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Humanity, Economics & Management - MAN00010C

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. John Issitt
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25

Module aims

This module aims to enable students to develop their perspective on the role of economics and management in human and social relations. It introduces the philosophical study of the relation between humanity and economic models and practices, with a specific consideration of the risks and challenges presented to the future of human society by global and environmental threats. It aims to develop sensitivity to the foundational considerations that inform management practice.

Module learning outcomes

1. Recognise a relationship between economics and the human condition.

2. Articulate a range of economic approaches to social arrangements, wealth creation and distribution

3. Assess the contribution of economics to the public good

4. Develop independent, investigative and informed engagement with academic sources

Module content

  • A rigorous treatment of dominant economics - origins, history, limitations and potentials

  • A rigorous treatment of new and emerging economic approaches - limitations and potentials

  • The human consequences and origins of economic approaches to management

  • Perspectives on the human condition in relation to management, economics and the future

  • Major issues of management in relation to economics - transaction costs, game theory, principal agent problem

  • Behavioural approaches to economics

  • Global, national and local perspectives on economics

  • Consideration of economic approaches in relation to other approaches - political, social and educational

  • Developing research skills

  • Integrate research and business experience into learning


Task Length % of module mark
Essay 1500 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay 1500 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Bettering Humanomics: A New, and Old, Approach to Economic Science May-2021

by Deirdre N. McCloskey

People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent, April-2019

by Joseph Stiglitz

Economics for Humans, Second Edition Dec-2018

By Julie A Nelson

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.