• Class Number 4261
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Alexander Tietge
  • LECTURER
    • Alexander Tietge
    • Paul Ngo
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
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.In

Research-Led Teaching

This course takes on an innovative hybrid delivery approach where students will engage in learning through materials available on Wattle and live seminars (combination of both Lecture and Tutorial). An online zoom capacity for approved students is possible, and will be incorporated in lively discussion and exercises with the face to face students as needed. 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

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.

An example reference texts here (available on short term loan from ANU Library):

Performance Measurement and Management Control: Contemp...

by Epstein, Marc J; Verbeeten, Frank; Widener, Sally K

2016

Volume 31 of Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting (SMFA) covers contemporary issues in performance measurement and management control.

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. Assessment Due: Monday Week 3 (7/3/22) - 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. Assignment Due: Mini Reflection - Friday 11 March @ 23:59 AEST Assignment Due: Monday week 4 (14/3/22) - 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. Assignment Due: Monday week 5 (21/3/22) - Weekly Assessment #3
5 Seminar - Week 5: Ethics and Social Responsibility (Guest) Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Ethical Leadership for Managers Organisational Responsibility: Society & the Environment Assignment Due: Essay Friday 25 March: Due 23:59 AEST Assignment Due: Monday Week 6 (28/3/22) - 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. Assignment Due: Monday 1st Week Break (4/4/22) - Weekly Assessment #5
7 Seminar - Week 7 Managing Organisational Culture Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Organisational Culture Assignment Due: Friday 22 April - Short Reflection - Due 23:59 AEST Assignment Due: Monday week 8 (25/4/22) - 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. Assignment Due: Monday week 9 (2/5/22) - 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. Assignment Due: Monday week 10 (9/5/22) - 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: Assignment Due: Monday week 11 (16/5/22) - Weekly Assessment #9
11 Week 11: Leadership Required Reading: Seminar Notes: Managing Innovation and Disruption Assignment Due: Reflection Report - Friday week 11 (20/5/22) Due 23:59 AEST Assignment Due: Monday week 12 (23/5/22) - Weekly Assessment #10
12 Week 12: Final Exam Review No Required Reading This Week Note: The Take Home Exam for the course will be held during the S1 2022 ANU Examination period. Date and Period to be announced on Wattle, in Seminars and via email during the Semester.

Tutorial Registration

This course is taught in Seminars, which incorporates both lecture and tutorial together. Seminar registration is compulsary, 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
Weekly Assessment Tasks - 30% 30 % * * 1,2,3,4
Mini Reflection 5% 5 % 11/03/2022 25/03/2022 1,2
EBM Essay - 20% 20 % 25/03/2022 11/04/2022 1,2,3,4
Final Reflection Report - 20% 20 % 20/05/2022 10/06/2022 1,2,3,4
Final Take Home Exam - 25% 25 % * *

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

Policies

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

Participation is expected in all classes and assessments are based on the content and experiences within, therefore attendance and participation is highly recommended. Seminars will be face to face, and a Zoom option will be available for those that are unable to attend. 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. Please note that the course may move 100% Online at short notice depending on public health situation. 

Examination(s)

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 and information will be provided by end of Week 12.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Weekly Assessment Tasks - 30%

Total Value: 30 %

Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


Weekly Assessment Details: 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. These will be assignment as part of the Seminar and content from the Seminar, therefore attendance and participation is highly recommended. Additional assessment briefs will be posted on Wattle after the last Seminar each week for more information regarding each of the individual tasks and expectations. The structure of the assessment will be explained completely in week 1. Each student's final, total mark for the weekly assessment tasks will be based on the best 8 of 10 tasks submitted.


Experiment Participation option: A student may replace one weekly? assignment (3.75%) based on three hours (3 credits) 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, 20th May (end of week 11). SONA participation gives students opportunities to better understand an application of decision-making driven by experimentation and can be assessed through Learning outcome 4.

 

The due dates are as follows:

Weekly Assessment 1:   7 March

Weekly Assessment 2:  14 March

Weekly Assessment 3:  21 March

Weekly Assessment 4:  28 March

Weekly Assessment 5:   4 April

Weekly Assessment 6:  25 April

Weekly Assessment 7:   2 May

Weekly Assessment 8:  9 May

Weekly Assessment 9:  16 May

Weekly Assessment 10:  23 May


Students who submit less than eight (8) of the ten weekly assessments will have their mark proportionately reduced.

The final marks for the weekly assessments will be discussed in Week 6 and in Week 10, as to your progress and how to improve. Individual consultations with the teaching staff may also provide useful.


Late submission and extensions are not permitted for this assessment task

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 11/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 25/03/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Mini Reflection 5%

Details of the task: Students are required to reflect on a topic of their choice and the Short Reflection Report is a 500-word (+/- 10%) exercise on a topic, which serves as preparation for the larger Reflection Report due in Week 11. Students will be provided with concise written feedback designed to assist them in writing the final Reflection Report. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

Word Limit: There is a strict word limit of 450-550 words (or 500 words +/- 10%): A penalty of 10% deducted for every 50 words over or under this limit.

Due dates: March 11 @ 23:59 AEST

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.


Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 25/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 11/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

EBM Essay - 20%

EBM Essay


Details of the task: A 1500 word Essay +/- 10% to be written on EBM. 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.


Word Limit: 1500 word Essay +/- 10%, there is no penalty for going over these limits,. However, we encourage students to be concise. High quality essays that also abide by these limits will receive higher grades.

Due dates: Friday March 25th @ 23:59 AEST

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 Turnitin


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

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 20/05/2022
Return of Assessment: 10/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Reflection Report - 20%

Final Reflection Report


Details of the task: A 1000 Word Reflection on your Experience in the course. Additional details will be provided on Wattle in Week 1.

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.

Word Limit: There is a strict word limit of 1000 words (+/- 10%): Penalty of 10% deducted for every 100 words over or under this 900-1100 word limit.

Due date: May 20th @ 23:59 AEST

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.


Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 5

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 

Final Take Home Exam - 25%

Date: During exam period

Final Take Home Exam


The final exam will be set for 24 hours (including reading time) consisting of 4 essay questions and will cover entire learning materials during the weekly lectures. Detailed information about the Final Take Home Exam for this course (including its marking criteria) will be provided in class and on Wattle by the end of Week 12. It will be conducted during the end of semester examination period on a date and time to be announced. Submission via Turnitin.

Return of feedback: with the release of final grades 30 June, 2022

There will not be any invigilation

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 are not permitted in this course.

 

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, 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).
Alexander Tietge
u3369891@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Alex(ander) Tietge comes from a professional business background, working in various firms, countries and consulting capacities in the field of business, marketing and management. Alex has been teaching at ANU since 2015.

Alexander Tietge

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Alexander Tietge
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Research Interests


Alexander Tietge

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Paul Ngo
vietnguyen.ngo@anu.edu.au

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