HI 6005: Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
TRI 3 / 2014
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HI 6005: Management and Organisations in a Global Environment Tri 2, 2014
Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education offers business courses that combine discipline-based excellence with practical application. The faculty operates on campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hong Kong.
The faculty offers a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Professional Accounting, a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Business.
Details about the members of the faculty can be found on the homepage of the Faculty of Higher Education at www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate.
At Holmes Institute, the Master of Business Administration, the Graduate Diploma in Business and the Master of Professional Accounting offer domestic and international students the opportunity to study a set of contemporary subjects in the field of business. These subjects prepare students for the challenges in business environments of the 21st century. These programs emphasize the global and cross-cultural dimensions of business. Teaching utilizes a combination of delivery methods and includes critical analysis and case study methods. A combination of exams, case studies and company analysis are used in assessment.
The Masters' programs of Holmes Institute focus on:
• Developing career related capabilities
• Business numeracy and literacy
• Developing managerial proficiency
• Working in the new economy
• Leadership skills
• Entrepreneurship
• Social responsibility and ethics
Welcome from the Subject Coordinator, Prof Peter Schmidt: Welcome to HI 5005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment. We see this subject as the key foundation to your graduate studies in management. The serious study of management in Australia dates from the immediate post-war period of rapid industrialization, though we trace its study back to Europe and USA in the early twentieth century. Western management thought thus has a pedigree of a little over 100 years. However, we acknowledge managerial contributions from Egypt, India and China to which the pyramids and the great wall still stand in evidence. The scope of this subject extends to contemporary management challenges.
This subject provides students with an introduction at the graduate level to the concepts of management and organisations in a global context and explores contemporary approaches to management, human resources and organisational behaviour in complex and diverse business settings, with a particular focus on relationships and responsibilities.
Students examine the challenges and issues of managing both individuals, groups, and examine applications of management methods and techniques to managerial and organisational problems in a global context. The subject examines how global issues impact on businesses, society and organisations. In addition, broad issues related to the economic, legal, social, technological and ethical environments are integrated into understanding the effects of global trends (e.g. new technologies, new markets and cultural and political change) on management and organisations. The subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the wider implications of globalization and apply this knowledge to work as managers.
Awards Duration Core/Elective Subject weight Campus
MBA, Grad Dip 1 semester Core 3 credit points Melb/Syd/Bris
Mode of delivery On campus
Prerequisites Nil
Workload Students are expected to attend all classes
Delivery SYDNEY Two hours of tutorials in support of four Block Mode Workshops throughout the semester
Delivery MELBOURNE Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial in a block each week
Independent study 6 hrs
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• Graduates will be able to, integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Assessment
Management and Organisations 1, 2 and 3
• Graduates will be able to, analyse complex problems relating to Management and Assessment Organisations and develop confidence in working with others to develop strategic 2 options within rapidly changing business environments Application of Knowledge and skills
• Graduates will be able to, apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Management Assessment and Organisations in the diagnosis of organisational issues and the formulation of 2 appropriate strategies.
• Consider social and psychological factors that influence the management of groups Assessment and individuals in work settings, such as communication, leadership, decision-making, 3 power, politics, and job design and apply these to strategic management
Assessment • Articulate the impact of globalisation for countries and their populations at different 3 stages of development
• Contextualise the changing roles and responsibilities of business towards Assessment stakeholders, and the sustainability of production systems and economic paradigms 2 and synthesize change management processes
Assessment • Implement systems for managing diversity in a global operational setting 2
• Describe operational processes in both manufacturing and service industries, taking Assessment into account quantitative and technological aspects of operations management, 3 systems, supply chain and quality considerations
• Interpret and communicate issues in management and organizations in a global Assessment context within an organisation to develop innovative approaches for their integration 3 in management strategies
• Research and apply various leadership theories, the practice of leadership and Assessment motivational techniques as factors of organisational management and change 2
• Develop a critical awareness of the policy tools used by governments and central Assessment banks in their efforts to manage the economy including: fiscal policy, monetary policy, 3 exchange-rate and trade policies, as well as supply-side policies
• Discuss current research associated with the consequences of global economic Assessment integration and its influences on business management and strategic development 2
1. Research Paper 1: Assessment criteria
Length/Limit: 25%
Maximum of 1,000 words 1
This is an individual assignment.
Each week, based on the hour of e-learning activity that has been prescribed, you are required actively to engage with the material by writing a short discussion of how the material that was prescribed relates to the topic(s) of this subject and how it relates to your own personal experience. You create a blog each week where you provide evidence that you have engaged in this way with the prescribed e-learning activity. In the blog, you mention any extra material relevant to the activity that you have researched on the net.
These blogs are assessed in the following way:
1. Blogs are spot checked by your lecturer.
2. A record is kept each week of whether you created a blog or not (1 or 0)
3. By the end of Week 6, students choose their best two blogs and submit them as an assignment (due Friday Week 6).
4. At the end of the semester, the total number of blogs you have created determines the mark you receive out of 10 (10 for ten blogs or more, 9 for 9 blogs, 8 for 8 blogs) Each blog should be in two sections: Section 1 lists the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity. In Section 2 you apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.
The written report of your two best blogs needs to be 1½spaced and has a 1,000 word limit.
2. Research Paper 2: Assessment criteria
Length/Limit: 25%
Maximum of 10 pages (5,000 words) and 10 minutes (presentation) 2
This is a group assignment with specific individual components.
Groups choose from the list of topics that are based on the lectures. However, in this assignment you must do better than recycle the lecture. You are to research your topic in more depth providing evidence of independent research. The set of topics will be provided from which your group must choose on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’.
Note that each topic has a group component to which each group member must contribute.
However there are also specific individual components which have been defined.
You will deliver your research topic findings in a presentation at any time during the trimester. The presentation is primarily assessed on presentation technique. Your tutor will make suggestions on improving the academic quality of your assignment.
You may improve the quality of the assignment for the written report at any time up until submission date at the end of the semester. It is at this point that the academic quality of your research is assessed.
Research Paper 2 (25%)
Students form into groups and nominate their broad research topic. Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Each student in the group will then research, in depth, an individual component drawn from the broad research topic.
The live presentation (worth 10%) must be organised as a business presentation. Strict adherence to the ten minute limit is expected so the time should be carefully allocated to allow for a very short introduction on the broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each student to present their individual component.
The presentation is primarily assessed on presentation technique. Your tutor will make suggestions on how the academic content can be improved and that will only be assessed on the written report due in the final week of the semester. Students can therefore choose to present at any time in the semester and it is suggested that you make the decision to present earlier rather than later when there will be many assignments falling due.
Research Report
The final report on your topic will be written up as a seminar report (worth 15%) and submitted to your lecturer by the end of the semester. You may incorporate ideas generated in the live presentation. That written report should begin with the broad research topic which is followed by each individual component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Organisation of the research report – a key ingredient to writing a successful report involves the planning or organising stage. Organising can help you to sort out your ideas and to present your report in the order that communicates best to your readers. Your essay is to be structured and written as a business report. It, therefore, must begin with a Management Summary within which you state in stark form (i.e. unsupported by argument) what you are asserting in this report and you must do that in less than two pages.
As already stated above, you begin the main body of the report with some general background on the broad research topic. This introduction should end with a brief paragraph outlining the plan of the rest of the essay What follows is the specific issues of each individual component which were considered. As for any good business report these components should be structured into sections and sub-sections and the heading for these should be in the Table of Contents. In these individual components the in-depth discussion of the relevant issues is elaborated based on the existing literature and/or data. You must provide in-text references to your sources. The last section of the report contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of references that are cited in the text of the essay. Follow a standard referencing method consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
? Management Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
? Sections 1: Introduction 400-600 words,
? Section 2: Main body of the essay consisting of each of the individual components limit each component to approximately 1,000 words each,
? Sections 3: Conclusions 100-300 words,
? Summary and Complete List of References (5-15 references).
3. Final Examination Assessment criteria
Weighting: Length: 50%
2 hours and 10 minutes 3
The final examination will be drawn from the material presented in lectures. More detail will be provided later in the trimester. The exam is scheduled during the regular examination period.
To be eligible to pass this subject, students must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically using a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via SafeAssign. You must print and attach the full SafeAssign report with the Holmes Institute Cover Sheet to the printed assignment (hard copy).
The assignment cover sheet must include the student/s name, number, subject code and subject name, subject lecturer’s name, assignment due date and time of submission. All hard copies must be submitted to the designated Assignment Submission Facility on Campus during opening hours.
Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessment value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the Subject Coordinator prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the Subject Coordinator prior to the assessment deadline, no assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date or the end of the trimester for assessments due later in a trimester. Students are requested to familiarize themselves with the Holmes Institute Assessment Policy located on the Blackboard Student Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) General Information Policies and Procedures Holmes Institute Student Assessment Policy v1.pdf.
High Distinction HD 80% and above
Distinction D 70 – 79%
Credit CR 60 – 69%
Pass P 50 – 59%
Fail NN 0-45% (did not meet the standard required according to the learning outcomes in the Subject Guide )
Faculty Pass* FP 46 – 49% (awarded by Board of Examiners)
Supplementary Exam Granted (a temporary grade) NS Supplementary examination granted
Deferred Exam (a temporary grade) ND Officially Deferred examination
Fail NA Student did not submit any work according to the schedule in the Subject Guide
Result Withheld RW Additional assessment and/or work required
Result Withheld WH Outstanding fees or non-return of Holmes Institute materials
* This grade is sometimes referred to as a conceded pass at other institutions Explanation of Letter Grade
HD Outstanding work which exhibits sophisticated understanding and critical synthesis, analysis and evaluation of the subject matter. While the work utilizes opinions of others, judgements about the value of the subject matter are made and drawn together in an organized whole. Gaps in the subject matter might also be identified and the implications discussed.
D Substantial work of high quality, which demonstrates a clear understanding of the subject matter, in which the relationship between the constituent elements are identified clearly and discussed with some level of critical analysis. The work also applies abstract ideas in concrete situations.
CR Sound and competent work, which demonstrates a reasonable but not complete grasp of the subject matter. The work utilizes recall and paraphrases the work of others concerning the subject matter. Some basic level of critical analysis is evident. Originality in the work is rarely evident.
P Work that demonstrates a satisfactory engagement with the subject matter such that the student is said to have a general understanding of the field. Provides an adequate basis for further study.
NN Did not meet the learning objective of the subject
Results including the final grade can be viewed via the Grade Centre on Blackboard. Results for all assessments are published within two weeks of the due date of the assessment and the final examination. Students who wish to appeal their mark for a specific assessment are advised to follow the procedures outlined at www.holmes.edu.au /undergraduate/appeals.
Holmes Institute view any forms of academic misconduct as most serious offences. Academic misconduct in any form during an examination is not tolerated and will be dealt with according to the policies and procedures set out in the Holmes Institute Student Handbook (located on Blackboard in the Student General information Subject: HE-General Study Information (HGEN_HE) General Information Student Handbook 2010 v.3.pdf).
Plagiarism occurs when one uses another person’s ideas or manner of expressing them and passes them off as one’s own work by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement (that is, referencing the source). Any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with promptly).
It is important that student reference their work appropriately. The Faculty of Higher Education at Holmes Institute uses the APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing. A detailed guide to referencing can be found in the Student Handbook. It expected that you will be familiar with the APA style of referencing.
Holmes Institute uses Blackboard as its online teaching platform and all students enrolled have access to Blackboard to view and download their lecture material, grades, important announcements on their subjects and discussion rooms for selected subjects.
Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check Blackboard on a regular basis. It is expected that students will have viewed lecture materials and additional readings before class. All students are advised to familiarize themselves with the use of Blackboard. Guides to Blackboard are available in the Resource Centre on each campus. Should you have difficulties accessing and/or using Blackboard, please contact your lecturer or the Holmes Institute Blackboard Helpdesk on: bbhelpdesk@holmes.edu.au.
For most subjects, students are expected to engage in additional research. Textbooks and teaching materials available in the Resource Centre will be of use here. In addition, current students have access to a range of electronic academic journals via Proquest, which is accessible once you log into Blackboard.
Should you require any assistance with the use of Proquest and/or online research, please contact your lecturer and/or the Resource Centre staff on your campus.
Students who have difficulties with their studies and/or specific forms of assessment should visit online Study
Skills on www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/studyskills. Holmes Institute also offers regular Academic Support, which is free for any student enrolled. See details on http://www.holmes.edu.au/undergraduate/Information.
Prescribed Textbook
Week Topic Assessment
1 Foundations of the
Study of Management and Organisations
2 The Nature of Globalisation: National Culture
3 Organisational Culture and Management
4 Organisational Structures and Design
5 Decision Making
6 Decision Making (continued) Research Paper 1 due
7 Operational Planning Tools and Techniques
8 Strategic Planning
9 Performance Management: Groups and Teams
10 Motivation
11 Managing Change and Innovation
12 Performance Management (cont):
Control and Organisational Performance
Mullins L.J. (2007), Management and Organisational Behaviour, 8th ed, Prentice Hall Financial Times, Essex U.K.
1. Anthony Giddens’ BBC lecture on globalization http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_99/week1/week1.htm.
2. Baum, J. (2005) The Blackwell Companion to Organizations, Blackwell, Oxford.
3. Child, J. (2004) Organization: Principles and Practice, Blackwell, Oxford.
4. Drucker, P. (2003) Managing in the Next Society, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
5. Hill, C. (2001) Global Business Today, 3rd ed., McGraw Hill, New York.
6. Jones, G. (2004) Organizational Theory, Design and Change, 4th ed., Pearson, Upper Saddle River.
7. Journal of Management Studies
8. Limerick, D. et al. (1998) Managing the New Organization, 2nd ed., Business and Professional Publishing, Sydney.
9. Luthens, F. (2004) Organizational Behaviour, 11th ed., McGraw Hill, New York.
10. Parker, B. (2005) Introduction to Globalization and Business, 2nd ed., Sage, London.
11. Wren, D. (2005) The History of Management Thought, 5th ed., John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
Studying in higher education presents many experiences and challenges. These might involve academic, personal and/or professional issues. At Holmes Institute, we have a range of people who can help you with various challenges. The following table identifies contact points should you require any support.
Information for Current Students Holmes Institute Student Handbook
Academic Probation / Mentoring Academic Mentors, Associate Dean
Accommodation Holmes Institute Home Stay
Computers, Blackboard, Email IT Help Desk
Disability Needs Holmes Institute Campus Directors
Employment and Careers Career Development Team
Enrolment Higher Education Coordinator on Campus
Exams Higher Education Coordinator on Campus
Financial Issues Holmes Institute Campus Directors
Personal Issues National Higher Education Program Manager, Mentoring Team
Proquest Database Librarian on each Campus
Study Skills Holmes Institute Academic Support & Study Skills Team
Visa Issues, COEs etc. Higher Education Coordinator on Campus
This subject outline was prepared by the Course Development Team for the Postgraduate Programs, Faculty of Higher Education, Holmes Institute. It was correct at the time of publication. Change to the Subject Outline may occur at any time. However, the Faculty of Higher Education endeavours to inform the students accordingly. This publication is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process or placed in computer memory without written permission. Enquires should be made to Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education. © Copyright 2014.

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