BSc Computer Science with Industrial Experience
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
People Management and Change
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
1. Introduction to PMC,
2. Analysing Organizations,
3. Scientific Management and Fordism,
4. Bureaucracy and Modernity,
5. Human Relations Movement,
6. Socio-technical Systems,
7. Organization and Environment,
8. Organizational Conflict,
9. Culture and Culture Management,
10. Recap and Revision.
By the end of the course students should be expected to be able to:
- Understand how contemporary management theory and practice has developed, with particular focus on the management of people and change.
- Understand the relationship between shifting management paradigms and economic, social and organisational change in the 20 and 21 centuries.
- Develop the critical and analytical skills necessary to judge the value of emerging organisational and managerial strategies.
Students should be able to critically evaluate key management paradigms in organisational behaviour and show how they influenced, and were influenced by, changing social, economic and organisational dynamics.
Teaching and learning methods
Methods of delivery: Lecture only
Lecture hours - 20 (2 hours over 10 weeks)
Seminar hours - 5 (1 hour fortnightly)
Private study hours - 75 hours
Total study hours - 100 hours
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
Students will be assessed on the basis of one examination - two questions out of six - in two hours (100%).
- Informal advice and discussion during lectures.
- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.
- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance
Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A. (2017) Organizational Behaviour (9th edition), London: Prentice Hall
Grey, C (2013) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations. (3rd Edition) London: Sage
Cummings, S; Bridgeman, T; Hassard, J; and Rowlinson, M (2017) A New History of Management, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Independent study hours|
|John Hassard||Unit coordinator|
Pre-requisites - None
Co-requisites - N/A
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 BSc in Management/Management (Specialism), IMABS or IM.
BMAN32091 is available to study abroad and exchange students admitted through the University of Manchester’s International Programmes Office.
For Academic Year 2021/22
Updated: May 2021
Approved by: March UG Committee