Issues in Management

Aims and objectives

The aim of this module is to provide students with the theoretical understanding of the nature of management and to introduce them to the specifics of international management, organisational and the functional areas of management.

The first week of the module will analyse the global changes that have occurred in both the management of organisations and in the functioning of the financial sector. In the second week, a wider set of topics, including innovation and entrepreneurialism will be taught via the use of case-studies and real-life examples drawn from both company and industry contexts.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Show advanced understanding of Understand key management principles practices in the context of the firm and domestic and international markets.
  • Critically appraise the relationship between management and international management.
  • Compare and contrast different management theories approaches to business management.
  • Apply the theoretical concepts developed in the lectures to different management issues.
  • Critically evaluate the importance of the functional areas in management and their contribution to organisational dynamics.
  • Work in teams with students from other countries.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of complex managerial issues within firms.
  • Communicate complex ideas to others in a clear, concise and interesting way.