The University of Southampton

MANG1009 Management and Organisations

Module Overview

To develop a broad understanding of organisational activity and human behaviour within organisations, which underpin students’ studies throughout their programme. To establish a vocabulary of concepts, theories and principles, which students can use in diagnosing and analyzing organisational problems. To develop a broad understanding of the role of management which will serve as a foundation for the development of their own skills, as they occupy future managerial roles in organisations.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module covers specific as well as general goals, through the learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • To demonstrate knowledge of historical developments within the management discipline and different perspectives on the nature of management
  • To show an understanding of the ways in which organisations interact with their internal and external environments.
  • To exhibit knowledge and understanding of how to use specific conceptual tools with which to analyse the activities of organisations (E.g. PEST, Stakeholder analysis)
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the main functional and operational activities within organisations and the significance of total quality management for improving organisational operations.
  • To describe the integrative and transformational roles of management in organisations and recognise the contingent factors which determine the most effective management approaches to use in particular situations.
  • To describe the importance of understanding of human behaviour within organisations and how human resource management helps managers achieve their people objectives.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Personal Effectiveness: Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self- starting; Learning to learn and develop an appetite for learning; Effective performance within a team environment; Interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
  • Critical Thinking: Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Information Management: Effective use of communication and IT for business applications
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication, oral and in writing, using a range of media used in business.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Use models to understand and address business problems and phenomena


• Development of Management Theory, Classical and Human Relations Schools, Contingency • The Learning Organisation • Introduction to Strategic Management: Levels of Strategy, Porters 5 forces, Strategic Intent & Mission Statements • Organisational Culture • Human Resource Management • Leadership • Teams & Team Work • Motivation & Commitment • Decision Making • Managing Change

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Knowledge and skills developed as students participate in various activities during lectures. IT skills developed through the preparation of group presentation slides, and essays. Communication skills developed through feedback on lecture discussions, presentations and written assignment. Guidance on the preparation of group presentations and writing a focus report will be provided by the tutor

Follow-up work12
Preparation for scheduled sessions48
Completion of assessment task6
Wider reading or practice36
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Boddy, D. (2014). Management: An introduction. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (2000 words) 40%
Examination  (2 hours) 50%
Group presentation  (20 minutes) 10%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (2000 words) 40%
Examination  (2 hours) 60%


MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 100%
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