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BUS1001 : Introduction to Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susan Addison
  • Demonstrator: Professor Andrea Whittle, Mr Khang-Wai Chew, Professor Stephen Procter, Dr Les Tickner, Dr Angela Mazzetti, Dr Judith Watson
  • Lecturer: Mr Chris Ford
  • 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


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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00PIP lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading166:0066:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities41:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00PIP
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion40:302:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS1007Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 1)
BUS1223Introduction to Management and Organisation (Study Abroad Sem 2)
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

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

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
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.

Formative assessment and feedback is provided through quizzes, seminars and sample exam questions.

In the case of an alternative assessment for semester 2 (70% of the module mark) being necessary due to circumstances, the Module Leader will in discussion with the DPD and the University, discuss possible acceptable online alternatives, such as a take home exam delivered online with a set time limit to complete (24 hours or less as deemed appropriate).

In 2020/21 this alternative was a 24 hour take home exam delivered online, and it is envisioned that if circumstances do not allow a present-in-person timed exam at the end of semester 2, and the professional body agrees, than this may well be an example of the type of alternative assessment which could be put in place.

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