Fundamentals of Business and Management - BUSN5026

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Joel Montgomery checkmark-circle


How do modern organisations work? What are the dynamics of decision-making? You'll understand the theories and contemporary practices shaping today’s businesses. From classical management theory to modern approaches, fostering an inclusive learning environment that cultivates leadership styles and advocates sustainable business practices. Through immersive case studies, you’ll develop critical thinking and ethical introspection, evaluating fairness in contemporary work practices, understanding a nuanced perspective, essential in today’s business landscape. So you can build better business for a better tomorrow.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 30
Private study hours: 120
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods (100% coursework):
Individual Critical Summary – 1000 words (30%)
Individual Essay – 2500 Words (70%)

Reassessment methods
100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. understand key terms and theories relevant to the management of business organisations, particularly those relevant to organisational design and structure.
2. understand the historical development of management theory and how it is used in contemporary organisations.
3. understand the connection between management practices and the internal and external business environment.
4. critically reflect on the ethics and fairness of contemporary forms of business and management practice.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. communicate effectively about business and management theories across different contexts to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
2. analyse and interpret empirical examples through the lens of various management theories.
3. retrieve information from a variety of sources and showcase critical information literacy in integrating it into work.
4. plan and organise work and study independently.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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