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Description

Management Concepts

Module titleManagement Concepts
Module codeINT3622
Academic year2021/2
Credits15
Module staff

Karen Glide (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

12

Number students taking module (anticipated)

20

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module is designed to introduce you to a range of management concepts and apply these to analyse and interpret and apply knowledge to real world business examples.

Management is dynamic, continuously adapting to changes in the external environment.  We will be considering management in context of its origins, current practice and theories and anticipating its future direction.

Although you may not be planning to continue your studies in management in the future, it is likely, whichever path you choose, you will take on management responsibilities in your future career. We are all ‘managers’ and this will provide you with an opportunity to develop skills and confidence.

This module provides you with a theoretical framework but also aims to encourage you to reflect on and develop your personal skills and analyse management experiences.

Module aims - intentions of the module

Management is a broad subject and, to provide different perspectives of management, the module is based around management themes of: managing in context; managing and motivating people; managing operations and quality; managing and leading change; understanding the customer and developing a marketing strategy; decision making methods for managers; managing ethically and sustainably.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

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

  • 1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of theoretical models and concepts linking to management themes
  • 2. Apply theoretical models and concepts to interpret, analyse and evaluate current business practice
  • 3. Evaluate current management practice, learning from the past and considering management theory and practice that will meet future business needs

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

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

  • 4. Engage critically and analytically with literature relating to management
  • 5. Demonstrate an awareness of different stakeholder perspectives of management in context

ILO: Personal and key skills

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

  • 6. Demonstrate communication skills in a range of media
  • 7. Collaborate with others to share ideas, skills and knowledge to prepare and present responses to business problems

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Management concept themes:

Managing in context – an awareness of how we have arrived at current management practice and raise awareness of current trends

Managing and motivating people – as the most important organisational ‘resource’ we explore current approaches in human resource management and explore motivation

Managing operations and quality – we consider technological advances in operations management and how to ensure quality at every stage

Managing and leading change – with the pace of change increasing in the business world, we explore approaches leadership approaches and discuss whether there is one right way to lead

Understanding the customer and developing a marketing strategy – marketing is based around the customer and responding to and anticipating their wants and needs.  We are all aware of marketing in our day-to-day lives. We consider ways to define our customer and how to develop a marketing strategy in an increasingly competitive environment.

Decision making in practice – managers make decisions, we will apply a range of decision-making techniques to provide a basic ‘tool kit’ including quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Interpreting financial information

Managing ethically and sustainably – with increasing awareness of business practice, and the increased visibility of the need for businesses to demonstrate success in people, planet and profit, we investigate how ethical and sustainable businesses really are in practice.

Learning and teaching

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
60900

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities24Seminar - these will be teacher led. You should prepare for each seminar based on the related lecture
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities12Lectures are delivered and available as a recording
Formative Assessed Activities24Working on case studies, writing answers to essay questions, research tasks, small group activities (asynchronous)
Group Working10Preparation for small group presentations and seminar
Guided Independent Study30Research to inform preparation of assignments and presentations
Guided Independent Study30Reading course textbook and accessing other key resources
Guided Independent Study20Practice of techniques, mock exams etc.

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Group presentations on tutorial questions60 minutes1-7Verbal and written feedback, Peer review and verbal feedback Marked scripts, k, Self analysis, Exemplar answers
Seminars30 minutes1-7Verbal and written feedback, Peer review and verbal feedback Marked scripts, k, Self analysis, Exemplar answers
Timed Written Tasks90 minutes1-7Verbal and written feedback, Peer review and verbal feedback Marked scripts, k, Self analysis, Exemplar answers
Skills Development e.g. problem solving tasks60 minutes1-7Verbal and written feedback, Peer review and verbal feedback Marked scripts, k, Self analysis, Exemplar answers
Solving Decision Making Problems60 minutes1-7Verbal and written feedback, Peer review and verbal feedback Marked scripts, k, Self analysis, Exemplar answers

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
40600

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assessed Seminar155 minutes per person2, 5-7Verbal and Written
Individual Report251500 words1-4, 6Verbal and Written
Written Examination (Open Book)602 hour paper1-4, 6Examiner's report and final outcome

Re-assessment

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 (open book), 2 hours1-7Next 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 and re-submission. 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.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Cole, P. & Kelly, G.A., Management Theory and Practice (9th Edn), Cengage

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

  • Regular reading of business section of a range of credible  news sites, online and in print

Key words search

Managing, marketing, operations management, motivating, change, decision making

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

INT3619 - Business in Society

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

6

Available as distance learning?

Yes

Origin date

24/03/2021

Last revision date

12/08/2021