UCL Module Catalogue


Foundations of Management (MSIN0002)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
MSIN0002 and MSIN0048 is an excluded combination. MSIN0002 is only available to BSc/MSci Information Management for Business year 1 students.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


This is a fully comprehensive introduction to the skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise of management; and so in this context, the range of topics covered in this module is deliberately broad. The intention is to provide a substantial yet wide-ranging initial introduction to the overall field of management. That base then serves as a foundation upon which your studies in this area may be directed. This scope is approached via five overarching areas of study:

  • a full introduction to what management is and is not;
  • a broad coverage of the overall field of management knowledge, skills and expertise;
  • a substantial introduction to the crucial area of expertise of critical thinking, evaluation and analysis, leading to the formation of a sound judgemental faculty
  • a general familiarity and understanding of management priorities and issues, which should provide you with a foundation on which to base your future studies of more detailed areas of management
  • a specific understanding of the foundations of leadership and managerial professional practice, with particular reference to: the UCL Connected Curriculum; and the stated priority of the UCL School of Management: creating disruptive research and entrepreneurial leaders for the complex, interconnected world of the future.


Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
50% Log book 5000 words
12.5% Poster Presentation 1
12.5% Poster Presentation 2
25% Timed paper 3000 words
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Professor Richard Pettinger
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.