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Management Studies II


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

Module description

This module explores 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, and covers human resource management; leadership; teams; marketing; change management; innovation; e-business; corporate governance and social responsibility; financial management and performance measurement.

The aims of this module are to:

  • build on the topics covered in Management Studies I
  • provide you with a good understanding of basic management concepts and practices and the role and function of management in 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 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.