Managing People & Organisations

Subject code: MGT101

Subject Aim

This subject aims to explore exactly what is meant by vision and value management: how to create visions and values, how to implement them and how to measure their success. An historical perspective of management of organisations is developed. Operations and human resource management are examined from an inter-cultural perspective to ensure participants are aware of the impact that national culture has on how people behave in the organisation. This is extended with a contemporary perspective, discussing ethics and change as significant issues facing organisations.

This subject examines organisations and their activities from a number of perspectives. It aims to show you that organisations bring people together with a vision and values to achieve what they could not possibly achieve individually.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish between planning, organising, leading and controlling the four principal managerial functions
  2. Understand the contribution of the evolution of management theories to the efficient and effective use of organisational resources
  3. Differentiate between the formal and informal organisation operating environment
  4. Explain the central role managers play in the effective management of change and workforce diversity.

Student Assessment

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information. Students are required to prepare for assessments by reading the subject matter in course notes, handouts and readings as well as independently researching. Class work and practical application of theory assist in reinforcing the importance of this subject’s topics. Each student is required to participate in class discussions and activities.

The overall assessment program is the following:

No Assessment Issued Due Weighting Type Outcomes
1 Report Week 1 Week 5 35% Individual Assignment 1,2,3,4
2 Online Presentation Week 1 Week 9 25% Group Assignment 1,2,3,4
3 Individual Final Exam Week 1 Exam Week/s 40% Final Exam 1,2,4

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