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Organised as an advanced seminar, this subject examines management issues relating to contemporary businesses within the construction industry. The various models of organisations and corporate strategies to achieve competitive advantage are researched and explored. Management concepts such as financial analysis, competitive strategy, innovation, negotiation, leadership and corporate social responsibility are analysed and discussed in the context of a contemporary construction company. More recent developments such as knowledge management, relationship marketing, operations management, and supply chain management etc. are also examined. Academic research, industry reports and relevant business school case studies are used extensively.
Students will be required to purchase Harvard Business School cases for approximately $55-60 per person.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the range of concepts relating to the management of a construction organisation;
- Compare and contrast different approaches to the strategies management of companies;
- Research the current status of companies in the market.
Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
- Advanced analytical skills
- Research skills
- Communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Team working skills
Last updated: 6 December 2019