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MGTS2606 – Managerial Skills & Communication

Lecturer Dr Marissa Edwards
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty BEL
Prerequisites MGTS1601 + 4 units BBusMan courses
Contact Hours 2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Semester(s) Taught Semesters 1 + 2
Course Units 2
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Rating

Total average

73.9/100

Learning Materials ( 77.3 )
Learning Activities ( 65 )
Blackboard Management ( 84.3 )
Course Content ( 63 )
Course Structure ( 80.5 )
Contact Availability ( 79 )
Course Difficulty ( 62.3 )

Reviews (4)

Sarah
   
MGTS2606 – Managerial Skills & Communication 71.4

The content of the course, initially, seems like a joke. More or less, everything is common sense, and the assignments and group presentations are easy to pass if it flows and makes sense within the course content. However, the final exam was challenging, somewhat from expecting common sense questions and not trying, but because of the stack of theory that Marissa chucks in. And this theory is from the whole semester.

Learning materials were scarce as the tutors just went over content learned in the lecture. No need for the textbook, but if you wanted to get a 7 and ensure a rounded understanding of the course, get the textbook as she does refer to it in lecture slides.

Marissa is easy to understand and is approachable. However, I got the vibe that she expects a high standard of work to do well in the course. Sure, you can rely on common sense to maybe scrape a 4, but not recommended.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

BBusMan/BIHTM

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Common sense course
Negatives
  • Common sense course
Posted on July 27, 2015 12:07 pm
Anonymous
   
MGTS2606 – Managerial Skills & Communication 49.9

Another G up first years business subject. Stupid theories like "how to listen"and useless content. Alot of content though, good luck remembering the 100's of "5 methods of talking" etc models....

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

bbman/law

Is lecture attendance necessary?

no

Is the textbook necessary?

no

Positives
  • obvious
  • useless
Negatives
  • yer na
Posted on June 21, 2015 10:21 pm
Anonymous
   
MGTS2606 – Managerial Skills & Communication 88.7

This course was pretty good, though I would advise that the final exam is deceptively hard. There are a lot of lists and theories to remembers so make sure to take plenty of notes throughout the lectures because you’ll need them later on to study for the final exam.

Lecture attendance is necessary – some semesters lecture recording are available and others are not so make sure you attend the lecture in physical form if lecture recording are not offered. Textbook chapters are highly aligned with each weeks lecture (i.e. week 1, chapter 1) so it’s easy to keep up with readings but they will take you a while to get through so don’t leave it until the end of the semester to start making your way through. Lectures fun, tutorials necessary but slightly boring at times and textbook purchase necessary as the lecturer only puts major points into lecture notes.

Basically this course is what a well-run course should be – lecture slides are major points of textbook, tutorials back up what was learnt in lectures and textbook readings are actually useful.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major

BBUSMAN

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes, absolutely

Positives
  • Lecturer gave real world examples in lecture
  • Textbook chapters are highly aligned with each weeks lecture (i.e. week 1, chapter 1)
  • Well-run course, worth doing
Negatives
  • Lecture attendance is necessary – some semesters lecture recording are available and others are not so make sure you attend the lecture in physical form if lecture recording are not offered
  • ALL content taught is asessable and she will go to the depths of the lecture notes and textbook readings to catch people out
Posted on June 17, 2015 3:11 pm
Anonymous
   
MGTS2606 – Managerial Skills & Communication 85.5

This course is one of those courses that is mostly about putting complicated names on basic common sense concepts. However, it will teach you a lot about communication, not just management communication or communication in the workplace. You learn tons about different theories, like different types of verbal and nonverbal languages as well as what they mean (e.g. What does little eye contact, fidgeting hands, fast paced speaking, etc mean?). It opens your eyes to the subtle subconscious things humans do when communicating.

The course is fairly well structured and has a good lecturer and fairly good tutors. It is fairly easy content, but the written assignment was deceptively difficult. Well, it seemed easy but everyone was marked very harshly and got way less than they expected. The final exam is piss easy.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2013

Your program/major

BBusMan

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No but recommended

Positives No positive points
Negatives No negative points
Posted on August 6, 2014 10:58 pm

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