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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LC Understanding Organisation and Management
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 24871
Module Lead Christopher Collinge
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The purpose of the module is to draw organisational analysis and management thought together, extracting the management implications from different strands of organisational thinking, and highlighting the conceptual issues implied in management problems. The module explores the nature of organization and gives an overview of traditional approaches to their analysis and design, from bureaucracy and scientific management to contingency theory, socio-technical systems and transaction cost analysis. The module focuses on different aspects of organisations – their relationship to the individuals who constitute them, social groups and cultures, governance and goals. Learning is facilitated and reinforced through practical case studies and exercises conducted in a series of seminar classes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of methods of organizing work and other activities, and how these are managed;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of modern organisations, how these are designed and managed
  • critically appraise their own role within groups and organisations;
  • identify the conceptual issues implicit within practical management processes and problems;
  • apply these theories and perspectives to the analysis of managerial and organisational issues.
Assessment 24871-01 : Group Coursework : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
24871-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Small-group essay of 5000 words (50%) 1 hour exam (50%) Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other Duplicate version of this module delivered in Dubai: 07 30472
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