Module Catalogue 2016/17

BUS1001 : Introduction to Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2016/17
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Tony Boland
  • Demonstrator: Mr Chris Ford, Mr Les Tickner, Dr Robin Brown, Mr Khang-Wai Chew
  • Lecturer: Dr Sue Abbott
  • 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 introductory overview of the main subdivisions of 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

Introduction to Organisation Theory, What is management?, Organisational Structures, Teamworking in Organisations, Decision Making in Organisations, Motivation at Work, Leadership and Management, Organisational Culture.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

1. Understanding of the main subdivisions of general and functional management.
2. Demonstration of an understanding of mainstream organisational theory and its contribution to management theory and practice.

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
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Oral : Present
      • Interpersonal : Present
      • Written Other : Assessed
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Assessed
      • Relationship Building : Present
  • Application
    • Social Cultural Global Awareness : 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 ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
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. Seminars are used to help develop and test understanding of the knowledge base.
3. Seminars are used to develop an understanding of the practical implications of this knowledge base in specific situations.
4. Seminars are used to develop and practice essential management skills of analysis, synthesis, team work, time management, communication, presentation, decision making and problem solving.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LBU1001Introduction to Management and Organisation1Paired with London module version for both semesters and resit
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M202,000 words
Prof skill assessmnt2M20Group Presentation based on seminar diary.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. Essay will assess and provide feedback upon knowledge understanding and written communication.
2. The group presentation will demonstrate understanding of the issues and concepts explored in the seminar 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 2016/17 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 2017/18 entry will be published here in early-April 2017. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.