Management Practice 2

Module summary

Module code: BUSI1315
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Business Faculty
Department: Human Res and Organisational Beh
Module Coordinator(s): Nevin Bayoumi-Stefanovic



The course is designed to encourage students to:

• understand management practice including management roles, skills, and challenges at various levels and in different scenarios
• apply systems thinking for management and the situations associated with management activities
• develop the ability to analyse management data and be critical about evidence
• consider the challenges associated with different levels of management practice

Learning outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding of systems thinking and scientific aspects of management in order to develop applications appropriate to deal with a variety of situations and context.

2. Seeing problems ‘as a whole’ and appreciate different viewpoints, and aiding the ability to draw out the key factors of a problem.

3. Application of Management Practice in scenario-like activities such as: managing stakeholder relations, risk management, conflict and communication, etc.

4. The ability to interrogate material in an evaluative way, form links between theoretical concepts and application of such approaches to managing at different levels

5. Identification of challenges in problem solving, consistencies and disconnects in management practice

Indicative content

Systems Thinking for Managers
Management systems
Organising complexity
Resilience and proactiveness
Leadership: management commitment & ethics
The reflective manager
Methods for problem solving (soft and hard OR)
Planning and managing risk
Decision Making
Evaluating management practice