Lecture 1_hand outs(1) - MGMT1001: MANAGING ORGANISATIONS...

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1 Lecture 1: Introduction, Administration and Organisations Lecturer-in-charge: Dr. Bernard Gan 2
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2 Overview of today’s lecture 1. Why study organisations and management? 2. Course information and requirements 3. Topic 1: What are organisations? 4 Why study organisations and management? 5 What are employers looking for? s ‘Technical skills’ ALSO s Problem solving / critical thinking skills s Communication skills (oral, written) s EQ (emotional intelligence) s Interpersonal skills, team work s Ethical/ social awareness / professionalism 6
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3 What do prospective employers say? s Sandra Birkensleigh Partner, PwC 1. Did Uni give you everything you needed for your career? 2. So can you learn those skills on the job? 3. If you knew then what you know now – what would you change? 7 MGMT1001 – two levels of analysis s Micro-perspectives – What is an organisation (incl.organisation structure)? (Topic 1) – Individual in Organisation I (Attitudes) (Topic 2) – Communications (Topic 4) – Group and Teams (Topic 5) – Power, Influence and Conflicts (Topic 6) – Leadership and Management (Topic 7) – Managing ‘Human’ Resources (Topic 9) s Macro-perspectives – Strategy and the Environment (Topic 8) – Global Dimensions of Management (Topic 10) – Sustainability (Topic 11) 8 Course resources (p.10) 1. Textbook : Robbins, S., Bergman, R., Stagg, I., Coulter, M., Judge, T., Millett, B. & Boyle, M. 2011, Managing Organisations and People MGMT1001 . Sydney: Pearson Australia x This is a new textbook we adopt since 1 st semester 2011 2. Student Workbook: MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People Semester 2, 2011 x Topic ‘workload’ & tutorial page available on course website, readings available thru UNSW Library x Not available second-hand s Both available at UNSW bookshop Last year’s textbook is no longer being used . 9
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4 Course Outline s Course Outline available on Blackboard (via my.unsw.edu.au ) – Course description, aims and learning outcomes (pp.2-3) – Staff details (p. 1) – Lecture and tutorial schedule (p.14) – Assessment – including assignment details, submission procedures, how to apply for an extension, formatting requirements (pp.4-9) – Course, School, ASB and University rules and procedures (pp.9-13) s Read the course outline. It will answer many of your questions. 10 The MGMT1001 Learning Environment (course outline pages) s Teaching staff (p.1) s Lecture times and Locations (p.2) – 1 x 2 hr lecture per week – 1 x 1 hr tutorial per week s Course summary and relationship to other courses (p.2) s Role of lectures and tutorials (pp.3-4) 11 Student learning outcomes (p. 3) s Content outcomes: 1. explain the central role of organisations in society 2. evaluate the value and importance of the human side of organisations 3. describe the interconnections between individual(s), team(s) and organisation(s)
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