|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
BUS1001 or Introductory Management
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, Situating the study of work and organisation, Orthodox and heterodox approaches, Issues in studying work and organisation, Bureaucracy and Scientific Management revisited, Human Relations Theory and People Management.
At the end of this module students will be able to:
1.Describe and compare several approaches to the analysis of work and organisations.
2.Differentiate between the analysis of the relatively stable asepcts 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.
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|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|BUS2019||Understanding Work and Organisations|
The lectures provide a framework for student-centred learning; seminars provide opportunites for collaborative learning with peers; these are complemented by students' private study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||1,500 word assignment|
The assignment assesses students' acquisition of the 'knowledge and understanding' learning outcomes, as well as skills outcome. The latter will additionally be informally assessed during seminars.
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