People and Organisations
Essex Business School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
10 October 2019
Requisites for this module
MBA N20012 The Essex MBA,
MBA N20E24 The Essex Executive MBA,
MBA N20E36 The Essex Executive MBA
This module is designed to encourage students to think and reflect upon the nature of managing people and organisations. In particular, the module encourages students to consider many of the key human aspects of management that are, so often, taken for granted and in so doing provides students with an understanding of core issues that shape the management of organisational performance. Building upon an awareness of these key debates, the module invites participants to analyse workforce issues that shape their management practice.
The main aims of the module are:
1.To enable students to appreciate and analyse the role of people in shaping organisational performance;
2.To enhance in-depth understanding and awareness of own behaviour and small group dynamics in a variety of work settings;
3.To enhance in-depth understanding of the process of change and the management of change in organisations.
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. Analyse the assumptions that shape our appreciation of workers and the human issues of work;
2. Discuss the role of people and managerial work from a variety of perspectives;
3. Reconsider their managerial practice in the light of critical research on behaviour in organisations;
4. Acknowledge and reflect critically upon those aspects of organisational life that are central to management practices with particular regard to contemporary business practice;
5. Reflect critically on management practices and people in different types of organisations.
Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
* Think critically by discussing case studies and articles
* Develop reflective and analytical skills via group exercises
* Work effectively and efficiently in small teams
* Solve problems creatively and collaboratively
* Reflect on their own managerial practice in relation to people behaviours
The module consists of 10 three-hour sessions delivered in week 10 in the Autumn term. Students will be encouraged to engage in participative learning, presentations, case studies and intensive group-work.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Bidit Dey
Brunel University London
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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