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BUS1015 : Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susan Addison
  • Lecturer: Professor Stephen Procter, Mr Joshua Haist, Dr Judith Watson, Professor Andrea Whittle
  • 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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture281:0028:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Formative feedback sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
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
Oral Presentation152M40Group Presentation - 15 mins
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LBU1015Management and Organisation2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M602,000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay1Mfeedback given through BUS1016 Feedback system (Blackboard) already in place.
Oral Presentation2MFeedback on presentation
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 group presentation in semester 2 is appropriate for developing group work and presentation skills in addition to testing an understanding of the appropriate theories and concepts in an applied setting.

Reading Lists