UCL Module Catalogue


The Art and Science of Management (MSIN0009)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
Module is only available to students on the BSc/MSci Management Science year 1

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


This module serves as the framing module for the Management Science BSc/MSci programme. During the module, students will explore the range of opportunities and problems faced by managers in global companies and high-growth businesses tackling world-scale problems. Students will be introduced to key interdisciplinary management challenges, such as: complexity, scale, growth, innovation, disruptive technology, collaboration, uncertainty and risk, and explore the value of different ways of thinking about management problems.


Students will explore what engineering thinking brings to management and the challenges of designing, building and operating organisations (made out of people) at scale (“Management as an extreme engineering discipline”). Students will use the Business Model Canvas to understand how organisations create, deliver and capture value and explore the design of organisations and their business models.

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
60% Individual coursework (2,000 words)
20% Group coursework 1 (2,000 words)
20% Group coursework 2 (2,000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

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

Last updated

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