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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 analysing 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

to cover specific as well as general goals, through the following learning outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • historical developments within the management discipline and different perspectives on the nature of management;
  • the ways in which organisations interact with their internal and external environments;
  • how to use specific conceptual tools with which to analyse the activities of organisations (E.g. PEST, Stakeholder analysis);
  • the main functional and operational activities within organisations and the significance of total quality management for improving organisational operations;
  • 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;
  • the importance of understanding of human behaviour within organisations and how human resource management helps managers achieve their people objectives.
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.
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.


• 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.

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

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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