This module introduces students to the practice of management, to what managers do. Different management activities and roles are explored from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Key management responsibilities such as strategic thinking, analyzing the business environment, marketing, and motivating self and others, will be explored alongside real-world contexts. This provides opportunities for students to apply theoretical concepts to current business challenges and opportunities. The module is delivered across three key mediums: lectures, e-learning and seminars. Assessment is through a group presentation and an individual business report. The aim of the module is to not only introduce students to the essence of management and to the tools managers use, but importantly, will provide an insight into the role of the manager, managing in today’s dynamic and exciting business environment.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
Discuss the problems and issues that surround management practice in organisations, using a critical and informed approach
Explain and evaluate the main environmental, strategic and operating concerns facing organisations and managers
Produce, justify, and support arguments in favour of or against particular initiatives and approaches
Apply effectively a range of concepts, methods, and analytical approaches to specific cases
Managing in Organisations
Introduction to Management and Managing
Managing Strategy and the Business Environment
Managing Customer Expectations
Managing Cultures and Contexts
Corporate Social Responsibility
Managing Change and Innovation
Leading and working in teams
Motivating Self and Others
30% - group presentation based on a real-world business scenario.
70% - individual business report.
Current students should refer to Moodle for specific details of the current year’s assessment.
Recommended Reading To Access
Boddy, D. (2017) Management An Introduction, 7th Ed. London: Pearson
Mintzberg, H. (2009) Managing. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
Mullins, L. (2016) Management & Organisational Behaviour, 11th Ed. London: FT Prentice Hall.
Sminia, H. (2018) The Strategic Manager, 2nd Ed. Oxon: Routledge
Academic Journals are excellent source of contemporary research along with presenting issues/challenges facing organisations today.
British Journal of Management
Harvard Business Review
International Journal of Management
Journal of Management
Journal of Management Science
Journal of Management Studies