MGMT100-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Fundamentals of Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
  • Recognise the principles of planning, organising, leading and controlling in management.
  • Apply management concepts to analyse and reflect on key organisational and managerial issue.
  • Understand the bicultural, local and global environmental context in which organisations operate.
  • Understand how social, cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given management-related issue.  
  • Enhance awareness of Treaty of Waitangi principles as they are applied in business and management in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Enhance 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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
15 Jul - 28 Jul
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
15 Jul - 28 Jul
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
15 Jul - 28 Jul
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
15 Jul - 28 Jul
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:30 Rehua 102
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30 Rehua 009
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30 Rehua 102
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
07 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:30 Rehua 102
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
08 Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
09 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
10 Wednesday 14:30 - 16:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
12 Thursday 12:00 - 13:30 Rehua 009
29 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT100-24S2 in weeks 1 & 2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. Please note that workshops are not recorded.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sanna Malinen


Nadeera Ranabahu , Tyron Love and Herb de Vries

Mona Soltani


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 30% Weeks 3-12
Workshops 30% Weeks 3-12
Final Examination 40% Final Examination

The ‘45% rule’ will apply to this course. That is, any student who does not reach 45% in the final exam will fail the course. Please refer to for further information.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to,
informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

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

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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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