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BUS1015 : Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Dean Pierides
  • Demonstrator: Dr Wee Chan Au
  • Lecturer: Professor Stephen Procter, Dr Peter Lamb, Dr Susan Addison, Dr Kristina Humonen
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


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:

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:0035:00Completion of final assignment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion320:0060:00Completion of portfolio assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops42:008:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0072:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time31:003:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Weekly guided independent study assigned on the learning platform is used to support learning and assessment.

Lectures are used to extend student understanding of the subject area.

Workshops are used to develop an understanding of the practical implications of the knowledge base in specific situations and to provide feedback.

Online drop-in sessions are used to support assessment.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M30Quizzes that test foundational knowledge
Written exercise2A70Final assignment consolidates learning
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MFormative assessment to support workshops and contribute toward final assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Portfolio: The online quizzes test the learning outcomes in relation to progress during the semester.

Written exercise: The final assignment evaluates the extent to which students can synthesise knowledge taught throughout the semester.

Problem solving exercises: The formative assessment tasks set in preparation for the workshops provide an opportunity for students to receive feedback and the work they complete can be used toward the final assignment.

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