Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to analyse the organisations internal environment and the management activities that take place. It is designed to develop an understanding of theory, practice and policies of management activities of the wider organisation and the people within it, in a variety of modern organisational contexts It does this by encouraging the development of students as critical, skilled, ethical and professional participants in their own development as potential managers.
The syllabus will cover three themes:
1. Managing the internal organisation.
Management & leadership ideas
Management of change
Culture, politics, power and influence
2. Managing people within the internal organisation
People as individuals within organisations
People and teams & networks within organisations
Approaches to managing performance & motivation, focussing on job design and results
3. The individual in organisations
Skills needed to develop as an effective employee and managers within organisations
A student passing this module should be able to
1. Identify and analyse a wide variety of management activities within a variety of organisational types. (PLO 1)
2. Examine the principal internal management activities necessary to manage organisations in competitive environments. (PLO 1)
3. Understand the concepts, theories and policies relating to the sustainable and ethical management and leadership of a range of employee groups in a range of organisations. (PLO 2)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the interface between the organisations’ management, leadership, people and performance (PLO2 PLO 3)
5. Assess the impact of a range of management activities on organisations and the people within those organisations. (PLO 2)
6.Demonstrate an essential people management skill set for working both as an individual and as a member of a team at different levels, across networks within an organisation.(PLO4 PLO5)
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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