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MANG6290 Organisational Effectiveness Part 2

Module Overview

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

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • the application of international strategic management concepts;
  • the application of financial and accounting controls;
  • effective target marketing through analysis of real data;
  • the cause-and-effect relationships and interdependencies within the business environment.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • analyse and assess opportunities and threats in a business management environment;
  • demonstrate conceptual understanding through the application of key business management concepts;
  • effectively manage and negotiate resources within supply chain networks;
  • evaluate and justify chosen strategies of business performance.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • communicate effectively both written and oral format to explain complex problems;
  • analyse data to deduce trends and patterns;
  • present structured arguments relating to complex problems – visually and spoken;
  • problem solve to improve group performance.


Participants employ methodologies from accounting, marketing, strategy and project management, whilst managing intra-group processes through a simulation task. The module is presented as a series of decision periods over two full days during which groups need to assimilate information, negotiate and make business decisions which will affect the performances of their companies. Following the course, you 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 group 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. The Module is based upon the experiential learning process which has feedback integrated within it. The process is one of "theory applied through experience (of business management) upon which participants reflect together (facilitated by the course facilitator) to deduce and hence learn". These reflection sessions are integrated into the decision-making process that takes place throughout the module.

Independent Study55
Total study time75

Resources & Reading list

Johnson, G. Scholes, K. and Whittington, R (2017). Exploring Corporate Strategy. 

Dibb,S. Simpkin, L. Pride, W. and Ferrell, O. (2016). Marketing Concepts and Strategies. 

Mullins, L (2016). Management and Organisational Behaviour. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (1500 words) 80%
Group essay  (2000 words) 20%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3500 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

PreRequisite: MANG6300


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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