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BUS1007 : Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 1)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion127:0027:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity30:301:30N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion30:301:30N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS1001Introduction to Management and Organisation
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.       On-line learning is used to help develop self-evaluation and reflective learning
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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002,000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1MPractice presentations
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay will assess and provide feedback upon knowledge understanding and written communication. The practice presentations allow for development of presentational skills and feedback on this.

Reading Lists