MGMT304-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Management Skills for a Diverse Workforce

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the increasing importance of diversity in organisations. We study a range of theories and focus on how to apply those theories to real-world situations.

This course emphasises the development of the skills and knowledge required for successful managerial performance in diverse organisations. It focuses on such areas as developing self-awareness, creative problem-solving, supportive communication, the use of power and influence, motivation techniques, and managing conflict.

A note on teaching methods: MGMT304 is active and interactive and requires in-person engagement. During lecture times we will doing activities, simulations, group discussions, and other exercises to teach you about management skills and how to apply theory to real-life situations.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are:

1. Demonstrate applicable knowledge of the common skills needed for managerial effectiveness.
2. Understand the dynamics of human behaviour so as to increase your ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
3. Be more aware of your values, behaviours and perceptions to understand how they influence your interpersonal behaviour and organisational practice.

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.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

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 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Elsie Locke 104A
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT304 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
UC Timetable

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sarah Wright


Sanna Malinen and Christopher Lockhart


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflection and Analysis 15% Reflection and Analysis (Weeks 3-12)
Assignment 28 Mar 2024 20% Assignment Part 1: Development plan
Assignment 10 May 2024 30% Assignment Part 2: Evidence and reflection
Student-led learning session 35% Weeks 11 & 12

Textbooks / Resources

All readings are on  Learn. You will need to find your own readings through the library website for your assessment work.


Please note that the 45% rule does NOT apply to MGMT304 final grade determination.

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.

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.

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All MGMT304 Occurrences

  • MGMT304-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024