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Module

BUS1001 : Introduction to Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susan Addison
  • Demonstrator: Professor Stephen Procter, Dr Les Tickner, Mrs Angela Mazzetti, Dr Ali Naqvi, Professor Andrea Whittle, Mr Khang-Wai Chew
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module provides an introduction to key theories of management and organisation that build the foundation for the business and management discipline. It seeks to help students to understand the concepts and principles associated with business and management and to be able to evaluate and interpret them in this context.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module covers core areas of management and organisation theory, including:

- Motivation at work
- Teamworking in organisations
- Decision-making
- Management and leadership
- Organisational structure

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading148:0048:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk31:003:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS1007Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 1)
BUS1223Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 2)
BUS1015Management and Organisation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are used to present the students with the knowledge base upon which they can develop their understanding of the subject area. Seminars are used to test understanding of the knowledge base and to develop an understanding of the practical implications of this knowledge base in specific situations.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A70N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
BUS1015Management and Organisation2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M301500 Words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay1MFeedback given through SGT
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay in semester 1 is appropriate for testing knowledge and understanding of key principles of management and organisation theory

The exam is testing an understanding of the appropriate theories and concepts in an applied setting

Reading Lists

Timetable