SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N220073
Module Leader Charlotte Craig
School INTO
Subject INTO
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Level 1 passes or equivalent

Summary of Content

The relevant knowledge and understanding addressed by this module can be sub-divided into two principal components. The first being 'organisation' which encompasses internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence upon the external environment. The second component is 'management' which encompasses the various processes, procedures and practices for effective management of organisations. It includes theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision-making within organisations and its relation to the external environment. The module aims to provide a comprehensive review of management and organisation theory to enhance knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of management in modern organisations. Emphasis is placed on the challenges facing managers in the modern business environment where new technologies and the requirement for rapid change, innovation and creativity form the critical success factors for organisations.


The main components of the syllabus are as follows: 1. Organisations as systems and organisational goals; 2. The development of management theory; 3. Decision-making: models and application 4. Managing resources in modern organisations; 5. Managing new forms of organisational structure; 6. Organisational culture 7. Supply Chain Management 8. Total Quality Management 9. Managing information systems: tasks and processes 10. Organisational development through change management 11. Managing for competitive advantage in the modern business environment 12. Review

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:- Understand organisations as systems;- Explain the significance of organisational goals;- Describe the principal developments in management theory;- Analyse the key issues relevant to the managing resources in organisations;- Understand and appraise decision-making models for management;- Critically assess new forms of organisational structure;- Understand the process of managing performance through Total Quality Management and Supply Chain Management;- Explain the role of information systems (IS) in the management of organisations;- Understand the significance of innovation and creativity in managing for competitive -advantage in the modern business environment

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to support achievements of the learning outcomes by providing students with the essential knowledge and understanding in two 1 hour lectures per week and one 1 hour seminar per week.. The seminars adopt a management development format using case studies and group and individual exercises. Ad hoc presentations on key issues will also form part of the seminar. Blackboard will be used to facilitate the dissemination of small tasks as formative learning in preparation for seminar classes and as a means of enhancing independent learning.. The seminars are designed to develop a range of transferable skills. Traditional lecture delivery will be supplemented by use of new media.

Indicative Reading

Core text: Boddy, D. (2008) Management: An Introduction (4th Edition), Prentice-Hall, Harlow. Others: Campbell, D.J. and Craig, T. (2004) Organisations and the Business Environment (Second Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. Daft, R.L. (2005) Management (6th Edition) Thomson, Mason, OH. George, J.M. and Jones, G.R. (2006) Contemporary Management: Creating Value in Organisations (4th Edition), McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. Mullins, L.J. (2005) Management and Organisational Behaviour (7th Edition), Prentice-Hall, Upper saddle River, NJ. Robbins, S.P. and Couter, M. (2005) Management (8th Edition), Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Combe, C.A. (2006) E-Business: Management and Strategy, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.

Transferrable Skills

In addition to the attainment of the learning outcomes students will develop personal transferable skills in: group working; writing skills; oral presentational skills; self-management; problem-solving; case study analysis and critical thinking.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Independent Learning (PT) 120.00
Seminars (PT) 12.00
Directed Learning 20.00
Assessment (PT) 24.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 50.00 40% Written Essay
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 40% Unseen examination