Introduction to Management
University of Reading
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule Provider: AgricultureNumber of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]Level:4Terms in which taught: Autumn term modulePre-requisites:Non-modular pre-requisites:Co-requisites:Modules excluded:Module version for: 2014/5Module Convenor: Dr Alison BaileyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSummary module description:Aims:To develop students? broad understanding of the economic, technological and social aspects of management, in the context of how different business operate. Students will be introduced to the environment of management, the management process, and techniques available to and used by managers to plan and operate as a business.Assessable learning outcomes:At the end of the module you should have developed the following management and core skills:Management skills:The management process ? appreciate the relevance of basic business concepts (planning, organising, leadership and control), establish and compare alternative business objectives, understand how and why businesses plan and make decisions, apply the concepts of control, recognise the value of leadership and human resource management, and understand differences in organisational structures and behaviour.Marketing ? describe the functions of marketing management and its role in business managementCore skills:Report writing ? developing both presentational and analytical skillsAdditional outcomes:Analytical thinking ? developing numeracy, literacy, reasoning and appraisal skillsOutline content:Topics covered will include the following:Introduction to management and the management processThe managers? wider environmentPlanning, setting objectives, and decision makingStrategic managementOrganising, organisational structures and behaviourHuman resource managementLeadership and functions of leadershipBusiness control and financial managementMarketing managementBrief description of teaching and learning methods:Preparatory lectures ? introducing key business concepts and basic techniquesExercises ? a series of in class exercises focusing on the students? characteristics, personalities and business acumenDirected learning ? reflecting on your experiences, use will also be made of appropriate websitesLectures will include a series of exercises and discussion to reinforce and apply what has been learned. Students will be expected to present their thoughts on selected aspects of the module.Contact hours:AutumnLectures 20Seminars 10Guided independent study 70Total hours by term 100.00Total hours for module 100.00Summative Assessment Methods:Method PercentageWritten exam 50Report 45Class test administered by School 5Other information on summative assessment:Case studies will be assigned based on the programme that the student is following. Students are expected to produce a written report (advisory guideline 1,000 words, students will not be penalised for exceeding this) (45%). To facilitate the case study work students are required to complete short answer questions (reflective practice) at the end of each lecture (5%).Formative assessment methods:Penalties for late submission:The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.Length of examination:One hour examination paper in Summer termRequirements for a pass:A mark of 40% overall.Reassessment arrangements:By two hour examination in August/SeptemberLast updated: 8 October 2014
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