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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Management Environment
Reference BS3952 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved July 2013 SCQF Points 20
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 10

Aims of Module
To provide an understanding of business and management and the internal and external environment within which organisations operate.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand the theories, concepts and principles of management and the background to the development of management thinking.
2 Analyse the external Management Environment using the PESTEL model.
3 Understand the principles and practice of Business Organisation including the evaluation of organisational structures, the management of change and the ways in which information systems and e-business is transforming the way people work in organisations.
4 Evaluate Leadership within organisations, including the processes and styles of influencing people towards the achievement of organisational goals through motivation, communication and teamwork.
5 Be able to apply the processes and content of Planning and Decision-making and the introductory approaches to the strategic analysis and the formulation and implementaion of Business Strategy.

Indicative Module Content
The module provides an introduction management concepts and provides background to the development of management thinking; the external Management Environment is analysed using the PESTEL model;Business Organisation is examined including organisational structures, the management of change and the ways in which information systems and e-business is transforming the way people work in organisations; Models of Leadership are introduced and the processes and styles of influencing people towards the achievement of organisational goals through motivation, communication and teamwork is analysed; the processes and content of Planning and Decision-making is evaluated; an introduction is provided to the formulation and implementation of Business Strategy, including corporate mission, decisions on strategic direction and generic strategy choices. Integrative themes include environmentally sustainable performance, business ethics/corporate governance and the internationalisation of organisational environments.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered in either Distance Learning Mode by self directed learning using web-based learning materials supported by on-line support, or through blended delivery, with core content provided online and learning consolidated at workshops. An active team-based collaborative learning environment is fostered and learning is consolidated through formative feedback.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A N/A
Non-Contact Hours N/A 200
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL N/A 200
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: A single integrative assignment

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BODDY, D., 2017. Management: an introduction. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

 

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