Busi 1475 Course Guide 2011-12

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Course Study Guide

Contemporary Issues in Management


1. Welcome 3 2. Introduction to the Course 4 2.1 Aims 4 2.2 Learning Outcomes 4 2.2.1 Knowledge and understanding of: 4 2.2.2 Intellectual Skills: 4 2.2.3 Subject practical skills: 4 2.2.4 Transferable skills: 4 2.3 Learning and teaching activities 4 3. Contact Details 5 4. Course Content 6 4.1 Session Reading 7 5. Assessment Details 8 5.1 Summary of assessment 8 5.2 Detailed description of assessment 8 6. Other Details 9

1. Welcome

‘Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.’
Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

It is a well-worn cliché that the only certainty in these interesting times is
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Students will develop the ability to analyse and articulate the implications of challenges faced by managers in the contemporary domain.

B3. Personal Effectiveness

7. Students will develop the ability to make informed practical judgments based upon critical knowledge of contemporary management thought.

2.2.3 Subject practical skills:

8. Students will develop skills which will enhance their ability to make informed decisions in a complex organizational environment. 9. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own work and life experience to learn and develop as thinking performers.

2.2.4 Transferable skills:

D1. Critical Thinking:

10. Students will learn to challenge orthodox and prescriptive accounts of management thinking and practice in the 21st century.

D2. Information Management:

11. Throughout the course students will be expected to use a variety of information sources from different sources and disciplines including news and current affairs media.

D3. Communication Skills:

12. Students will attain an advanced level of competence in the articulation of complex concepts and practical implications verbally and in writing.

2.3 Learning and teaching activities
Our teaching and learning strategy is designed to help you achieve the anticipated learning outcomes and provide you with an enjoyable and fulfilling learning experience. We will use a combination of tutor input and seminar

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