Management: Principles and Practices
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Essex Business School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 13 December 2019
04 October 2018
Requisites for this module
BE472 or BE476
This module provides a critical introduction to some of the main principles and practices of contemporary management and organizational behaviour. The module combines lectures with work in small groups and individual study to provide students with an overview of the main currents in contemporary management thinking and to explore these through case studies of management in action.
At the end of the module, students should have a good grasp of the main functions of management, understand how these are located in wider political and economic context, and have an appreciation of some of the key issues and challenges facing management today.
The module aims are:
* To provide an introduction to the main topics and issues in contemporary management and organization theory.
* To connect management thinking to broader currents in contemporary social science and theory.
* To provide an analytical framework to assist students to think reflexively about management and organizational processes.
Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
* To understand the nature of organizations and the process of management.
* To be able to explain, and critically analyse, a range of contemporary managerial concerns.
* To be able to explain and evaluate different approaches to the practice and analysis of management.
* To be able to analyse a case study, and to engage in experiential learning activities.
Skills for your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
By the end of the module, you will have developed your skills in the following areas:
* Thinking critically
* Developing your ability to work with curiosity on an unfamiliar project
* Plan and (time-)manage a project of low to moderate complexity
* Developing your commercial awareness based on your case study work
* Reflect critically on your own learning and (future) managerial interventions
No additional information available.
16 contact hours (8 x 1 hour lecture, 8 x 1 hour workshop)
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Louise Nash, Mr Stephen Sharpe
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 16 hours, 15 (93.8%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
1 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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