|Delivery length / details
|5 x 1 Hour Seminars
|11 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|2 Hours Unseen written examination 2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory
|Assessed coursework 2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory
|2 Hours Unseen written examination 2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory - repeat all failed elements Repeat failed element
|Assessed coursework 2500 word critical review of literature in an area of contemporary management theory - repeat all failed elements Repeat failed element
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.
The aim of this module is to reflect current and emerging issues in management research.
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
7. Enterprise and Innovation
8. Change Management
10. Global Business
11. Environmental Management
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
|Application of Number
|Analysis of company reports and other numerical data.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Understand the concept of group dynamics, contribute effectively and participate in group discussions.
This module is at CQFW Level 6