Keele Management School  
 
 
MAN-30047 Contemporary Issues in Management  
Co-ordinator: Dr Laura Mitchell    Room: DW1.07, Tel:+44 1782 7 33425  
Lecture Time: See Timetable...  
Level: Level 6 Credits: 15 Study Hours: 150  
School Office: Tel: 01782 733094
 
 
 
Programme/Approved Electives for

Business Economics Single Honours (Level 6)
Business Management Minor (Level 6)
International Business Minor (Level 6)
Management (International Business) Single Honours (Level 6)
Management (Marketing) Single Honours (Level 6)
Marketing Minor (Level 6)

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Prerequisites

Successful Completion of MAN-20055

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2017/18

This module seeks to strengthen student knowledge of management and organisations. It emphasises a critical approach and students' active participation. Students will have to draw on and reflect upon their experiences of organisations and share them with the rest of the class by formal presentation and group discussions.

The module builds upon knowledge and insights gained from organisational theory and sociological approaches to human behaviour to focus on, and provide an opportunity for in depth study of, key debates unfolding in Management Theory. This will involve the study of key texts and ideas but also require students to reflect on their own experience either at school or work/part time work in the light of illuminations and challenges highlighted by these key debates.



Aims

This module seeks to strengthen student knowledge of management and organisations. It emphasises a critical approach and students& active participation. Students will have to draw on and reflect upon their experiences of organisations and share them with the rest of the class by formal presentation and group discussions.


Intended Learning Outcomes

identify and critically analyse contemporary issues in organisational theory and practice; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
apply knowledge of management and organization theory to explicate aspects of experiences of contemporary organisations; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
reflect upon, assess and competently present their own experience of work and organisations; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2
critically analyse complex issues drawn from current research in management.

will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2


Study hours

12 Hours Lectures
12 Hours seminars
24 Hours seminar preparation
22 hour group presentation preparation
40 Hours written assignment preparation
40 Hours private study





Description of Module Assessment

01: Group Presentation weighted 25%
Group-based tutor assessed presentation
20 minute group presentation on a specific topic form the module assessed by the tutor.

02: Reflective Analysis weighted 75%
3000 word essay
An assignment based upon a dialectical analysis of existing literature complemented by students retrospective of relevant organizational experiences.


Version: (1.07) Updated: 09/Jan/2018

This document is the definitive current source of information about this module and supersedes any other information.