Module ASB-4426:
Contemporary Issues in Mgmt

Module Facts

Run by Bangor Business School

15 Credits or 7.5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Dr Azhdar Karami

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.

Course content

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.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

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.

good

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.

excellent

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.

Learning outcomes

  1. Critically evaluate contemporary issues in management.

  2. Explain the tensions and dilemmas faced in managing in turbulent economies.

  3. Appreciate the different approaches to leadership and their relevance in a multi-cultural context.

  4. Critically assess the management processes involved in managing in an increasingly complex, fragile global environment.

  5. Critically reflect on personal experiences of, and dilemmas faced in, contemporary management and organisations.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Group assignment 60
Individual report 40

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

3-hour lecture per week including formal teaching, group work, case studies, videos and class discussion.

30
Work-based learning

Computer based (in class and self learning) activities.

10
Private study 110

Pre- and Co-requisite Modules

Courses including this module