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MANG6290 Organisational Effectiveness Part 2

Module Overview

Before this module, students must have successfully completed MANG6300 Organisational Effectiveness part one. This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to bring together, apply and explore the business principles that have been learned in many other compulsory modules, and the soft team skills which will utilised from the learning from MANG6300 Organisational Effectiveness part one. It encourages innovation and creativity through interactive competition between and within teams via a comprehensive simulation of a fast moving business environment.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The application of skills employed internationally in marketing, strategy and financial analysis, and the integration of these disciplines while effectively managing a team is a key aim of the module.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Demonstrate skills in the application of international strategic management concepts;
  • Understand the need for financial and accounting controls;
  • Understand the performance of target marketing based on actual data;
  • Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the nature of business and its interdependencies.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Analyse and assess opportunities and threats;
  • Negotiate for and allocate scarce resources;
  • Evaluate and justify a chosen strategy of business performance;
  • Apply management principles, understand their importance and recognise their role in relationships between stakeholders.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Communicate orally and in written form;
  • Gain experience in analytical skills;
  • Present your work to others effectively;
  • Gain experience in problem solving.


Participants employ methodologies from accounting, marketing, strategy and project management, whilst managing intra-team processes through a simulation task. The module is presented as a series of decision periods over two full days during which teams need to assimilate information, negotiate and make business decisions which will affect the performances of their companies. Following the course, students must undertake reviews and assessment of the experiences and achievements for a subsequent presentation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The exercise is delivered over two days through a fully networked computer simulation task where each team manages their own organisation. Plenary sessions are used to introduce the activity and to debrief. Experiential learning is achieved through a process of reflection on theory and developments leading to deductions and learning outcomes.

Independent Study55
Total study time75

Resources & Reading list

Bloisi, W (2003). Management and Organisational Behaviour. 

Johnson, G. Scholes, K. and Whittington, R (2005). Exploring Corporate Strategy. 

Ashleigh M.J., & Mansi, A (2012). The Psychology of People in Organisations. 

Dibb,S. Simpkin, L. Pride, W. and Ferrell, O. (1997). Marketing Concepts and Strategies. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3500 words) 75%
Group presentation  (15 minutes) 25%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3500 words) %


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-req: MANG6300 Organisational Effectiveness Part 1


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 core/recommended 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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