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Management Studies II


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 4
  • Convenor and tutor: Dr Ian D. Harrison
  • Prerequisite: Management Studies I
  • Assessment: a 1500-word coursework essay (30%) and a two-hour examination (70%)

Module description

In this module we explore a range of issues around current management theory and practice. With Management Studies I it serves as a foundation upon which 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

  • Human resource management
  • Leadership
  • Teams
  • Marketing
  • Change management
  • Innovation
  • E-business
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility
  • Financial management and performance measurement

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • understand the ways in which different aspects of management behaviour have been studied and 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
  • develop a more critical, analytical approach to thinking about contemporary issues in management and organisations
  • better understand current practices in your own organisation.