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Introduction to Management and Organisation

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On this course, students will begin by exploring the key concepts around motivating and organising employees within the workplace, before going on to consider the importance of the external business environment.

The impact of internal and external factors on organisations will be examined from both practical and theoretical perspectives.

The course can be taken as a stand-alone module. This is a Pathway module for the Pathway to Accounting consisting of six 2.5 hour lectures and one Saturday school.

Learning and teaching

The course is taught through a mix of lectures, small group work and case study work in class.

Lecture programme:

  • Week 1: Key management concepts
  • Week 2: Motivation within the workplace
  • Week 3: Flexible firms
  • Week 4: Micro and Macro analysis
  • Week 5: Business Environments (1)
  • Week 6: Business Environments (2)
  • Saturday School: Assessment workshop and study skills

Coursework and assessment

The assessment for this course comprises:

Introduction to Management and Organisation – Problem Scenario Written Assignment

To award credits, we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests.

You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning.

Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

  • Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A. (2017) Organizational Behaviour Prentice Hall (Ninth edition).
  • Mullins, L. (2016) Management and Organizational Behaviour Harlow: Prentice Hall (Eleventh edition).
  • Wetherley, P. and Otter, D. (2014) The business environment themes and issues in a globalizing world (Third edition).

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.