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WORK5003: Management and Organisations

This unit aims to introduce students to the nature and context of management. It explores the functions and processes of management and encourages students to critically reflect on management theory and practice. It can be taken as a standalone unit for students enrolled in various specialist masters programs and also prepares students for further study in strategic management, organisational analysis and strategy and human resource management.

Code WORK5003
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the emergence of management as a function within organisations in the 20th century
  • LO2. evaluate the broad functions performed by managers within organisations, with particular reference to the management of people
  • LO3. identify the basic elements of organisational structure and analyse how these elements relate to each other and the external context
  • LO4. critically evaluate arguments about the changing role of management in organisations and assess new management practices and techniques in organisations
  • LO5. recognise and appraise the competing objectives confronting management and assess different approaches used to negotiate the achievement of these objectives.