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Contemporary Issues in Management - MAN00078M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Catherine Botting
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

This module refers to core management theory and introduces key functional areas of management practice including operations management, strategy, marketing, and human resource management. It provides a platform from which students build advanced subject knowledge and expertise in the key functional areas which constitute contemporary management practice in public, private and third sector organisations. While emphasising the growing importance of ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility, the module is also complementary to parallel studies in organisational behaviour and financial management. Particular attention will be paid to providing a basis for understanding strategic management, and responsible corporate decision-making.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22
B Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

This module provides refers to core management theory and introduces key functional areas of management practice including strategy, marketing, and human resource management. It provides a platform from which students build advanced subject knowledge and expertise in the key functional areas which constitute contemporary management practice in public, private and third sector organisations. While emphasising the growing importance of ethical decision-making, the module is complementary to studies in management, governance and society, organisational behaviour and financial management that students undertake in Term 1. Particular attention will be paid to providing a basis for understanding strategic management.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Reference to contemporary management theory and its historical evolution
  • Strategy and strategic management
  • Marketing including classical marketing frameworks and market entry methods
  • Human resource management including organisational leadership

Academic and graduate skills

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Identify, understand and articulate key concepts in a number of management functional areas including strategy, marketing, and human resource management.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of strategic planning and management.
  • Critically evaluate and apply learned concepts and theories of management to analyse diverse organisational challenges in a global context.

Module content

Teaching Material

  • Lecture slides will be available on the VLE together with extensive seminar and reading material.
  • A comprehensive reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the module

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word Essay
N/A 70
Essay/coursework
Group Poster
N/A 30

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Reassessment Essay 2000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

A comprehensive module assessment report is released to students after the spring term exam board (within five weeks of the assessment). Individual written feedback is made available to students at the same time.

Feedback will be in accordance with UYMS and University Policy.

Indicative reading

An indicative list of key texts are as follows:

1/ Hendry, J. (2013) Management: A Very Short Introduction. OUP

2/ Cunliffe, A. L. (2014) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management. Sage



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.