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MANT251 Managing Organisations

The theory and practice of organisation, focusing particularly on internal systems and processes of organising people, as well as strategies and consequences of an organisation’s engagement with its external context.

We are all constantly dealing with organisations: we buy things from them; we go to them when we want help; they tell us what to do; and we work in them. An important aim of MANT 251 is to assist you in understanding the organisations that populate your world. With this understanding you will be better-placed to manage your interactions with and within the organisations of your future. The focus in MANT 251 is both internal and external organisation. More specifically, the key objectives are to build your understanding of the internal systems and processes of organising people and other resources, as well as the strategies and consequences of an organisation's interaction with its external environment.
Following an introduction to the paper's purpose, learning objectives and teaching staff, the lectures will focus first on organisational structure, then strategic management and then operations management. So that we can be mindful of some of the wider social consequences of management decisions about structure, strategy and operations,the final theme for the paper is a critical reflection of this conventional management and organisation practice.

Paper title Managing Organisations
Paper code MANT251
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(BSNS 111 and MANT 101) or (BSNS 105 and 18 further points from Commerce Schedule C)
Schedule C
Commerce
Teaching staff
Dr Conor O'Kane (semester one)
Dr Richard Greatbanks (semester two)
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials.
Textbooks
MANT 251: Management & Organisation: Resources for Learning
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 251
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this paper you will have a good appreciation of:
  • The range of strategies that organisations use, both internally and externally orientated, when seeking positions of advantage in their environment
  • The external forces acting upon the strategy of an organisation over time
  • The operations management function in a manufacturing or service industry
  • Some of the social and ethical implications of organisation practice
  • How the above issues are experienced in the practice of management
  • How these different perspectives can be brought together in order to fully understand the complexity of real-life organising for the well-being and health of the organisation, as well as the citizens, communities and society of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Effectively communicate analytical thinking about management and organisation

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T2 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T3 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T4 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 20

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 34, 39
T2 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 29, 31, 34, 39
T3 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 34, 39
T4 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 29, 31, 34, 39

The theory and practice of organisation, focusing particularly on internal systems and processes of organising people, as well as strategies and consequences of an organisation’s engagement with its external context.

We are all constantly dealing with organisations: we buy things from them; we go to them when we want help; they tell us what to do; and we work in them. An important aim of MANT 251 is to assist you in understanding the organisations that populate your world. With this understanding you will be better-placed to manage your interactions with and within the organisations of your future. The focus in MANT 251 is both internal and external organisation. More specifically, the key objectives are to build your understanding of the internal systems and processes of organising people and other resources, as well as the strategies and consequences of an organisation's interaction with its external environment.
Following an introduction to the paper's purpose, learning objectives and teaching staff, the lectures will focus first on organisational structure, then strategic management and then operations management. So that we can be mindful of some of the wider social consequences of management decisions about structure, strategy and operations,the final theme for the paper is a critical reflection of this conventional management and organisation practice.

Paper title Managing Organisations
Paper code MANT251
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(BSNS 111 and MANT 101) or (BSNS 105 and 18 further points from Commerce Schedule C)
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course coordinators to be advised.
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials.
Textbooks
Recommended text: MANT 251: Management & Organisation: Resources for Learning
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 251
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this paper you will have a good appreciation of:
  • The range of strategies that organisations use, both internally and externally orientated, when seeking positions of advantage in their environment
  • The external forces acting upon the strategy of an organisation over time
  • The operations management function in a manufacturing or service industry
  • Some of the social and ethical implications of organisation practice
  • How the above issues are experienced in the practice of management
  • How these different perspectives can be brought together in order to fully understand the complexity of real-life organising for the well-being and health of the organisation, as well as the citizens, communities and society of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Effectively communicate analytical thinking about management and organisation

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T2 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T3 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 20
T4 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 20

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-30, 33, 37, 40-41
T2 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 29-30, 33, 37, 40-41
T3 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 29-30, 33, 37, 40-41
T4 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 29-30, 33, 37, 40-41