SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1N209203
Module Leader n/a
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

An introduction to sociological perspectives on work and organisations, which is built upon by a moreskills orientated management component focussing on organisational behaviour


Weeks 1 - 6- A brief social and industrial history of post war Britain- Changing occupational structure- Women and work- Social stratification and social class- Scoial mobility and the changing class structure- Origins of modern management- Ownership and control of industry- Human Resource Management- Management and labour flexibility- 1Japanisation of British Industry- Growth and development of British Trade Unions- Trade unions and the economy- Trade unions and Industrial conflict- Trade unions in the 1990sWeeks 7 - 12- Classical management; an overview- Taylorism and beyond- Human Relations approach- Motivation- Motivation and job satisfaction- Systems and contingency Approach to organisations- Groups and team building- Leadership theories- Leadership and groups- Organisational structure- Analysing the external environment- Analysing the internal environment- Organisational change

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:- identify the major changes in the post 1945 occupational and class structure- broadly understand the relationship between the trade unions, management, government and the economy- describe the functions, processes and skills of management.- analyse the problems in managing people as individuals and in groups.- understand the different contexts in which managers work.- provide and evaluate possible solutions to managing people and groups.- developed their oral, written, personal and interpersonal skills through the vehicle of the teaching strategy

Teaching / Learning Strategy

,A course of lectures linked to a series of student centred activities; seminars, group work, ,presentations, case studies and self assessment activities.

Indicative Reading

N Abercrombie and A Warde Contemporary British Society (2nd Edition) Polity PressM P Jackson Industrial Relations (3rd Edition), RoutledgeJ McIllroy Trade Unions in Britain Today (2nd Edition), Manchester University PressRobbins, Organizational Behaviour, 8th Ed Prentice Hall Robbins & Coultar, Management 5th Ed Prentice Hall Bartol & Martin Management 3rd Ed McGraw Hill

Transferrable Skills

Report WritingCase Studies Analysis ChoiceDecision MakingPresentationsGroup PresentationsOral/Written Communications

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 36.00
Seminars (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (FT) 103.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 70.00 40% n/a
Coursework 0.00 15.00 40% n/a
Coursework 0.00 15.00 40% n/a