MEng Software Engineering
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Fundamentals of Management
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
See items 1,2,3,4,5 under Learning Outcomes.
The course aims to equip students with a basic knowledge of management which can be used as a foundation for personal development. The course also aims to be an introduction to future courses in management.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1) Define management and explain how management differs according to level and whether a manager is a line manager or an enabling role.
2) Briefly describe and contrast four models of management; rational goal, scientific, human relations, open systems.
3) Describe and attain some elementary level of skills in the main management processes: planning, organizing, staffing, deciding, controlling and budgeting.
4) Outline the notion of a management function and be able to name, briefly describe and appreciate the role of the four main management functions: marketing, production (including quality and other technical services), finance and personnel.
5) Discuss and identify the implications of wider management issues such as managing technology, managing diversity, globalization and ethics.
Teaching and learning methods
Methods of delivery: lectures
Lecture hours - 20 (2 hours per week, over 10 weeks)
Seminar hours - N/A
Private study - 80
Total study hours - 100
Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.
Informal Contact Methods
1. Office Hours
2. Online Learning Activities (blogs, discussions, self assessment questions)
3. Other :
Multiple choice test worth 10%
1.5 hour exam worth 90%
- Formative, voluntary essay with student receiving written, individual feedback.
- Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
- Online exercises and quizzes delivered through the Blackboard course space.
- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
- Specific course related feedback sessions.
- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework (Feedback on multiple-choice test)
- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance (Based on previous years)
- Other - please describe:
Qualitative feedback obtained in week 5 and feedback reported in week 6 and on Blackboard.
On-line discussion on two topical issues.
Smith, J. M. (2007) Fundamentals of Management a Critical Text. London: McGraw-Hill.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||5|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Ricardo Twumasi||Unit coordinator|
Dependent course units: N/A
Programme Restrictions: Available as a free choice option to students who have received prior agreement from their registering School. Not available to students on BSc in Management/Management (Specialism), IM, IMABS, ITMB or IBFE programmes.
BMAN10011 is available to visiting and exchange students admitted through the University of Manchester’s International Programmes Office.
For Academic Year 2019/20
Updated: March 2019
Approved by: March UG Committee