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Module

BUS1015 : Management and Organisation

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susan Addison
  • Demonstrator: Mrs Angela Mazzetti, Mr Khang-Wai Chew, Dr Les Tickner
  • Lecturer: Professor Andrea Whittle, Professor Stephen Procter, Dr Judith Watson
  • 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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading166:0066:00N/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
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS1001Introduction to Management 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 Examination902M70N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
BUS1001Introduction to Management 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).

Reading Lists

Timetable