Introduction to Management (4207.8)
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|School Of Management||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Be able to understand the principal historical and current approaches to the study of management;
2. Apply the various theories of management to particular management situations;
3. Understand the tasks and competencies required in the practice of management;
4. Comprehend the range of complicating factors which prevent the study of management from ever becoming an exact science; and
5. Demonstrate basic competencies in the written and oral presentation of academic work.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units9525 Principles of Management
Equivalent units9525 Principles of Management
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Textbook – Jones, Gareth R, George, Jennifer M, Barrett, Mary and Honig, Beverley. Contemporary Management, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, North Ryde, 2016.
Note: the textbook is also available as an e-textbook.
It is critical that you have your own copy of this textbook, either in print or electronic form. It will be used in all classes throughout the term and you will need to use it in preparation for lectures, tutorials, workshops and the final examination.
Additional resources will be available on the unit Canvas site.
The following journals will be helpful in your further reading and research, and especially for the essay. Do not limit yourself to these journals, however. You will also find useful and credible information in a broad range of peer reviewed journals, business publications, books and newspapers available through the university library.
Access to University subscribed online databases
Databases can be accessed through the Library website at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/databases
A sample of relevant journals
Academy of Management Executive
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Administrative Science Quarterly
Asian Business Review
Asian Journal of Management
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Australian Journal of Management
Business Review Weekly
California Management Review
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Management
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Journal of Organisational Behaviour Management
Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
The Learning Organization
World Executive Digest
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
There is no requirement for tutors to mark assessment items that are submitted late. However in this unit the following practice will be followed. Late assessment which is submitted within 7 days of the specified submission date and time will be accepted for marking. However, 5% of the total marks allocated for that item of assessment will be deducted for each day the assessment is overdue. Late assessment submitted more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time may not be marked. In this case a student will not receive any marks for the relevant piece of assessment.
If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the UCC Reception, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students MUST attempt the final exam and obtain at least overall 50% of the total mark.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly lecture: 1.5 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly tutorial: 1.5 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly workshop: 2 hours/week, 11 times
Weekly study commitment, in addition to the 3 items above: 2 hours/week, 12 times (including mid-term break)
Weekly quiz and Workplace simulation part C: Workshop participation: preparation time of 2 hours/quiz, 11 times
Workplace simulation part A: Group presentation: preparation time of 20 hours
Final exam: preparation time of 29 hours
In this unit there are three (3) classes per week: one lecture (1.5 hours), one tutorial (1.5 hours) and one workshop (2 hours). All classes are compulsory for all students. Students who have less than 80% attendance rate across all classes will be identified as 'at risk' students who have a high chance of failing the unit.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
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