Management Studies 2023-24
Bangor University International College (Department)
Module - Semester 1 & 2
In this module you’ll receive a basic introduction to the study of business and management. You’ll learn the different types of businesses and organisations, as well as how to finance a start-up. The module also illustrates different approaches to management and explains decision-making processes. It will give you an appreciation of the current business context and the challenges facing managers today.
The main topics covered are:
a) Types of business, ownership and organisation; starting a business and the ways in which a business may be financed
b) Defining and classifying business organisations, contrasting and comparing organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
c) Issues around business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability
d) Roles and function of management; various approaches to and styles of management and development of different theories of management
e) Organisational structures, strategic planning and quality control
Threshold (40-49% / D- to D+): Student has made sufficient progress in the study of this module to achieve the lowest level of pass allowing for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
Satisfactory (50 – 59% / C- to C+): Student demonstrates reasonably comprehensive coverage of learning outcomes, indicating generally accurate understanding, based on lecture material and some core readings. Some gaps in knowledge and/or understanding evident.
Good (60-69% / B- to B+): Student has displayed a sound basic knowledge and understanding of much of the material studied in this module and achieved a high enough grade to indicate a clear ability to cope with the demands of an undergraduate level degree.
Excellent (70% + / A- to A*): Student has engaged consistently well with all aspects of the module and strong achievement in assessments indicates the ability to perform effectively at undergraduate degree level.
- Demonstrate an understanding around the responsibilities of business and of the need for responsible behaviour
- Demonstrate an understanding of business types and of financing a business
- Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges facing contemporary businesses and their leaders
- Explain different functions of management in terms of strategic planning, efficiency and the maintenance of high quality and standards of product and service
- Explain the different types of businesses and of the ways in which businesses are run
Interim class test. An interim test consisting of short answer questions covering the material covered in the module up to the midterm point.
Case study report Students submit a report based on contemporary situation encountered by businesses, showing the challenges faced and the mechanisms businesses have to enable them to respond to these.