Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introduction to Management
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Also available in
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 3 x 1 Hour Tutorials
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  50%
Semester Assessment Portrait of a manager.  Including their previous background, their current role, their management activities.  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Repeat failed element  50%
Supplementary Assessment Coursework  Repeat failed element  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Describe the historical development of management;

* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship between management and organisation;

* Discuss the meaning we attach to work and the various ways in which it might be managed;

* Identify and discuss contemporary debates in management theory, such as processes of communication, and forms of control;

* Identify and discuss the role of information and technology in organisations;

* Demonstrate effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour through completion and monitoring of APPR reviews.


The aim of this module is to provide students with a broad introduction to some of the key concepts and contemporary issues associated with the study of management and organisations. By combining the study of both theoretical concepts and practical issues it aims to equip students to appreciate both theoretical concepts and practical issues it aims to equip students to appreciate both opportunities for and barriers to improvement of organisational effectiveness, providing a firm foundation for Level 3 modules focusing on aspects of organisational management.

Brief description

This course will introduce theoretical concepts and practical implications relating to people in organisations and the relationship between management and organisation. Examination of the historical development of the concept and practice of management will introduce the concepts of power, control, accountability and motivation and their practical implications. Study of the practice of management in contemporary organisations will also draw on theories of identity and organisational psychology. Throughout the module theoretical concepts will be applied to real-life situations with a particular emphasis on the role and actions of contemporary managers.


Part 1: The Role of the Manager

The historical development of management; leadership and management function; managerial control and accountability; power, politics and organization structure.

Part 2: Management and Organisational Behaviour

  • Organisational psychology; perception and learning; personality and behaviour; stress and resistance; organizational communication.
  • Motivation and control; theories and tools of motivation: organisational misbehaviour; motivation as control; organisational control and controlling the organisation.
  • Role and impact of information systems and technology in organisational control.
  • Identity at work: theories of identity and the construction of the self;
  • Self-management and planning, APPR.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Communicate effectively using a variety of media and reporting formats used in business.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be expected to develop their own learning and performance, and demonstrate self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour.
Information Technology Students should be able to utilize information technology in particular the internet.
Personal Development and Career planning Personal and interpersonal skills including initiative, independence, self awareness and critical thought.
Problem solving Problem solving and decision making skills will be developed throughout the module.
Research skills Students should be able to exercise appropriate judgement in the location, extraction and presentation of information, methods or resources.
Subject Specific Skills Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in management.
Team work Students will work in groups in tutorials.


This module is at CQFW Level 4