FB2300 Management

Part I

Course Duration:
One Semester
Credit Units: 3
Level: B2
Medium of Instruction: English
Prerequisites: Nil
Precursors: Nil
Equivalent Courses: CB2300
Exclusive Courses: MGT2900
Part II      


Course Aims

  • To enable students to acquire knowledge on the major internal features of a business system and the environment in which it operates.
  • To develop knowledge, concepts and skills in the major functions of business organizations and the ability to apply them in business contexts.

 

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No.

CILOsWeighting (if applicable)
1.Describe nature and structure of organizations; their functions, management process, and operations. 30%
2.Describe appropriate competencies and capabilities for being an effective manager and leader. 30%
3.Apply management knowledge to develop a number of workable solutions, and select the best alternative meeting the organization objectives and enhancing effective management practice. 40%


Teaching and learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course.)

Total Hours (Group Size): Lecture 26 (200), Interactive Workshop 13 (20)

ILO No

TLAsHours/week (if applicable)
CILO 1, 2,  Learning through lectures, reading books, journals, computer blackboard to acquire basic concepts of organizations.  This will involve conceptual inputs on management practices. In class  26 hours
CILO  3Learning through tutorial exercises and case studies to develop students’ analytical capabilities on interactive problem solving and allow instant feedback from the tutors.   In class 13 hours 


Assessment Tasks/Activities
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course.)

Coursework :     50%
Final Exam :      50%  (2 Hours)

* Departmental policy: attendance rate for tutorials is minimum 70% in order to pass this course.  For each tutorial attended, students must be present at least 70% of the time.

ILO No

Type of assessment tasks/activitiesWeighting (if applicable)Remarks
CILO 1, 2, Examination is designed to assess the students’ competence level of the basic management concepts. 50%   
CILO 3Tutorial exercises and case studies are designed to assess the ability of students in applying management knowledge to develop workable solutions to meet the organization objectives. 20% 
CILO  3Coursework assignment is designed to assess the students’ competence level of the basic organization and management skills and ability to work independently. 30% 

 


Grading of Student Achievement:

Please refer to Appendix for description and grading of assessment tasks.

 

Appendix for description and grading of assessment tasks

 

Table 1:  ASSESSING AND GRADING ESSAY TYPE EXAM QUESTIONS (50%) 

Failure
F
0.0

Marginal
D
1.0

Adequate
C-      C    C+
1.7  2.0  2.3

Good
B-    B    B+
2.7  3.0  3.3

Excellent
A-    A    A+
3.7  4.0  4.3

Little evidence of familiarity with the subject matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills; limited or irrelevant use of theories.Sufficient familiarity with the subject matter to enable the student to progress.Student understand the subject; ability to develop solutions to simple problems in the material.Evidence of grasp of subject, some evidence of critical capacity and analytical ability; reasonable understanding of issues; evidence of familiarity with the subject matter.Strong evidence of original thinking; good organization, capacity to analyze and synthesize; superior grasp of subject matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base.

 Source. Partly adapted from Registrar’s Office, “The Assessment of Students under the Credit Unit System”. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong, December 1997.

 

 

Table 2:  ASSESSING AND GRADING TUTORIAL EXERCISE AND
CASE STUDIES PARTCIPATION (20%)

Criteria

 

Marginal
D
1.0

Adequate
C-  C    C+
1.7  2.0  2.3

Good
B-    B    B+
2.7  3.0  3.3

Excellent
A-    A    A+
3.7  4.0  4.3

PunctualityStudent is always late to class and leaves early.Student is occasionally late to class and leaves early.Student is frequently punctual and attends full-time.Student is almost always punctual and attends full-time.
Preparation(participation)Student seldom prepared for class with assignments and required class materials.Student is occasionally prepared for class with assignments and required class materials.Student is frequently prepared for class with assignments and required class materials.Student is almost always prepared for class with assignments and required class materials.
Engagement(presentation)Student seldom contributes to class by offering ideas and asking questions.Student occasionally contributes to class by offering ideas and asking questions.Student frequently contributes to class by offering ideas and asking questions once per class.Student almost always contributes to class by offering ideas and asking questions more than once per class.
BehaviorStudent almost always displays disruptive behavior during class.Student occasionally displays disruptive behavior during class.Student frequently displays facilitative behavior during class.Student almost always displays facilitative behavior during class.

Source: Partly adapted from “The Web Portal for Educators! (http://www.teach-nology.com/)”


 

Table 3:  ASSESSING AND GRADING CONCEPTUAL
 COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (30%)

 

Marginal
D
1.0

Adequate
C-  C    C+
1.7  2.0  2.3

Good
B-    B    B+
2.7  3.0  3.3

Excellent
A-    A    A+
3.7  4.0  4.3

Writes enough to describe what the topic is about. Some relevant points descriptive in nature, mainly pro and con. Uses a few mainstream references. Very little evidence of library skills, incorrect formatting, irrelevant use of reference.Describes topic, refers to relevant work and what is proposed to be done. More relevant points drawn from prevalent models or conceptual frameworks, lists both pros and cons, evidence of grasp of issues but has difficulty in finding resolution. Evidence of some search skills; standard references in mostly correct formatting.As in C, but shows what past work has done/not done, demonstrating logical progression to the topic. Most/all relevant points drawn from prevalent models or conceptual frameworks, lists both pros and cons, uses appropriate structure to resolve issues with convincing arguments and discussion.  References are comprehensive, showing care in researching the issue, correct formatting.Interesting and complex account of why this topic, what questions need to be addressed giving a foretaste of original contribution.  As in B, but original, going well beyond standard resources/ references, stating a point of view in ones own voice. As in B, but uses unusual references to bolster an original argument.

Source: Partly adapted from Tang Catherine, “Seminar on Assessment and Grading in OBTL”, presented at City University of Hong Kong, March 9-10, 2006.

 


Part III 

Keyword Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Management and Organization
  2. Historical background of Management & current trends and issues.
  3. Understand the constraints of the organization: organization culture and external environment.
  4. Managing in a global environment.
  5. Managerial ethics in today’s world
  6. Decision making: The essence of the manager’s job
  7. The important of Strategic Management
  8. Organizational structure and design
  9. Understanding groups and teams
  10. Contemporary theories and current issues in motivation
  11. Leadership issues in the Twenty-First Century
  12. Foundations of control

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