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LUBS1170 Introduction to Management

10 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Joanna Townend

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

LLLC0104Introduction to Management
LUBS0070Introductory Management
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module aims to provide an introduction to the key tasks in management – organising, planning, controlling, directing, leading and dealing with staff. These concepts will be examined both from the classic management literature and tools and from the perspective of managers in the 21st century. Wherever possible topical examples and issues will be developed and the module is supported by a Twitter feed in which we highlight issues in journals or in the news which are relevant to the module content. The module involves you taking on a management task as a group and interacting with practising managers to get their views on management generally and also on a topical aspect of management which changes from year to year – such as the influence of mobile technologies or the rise of social media in business. The module will draw on an external speaker – a practising manager – for one of the lecture sessions


The module aims to introduce students to the dimensions of management as an activity and to highlight the challenges which face managers in the 21st century. The module provides students with the opportunity to undertake a management task in teams while interacting with practising managers and requires students to apply, and reflect on the application of, key management theories, concepts and tools in delivery of that task.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- the key dimensions of the discipline of management and the evolution of management thought and investigation, including key theories, concepts and tools
- the issues affecting managers in the 21st century

Skills outcomes
Students will:
- Work in teams to address a management task
- Present information based on interaction with practicing managers
- Apply management theories, concepts and tools to a management task


Indicative content:
Lectures cover:
The nature of Management ( 1 week)
Key dimensions of the discipline of Management ( 5 weeks)
Schools of management thought ( 1 week)
Guest speaker – ‘Becoming a Manager’ ( 1 week)
Challenges for Managers in the 21st century (2 weeks)
Key trends affecting management and business
Management reaction and capability

Coaching sessions will cover the definition, planning, execution and reporting of a management task in teams. The 10 weeks of activity is supported by seminars covering

Task definition
Planning a management task / project
Presenting a project plan
Developing and working in teams
Evaluating and presenting team results and reflection on the results

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2500 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% project report

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:45


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