MGMT100-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Fundamentals of Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


An introduction to the fundamental principles of management related to the functional areas of planning, organising, leading and controlling, as well as an introduction to how organisations are linked to the New Zealand and global business environment.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles of general management theory and to explain the interface between management and the business environment. Key aspects of the functional areas of management will be introduced (i.e., planning, organising, leading, and controlling the use of economic and human resources to accomplish organisational goals), and the nature of organisational processes will be explained (e.g., processes related to organisational design such as decision making, leadership and communication.) The interface with the business environment will also provide students with a broad introduction to the current New Zealand and international business conditions, organisational cultures, marketing, social responsibility and business ethics.

As a foundation course, MGMT100 covers the range of issues that managers face with respect to the administrative, socio-political and cultural challenges of management. The concepts introduced are relevant to all aspects of managing an organisation including: Human Resource Management, organisational planning and design, strategic management, operations management, and marketing. These concepts reflect the organisation’s ability to deliver goods or services that customers want as a result of the decisions and behaviours of all its members: top managers who plan the organisation’s strategy, middle managers who coordinate human and economic resources, and supervisors and workers who are engaged in production activities.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT100 is:
Lectures 40
Lecture Preparation 35
Quizzes 4
Class Test 2
Final Exam 4
Reflective Journals 15
Assessment Preparation 50
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Think strategically about the role and functions of management;
  • Understand the different perspectives used in management theory;
  • Apply management concepts to analyse and deal with key organisational and managerial issues;
  • Understand the environmental context in which organisations operate;
  • Understand how the cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given management-related issue.
  • Enhance their written communication skills.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.



Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT100 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sanna Malinen


Nadeera Ranabahu and Mona Soltani


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 20% Weekly from Monday Week 2
Mid-Term Test 27 Mar 2023 15% Week 6, March 27, evening
Reflective Journals 20% Released weekly from Week 7
Final Examination 45% Final Examination

Textbooks / Resources

There is no specific textbook. The readings for each week will be available on Learn

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

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