MAN-30047 - Contemporary Issues in Management
Coordinator: Moshood Bello Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 33424
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of MAN-10018

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

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 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: 1,2
Reflect upon and assess their own experience of work and organisations: 1,2
Critically analyse complex issues drawn from current research in business and management
: 1,2
Apply knowledge of business, management and organization theory to explicate aspects of experiences of contemporary organisations: 1,2

Study hours

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

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Report weighted 50%
2000-Word Group Report
Students work in groups to critically analyse and reflect on two contemporary issues (practices) in an industry of their choice and submit a 2000-word group report or 15-minute PowerPoint presentation. The report/presentation will include peer assessment of individual roles. The group will account for 40%, while the peer assessment will account for 10%.

2: Reflective Analysis weighted 50%
1,000 word reflective portfolio
Individual portfolio of 1,000-word reflective essay. Students will reflect on their experience and how the module has impacted or shape their thinking about contemporary issues discussed. The reflection will also include the group project.