MSIN6001A / MSIN6001B: UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT

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Sarah Warnes
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year UG from all departments
Term 1 (MSIN6001A) or Term 2 (MSIN6001B)
2-hour lecture (x 10 weeks) and 1-hour seminar (x 9 weeks)
50% unseen examination; 50% group project with individual component

Management is the cluster of different tasks, roles and responsibilities that enables people to work together for a variety of ends. This module introduces students to the core concepts and models of management theory in order to equip them with a basic knowledge and understanding of different areas of management, including organisational behaviour, strategic management, and human resource management. The module is delivered through lectures and exercises based on textbook readings. Assessment is through a group presentation (which includes an individual component) and a group case study. There is an end-of-year exam with essay style questions. The aim of the module is to introduce students to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of management with a view to equipping them with the tools to understand the discipline and operate effectively as managers in a 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
  • Models of Management
  • Organisation Cultures and Contexts
  • Managing across Cultures
  • Managing Internationally
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Planning
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Strategy
  • Organisation Structure
  • Managing Change and Innovation
  • Understanding Leadership
  • Influencing and Motivating
  • Communicating
  • Working in Teams
  • Managing Operations
  • Quality Performance
  • 25% - Group presentation of a case study (of which 10% individual oral delivery and 15% group delivery plus 1,000-word report)
  • 25% - 2,000-word group analysis of a case
  • 50% - final unseen 3-hour exam in the Summer Term

Boddy. D., 2012: Essentials of Management: A Concise Introduction, London: Pearson