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Management Studies I


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

Module description

This module provides an introduction to management theory and practice. It serves as a foundation upon which Management Studies II and more specialised modules are built and covers: theoretical models of management, the fundamentals of resource management and allocation, planning, strategy and decision-making, and organisation culture and structure.

The aims of the module are to:

  • introduce the social scientific study of management
  • provide you with a good understanding of basic management concepts and practices, and the role and function of management across a wide range of organisations
  • equip you with a range of tools that will enable you to relate your work and management experiences to current management concepts and theories.

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.