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The principal aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of management and its role in organisations and society. This unit introduces students to the nature of management, gives them a historical perspective of management and covers the development of management thought. Additionally, the unit includes the analysis of current managerial practice: ways of understanding management, approaches to learning about managing; the nature of managerial work such as planning, organising, leading and control measures. The ultimate goal of the course is to develop critical thinking and academic writing skills in order to enhance the capacity of students to apply relevant theory and principles in improving organisational effectiveness.
Within semester assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
Introduction to management