Intro to Business and Mgmt
Run by Bangor Business School - (Changsha)
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Ms Wendy Ashurst
Overall aims and purpose
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to business, management and organisations. Organisations are key to the way in which we organise society, and a study of organisations is central to developing an understanding not only of business and management, but of many other aspects of our lives. The course explores the context of business, the organisation of work and nature of management.
• Introduction to the module • Explaining Organisational Behaviour • The Environment • Learning • Culture • Personality • Motivation • Groups • Leadership • Elements of structure • Creativity and Innovation
As above, with the ability to critically evaluate the literature discussed, and apply to practical examples, eg. identify problems associated with managing within contemporary organisations.
As above, combined with the ability to analyse, for example, why different management theories have emerged, reasons for different organisational structures, and how individuals are motivated to work.
For example can describe the history of management theories and provide definitions of management and organisations. Demonstrates a basic understanding of how individuals differ and the nature of working in groups.
Recognise the importance of innovation and creativity
Understand the work as a social activity, in which leadership integrates the achievement of task activity and the development of social processes.
Explore the relationship between individuals and their working environment, including the motivation to work, the social dimension of working with others, and the nature and function of leadership.
Understand the complexity of the management task.
Understand the changing nature of a business environment and how it can affect internal structures of organisations
|Assignment 1000 words||30.00|
|Exam S1 1 hour||70.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy