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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2190 Company Organisation

10 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Professor Richard Thorpe

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1170Introduction to Management
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour
LUBS1851Organisational Behaviour (part-time)
LUBS1950Economic Theory & Apps 1

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The aim of this module is to provide students with a set of tools to assist in their understanding of the way that organisations are managed. These tools include an understanding of the interrelated nature of areas of management such as innovation, technology, information, and leadership. The module also aims to provide both an understanding of the basic concepts underlying some of these key areas, and an introduction to current management thinking and research in them. The module is assessed by an assignment which requires students to apply knowledge and skills to a real-world situation, as well as by an examination which draws on short case study material as well as short answer questions.


To identify the major internal and external influences in managing a business; to outline the basic structures involved in a business organisation; to understand theories and models that describe/prescribe the process of management; to make, justify and evaluate decisions about business situations; to understand the interrelationship between functional management and general management processes.


Introduction: developing a whole systems perspective to the nature of management, foundations of management understanding, managing in a global environment and the environment and corporate culture. Planning: organisational goal setting; strategy formulation and implementation and managerial decision making. Organising: fundamentals, structural design, innovation and change, human resource management. The lectures will be supported by seminars and self managed study focusing on applying module concepts to two case studies.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours85.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be provided with formative feedback via the tutorial sessions (through the case studies used) and from the written assignment submitted at the end of term.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case StudyGroup work25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Resit is a 2 hr written paper

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/12/2008


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