Management Principles - CB366

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Spring
View Timetable
4 15 (7.5) MS J Thieme







Management Principles aims to provide an understanding of the challenges of managing people within complex work organisations. The experience of work and employment are being affected by rapid change as a result of a number of factors including new technology, the growth of global competition and the changing demographic profiles and values of the work force. These developments are considered within an historical context. An exploration of their implications for management practices and organisational forms will be conducted.

Students will be introduced to the main concepts and theories through readings and discussions of the main authors in the field. Case studies will be used to show how these concepts can impact upon management decision making within work organisations.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

There is a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar per week.

  • Lectures: 11 hours
  • Seminars: 10 hours
  • Private Study: 34 hours
  • Preparation for seminars: 20 hours
  • Preparation for Moodle tasks: 30 hours
  • Preparation for Examination: 45 hours

  • Total hours: 150 hours

    Method of assessment

    The module is assessed by a combination of examination (60%) and timed essay (25%) and group presentation (15%)

    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

  • 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

  • University of Kent makes every effort to ensure that module information is accurate for the relevant academic session and to provide educational services as described. However, courses, services and other matters may be subject to change. Please read our full disclaimer.