Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Contemporary Issues in Management
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  60%
Semester Assessment Assessed coursework  2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Repeat failed element  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assessed coursework  2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory - repeat all failed elements  Repeat failed element  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

* Perform a focused literature search into specific areas of management theory;

* Identify several key developments at the frontiers of management theory;

* Critically evaluate these developments in management theory;

* Communicate an understanding of these developments in written form;

* Demonstrate critical self-reflexive learning;

* Discuss and defend their own perspective on contemporary and pervasive management issues.


By examining contemporary management issues in depth, students will gain an understanding of current management thinking from both practical and theoretical perspectives.

The aim of this module is to reflect current and emerging issues in management research.

Brief description

This module is designed to develop and augment the knowledge and understanding of management research addressed in the core management modules. It will consist of a series of self-contained lectures given by a range of staff from across the school, each highlighting a topical or emergent issue in management research.


The content for this module will reflect current and emerging issues in management research and as such content will remain flexible and ongoing in order to enhance the student learning experience.

Topics covered may relate to (without being restricted to) the following areas:

1. Contemporary issues in human resource management
2. Contemporary problems in organisation theory and structure
3. Contemporary issues in operational management, innovation and change
4. Contemporary problems in strategic thought
5. Contemporary issues in leadership
6. Ethics
7. Enterprise and Innovation
8. Change Management
9. E-Business
10. Global Business
11. Environmental Management
12. Networks
13. Women in Management
14. Knowledge Management
15. Public Sector Management
16. Crisis Management
17. Marketing Research: Development and Directions
18. Politics and Power in Multinational Organizations
19. An overview of the current trends in Management Research

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Analysis of company reports and other numerical data.
Communication Develop communications skills including discussion and listening skills. Improve literacy skills by reading and writing about management.
Improving own Learning and Performance Devise and apply realistic self-learning strategies, review and monitor overall performance, be aware of time management techniques.
Information Technology Use a range of commonly used software packages. Present information and data. Use email /internet appropriately and effectively.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be able to use the skills learnt in this module to enhance their career opportunities. They will also be aware of the importance of organizing and managing sources of knowledge.
Problem solving Identify problems. Identify factors which might influence potential solutions. Develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions. Construct a rational proposal in response to problem.
Research skills Carry out research into current management thinking. Identify relevant source material and journal articles for assignments.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be aware of the importance of organizing and managing sources of knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest developments in management.
Team work Understand the concept of group dynamics, contribute effectively and participate in group discussions.


This module is at CQFW Level 6