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Management Studies I


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 4
  • Convenor: Dr Oliver Barish
  • Assessment: a 3000-word essay (100%)

Module description

In this module we introduce you to management theory and practice, providing a foundation upon which Management Studies II and more specialised modules are built.

You will learn basic management concepts and practices, and about the role and function of management across a wide range of organisations. You will also be equipped with a range of tools to enable you to relate your work and management experiences to current management concepts and theories.

Indicative syllabus

  • Theoretical models of management
  • The fundamentals of resource management and allocation, planning, strategy and decision-making
  • Organisation culture and structure

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • understand the ways in which different aspects of management behaviour have been analysed by social scientists
  • appreciate different ways of thinking about contemporary issues in management and organisations
  • understand the importance of management in organisations and the connections between different management functions
  • better understand current practices in your own organisation.