Module Catalogue 2018/19

BUS1001 : Introduction to Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ali Naqvi
  • Demonstrator: Miss Lisa Clark, Mrs Angela Mazzetti, Mr Chris Ford, Dr Frank Worthington, Mr Les Tickner, Professor Andrea Whittle, Mr Robin Brown, Dr Susan Addison, Mr Khang-Wai Chew
  • Lecturer: Mr Tony Boland
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



1.       To provide an introduction to general management theory and practice.
2.       To understand the development of theory in organisational behaviour and its relation to management in organisations.
3.       To introduce transferable skills used by practising managers to enhance their job performance and career prospects.
4.       To develop knowledge and behaviours which are readily transferable into the management milieu and which will enhance the prospects of students in identifying and obtaining the sorts of employment which they feel will be most rewarding following their course of study.

Outline Of Syllabus

The management function and issues of management; management as a rational activity; management as a scientific activity; management as a human activity; management in practice; management and organisation – mechanistic, organic organisations and contingency theory; management and group work; management and decision making; management and motivation; management and leadership; managing across cultures; management and organisational culture; the management of change.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

1.       An Understanding of the main issues of general management in relation to organising for success
2.       A Demonstration of an understanding of mainstream organisational theory and its contribution to management theory and practice
3.       A demonstration of an understanding of the complexities of management in modern organisations.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Demonstration of the key management skills of team working, time management, communication and presentation, and decision making and problem solving.

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Active Learning : Present
    • Literacy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Present
      • Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
  • Self Management
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Oral : Assessed
      • Interpersonal : Present
      • Written Other : Assessed
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Assessed
      • Relationship Building : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion156:0056:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity60:303:00On-line self-assessed tests and reflective learning instruments .
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time121:0012:00Online webinars
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion60:303:00Chatrooms and on-line collaboration forums for small group work .
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS1007Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 1)
BUS1223Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 2)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1.       Lectures are used to present the students with the knowledge base upon which they can develop their understanding of the subject area.
2.       On-line learning is used to help develop and test understanding of the knowledge base.
and an understanding of the practical implications of this knowledge base in specific situations.
3.       Online webinars will be used as part of this course design. The rational for their selection is that they enable both large and small group teaching and synchronous interaction between staff and students and peers. In large group sessions staff can provide and deliver material to students through an interactive platform, with students about to respond using a range of tools (text chat, voting systems, voice channels etc.)
4.       In smaller group sessions, students are allocated into groups of a specified number from the original large group session and are provided with their own virtual collaboration space. They can interact using a similar range of tools, voice, text, and a shared whiteboard to undertake and complete seminar activities. Staff can access these rooms and drop in on the conversations in a similar manner to classroom practices of group circulation.
5.       On-line learning is used to help develop self-evaluation and reflective learning
6.       Seminars are used to support the on-line activities and help develop and practice the essential management skills.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A60N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LBU1001Introduction to Management and Organisation2Delivered on London campus
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M201500 words
Prof skill assessmnt2M20A portfolio of activities completed during the on-line sessions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1.       Essay will assess and provide feedback upon knowledge understanding and written communication.
2.       The portfolio assessment will demonstrate engagement with the module throughout the programme.
3.       Examination assess overall understanding of knowledge presented in the module and its application


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2018/19 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2018/19 entry will be published here in early-April 2018. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.