- Class Number 3262
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-line
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Ann Smith
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
- Chao Ma
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Distinguish between the different concepts and theories of management.
2. Establish the roles and functions of managers within organisations.
3. Recognise the challenges of managing dynamic and complex organisations in a global context.
4. Consider how external environments impact on organisations.
5. Recognise the social and ethical implications of management decisions in both domestic and international contexts.
6. Reflect on the emerging evidence about changing nature of management, institutions, and markets.
This course brings contemporary theory and research into the foundations of management to the evidence-based resolution of practical problems encountered in organisations locally and globally.
Additional Course Costs
Examination Material or equipment
All required reading materials will be provided on Wattle.
Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.
Feedback: Rubrics are provided for all assessment items so that students can plan their work and can identify areas for improvement. Students may receive feedback in any of the following ways:
1. Feedback on their online discussion forum participation
2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the online tutor after consultation with learners
3. Feedback on the assessment pieces in in numeric, tabular, and graphical formats, and/or written or audio qualitative comments; feedback can be both to individual learners and consolidated for the whole online class. Rubrics will be used so students can identify areas for improvement.
4. Personalised, in-depth feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the online tutor or the Convenor by email or by appointment. If an appointment for a telephone, online chat, or online visual meeting is required, please email the tutor or Convenor to arrange this.
Disagreement and dispute of assessment marks and feedback: ANU has policies and procedures to be followed in respect of disagreement with assessment marks or feedback (see under EDUCATIONAL POLICIES). However, in view of the circumstances of online learning it is suggested that any disagreement with assessment marks and feedback be addressed initially by email to the online tutor and with a copy of the email sent to the Course Convenor, including a clear description of the area(s) of dispute.
Important: Most updates and announcements for this course will be circulated via emails and/or Wattle site. Please ensure that your official ANU email address is effective, that you have access to Wattle, and that you regularly check both your email and Course Announcements.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Student consultation: Consultation requests to students will be circulated by Course Announcements or by email.
Every effort will be made to respond to student queries as soon as possible, and within 2 business days unless there are special circumstances. The preferred initial method of contact is email, with other forms of telecommunications used where appropriate.
Online learning: This course is delivered in an online mode. Online teaching and learning does not mean that students are isolated from their instructors or tutors. In fact, it opens up new ways through for intensive, interactive and engaging communication that facilitates students' learning experiences and achievement of learning outcomes.
Differences from other modes of teaching: Online courses may differ in some aspects of delivery, assessment details, and weightings from the on-campus delivery. These changes are designed to adjust for the different delivery modes and ensure that all students achieve the same learning outcomes, regardless of delivery mode.
Personal portfolio: As an online student you may benefit from a different range of learning tools. Consider keeping a personal journal throughout the course to record the thoughts, issues, and dilemmas that arise for you. Such a journal may be electronic, using tools such as e-Portfolio on Wattle, or maintained in any other format that suits you. Your journal may be used to record insights gathered from course reading and other sources, as well as for noting personal reflections as the course proceeds. Students should reflect on the skills, resources, capabilities, thinking and learning styles and consider how they will prepare themselves for working in a management role deploying the skills and knowledge gained in this course.
Applicable timezone: The Australian National University is situated in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and all references to times and dates refer to time in the Australian Capital Territory. Be aware that the Australian Capital Territory observes Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time in summer months; the effect of this is to shift the time by one hour from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Eastern Daylight-saving Time (AEDT). This shift is taken into account in setting times for submission of assessment items or other activities so the set time will be as specified, but AEST or AEDT will apply depending on the time of year. To avoid confusion in converting the specified times to your local time, consider using a time converter such as this https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock /australia/canberra
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||The Evolution of Management Thought|
|2||The nature of managerial work||Commentaries: Week 1 Learning Insights Week 1 Discussion Forum posts|
|3||Management Psychology||Commentaries: Week 2 Learning Insights Week 2 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums|
|4||Managing and interpersonal skills||Commentaries: Week 3 Learning Insights Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums|
|5||Managing Teams||Commentaries: Week 4 Learning Insights Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Corporate Development Report|
|6||Managing Organisations for a Sustainable Future||Commentaries: Week 5 Learning Insights Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Reflective Essay - Module 1|
|7||Introduction & Challenge and Future of Globalisation||Commentaries: Week 6 Learning Insights Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums|
|8||Formal institutions and environments||Commentaries: Week 7 Learning Insights Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums|
|9||Cultural and Ethical Environments||Commentaries: Week 8 Learning Insights Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums|
|10||International Human Resource Management||Commentaries: Week 9 Learning Insights Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums|
|11||International Strategic Management||Commentaries: Week 10 Learning Insights Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Global Expansion Report|
|12||Organising International Business||Commentaries: Week 11 & 12 Learning Insights Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10, 11 & 12 Discussion Forums Reflective Essay - Module 2|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Discussion Forums||15 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Individual Learning Outcome Insights||15 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Corporate Development Report||30 %||27/03/2020||24/04/2020||1,2,5|
|Review Essay - Module 1||5 %||03/04/2020||01/05/2020||3,5,6|
|Global Expansion Report||30 %||22/05/2020||02/07/2020||3,4,5,6|
|Review Essay - Module 2||5 %||29/05/2020||03/06/2020||3,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Participation is expected in all activities.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Description: Weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences from the perspective of the week's learning materials. Posts will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.
Note: Initial posts for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the following Tuesday; responses to the posts of other students for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that; for Week 12 all posts are due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12. Feedback on these submissions will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 3 weeks, and at least twice before the end of week 6).
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Individual Learning Outcome Insights
Description: Each week students submit a 150-500 word analysis and synthesis of what they have learned, based on the Topic Learning Outcomes for the week. The total of all weekly learning outcome insights in effect makes up the journaling of students’ understanding, appreciation, use and analytical thoughts about the learning outcomes for the whole course. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.
Note: Each submission for Weeks 1-11 is due at 23:59 on the Tuesday of the following week, but for Week 12 the submission is due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12. Feedback on these submissions will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 3 weeks, and at least twice before the end of week 6).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5
Corporate Development Report
Description: A report of no more than 2000 words prepared for the CEO of an Australian company; the report will analyse the rationale and internal implications of a merger between the company and another Australian firm, and include also the social impacts and implications for sustainability that the merger will bring. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table.Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester .
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6
Review Essay - Module 1
Description: A short reflective essay of no more than 1000 words written at the conclusion of Module 1, applying meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills to integrate the concepts explored by the module with personal experiences and observations. It is intended to assist students to continue to develop their management competencies. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester .
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6
Global Expansion Report
Description: A report of no more than 2000 words prepared for the CEO of an Australian company; the report will analyse the rationale and internal implications of expansion into a selected country, and include also the impact on the community/society in that country that the expansion will bring. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester .
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6
Review Essay - Module 2
Description:A short reflective essay of no more than 1000 words written at the conclusion of Module 2, applying meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills to integrate the concepts explored by the module with personal experiences and observations. It is intended to assist students to continue to develop their management competencies. Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester .
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
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Lodgement: You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.
Identification: On all assignments you should only give your student number as identification; your name should not be included anywhere in the file.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must be accompanied by the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Weekly assessment tasks: Late submissions are not accepted.
Other assessment tasks: Late submission of an assessment task without an extension is penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the Class Summary for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Procedure for extensions: All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/
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