MAN-30047 - Contemporary Issues in Management
Coordinator: Helen A Millward Tel: +44 1782 7 33111
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of MAN-10018

Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Through a critical and reflective approach, this module seeks to strengthen student knowledge of business and management in contemporary organizations. Students will be required to explore key texts, theories and ideas, in relation to their own experiences as students, employees and consumers. In particular, the module aims to facilitate understanding of the application of theory to organizational practice.

This module seeks to strengthen student knowledge of business, management and organizations. It emphasises a critical and reflective approach in the consideration of contemporary issues. Students will have to draw on and reflect upon their own experiences of organizations and share them with peers during group discussions.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Identify and critically analyse contemporary issues in organisational theory and practice: 1
Reflect upon and assess their own experience of work and organisations: 1
Critically analyse complex issues drawn from current research in business and management
: 1
Apply knowledge of business, management and organization theory to explicate aspects of experiences of contemporary organisations: 1

Study hours

11 hours lectures
11 hours tutorials
24 hours tutorial preparation
52 hours portfolio assessment preparation
52 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reflective Analysis weighted 100%
3,000 word reflective portfolio
Individual portfolio comprised of 3 x 1,000 word sections, answering set reflective questions in relation to theory, literature and experiences. Students will be able to choose 3 topics from the module to include within their portfolio.