Module Title: Management Theories and Practice

1. Module Description: This module examines fundamental management theories and traditional managerial responsibilities in formal and informal organisational structures. Planning, organising, directing, controlling and staffing are explored. The module presents a thorough and systematic coverage of management theory and practice. It focuses on the basic roles, skills and functions of management, with special attention to managerial responsibility for the effective and efficient achievement of goals. Special attention is given to social responsibility, managerial ethics, and the importance of multi-national organisations. This module also aims to introduce students to the history of reflections on ethics in the Western business world. It also focuses on providing students with a workable model of ethical decision making, helping them to practice as a professional or businessperson in an ethically responsible manner.

2. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:            Understand fundamental concepts and principles of management, including the basic roles, skills, and functions of management; Discuss the historical development, theoretical aspects and practice application of managerial process; Describe the interactions between the environment, technology, human resources, and organisations in order to achieve high performance; Explain the ethical dilemmas faced by managers and the social responsibilities of businesses. Explain the components and complexities of an organisation's culture and its impact on the manager. List the elements and steps in the rational decision making process and discuss decision making, including group decision making, as it currently is practiced, identifying the constraints that exist. Understand the strategic management process. Understand the nature of change in the organisation. Discuss the various theories of motivation and develop useful guidelines in motivating employees. Evaluate the alternative leadership styles and make a decision regarding their appropriate use. Comment independently on the writings of the Western tradition on moral philosophy

 The global environment. and change  Managing information systems and technologies  The Management of innovation. and entrepreneurship.  History of ethical theories and concepts  Ethics. case analysis. 3. and diversity. planner and strategist  Management Organisational Structure  Organisational Control and Culture  Motivation and Leadership. morality and globalisation  Social responsibility and social justice  Environmental issues 4. Delivery A variety of teaching approaches is used. social responsibility. Notional Student Workload Lectures Seminars Directed Learning Independent Learning Examination Assessment Total 18 hours 6 hours 44 hours 80 hours 2 hours 150 hours 5. seminars.  Ethics. including lectures.  The Manager as a decision maker.  Groups and teams  Organisational conflict. negotiation. Assessment The formal assessment of this module will be conducted through one assignment and a closed book examination a mini test and group seminars.  Assignment 30%  Closed book examination 70% .    Address a selection of common ethical dilemmas arising in business and professional life Identify and respond to discrimination in the workplace Describe the links between ethics and political economy Understand and improve the ethical climate in their present or future place of work. teamwork and extensive student self-managed research. politics. Indicative Content  Managers and managing  The evolution of management theory  The environment of management. product development.

(5th edn) Randon House Business Books. D. (6th edn). (2001) The Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics. McGraw Hill International Edition Kennedy. FT Prentice Hall Fitzsimmons.The closed book examination will be of two hours’ duration. 6. S. Corporate and International Perspectives. (2009) Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications. ( 7thEd) Singapore. (Philosophy Guides) Blackwell Publishers Fisher C and Lovell A (2008) Business Ethics and Values: Individual. J. Information Technology. Cenzo. .E. C. (2007) Guide to the Management Gurus. J. Pearson Education Recommended Reading: Bowie N. (2010) Service Management: Operations Strategy. M. Concise Indicative Reading List Core Text: Robbins. A & Fitzsimmons.

Analysis of the Business Environment. 2. 3. 12. 10. 11. Organisation Structure and Design Organisation Change and Innovation Seminar-1 Managing Human Resources Managing Individuals and the Diversified workforce Motivating Employee Performance Leadership Seminar-2 Communication In Organisations Employee Development Contemporary Social Responsibility & Business Ethics Seminar-3 The workplace: Work Life Balance issues in the Twenty-first Century Understanding Managers and Management . 5. Managing Team Effectively. 15.7. 14. 7. 9. 16. 4. Lecture Sequence Lecture 1. 8. 13. 6. PEST Information Management Seminar-4 . Topics Management For the Twenty-first Century Part 1 and 2.

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