BUS2019 : Understanding Work and Organisations
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Mr Tony Boland
- Lecturer: Professor Steve Vincent, Dr Victoria Pagan, Dr Sue Abbott
- Other Staff: Mr Robin Brown
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
Students will be introduced to various issues and controversies relating to the study of work, organisation and management. We will examine alternative ways of looking at organisation and management, and consider why we need these alternatives to fully understand the world of work, organisation and management. The assumptions which underpin most management orthodoxy will be examined and their implications considered.
The module aims:
1. To build upon students basic understanding of issues in the analysis of work and organisations, by providing a broader perspective upon the social, political and economic context of work and organisation.
2. To enable students to evaluate research and scholarship on work and organisations.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction - issues in studying work and organisation, Bureaucracy and Scientific Management revisited, Human Relations Theory and People Management, Organizational Culture and Self Management, Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management, Other perspectives on work, organisation and management, Organizing Studies.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||63:00||63:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||27||1:00||27:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures provide a framework for student-centred learning: seminars provide opportunities for collaborative learning with peers; these are complemented by students' private study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||Group Presentation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Essay will assess and provide feedback upon knowledge understanding and written communication; the group presentation will demonstrate understanding of the issues and concepts explored in the seminar programme and how these relate to the module themes; Exam will assess overall understanding of knowledge and issues presented in the module.
Resit assessment: Exam only