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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS0070 Introductory Management

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Zlatko Bodrozic

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The module aims to provide students with an introductory level of understanding of Management. It draws on contemporary management theory to enable them to gain an understanding of the development of the Management discipline, the structure of business organisations, the environment in which they operate the different management functions within organisations and the traits of successful managers.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of management as an academic discipline
- Recognise basic business organisations and their objectives; business decision-making and the business operating environment
-Identify the different functional areas of management (Planning, Staffing, Organising, Controlling and Leading)

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable skills:
- Critical thinking
- Commercial awareness

Subject specific
- Draw on management theory to recognise and demonstrate the traits and qualities of a successful company and manager


Indicative content

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

Seminars will include theory based sessions and practical examples of management in context. In addition essay writing as a skill will also be covered as part of the seminar sessions.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,500 words70.00
Group Project2,500 words30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 1,500 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:49:13


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