Bus832 Unit Outline 2013 Essay
Version 26. 02. 12 Unit Code: BUS832 Unit Name: Leadership and Management First Semester, 2013 Department of Marketing and Management BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS UNIT GUIDE Year and Semester: Unit convenor: Prerequisites: Semester 1, 2013 Associate Professor Peter McGraw Bus 651 or equivalent. Students at Master’s level are assumed to have a sound knowledge and understanding of organisational behaviour principles. Four Credit points:
Students in this unit should read this unit guide carefully at the start of semester. It contains important information about the unit.
If anything in it is unclear, please consult Professor McGraw. ABOUT THIS UNIT ? Unit description To effectively lead and manage contemporary business organisations is very challenging. Today’s workforce continues to diversify, and the tasks to be accomplished have become more complex. A good leader knows how to motivate people, get the best out of them, and give them a sense of pride in what they can achieve.
Hence, to succeed in today’s business environment, it is imperative for the firm and its leaders and managers to have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of leadership within contemporary business and organisations.
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of and critically evaluate a series of alternative perspectives of leadership, including contemporary collaborative models. After a careful evaluation of these perspectives and personal reflection, students can then develop a personal model of leadership built around their own values, personality preferences and skill base which they can adapt to any workplace.
The unit uses a range of assessment criteria including understanding of leadership concepts, analysis of case studies, practice via simulations, informal presentations and group activities. An understanding of key leadership criteria in management will enable students to be capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative. This unit is worth 4 credit points. ? Unit rationale 2 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13
This Unit complements the existing subject balance within the Masters of Commerce and International Business program and provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership within contemporary business and organisations. TEACHING STAFF ? Convenor and Lecturer: A/Prof Peter McGraw. Peter. [email protected] edu. au, 9850 9034 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE This unit uses research from external sources. This unit gives you practice in applying research findings in your assignments. CONSULTATION TIMES ? One hour before and two hours after each class in my office (Rm 644, Bldg.
E4A). At other times only by appointment and pre-arranged via email. Students experiencing significant difficulties with any topic in the unit should seek assistance immediately. CLASSES ? Number and length of classes: 3 hours face-to-face teaching per week, consisting of 1 x 3 hour lecture combined with group case study presentation and class discussions. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www. timetables. mq. edu. au/ Please note that while there is no mark for attendance, students are expected to attend all weekly classes, unless excused.
Given the nature of this course, attendance should be considered mandatory. Attendance will be taken in the weekly classes. Medical certificates must be provided if you are not able to attend a class. Warning: Failure to attend weekly classes may adversely affect your learning outcomes and performance in this Unit. Students are expected to arrive on time, and not to leave until the class ends. Students must be quiet during classes, unless of course when class participation is required. Mobile phone must be turned OFF. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS AND/OR MATERIALS 3
BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 ? Required text: ‘The Leadership Experience’, Fifth Edition by Richard L. Daft, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2011. This contains all the required chapter readings, self-assessments and case studies in addition to material posted on iLearn. The required text can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop. It is essential that you purchase an individual copy and bring to class each week as it will be used for in class activities. A copy of the required text is also available in the Reserve section of the Macquarie University Library.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED ? Students are required to use iLearn, Word, Powerpoint and Turnitin. UNIT WEB PAGE ? ? Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn). The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn. mq. edu. au LEARNING OUTCOMES The learning outcomes of this unit are: 1. Understand, explain and apply key concepts and theories in leadership. 2. Identify and critically analyse key leadership issues in a business management context. 3. Apply relevant leadership concepts and techniques to resolve practical leadership issues/problems. 4.
Make effective recommendations for resolving practical leadership issues/problems. 5. Evaluate personal leadership style and learn new skills GRADUATE CAPABILITIES After completing this unit, students will have the capability to: 1. Understand the importance of thinking strategically about leading people effectively at work 4 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 2. Identify alternative approaches to leading and the advantages and disadvantages associated with them based on contemporary research 3. Understand and evaluate their own personal approach to leadership and have a development plan for the future 4.
Be familiar with an organisation’s accountabilities in different areas of leadership 5. Think critically about the usefulness of various leadership alternatives and how they might improve the effectiveness of the organisations that they work for In addition to the discipline-based learning objectives above, all academic programs at Macquarie University also seek to develop the following 8 generic capabilities the University’s graduates will need to develop to address the challenges, and to be effective, engaged participants in their world.
This unit contributes to this learning by helping student develop generic skills number 1, 2, and 7 below (italicised). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Discipline Knowledge and Skills Research and Problem Solving Capability Creative and Innovative Effective Communication Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative Commitment to Continuous Learning TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY ? ? Teaching methods will comprise a mix of lectures, case studies, exercises, simulation and class discussions.
Please note that this course emphasises application of leadership concepts to practical leadership issues/problems within business and organisations. Hence, in order to pass the course, it will not be sufficient to merely attend class and memorise the lecture notes. Lectures in this course are only one component of the course and are meant to supplement and clarify the assigned readings in the textbook and other activities. They are not a substitute for reading of the textbook and participating in the weekly case study discussions.
Students are expected to do all assigned readings and prepare the case studies in advance of the class and to participate fully in class discussions. ? ? A detailed weekly schedule of the Course is as follows: Week Lecture: 5 Case Study Week BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 Beginning 1 25/2/2013 Topic and Reading Introduction: To be a Leader Chapters 1 & 7 Leadership Traits, Behaviors, and Relationships Chapter 2 Contingency Approaches to Leadership Chapter 3 The Leader as an Individual Chapter 4 PUBLIC HOLIDAY Leading with Mind and Heart Chapter 5 Moral Leadership and Leadership Courage Chapter 6
Presentation/Discussion Discussion on Case Study analysis. Case Studies: Sales Engineering Division, Studer International Case Study: (Harvard Case) Continental Whitecap) 2 4/3/2013 3 11/3/2013 Case Studies: Alvis Corporation Finance Department Case Study: Harvard, Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Independent Study TBA Case Study: The USS Florida. Exercise: Henry V (William Shakespeare-Summary provided). Case Study: Sycamore Pharmaceuticals Exercise: The Boy, The Girl, Ferryboat Captain and Hermits. Douglas Mawson summary provided. 4 18/3/2013 5 6 25/3/2013 1/4/2013 7 8/4/2013 8 9 10 5/4/2013 22/4/2013 29/4/2013 BREAK BREAK Leadership and Motivating People Chapter 8 Leading Teams Chapter 10 Leadership and Effective Communication Chapter 9 Leading Diverse Workforce Chapter 11 Leadership Power and Influence Chapters 12 & 15 Revision / Exam briefing Case Studies: Montego Bay Cub Scout Pack 81 Case Study: Devereaux-Dering Group Case Study: Harvard Mount Everest Leader Simulation. NOTE: all student must bring personal laptop for this class Case Studies: The Trouble with Bangles Northern Industries Case Study: Lisa Benevides 11 12 6/5/2013 13/5/2013 13 20/5/2013 14 27/5/2013 5 3/6/2013 Q & A session 6 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 RESEARCH AND PRACTICE ? This unit gives you opportunities to conduct your own research. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTS In order to pass this Course, students must: a) Attempt ALL assessment tasks as given below; and b) Attain an overall composite pass mark of 50%. A summary of the assessment tasks for this Course is provided in the table below. Individual Essay (35%) Group Case Study Report (10%) Each Case Study group will submit a report on an allocated weekly case study.
Group Case Study Presentation (5%) From weeks 45 and weeks 9-14, each Case Study group will make a presentation of its allocated weekly case study in class. Group Presentation is for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of class question and answer session. Final Exam (50%) Total (100%) Description Each student will submit a research essay on a leadership question. The duration of the exam is 3 hours plus 10 minutes held during the exam period. 3 questions on a Case Study (30%) plus 2 essaystyle questions (20%). Please check the exam timetable for location and time.
Due date By 1700 hours on Thursday, 26 April 2013 via Turnitin. Hardcopy of your Individual By 1700 hours on the Thursday before your respective allocated weekly group presentations via Turnitin. All power point presentation slides are to be submitted to your Lecturer at the start of respective weekly classes 7 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 Individual Essay (35%) Group Case Study Report (10%) Hardcopy of your Group Case Study Report is to be submitted to your Lecturer at the start of respective weekly classes for your allocated presentation.
Students are expected to address key issues related to the case study and report their findings. See a document in icon “Assessment Tasks” on unit website for more details. Via Turnitin and in class to Lecturer. Written feedback will be given in week 15 class. Group Case Study Presentation (5%) for your allocated presentations. Final Exam (50%) Total (100%) Essay is to be submitted to your Lecturer at the start of the week 9 lecture on Friday, 3 May, 2013 Marking criteria/standards & expectations Students are expected to do relevant research and answer the leadership question set.
See a document in icon “Assessment Tasks” on unit website for more details. Students are expected to address key issues related to the case study and make the presentation as interesting as possible. See a document in icon “Assessment Tasks” on unit website for more details. In class to Lecturer. Verbal feedback will be given after each weekly presentation in class. Written feedback will be given in week 15 class. 5 hours n/a Submission method Feedback Via Turnitin and in class to Lecturer. Written feedback will be given in week 12 class or earlier if possible. n/a n/a
Estimated student workload (hours) 25 hours 10 hours 30 hours 70 hours 8 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 Individual Essay (35%) Group Case Study Report (10%) Group Case Study Presentation (5%) Final Exam (50%) Total (100%) Learning outcomes assessed: 1. Explain key concepts and theories in leadership. 2. Identify and critically analyse key leadership issues in a management context. 3. Apply relevant leadership concepts and techniques to resolve practical leadership issues/problems. 4. Make effective recommendations for resolving practical leadership issues/problems.
Graduate capabilities assessed: 1. Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking 2. Problem Solving & Research Capability 3. Capable of Professional Judgement and Initiative Total 5 20 25% 5 5 10% 5 5 5 15% 5 5 10% 5 5 10% 5 5 5 15% 5 5 5 15% 25% 15% 10% 50% 100% ? You must attend weekly classes – failure to do so may affect your learning outcomes and performance in this Unit. Attendance will be taken in the weekly classes. Medical certificates must be provided if you are not able to attend a class. 9 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS ? No extensions will be granted. Late tasks will be accepted up to 72 hours after the submission deadline. There will be a deduction of 20% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 40% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for special consideration is made and approved. Work that is submitted late without prior written permission and without a completed advice of absence form will not be arked. Students are advised to keep a copy of all permissions given in event of dispute. The date and time recorded by Turnitin shall be used for the purposes of determining late submission penalties. As there are sometimes delays with the system, you are advised to submit early to avoid penalties. ? ? Examinations A final examination is included as an assessment task for this unit to provide assurance that: i) the product belongs to the student and ii) the student has attained the knowledge and skills tested in the exam.
A 3-hour final examination for this unit will be held during the University Examination period. The University Examination period in First Half Year 2013 is from 10 June to 28 June. You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations http://exams. mq. edu. u/ The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for Special Consideration. The University’s policy on special consideration process is available at http://www. mq. edu. au/policy/docs/special_consideration/policy. html If a Supplementary Examination is granted as a result of the Special Consideration process the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period.
The Macquarie university examination policy details the principles and conduct of examinations at the University. The policy is available at: http://www. mq. edu. au/policy/docs/examination/policy. htm 10 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 ACADEMIC HONESTY The nature of scholarly endeavour, dependent as it is on the work of others, binds all members of the University community to abide by the principles of academic honesty. Its fundamental principle is that all staff and students act with integrity in the creation, development, application and use of ideas and information.
This means that: ? ? ? ? all academic work claimed as original is the work of the author making the claim all academic collaborations are acknowledged academic work is not falsified in any way when the ideas of others are used, these ideas are acknowledged appropriately. Further information on the academic honesty can be found in the Macquarie University Academic Honesty Policy at http://www. mq. edu. au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy. html GRADES Macquarie University uses the following grades in coursework units of study: ? ? ? ? ?
HD – High Distinction D – Distinction CR – Credit P – Pass F – Fail Grade descriptors and other information concerning grading are contained in the Macquarie University Grading Policy which is available at: http://www. mq. edu. au/policy/docs/grading/policy. html GRADING APPEALS AND FINAL EXAMINATION SCRIPT VIEWING If, at the conclusion of the unit, you have performed below expectations, and are considering lodging an appeal of grade and/or viewing your final exam script, please refer to the following website which provides information about these processes and the cut off dates in the first instance.
Please read the instructions provided concerning what constitutes a valid grounds for appeal before appealing your grade. http://www. businessandeconomics. mq. edu. au/new_and_current_students/undergrad uate_current_students/how_do_i/grade_appeals 11 BUS832 Unit Guide – Semester 1, 2013 Version 6/2/13 SPECIAL CONSIDERATION The University is committed to equity and fairness in all aspects of its learning and teaching. In stating this commitment, the University recognises that there may be circumstances where a student is prevented by unavoidable disruption from performing in accordance with their ability.
A special consideration policy exists to support students who experience serious and unavoidable disruption such that they do not reach their usual demonstrated performance level. The policy is available at: http://www. mq. edu. au/policy/docs/special_consideration/policy. html STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Macquarie University provides a range of Academic Student Support Services. Details of these and other services can be accessed at http://www. student. mq. edu. au.
IT CONDITIONS OF USE Access to all student computing facilities within the Faculty of Business and Economics is restricted to authorised coursework for approved units. Student ID cards must be displayed in the locations provided at all times. Students are expected to act responsibly when utilising University IT facilities. The following regulations apply to the use of computing facilities and online services: ? Accessing inappropriate web sites or downloading inappropriate material is not permitted. Material that is not related to coursework for approved unit is deemed inappropriate. Downloading copyright material without permission from the copyright owner is illegal, and strictly prohibited. Students detected undertaking such activities will face disciplinary action, which may result in criminal proceedings. Non-compliance with these conditions may result in disciplinary action without further notice. Students must use their Macquarie University email addresses to communicate with staff as it is University policy that the University issued email account is used for official University communication. 12