Introduction to Management (MGT100) - Trimester One 2013
LA – Monday Class 9am – 11am lecture Lecturer/Tutor: Dr Ross Spence – contact Section 1:

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MGT100 Do students require access to specialist facilities and/or equipment for this subject/unit (eg special computer access / physical education equipment)? NO Section 2 – Academic Details 2.. Design and Communication Organising – HRM and managing change Leading .REVIEW Examinations Reading Ch1/2 Ch 3/4 Ch 5 Ch 7/8 Ch 9 Ch 10/11 Ch12/6 Ch13 Ch14 Ch 15/16 Ch 17 Expected work Assignment 1 due 20% Assignment 2 due 20% Ch 18 Assignment 3 due 20% Exam 40% Page 2 of 6 .2 Subject/unit content and structure Provide details in the table below. Foundations of Planning Planning – Strategic Management – MAKEUP CLASS Organising – Structure. including practical components such as laboratory. social responsibility & ethics Planning – Decision making. services and information in organisations Describe the relationship between organisations and their stakeholders in terms of social responsibility and managerial ethics Analyse the impact of the environment on organisations and the way organizations adapt and change Develop an understanding of human resource management and the labour market and the ways in which cooperation and conflict are negotiated 2.1 Student learning outcome List below. what key knowledge and skills students would be expected to attain by successfully completing this subject/unit (link to assessment tasks (refer to 2.Foundations of Behaviour Leading -Groups and teams Leading – Motivation and Leadership Controlling – Foundations of control Queen‟s Birthday Holiday Controlling – Operations and Value Chain Management .4 below)): (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Describe the role and importance of management in organisations at various levels and explain how managers affect performance Explain the organisational processes and technologies that influence the flow of products. about the subject/unit content and how it is structured. studio and work-based placements Wk 1 2 3 4 5 SRW 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Date 18/03 25/03 01/04 08/04 15/04 22/04 29/04 06/05 13/05 20/05 27/05 03/06 10/06 17/06 24/06 Topic Introduction to Management Environmental and Organisational Culture Easter Monday Holiday Stakeholders. in alpha format.

the teaching methods/strategies (face to face lectures.5 Prescribed and recommended readings: Provide below. 2005) Waddell. c. M ‘Management’ (6 ed. SP. a schedule of formal assessment tasks and major examinations for the subject/unit. D. R. in formal reference format.3 Teaching methods/strategies Briefly describe below. online tutorial) used in this subject/unit: Face-to-face lectures (2 hours/week) and tutorials (2 hour/week) supplemented with online teaching resources and quizzes 2. J „Management‟ (3rd Asia-Pacific ed. J and Coulter. South-Western: Mason. McGraw Hill: New York. Cengage Learning: Daft. b. McGraw-Hill: Sydney Page 3 of 6 . d Week 14 40% a. and Byars. Poole. 2010) Campling. d. D. LW. Wiesner. B. e 2. McGraw-Hill: Chicago. LL „Management: Skills and Applications‟ (11 ed. RL „Fundamentals of Management‟ (4 Melbourne. R. b. Wiley: Milton. Tan W-L and Schermerhorn. JM „Contemporary Management‟ (2 2011) nd th th ed. D and Daft. Jones. J. RL „Management‟ (9 ed. in table format as shown below. 2012) Other resources: Samson. c. ES. 2008) Jones. d. Stagg. d Week 13 20% a. J „Contemporary Management‟ (7 ed. GR and George. Chan. 2011) Rue. Bergman. c Week 9 20% a. b. c. Ang.4 Student assessment: Provide. Assessment Type When assessed Weighting Learning Outcomes Assessed Class quizzes Assignment 1 – individual case study (1500-2000 words) Assignment 2 – individual case study (1500-2000 words) Assignment 3 – individual case study (1500-2000 words) Final examination – 2 hours Weekly Week 6 20% a. c.MGT100 2. Pearson Australia: Sydney. 2012) th th th Asia Pacific ed. e a. b. a list of the prescribed and recommended readings Prescribed text: Robbins. b. G and George.

www. Stakeholders mentioned in their corporate statements The two companies are:  Woolworths . Values of the organisation – 3. Are these statements of intention “believable” and do they add value to these companies? Page 4 of 6 .au see Who We Are and About Us Stockland – www.MGT100 KOI - Introduction to Management MGT 100 Assignment 1 – DUE Week 6 – 03 May 2013 1500-2000 words plus a bibliography SMART Objectives and Goals Compare and contrast the following TWO companies in relation to the following: 2.woolworthslimited. Corporate Social Responsibility /Sustainability 4. Measurable.woolworths. Realistic and Timely) test for objectives and and A vision or mission – see Investor Centre and Sustainability  The comparisons must include an analysis of these statements as to whether they meet the SMART (Simple.stockland.

Describe the organisational culture or leadership style within Amazn. from 1995 to the present through the application of corporate strategies – what types of strategies have these been? . www. Briefly trace the development and growth of KOI - Introduction to Management MGT 100 Page 5 of 6 in the book and publishing industry – what are the main opportunities & threats? 4. Describe TWO of these practices and outline the KOI - Introduction to Management MGT 100 Assignment 2 – DUE Week 9 – 24 May 2013 1500-2000 words plus a bibliography AMAZON. Starting points: www. Perform an environmental analysis for the involvement of Amazon. There have been many criticisms of the business practices that has pursued over the years.

Answer the following four (4) questions related to the causes of the disaster and lessons that might hopefully be learned to avoid a similar situation occurring (equal marks for each question). concurrent control and feedback   Describe the different types of controls that managers can implement on any project – feed forward control. Research matters as they relate to the questions – a starting but not necessarily authoritative source is www. 90 people have been arrested and 16 charged with crimes in conjunction with illegal acquisition of confidential information. with the 2007 jailing of Clive Goodman and the resignation of then editor Andy Coulson. staff. politicians and investors due to failures in the control processes in News Corporation.en. and the withdrawing of News Corporation's bid to take over the majority of BSkyB shares it did not own. Investigations continued into what the company and individuals at the company knew of the phone hacking and when. newspapers.   Page 6 of 6 . Since police renewed investigations in 2011. What monitoring or controlling processes should have been in place to prevent or quickly identify any problems occurring in the news reporting business? Describe the overall impact on the global media. many if not most of them employees or agents of News Corp.MGT100 Assignment 3 – DUE Week 13 – 21 June 2013 – 20% final mark 1500-2000 words plus a bibliography News Corporation Scandal The News Corporation scandal developed in mid-2011 out of a series of investigations following up the News of the World royal phone hacking scandal of 2005–2007. as well as into other issues. Where initially the scandal appeared contained to a single journalist at News Corporation subsidiary News of the World. investigations eventually revealed a much wider pattern of wrongdoing. This led to the closure of the News of the World on 10 July 2011. Search many other sources that relate to this topic. including questions around police bribery.wikipedia. Summarise some of the causes of the scandal and detail what are some of the feed forward controls that should have been undertaken for such a global media company. an apology by Rupert Murdoch in an advertisement in most British national newspapers.

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