Introduction to Management & Professional Development - MAN00022C

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Jonathan Fanning
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The main aim of this module is to introduce to students to some of the key foundation ideas of business and how they are integrated together in a modern international organisation and to give students a basic understanding of those areas to help them as they choose to specialise later in their career.

In addition it is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will be useful in both their undergraduate studies and future careers in business and management.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

The main aim of this module is to introduce to students to some of the key foundation ideas of business and how they are integrated together in a modern international organisation and to give students a basic understanding of those areas to help them as they choose to specialise later in their career. In addition it is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will be useful in both their undergraduate studies and future careers in business and management. Students will be expected to attend careers seminars and lectures by speakers from industry and assessments will require them to reflect on the relationship between their studies and their employability prospects.

The module is organised around two unifying concepts, teamwork and creativity, considered to be of value to future employers and fundamental to further learning on a business management programme. In addition, the module is designed to equip students with key academic skills such as presentation, resilience, reflection, research, and personal development.

Students will be placed in groups of 6 or 7 students balanced for diversity that they will work in over the year.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

Subject content

· Identify some of the key challenges in international marketing.

· Prioritise and classify some key issues in international business and international management

· Diagnose some operations challenges for international organisations

· Apply some fundamental issues of human resource management in a global context

· Integrate these key concepts together in the development of strategies in an international setting

 

Academic and graduate skills

  • Evaluate personal limitations and develop a resilient attitude
  • Learn basic presentation skills
  • Operate effectively as part of a team
  • Carry out research and critically assess sources of information
  • Acquire and demonstrate a critical understanding of teams and team roles
  • Develop a reflective approach to both theory and practise

 

Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

  • Identify a number of potential successful exit outcomes of the degree
  • Show awareness of their own personal development in relation to a chosen outcome or outcomes, via a range of contexts (teams, learning, resilience etc.)
  • Combine the varied first year experiences in a manner that allows them to successfully present evidence of personal and academic development towards this outcome
  • Analyse the skills required to achieve this outcome
  • Appraise their own expertise in these skills

Present these skills in an appropriate manner to help achieve a desired outcome

Module content

This module is designated a probationary module as defined in the University’s Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

The module starts with a fun and relaxed teamwork exercise but which has the serious task of introducing students to the group they will work with over the year.

The autumn term will focus on getting students to understand the continuous nature of their development over the full period of their course and will encourage them to reflect on their learning in the context of present theory and practise, and introduce two fields of management, with a further two introduced in the spring term.

For the autumn term, the seminars will concentrate on self-assessment exercises and the nature of teamwork. They will be expected to develop an understanding of where they are and to develop both collective and individual routes forward.

Summer term is when most of the self-managed work is done. Students will work in their teams on a simulated business exercise involving a case study in international management.

Overall, the module is also intended to provide a basis for academic and graduate skills development on TYMS degree programmes. Module coordinators across the programme will also be aware of the aims and content of this module, and how it contributes to knowledge, skills and development.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Personal Development Plan (500 Words)
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Personal Development Portfolio (1250 Words)
N/A 15
Practical
Video Presentation (5 minutes)
N/A 35
University - closed examination
Introduction to Management and Professional Development
1 hours 40

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Personal Development Plan (500 Words)
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Personal Development Portfolio (1250 Words)
N/A 15
Practical
Video Presentation (5 minutes)
N/A 35
University - closed examination
Introduction to Management and Professional Development
1 hours 40

Module feedback

The workshop delivery will enable a dialogue to develop around feedback to continue throughout the module between staff and students.

Summative assessment will also provide extensive feedback to students in regards to their personal development portfolios. Individual and group feedback will be provided through the reflective assignment and video presentation.

Indicative reading

Karen Collins “Exploring Business 2.0”



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