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Principles of Organization and Management


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Horen Voskeritsian
  • Assessment: a two-hour examination (100%)

Module description

Organisations matter because just about everything that we do occurs within an organisation. The broad aim of this module is to give all students, regardless of academic background, an introduction to the ideas, theories, models and values used to make sense of organisations and the way these theoretical insights are applied to understanding different organisational forms and their competitive significance in an era of global competition.

The module reviews some of the major contributions to management thought, identifies trends in organisational analysis and management thinking, and evaluates theories and research in terms of their usefulness in understanding and improving management practice.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • discuss the major theoretical approaches to contemporary management and organisations
  • discuss the value of management research and its application to practice
  • apply organisation theory and management knowledge to diverse organisational settings
  • demonstrate a critical perspective on organisation/management theories and practice.