BMGT10060 Introduction to Management

Academic Year 2019/2020

Module Description

This module focuses on the principles and practice of management. Students will be provided with insights on the functional areas of management along with the options firms / organisations have with respect to organisational structure. The role of the manager/leader in the enterprise will also be discussed. Students will be encouraged to apply the four key steps of management (Planning, Organising, Motivating, Reviewing ) to manage their own learning. Students will also be encouraged to participate in group discussions to practice key learns about working with others on preparing assignments together.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1.Understand the principal ideas and developments in the theory and practice of management
2.Appreciate the importance of planning as a central organisational activity and, in particular, to consider the process of business strategy development
3.Discuss the environment of management with particular reference to context.
4.Identify critical aspects of organisation, leadership and teamwork.
5.Explain the nature of control in management.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be taught with a combination of lecture/instruction and in-class discussions. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

no prior study of business management

Learning Exclusions:

Students from the following Programmes are excluded from completing this module - B Comm; B Comm (Business and Chinese Studies); B Comm International; Business and Legal Studies; B Sc Economics & Finance; Diploma in Foundations in Business.

Learning Recommendations:

The module is designed for students from a non business background who wish to gain insights on management issues in the business world. It is aimed particularly at students pursuing medicine, engineering, social science who may in the future wish to set up / or get involved in business management.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BMGT10050 - Mangt Principles & Bus Environ, MKT10030 - Business in Society , SBUS10070 - Principles of Mangt & Mkt

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): MCQ's Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: End of semester examination online via Brightspace 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Pamela Sharkey Scott Subject Extern Examiner
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 15:50