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MGMT1002 – Principles of Management

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Brett White
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces concepts and theories of management and organisations. The unit examines the planning, organising, leading, and controlling functions of management practice. It is a foundation unit for business and management roles in all industries.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Describe and apply management theories and concepts to business operation.
  • ULO2: Critically examine organisational and management practices.
  • ULO3: Analyse management challenges, problems and issues, and construct practical solutions.
  • ULO4: Assess the purpose and value of teamwork and working collaboratively.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessments must also be submitted through Turnitin. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 20% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for  each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission incurs a 40% penalty). Late submissions will be accepted up to 96 hours after the due date and time.

This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for SpeciaConsideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Group Report & Essay 50% No Part 1 - Week 6; Part 2 - Week 10
Final Online Examination 50% No University Examination Period

Group Report & Essay

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: Part 1 - Week 6; Part 2 - Week 10
Weighting: 50%

 

This assessment has two components worth 50% in total. One component is a 1,500 word individual essay worth 25%. The other component is a group report of 2,500 words also worth 25%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and apply management theories and concepts to business operation.
  • Critically examine organisational and management practices.
  • Analyse management challenges, problems and issues, and construct practical solutions.
  • Assess the purpose and value of teamwork and working collaboratively.

Final Online Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 50%

 

A two-hour online examination, administered via iLearn and worth 50%, will be held during the University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and apply management theories and concepts to business operation.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Kinicki, 2020, Management, a practical introduction, 3ed, McGraw Hill Education, Sydney, Australia (with Connect Online Access). Online Edition

A link to purchase the text is available on the unit web page.

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ile arn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn. 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
07/01/2021 Updated the edition of the textbook to 3rd Edition.