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LUBS1170 Introduction to Management

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Nathalie Benesova

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

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 of management: planning organising, controlling, directing and staffing. These concepts will be examined from the classic management literature and from the perspective of today’s practicing managers. Topical examples and issues will be developed and used throughout the module highlighting current issues in journals and in the news which are relevant to the module content. The module also includes interviews with a variety of current practicing managers who reflect on a variety of aspects of management in the context of today’s business environment. The module involves completing a piece of research with practicing managers to get their views on management generally and also on a topical aspect of management which changes from year to year. Past examples include the impact of Covid on management practice and the role of social media in business.


The module aims to introduce students to the key dimensions of management and to highlight the challenges which face managers today. The module provides students with the opportunity to apply and reflect on key management concepts and theories by undertaking management research with practicing managers.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will have an understanding of;
- The evolution of management thought, theories, concepts and tools;
- The key dimensions of the discipline of management;
- Contemporary management practice.

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:

Using lectures and a variety of self-paced learning material the following topics will be covered;

The nature of management
Schools of management thought
Key dimensions of the discipline of management:
- Planning
- Organising
- Controlling
- Directing
- Staffing
Management in practice
Challenges facing managers in the contemporary business environment

Alongside the lectures and self-paced learning materials there are 5 seminars designed to support students in the planning, executing and reporting on a piece of management research with practicing managers. This work forms the foundation of the assignment report.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours83.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

There are a variety of self-paced learning materials available for the module along with suggested reading and podcasts.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2,500 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be assessed 100% by 2,500 word project report.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

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


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