|| IL32520 |
|| MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Judith E Preston |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Ms Tanya C Rogers, Mr Hugh J Preston |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 Hours. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Unseen examination.||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Report Of Student: One report of 3,000 words||50%|
At the end of the modules student should be able to :
describe the role of a manger;
explain and analyse the internal and external environments in which they operate;
profitably and productively manage their environment through the intergrated planning of human, information, technology and financial resources;
get things done through people by utilising interaction skills;
manage themselves and others as individuals;
assess change and risk, and manage accordingly;
evaluate the quality and performance of their services.
This module focuses on managing organisations in dynamic environments. In such environments, information is critical to maintaining organisational competitiveness through satisfying customer needs, retaining and expanding the customer base, increasing productivity, improving performance, and ensuring financial viability.
There are four units to this module.
Unit 1: What is management and why is it relevant today?
Unit 2: Management skills.
Unit 3: Planning for the future and managing money effectively.
Unit 4: Getting things done through people.
Unit 5: Delivering services.
The aim of the modules it to show students how to manage information services to meet the business needs of the organisation.
Independent Project Work
Use/Analysis of numerical information
Writing in Academic Context
Career Needs Awareness
** Essential Reading
Bryson, J (1999) Effective library and information centre management
Huczynski, A and Buchanan, D (2001) Organizational behaviour: an introductory text
** Recommended Consultation
Cole, G.A. (2002) Personnel and human resource management
5th. Continuum International Publishing Group
Corralls, S and Brewerton, A (1999) The new professional's handbook: your guide to information services management
Library Assocoation Publishing
Drucker, P.F (2000) Managing in the next society
Butterworth - Heinemann
Handy C.B (2000) Twenty-one ideas for managers: practical wisdom for managing your company and yourself
Handy, C.B (1993) Understanding organizations
4th. Penguin Books
This module is at CQFW Level 6