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Management Concepts and Practice

Module titleManagement Concepts and Practice
Module codeINT1005
Academic year2021/2
Module staff

Christopher Cross ()

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks




Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module will introduce you to main management theorists, tracing the development of this line of study, and applying the various theories to contemporary situations using business case studies.

This module is equivalent to BEA1005. No prior knowledge of Management is assumed for this module. 

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module is designed to:

  • Introduce management and organisational concepts and related theories.
  • Examine the formulation and implementation of business strategy.
  • Explain the main management issues in managing people, organisational structure and culture; managing change and operations management.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

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

  • 1. Discuss the key role of the manager relating theory to practice
  • 2. Identify and evaluate the consequences of a business's current objectives, market position and direction
  • 3. Evaluate the likely consequences of strategic choices and recommend strategies to meet the objectives of a business
  • 4. Evaluate the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics
  • 5. Discuss the concepts of organisational structure and culture and the factors that shape them
  • 6. Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles, processes and problems of managing people and teams
  • 7. Interpret concepts, models and practices related to motivation and leadership
  • 8. Discuss the principles, processes and problems of operations management including managing supply chains and quality programmes

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

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

  • 9. Apply and evaluate models and theories in business related case study contexts

ILO: Personal and key skills

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

  • 10. Work effectively as part of a group
  • 11. Reflect on your own contribution to the group and learning from this experience

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

·        The role of the manager and approaches to management.

·        Objectives, strategy, external and internal environment and strategic planning

·        Ethics, social responsibility and managing internationally

·        Teams and team roles

·        Organisation structure

·        Organisation culture and change management

·        Leadership and communicating

·        Motivation

·        Managing operations and quality

·        Reflective practice

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)20Lecture and workshop activities
Scheduled learning and teaching activities (synchronous)20Seminar – these will be teacher led. You should prepare for each seminar based on the related lecture
Formative assessed activities (asynchronous)20Working on case studies, writing answers to essay questions (asynchronous)
Group working15Preparation for group assignment
Guided Independent Study30Research to inform preparation of assignments and presentations
Guided Independent Study30Reading course text book and accessing other key resources
Guided Independent study5Reflection on own skills and performance
Guided Independent Study10Practice of techniques, mock exams etc


Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Group problem solving activities; skills development activities; practice essays; mock exam; business case studies1-2 hours preparation per week1-11In seminars-suggested solutions given. Verbally and/or in written format. May include peer evaluation.

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
Group report202,000 words1, 2, 4, 9Written and verbal
Group presentation105 minutes per group member1, 2, 4, 9, 10Written and verbal
Individual reflective statement10500 words6, 11Written
Written Examination (open book)602 hours3, 5-9Written


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)Written Examination (2 hours)1-11Next 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

Core text:

Boddy, David (2020) (Eighth ed.) Management:An Introduction, Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd

Additional texts:

Mullins, Laurie J. (2019) (Twelfth ed.) Organisational Behaviour in the Workplace, Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.

Cole, G.A. and Kelly, P. (2015) (Eighth ed.) Management Theory and Practice, Hampshire: Cengage Subsidiary Textbooks



Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

ELE – 


Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Students are expected to read relevant and reliable news, electronically or paper-based newspapers or journal articles to inform on current business developments.

Key words search

Manager; change management; objectives; market; strategic choice; business plan; organisational structure; practices; motivation; leadership; marketing; ethics; managing people; culture; teams; operations management; supply chains and quality programmes. Reflective practice.

Credit value15
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