well as the Unit Coordinator recording the presentation and uploading to Moodle.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Qualitative feedback suggested that the number of assignments be reduced from three to two.
Recommendation
Consider the type or number of assessment items in Term 1, 2018.
Action Taken
The type of assessment has been reviewed and an annotated bibliography has replaced the first essay. This provides scaffolding for the students in relation to researching and interpreting information. However, the number of assessment items has remained at three.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Update the materials on Moodle as some of the material is quite old.
Recommendation
Review all lecture and tutorial material, journal articles, videos, podcasts, and topic content for currency and update where necessary.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
There should be a textbook or more content material provided for students.
Recommendation
Explore the opportunity to have a textbook specially designed for this unit. With a large cohort of students publishers will often compile chapters from other texts into one book for a specific unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Conduct presentations during tutorial times only to leave lectures free for delivery of content by lecturers.
Recommendation
Consider condensing the content from 11 topics to 10 topics that are delivered in the first 10 weeks of the term. This will leave all of weeks 11 and 12 for student presentations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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