Module Identifier DSM7720  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Judith E Preston  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report approx 2,500 words  50%
Semester Assessment Essay approx 2,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, you should be able to:

Brief description

Traditionally, the manager's role was defined according to a varying number of functions s/he was expected to perform. In today's climate of rapid change and competition, the role of the manager is much more complex. In essence, managers must create total commitment within their organisations to a shared purpose or vision of the direction of their organisation. Thus, communication, motivation, and leadership skills are required.
However, managers will not succeed by focusing their effort solely within their corporate environment. Services need to be positioned within the market, relative to their competitors. In addition, survival in such a turbulent environment is reliant upon the effective management of resources such as:
To these tangible items can be added the necessity to manage risk, change, quality, and the customer/stakeholder relationship.


The aim of the module is to provide you with an introduction to contemporary management theory and practice which is of relevance to the management of:
information in organisations
information organisations


This module is at CQFW Level 7