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Introduction to Management

Module titleIntroduction to Management
Module codeINT0005
Academic year2021/2
Module staff

Alison Buckman ()

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks



Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

For organisations to achieve their objectives effectively and efficiently requires the involvement of managers who are responsible for planning, organising, leading and managing people and other resources. This module introduces and explains the main business functions and considers the contribution made by theories to the practice of management. The module utilises a range of current business case studies so that concepts and theories explored during this module can be applied to actual businesses and current management and leadership news. 

For this module there is neither a requirement for prior knowledge of management, nor pre-requisites or co-requisites. 

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to give an introduction to the characteristics of organisations and familiarity with business aims, objectives, strategy, planning and corporate social responsibility. Whilst exploring the main functional areas of business, the principles of management, culture, leadership and motivation are areas of focus.

The terminology of management will be presented in English and practised through listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Identify and discuss the structures and characteristics of organisations
  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge of key management principles
  • 3. Demonstrate ability to use appropriate terminology within the limits of knowledge

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Evaluate management approaches through the use of recent case studies

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. Apply and evaluate management theory accurately to address management issues

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

  • Managing in Organisations
  • Theories of Management
  • The internal environment
  • The external environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Planning
  • Managing marketing
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Managing innovation and change
  • Managing Operations and Quality

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities (Synchronous)40Delivery of input, activities in pairs and small groups; student presentations
Formative Assessed Activities (Synchronous)20Working on topic-based case studies and summative exam-related activities
Guided independent study140Preparation and research for group report and presentation; reading key text; reflecting on own contribution to the group activity and completion of the progress log; practice of techniques and exam questions


Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Class Formative Tests; short essays; presentations; activities1-2 hours1-5Written and Verbal, ELE

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Written Examination (open book)602 hours, online1-5Performance Outcome
Group Report251,500 word report1-3Written and verbal, ELE
Group Presentation155 minutes per person1-3Written and verbal, ELE


Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Written Examination (open book)Examination (2 hours)1-5Next assessment opportunity

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for reasons judged legitimate by the Mitigation Committee, the applicable assessment will normally be deferred. See ‘Details of reassessment’ for the form that assessment usually takes. When deferral occurs there is ordinarily no change to the overall weighting of that assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to take a re-sit exam. Only your performance in this exam will count towards your final module grade. A grade of 40% will be awarded if the examination is passed.


Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Basic reading:


Textbook: Boddy, D. (2012) Essentials of Management: A Concise Introduction. Harlow: Pearson Education.  



Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Business Review Philip Allen; Hodder Education

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Credit value20
Module ECTS


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