• Class Number 7006
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Paul Ngo
    • Dr Yingnan Shi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
    • Lara Widdup
    • Lumeng Yu
SELT Survey Results

This course aims to provide an overview of theories and practices that prepare students to become effective managers and leaders in organisations. Specifically, the topics of this class are designed to enhance students’ appreciation of self-understanding and development (managerial roles, personality, decision-making), interpersonal dynamics and communication (motivation, social influence, group decision-making, leadership, cross-cultural management), and organisational features (i.e., social dilemma, organisational culture) that altogether build foundation and confidence as future managers and leaders.  

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. List relevant theories, models, and frameworks for managerial work.
  2. Accurately define different theories, models, and frameworks for managerial work.
  3. Describe managerial work from relevant theoretical standpoints.
  4. Critically discuss weaknesses and strengths of different theories relevant to managerial work.
  5. Apply their own experience from the relevant theoretical framework.
  6. Apply theoretical models and concepts to current management practices, problems, and issues.

Research-Led Teaching

This course takes on an innovative approach where students will engage in learning through materials available on Wattle and live lectures and tutorials. 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 assessments 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 a practical experience in all topics covered in the course and will incorporate discussion of this experience into the seminars, which include tutorial activities that will also be guided by research findings in the discipline and positively allow students to experience managerial training as well.

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

There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice will be provided before Week 9.

Required Resources

Samson, D., Daft, R. L., & Donnet, T. (2021). Management (7th Ed.). Cengage AU.

The textbook is available as a hard copy from the bookstore or as an e-book from the publisher - e- book license is also available from the Library.

Any further readings will be made available via the course Wattle page as necessary.



Academy of Management Journal

Academy of Management Review

Administrative Science Quarterly

Harvard Business Review

Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of Management

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Journal of Organizational Behaviour

Journal of Vocational Behaviour

Management and Organisation Review

Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes

Organization Science

Personnel Psychology


Note: most of these journals are available in full text through the ANU Library on-line site: http://anulib.anu.edu.au/search/e-resources/index.html

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 Week 1: Introduction to Management, People and Organisations Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Please note: Tutorials begin Week 1
2 Week 2: History, Roles and Functions  Required Reading: Chapter 2 - The evolution of management thinking. Research Article: Check Wattle.
3 Week 3: Work Motivation Required Reading: Chapter 16 - Motivating employees. Research Article: Check Wattle.
4 Week 4: Personality and Work Required Reading: Chapter 14 - Understanding individual behaviour. Research Article: Check Wattle.
5 Week 5: Leading groups and teams  Required Reading: Chapter 18 - Leading teams. Research Article: Check Wattle.
6 Week 6: Managing start-up and new ventures  Required Reading: Chapter 6 - The environment of entrepreneurship and small-business management.Research Article: Check Wattle.
7 Week 7: Cross-cultural Management  Required Reading: Chapter 4 – Managing in a global environment. Research Article: Check Wattle. 
8 Week 8: Communication Required Reading: Chapter 17 - Communication in organisations. Research Article: Check Wattle.
9 Week 9: Judgement and Decision making  Required Reading: Chapter 9 - Managerial decision making. Research Article: Check Wattle. 
10 Week 10: Leadership  Required Reading: Chapter 15 – Leadership. Research Article: Check Wattle.
11 Week 11: Organisational Culture  Required Reading: Chapter 3 - The environment and corporate culture. Research Article: Check Wattle.
12 Week 12: Final Exam Review No Required Reading This Week Note: Date and Period of the Exam to be announced on Wattle, in Lectures and via email during the Semester.

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

This course is taught in Seminars, which incorporates both lecture and tutorial together. Seminar registration is compulsory, and students that are unable to attend should contact the convenor in O Week to discuss options.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Tutorial Participation - 10% 10 % * * 4,5,6
Reading Homework - 10% 10 % * * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Fortnightly Assessment Tasks - 20% (5 x 4%) 20 % * * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Major Essay - 30% 30 % 18/09/2023 * 1,2,3,4
Final Exam - 30% 30 % * 30/11/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6

* 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 assessments are based on the content and experiences within, therefore attendance and participation are expected in line with the "Code of Practice of Teaching and Learning" clause 2 paragraph (b). Lectures and tutorials will be face-to-face. Students are expected to read the course material (Seminar notes and Academic Journal) prior to attending as this will aid with both learning and the weekly assessment. Weekly consultations are posted for students that would like to drop in and ask questions, a Zoom option will also be available for this, and details posted in Week 1.


The final examination for the course will be held during the end of semester examination period (from November 2nd).

All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice and information will be provided in-class and on Wattle by end of Week 12. Details will be discussed in Week 12.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 4,5,6

Tutorial Participation - 10%

Details of task:

It is essential to your learning – and the learning of others in the class – that you are fully involved in the course. This means that you need to:

a) Attend class – though much learning will be done outside the classroom, class time is a valuable, scarce resource. You are expected to arrive ready to begin class on time; to not leave until class is over; and to attend all classes. If for any special reason you are unable to meet these requirements, please talk to the course convenor about it.

b) Come prepared – it will be assumed that you have completed any assigned readings and prepared for the discussion questions prior to class.

c) Actively participate in the learning – we owe it to ourselves and our colleagues to participate as fully as possible in the class sessions.

In-class exercises to be submitted either in class or through Wattle may be part of the participation task.


To evaluate the issues and challenges related to Management

Marking Criteria:

This component is intended to evaluate the level and quality of your contribution to seminar discussions, which should reflect your analytical and problem-solving skills. More specifically, it assesses your ability to engage, work together in a team setting, and to communicate your views effectively. This assessment specifically addresses Learning Outcome 4, 5, 6 by evaluating your ability to communicate effectively throughout the semester on management concepts and issues. You will receive feedback and a progress mark in the grade book on Wattle by the end of Week 6, and your final participation grade will be available by the release of final grades.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Reading Homework - 10%

Reading Homework (10 x 1%)

Details of the task: Reading homework are 1-2 short-answer questions designed to diagnose students' learning progress on the assigned weekly reading materials. Each of the ten submissions are worth 1%, (for a total of 10%). Answers that do not address the question won't receive marks. The exact dates and times of when the questions will be made available will to be posted on Wattle in Week 1 after ANU Timetable is finalised.

Due dates: 23:59 on

6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, & 22 Oct

Return of feedback: within two weeks of submission

Method of submission: The tasks will be submitted via Wattle. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

SONA Experiment Participation option: A student may replace up to three reading homework 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 reading homework assignment. Note, however, that the SONA experiment participation must be concluded by Friday, 20 November 2023 (end of week 11). This option is designed to give the students an opportunity to engage in the actual research on human behaviours from a participant's perspective. SONA participation gives students opportunities to better understand an application of decision-making driven by experimentation and can be assessed through Learning outcome 6.

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Fortnightly Assessment Tasks - 20% (5 x 4%)

Students are required to undertake five (5) 300-word (+/- 10%) fortnightly assessment tasks. Progressive qualitative and quantitative feedback will be provided during the semester and you may discuss your results and how to improve at any time with the course convenor. These will be assignments as part of the lectures and tutorials and content from the lectures and tutorials, therefore attendance and participation is highly recommended. Additional assessment briefs will be posted on Wattle each week for more information regarding each of the individual tasks and expectations. The structure of the assessment will be explained in week 1.

Marking rubrics and grading scales will be discussed in week 1.

Method of submission: The tasks will be submitted via Wattle. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

The due dates are as follows: all submissions are due at 23:59 on the date of submission

Fortnightly Assessment 1: Monday 14 August

Fortnightly Assessment 2: Monday 28 August

Fortnightly Assessment 3: Monday 25 September

Fortnightly Assessment 4: Monday 9 October

Fortnightly Assessment 5: Monday 23 October

Marking criteria:

Further guidelines and marking criteria will be posted on Wattle at the start of semester (Week 1).

Return of assessment: within 2 weeks after each submission

Note: Any portion written above the word limit will not be read or marked.

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

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 18/09/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Major Essay - 30%

Details: each student will submit via Turnitin a major essay that demonstrates their academic understanding of a topic of high relevance to the course. Importantly, this essay is an assignment where the student is expected to demonstrate skills in researching a significant management issue. Accordingly, as this is the major theoretical assessment task for the Course, students must reveal their familiarity with the textbook, journal articles posted on Wattle, and their own research of relevant journals to create and sustain a compelling scholarly narrative that states the position they take in relation to the essay question and demonstrates clearly why and how that position is well reasoned. Please note that Wikipedia and other popular online similar sources are not peer-reviewed academic material and should NOT be relied upon as they often contain factual errors as well as simplistic or problematic interpretations of many concepts.

Specific guidelines, including details of the topic and marking criteria, are included in the assignment brief, which is available on Wattle in Week 1. The essay task will be 1500 words (+/- 10%) using APA referencing style and DOUBLE spacing, any portion above the word limit will not be read or marked. Further guidance on the Major Essay will be published on Wattle from the beginning of the semester.

 Due Date: By Monday, 18th September, 11.59PM, 

Submission/Presentation Details: The use of professional expression is expected. The APA referencing style is to be used (see wattle). For further information about academic referencing, Please visit https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/resources/handouts/referencing- style-g.  

Please submit the assignment online via Wattle through Turnitin.

Marking criteria: The marking criteria will be provided on Wattle.

Feedback: Within 2 weeks of submission

Note: Any portion written above the word limit will not be read or marked.

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

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 30/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final Exam - 30%

A final examination (in person and on-campus) will be conducted during the formal final examination period. The examination will be designed to assess the student's understanding of the Course material from the comprehensive perspectives of the participants in an Organisation.

Detailed information about the Final Exam for this course will be provided in class and on Wattle by the end of Week 10. It will be conducted during the end of semester examination period on a date and time to be announced.

Return of assessment: with the release of final grades 30 November 2023

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

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 pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure


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 ANU Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at ANU - Assessment Extension Request ver 2_1 - PowerApps

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, resubmission's 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).
Paul Ngo

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Paul Ngo

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Dr Yingnan Shi

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Dr Yingnan Shi

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Lara Widdup

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Lumeng Yu

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