|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||20 one hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 one hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Group report||30%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written examination - Repeat failed elements||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Individual report (as substitute for group report) - Repeat failed elements||30%|
On completion of this modules, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate self-awareness and self-management; e.g. time management; sensitivity to diversity in different situations
* Demonstrate effective use of oral and written communication skills that will make them more effective communicators.
* Demonstrate leadership ability and facilitate effective performance within a team environment.
* Recognise the characteristics of decision making problems and to be aware of some of the techniques for making choices under uncertainty and risk.
* Demonstrate numeric and quantitative skills that help to analyse and evaluate data.
* Use appropriate decision techniques to identify, formulate and solve business problems.
This module is designed to provide students with the analytical tools and techniques to solve managerial problems encountered in business, and to develop a critical understanding of the underpinnings behind 'soft' management skills.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to analyse and solve business problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the underpinnings behind 'soft' management skills such as teambuilding, leadership, personnel assessment and development. This module also provides a grounding in practical aspects of business analysis with an emphasis on understanding and analysis of data. Students will learn to apply statistical techniques to formulate and solve business problems, and develop skills in the use of spreadsheets for statistical analysis and in interpreting statistical findings.
- Interpersonal skills in management:
Time management and prioritization;
Effective oral and written communication;
- Management analysis skills:
Decision trees under uncertainty and risk;
Decision making with Binomial and Normal probabilities;
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Students should be able to gather and interpret quantitative data.|
|Communication||Communicate effectively using a variety of media and reporting formats used in business.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Show awareness of own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, and barriers to learning.|
|Information Technology||Students should be able to utilize ICTs.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students should be able to show personal and interpersonal skills including initiative, independence, and self awareness and critical thought.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving and decision making skills will be developed throughout the module.|
|Research skills||Exercise appropriate judgement in the location, extraction and presentation of information, methods or resources.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students should develop their knowledge and understanding of the interpersonal skills, and decision making process using management tools.|
|Team work||Demonstrate effective performance within a team environment, in seminars and in preparation of group assignment.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Cooke, S and Slack, N (1991) Making Management Decisions Harlow: Prentice-Hall Primo search Lee, D., Newman, P and Price, R (1999) Decision Making in Organisations Harlow: FT Primo search Parker, C and B Stone (2003) Developing Management Skills for Leadership Harlow: FT Prentice Hall Primo search Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J and Boydell, T (2001) A Manager's Guide to Staff Development 4th Edition Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Primo search
Bradley, Teresa (April 2007) Essential Statistics for Economics, Business and Management John Wiley &amp; Sons, Limited Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4