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Unit information: Management in 2021/22

Unit name Management
Unit code EFIMM0112
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Pavlisa
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit introduces students to the discipline and practice of management. It aims to develop their understanding of management as a social science, with an introduction to the key concepts, thinkers and analytical frameworks in the field. Central to the unit is an understanding of organisations as contexts for social interaction and construction, with a particular emphasis on the study of ‘people’ and organisational behaviour. Key issues such as power and control, motivation, culture, ethics, identity and leadership (among others) are explored, with a view to developing students’ critical awareness of the impact of management theory and practice on individuals and society.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and describe a range of issues related to the study and practice of management, and how organisations are experienced by their members

2. Explain and discuss key management theory and concepts and demonstrate an awareness of multiple perspectives and critical debates within the field

3. Apply management theory to real-life scenarios (e.g. in the form of academic case studies and contemporary organisations)

4. Analyse management practice using relevant theory

5. Demonstrate an ability to develop critical and theoretically informed arguments regarding the ethics and appropriateness of management practice and of existing management theory

6. Evaluate management theory and its impact on individuals and society

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including pre-recorded lectures, videos, dedicated group work sessions in preparation for tutorials (ideally timetabled), timetabled synchronous tutorials, discussion boards and drop-in sessions and other online learning opportunities.

Assessment Information

Formative: ongoing formative feedback for article and case study evaluation, debates, group presentations, Summative: 3000 word individual assignment (100%).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.