|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|BUS1001||Introduction to Management and Organisation|
Students will be introduced to various issues and controversies relating to the study of work, organisation and management. We will examine alternative ways of looking at organisation and management, and consider why we need these alternatives to fully understand the world of work, organisation and management. The assumptions which underpin most management orthodoxy will be examined and their implications considered.
The module aims:
1. To build upon students basic understanding of issues in the analysis of work and organisations, by providing a broader perspective upon the social, political and economic context of work and organisation.
2. To enable students to evaluate research and scholarship on work and organisations.
Introduction - issues in studying work and organisation, Bureaucracy and Scientific Management revisited, Human Relations Theory and People Management, Organizational Culture and Self Management, Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management, Other perspectives on work, organisation and management, Organizing Studies.
At the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Describe and compare several approaches to the analysis of work and organisations.
2. Differentiate berween the analysis of the relatively stable aspects of organisations, and the relatively unpredictable aspects of everyday work, organising, and managing.
3. Discuss the relationships between aspects internal to organisations, and the broader social, political and economic context of work and organisation.
4. Discuss the significance of changes and continuities in the character of work, nationally and internationally.
5. Critically appraise research on work and organisations.
6. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of approaches to work and Organisation, in written assignments and in seminar discussions.
7. Reflect upon your own experience of work and organisational life and use your reflections to illustrate the understandings gained on the module.
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of approaches to work and Organisation, in written assignments and in seminar discussions.
2. Reflect upon their own experience of work and organisational life and use their reflections to illustrate their acquisition of the above knowledge outcomes, and in collaboration with fellow students.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|BUS2021||Work and Organisations|
The lectures provide a framework for student-centred learning: seminars provide opportunities for collaborative learning with peers; these are complemented by students' private study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||25||Seminar reflection 2,000 words.|
Resit assessment: Exam only
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