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MNGT120: Business and Management: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Department: Management Learning and Leadership NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF4//RQF4
Study Level: Part I Credit Points: 24.0
Start Date: 29-09-2014 End Date: 22-05-2015
Available for Online Enrolment?: Y Enrolment Restriction: Only available to students majoring in delivering department
Module Convenor: Dr CM Downs

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus


    MNGT 120 is an introductory module where the emphasis is on breadth of concept/theoretical coverage and not on depth of conceptual analysis or discussion.


Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions


    Compulsory for which categories of student:

    All B.Sc. Business Studies students.


    Optional but recommended for which categories of student:


    Entry requirements to the particular course:

    None other than the standard university entrance qualifications.


    What must be taken with the course (the co-requisites):

    The compulsory Part I Michaelmas term unit, MSCI 100/MSCI 101.

  • 50% Exam
  • 50% Coursework

Assessment: Details of Assessment

  • This introductory module, for Business Studies students only, emphasises the breadth of theoretical coverage relating to Business Studies. One of its key aims is to help you understand some of the major issues faced by business organisations and how they respond to these. A wide range of topics is covered, including employee motivation, team theory, leadership and organisational culture. 


Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The primary objectives of MNGT 120 can be summarized as follows:


    -         To provide students with an essential understanding of the basic theories relevant to the management of work organizations.


    -         To enable students to identify and understand the limitations inherent within the various theories to which they are introduced.


    -         To identify and explain both the major issues currently faced by business organizations and the corporate responses to such.


    -         To create greater student awareness of the management skills and knowledge that are increasingly sought by employing business organizations and, thus, to enhance student employability.


Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Consequently, upon successful completion of the module, the student should have achieved the following learning outcomes and be able to: 

    -                     Explain the various theories pertinent to the management of work organizations and those working within them

    -                     Evaluate each relevant theory and to ascertain the utility of its application within particular organizational/environmental contexts 

    -                     Identify and explain the major impacts upon the business environment

    -                     Understand the key generic skills and attributes that employers seek in their employees


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