Strategy, Management & Organisational Change - MAN00029I

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Shane Hamilton
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

To provide students with an understanding of the wider business context in which Actuaries will work,

integrating where appropriate the analysis of case studies to enhance the learning.

Module will run

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

Module aims

To provide students with an understanding of the wider business context in which Actuaries and other related professionals will work,

integrating where appropriate the analysis of case studies to enhance the learning. The competencies

gained should enable students to apply tools and techniques to assist strategic thinking for a role managing organisations.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, a student will be able to operate in the professional arena by maintaining awareness of key ethical and legal issues, continuing to deepen and expand their knowledge and recognising how management practice impacts on stakeholders and society and specifically:

 

  • analyse the key drivers of external and internal business environments.
  • apply the strategic tools and frameworks needed to assess the competitiveness of a business.
  • develop a coherent business strategy.
  • define a business’s culture.
  • explain how a business’s culture will impact on the implementation of a chosen strategy.
  • understand the role of values and behaviours in the long term success of a business.
  • understand how to manage change within an organisation.
  • understand the importance of leadership in an organisation.
  • understand the nature and dynamics of working in teams.

Module content

Topics could include:

  • The external business environment
  • The internal business environment and organisational behaviour
  • Strategic management
  • Managing change
  • Leadership
  • Working in teams

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Exam
1.5 hours 50
University - closed examination
Exam
1.5 hours 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Reassessment exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback in line with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

 

Johnson G., Whittington, R. and Scholes, K. (2014) Fundamentals of Strategy, Pearson, London

Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. & Pitsis, T (2015) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. 4th ed. London: Sage



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