Management Principles - BUSN3660

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This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


In this era of continuous evolution, you'll explore how great managers can apply principles to lead teams, make strategic decisions and foster organisational success in an ever-shifting environment.

You'll engage in immersive learning experiences designed to cultivate strategic thinking, effective decision-making and team management skills. You’ll complete the module with a comprehensive understanding of management fundamentals and a refined skill set in leadership and strategic management, poised to navigate the complexities of today's business world.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Group Presentation (30%)
Examination, 2 Hour (70%)

Reassessment methods
100% examination

Indicative reading

Mullins, L. (2013) Management & Organisational Behaviour, 10th Edition, Pearson Education

Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Third Edition. London: Sage

Buchanan, D. & Huczynski, A. (2010) Organizational Behaviour, 7th Edition, Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall

Fincham, R. and Rhodes P. (2005) Principles of Organizational Behaviour, 4th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Knights, D. & Willmott, H. (Eds.) (2007) Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management, London: Thomson Learning

Watson, T. (2006) Organising and Managing Work, 2nd Edition, Essex: Pearson Education

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Understand key theories of management.
- Understand the development of management thinking and the continuities and changes embedded in this.
- Understand the interplay between management and organisational forms.
- Understand the connection between management practices and the business environment.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Organise and present an analysis as a considered viewpoint.
- Find, select and synthesise complex information.
- Evidence interpersonal skills required for interacting within groups and small teams.
- Evidence team presentation skills.
- Plan work and study independently using relevant resources.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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