• Class Number 2386
  • Term Code 3030
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Guihyun Park
    • Alexander Tietge
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

This course aims to provide an overview of the theories and practices of management in organisational contexts. Specific issues covered include the history of management thought, management roles, management functions, planning and strategy, organisation structure and design, control, quality and process management in organisations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of various management models and frameworks, their foundations, strengths and weaknesses;
  2. Understand the principles and practices of management and specifically the nature of managerial functions, roles and skills;
  3. Recognise the dynamic, complex and interdependent nature of managerial work; and
  4. Apply theoretical models and concepts to current management practices, problems and issues.

Research-Led Teaching

This course draws on and teaches models and frameworks based on empirical research in management theory and organisational behaviour and as such, takes an evidence-based approach to management. The assessment in the course requires students to engage in analytic and critical thinking and the application of the models and frameworks to observational data. Further, students will be provided with the opportunity to develop research literacy through the use of examples and discussion of research design and methodology relevant to the discipline. The course convener has both research and practical experience in several topics covered in the course and will incorporate discussion of this experience into the lectures, the seminar includes tutorial activities will also be guided by research findings in the discipline.

Field Trips

There are no field trips for this course

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional costs for this course

Examination Material or equipment

The Final Take Home Exam for this course will be discussed during class and administered by the course convenor during the ANU Semester 1 2020 final examination period. The course convenor will confirm the exact timing of the Final Take Home Exam. Details will be made available via Wattle, in Week 12 during the Lecture and through Course Announcements.

Required Resources

There is NO textbook prescribed for MGMT1003 however it is advisable to refer to an introductory management text to clarify terms, theories and extend your learning.

There is NO textbook prescribed for MGMT1003 however it is advisable to refer to an introductory management text to clarify terms, theories and extend your learning.

Example reference texts (available on short term loan from ANU Library):

  • Jones, Gareth R, George, Jennifer M, Barrett, Mary and Honig, Beverley, (2016). Contemporary Management, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, North Ryde.
  • Williams, C. & McWilliams, A. (2014). MGMT2: Asia-Pacific edition (2 ed.). Australia: Cengage Learning.
  • Kiniki, A., Scott-LAdd, B., Perry, M., and Williams, B. (2015). Management: a practical solution. McGraw-Hill Education, North Ryde.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, and to individuals

Student Feedback

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Seminar - Week 1: Making Sense of Management and the Nature of Managerial Work Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Sensemaking and the Future of Management Thought Management Skills and Competencies (MCI)
2 Seminar - Week 2: History, Roles and Functions of Management Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Evolution of Management Thought The nature of Managerial Work The Functions of Management Research Article: Tengblad, S. (2006). Is there a new 'managerial work'? A comparison with Henry Mintzberg's classic study 30 years later. Journal of Management Studies, 43(7), 1437-1461. Due: Monday Week 3 - Weekly Assessment #1
3 Seminar - Week 3: Managing Information (The Practice of Evidence-Based Management) Required Reading: Seminar Notes: The Practice of Evidence-Based Management Research Article: Barends, E., Rousseau, D., and Briner, R. (2014). Evidence-Based Management: The Basic Principles. Center for Evidence-Based Management. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Due: Monday week 4 - Weekly Assessment #2
4 Seminar - Week 4: Managerial Judgement and Decision Making Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Metacognitive Skills Critical Thinking Skills Research Article: Haynie, J. M., Shepherd, D., Mosakowski, E., and Earley, P. C. (2010). A situated metacognitive model of the entrepreneurial mindset. Journal of Business Venturing, 25, 217-229. Due: Monday week 5 - Weekly Assessment #3
5 Seminar - Ethics and Social Responsibility Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Ethical Leadership for Managers Organisational Responsibility: Society & the Environment Due: Friday 27 March: EBM Essay 20% Due: Monday week 6 - Weekly Assessment #4
6 Seminar - Week 6: Managing People: Motivation Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Human Relations and the Relational Approach to Management Understanding Motivation at Work Performance Management Research Article: Dweck (1986). Motivational Processes Affecting Learning. American Psychologist, 41, 1040-1048. Due: Monday Break (1st Week) - Weekly Assessment #5
7 Seminar - Week 7 Managing Organisational Culture Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Organisational Culture Due: Monday 20 April - Short Reflection 5% Due: Monday week 8 - Weekly Assessment #6
8 Seminar - Week 8: Managing People: Interpersonal Skills (Communication) Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Reflexive Management (Self-Awareness) Relational Approach Research Article: Boyatzis, R., Smith, M., and Blaize, N.. (2006). Developing sustainable leaders through coaching and compassion. Academy of Management Learning and Education,5(1), 8-24. Due: Monday week 9 - Weekly Assessment #7
9 Seminar - Week 9: Managing Organisational Change Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Organisational Change Research Article: Barends, E., Janssen, B., ten Have, W., and ten Have, S., (2014). Effects of Change Interventions: What Kind of Evidence Do We Really Have? The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 50(1), 5-27. Due: Monday week 10 - Weekly Assessment #8
10 Seminar - Week 10: Managing People - Leadership Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Leadership and Being a Leader Research Article: Goleman, D. (1998). What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review Due: Students undertaking SONA Experiment participation must complete their participation by Friday, 15 May. Due: Monday week 11 - Weekly Assessment #9
11 Seminar - Week 11:Sustainability and the Digital Transformation Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Managing Innovation and Disruption Due: Friday 22 May: Reflection Report Due: Monday week 12 - Weekly Assessment #10
12 Seminar - Week 12: Integration - Future Managers No Required Reading This Week Note: The Take Home for the course will be held during the S1 2020 ANU Examination period. Date to be announced.

Tutorial Registration

Via Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Weekly Assessment tasks 20 % * * 1,2,3,4
EBM Essay 20 % 27/03/2020 20/04/2020 2,4
Short Reflection Report 5 % 20/04/2020 04/05/2020 2,3
Reflection Report 25 % 22/05/2020 02/07/2020 2,3
Final Take Home Exam 30 % * 02/07/2020 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

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 Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

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 classes and assessment.


The course convenor will confirm details of the Final Take Home Exam during the semester.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Weekly Assessment tasks

Details of the task: Students are required to undertake ten (10) tasks offered in weeks 2-11 of the course. Progressive quantitative feedback will be provided during the semester and you may discuss your results and how to improve at any time with the tutors and course convenor.

See assessment brief on Wattle for more information regarding each of the individual tasks. The structure of the assessment will be explained completely in week 1. The due dates are as follows:

Weekly Assessment 1:   9 March

Weekly Assessment 2:  16 March

Weekly Assessment 3:  23 March

Weekly Assessment 4:  30 March

Weekly Assessment 5:   6 April

Weekly Assessment 6:  27 April

Weekly Assessment 7:   4 May

Weekly Assessment 8:  11 May

Weekly Assessment 9:  18 May

Weekly Assessment 10:  25 May

Each student's final, total mark for the weekly assessment tasks will be based on the best 8 of 10 tasks submitted. The final marks for the weekly assessments may be moderated at the end of the course to confirm to ANU grading standards. Students who submit less than eight (8) of the ten weekly assessments will have their mark proportionately reduced.

Experiment Participation. A student may replace one weekly assessment with a learning activity based on three hours of participation in the ANU SONA Research Participation Scheme. In this case the student will receive full marks for the replaced weekly assignment. Note, however, that the SONA experiment participation must be concluded by Friday, 15 May (end of week 10).

Late submission and extensions are not permitted for this assessment.

Updated information on this component will be available via wattle no later than end of week 1.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 27/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 20/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,4

EBM Essay

Specific guidelines, including details of the topic and marking criteria are included in the assignment brief which is available on Wattle in Week 1.

Help writing an evidence-based essay will be provided in the seminars prior to the due date and also on Wattle.

This is an individual assignment. The word limit is between 1350 and 1650 words and it should be submitted through Turnitin.

Late submission is permitted, with penalties, as specified in the ANU Assessment Policy.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 20/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 04/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Short Reflection Report

The Short Reflection Report is a 500-word exercise on a topic, to be assigned early in the course, which serves as preparation for the much Reflection Report. Students will be provided with concise written feedback designed to assist them in writing the Reflection Report. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

The Report should be submitted through Turnitin.

Late submission of this assessment is not permitted.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 22/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 02/07/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Reflection Report

Students should keep a journal throughout the semester to reflect on the development of management competencies. Students will complete a management competencies inventory in week 1 and again in week 10 to compare results at the beginning and near the end of the course. The journal should record the activities and experiences that help you develop a number of key management competencies throughout the semester. You will need to provide evidence to support the claims you make regarding your level of competency and a brief plan regarding how you will address any skill gaps in the future. A well-kept journal will greatly facilitate writing the Reflection Report. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

Further instructions and the marking criteria are provided in the assignment brief which can be found on Wattle. The word limits for the Reflection Report are 900 to 1100 words and it should be submitted through Turnitin.

Late submission of this assessment is permitted, with penalties as specified in the ANU Assessment Policy.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 02/07/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Take Home Exam

Detailed information about the Final Take Home Exam for this course will be provided in class and on Wattle. It will be conducted during the end of semester examination period on a date and time to be announced.

Late submission is not permitted for this assessment.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community 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 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 University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

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 utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are 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 course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Note that late submission is not permitted for the Weekly Assessment Tasks, the Short Reflection and the Take Home Exam. Late submission is permitted for the EBM Essay and the Reflection Report.

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/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Please see relevant assessment task details above.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Unless specified otherwise in the assessment requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Guihyun Park
+61 2 612 55548

Research Interests

Guihyun Park is a Senior Lecturer of Management in the Research School of Management, Australian National University. She received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining ANU, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Singapore Management University for 8 years.

Dr. Park's research interests include how people react to team members’ ideas and contributions; how a team, which consists of individuals, develops its own dynamics; and how intergroup relations and intragroup dynamics co-evolve over time. To examine these often highly complex phenomena, her research adopts process-oriented, multilevel theoretical perspectives in which team dynamics are understood as emergent and reciprocal processes that originate from the interactions of constituent team members. In turn, these crystallize into team processes and outcomes. By gaining a deeper understanding of team dynamics, her ultimate goal is to discover ways to better manage the aspects and processes of teams so that teams and their members will be able to not only work more effectively, but also experience personal and collective growth.

Guihyun Park

Tuesday 10:00 11:00
Alexander Tietge
6125 5297

Research Interests

Alexander Tietge

Tuesday 09:00 11:00

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