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Analysis in Management

Unit details

Unit code: EFIM10003
Level: 1
Credit point value: 20
Unit director: John McCormack
Lecturers: John McCormack
Teaching block: 2
Prerequisites: None
Number of lectures: 18
Number of tutorials: 9

Assessment methods

Summative assessment
Group project (20%)
Online discussion (10%)
Two-hour closed-book examination in May/June (70%)

Main texts

Boddy, D. (2005), Management: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall - ISBN: 027369856

Unit description

An understanding of the management of organisations is highly desirable for those wishing to work in positions of responsibility in industry, commerce, or the not-for-profit or public sectors.

The unit will provide a rigorous grounding in management and organisational approaches to different methods of structuring analysis, with special emphasis on structuring analysis in using non-quantitative models.  As a consequence, students taking the unit will develop a critical understanding of the complex nature of effective analysis in management, which will help them to be better managers themselves.

Learning objectives

The unit aims to:

  • Introduce students to the formal study of theories, concepts and tools of management;
  • Develop students’ analytical skills, particularly their ability to evaluate and solve management problems and make management decisions using complex and abstract decision models; and
  • Enable students to recognise different methodologies for conducting their analysis, and effective methods for structuring their rational and findings.

Additional texts

  • George, J. & Jones, G. (2005), Contemporary management, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill / Irwin - ISBN: 0073049212
  • Knights, D, & Willmott, H. (2006), Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management, Thompson Learning, ISBN: 1844800350
  • Pettinger, R. (2006) An Introduction to Management, Palgrave MacMillan ISBN: 023000038X

Students are expected to read extensively during the course.