Contemporary Issues in Mgmt
Run by Bangor Business School
15 Credits or 7.5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Prof Bernardo Batiz-Lazo
Overall aims and purpose
To develop theories and concepts introduced in Organisations and People, critiquing key issues arising from contemporary research in organisational behaviour (OB) and management. It provides a detailed and critical analysis of management, further developing the conceptual, strategic and practical skills necessary for managers in complex, global organisational contexts.
Ethical dilemmas in management and organisation (critical management studies); Changing organisation structures and the implications for management; Managing across cultures; Contemporary approaches to leadership; Managing complexity and change; Managing for sustainability.
No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed; Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements; Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives; Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
High Standard: 60-69:- Very good performance; Most of the relevant information accurately deployed.; Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements; Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives; Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
Critically evaluate contemporary issues in management.
Explain the tensions and dilemmas faced in managing in turbulent economies.
Appreciate the different approaches to leadership and their relevance in a multi-cultural context.
Critically assess the management processes involved in managing in an increasingly complex, fragile global environment.
Critically reflect on personal experiences of, and dilemmas faced in, contemporary management and organisations.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
3-hour lecture per week including formal teaching, group work, case studies, videos and class discussion.
Computer based (in class and self learning) activities.
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Optional in courses:
- N1BJ: MA Business and Marketing (with Incorporated Pre-Masters) year 1 (MA/BMK1)
- N1AV: MA Business and Marketing year 1 (MA/BUSMRK)
- N1AX: MA Business with Consumer Psychology year 1 (MA/BUSPSY)
- N1BL: MBA International Business (with Incorporated Pre-Masters) year 1 (MBA/IBUS1)
- N1BG: MBA International Business year 1 (MBA/INTBUS)
- N2AF: MBA Law and Management year 1 (MBA/LMGT)
- N2AN: MBA Management year 1 (MBA/M)
- N2BA: MBA Management (with Incorporated Pre-Masters) year 1 (MBA/M1)
- N1AY: MSc Business with Consumer Psychology year 1 (MSC/BUSPSY)
- C8CM: MSc Consumer Psychology with Business year 1 (MSC/CPSBUS)