LBU1015 : Management and Organisation

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


1. To provide an introductory overview of the main subdivisions of general management theory and practice.
2. To understand the development of theory in organisational behaviour and its relation to management in organisations.
3. To introduce transferable skills used by practising managers to enhance their job performance and career prospects.
4. To develop knowledge and behaviours which are readily transferable into the management milieu and which will enhance the prospects of students in identifying and obtaining the sorts of employment which they feel will be most rewarding following their course of study.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to Organisation Theory, What is management?, Organisational Structures, Teamworking in Organisations, Decision Making in Organisations, Motivation at Work, Leadership and Management, Organisational Culture.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture191:0019:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching171:0017:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study154:0054:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1. Lectures are used to present the students with the knowledge base upon which they can develop their understanding of the subject area.
2. Seminars are used to help develop and test understanding of the knowledge base.
3. Seminars are used to develop an understanding of the practical implications of this knowledge base in specific situations.
4. Seminars are used to develop and practice essential management skills of analysis, synthesis, team work, time management, communication, presentation, decision making and problem solving.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
BUS1015Management and Organisation2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M252,000 words
Prof skill assessmnt2M25Group Presentation based on seminar activities.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1MPractice Presentations
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. Essay will assess and provide feedback upon knowledge understanding and written communication.
2. The group presentation will demonstrate understanding of the issues and concepts explored in the seminar programme.
3. Examination assess overall understanding of knowledge presented in the module and its application.
4. Practice presentations allow for development of presentational skills and feedback on this.

Reading Lists