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This subject will examine the management of contemporary organisations with a particular emphasis on understanding link between theory and practice. Subject content will include an introduction to a broad set of perspectives relating to how organizations are managed today, such as, technology, innovation, strategy, design, structure, culture, and change. By focussing on case studies students will gain insight on the importance of theory for providing solutions to typical organizational problems.
Intended learning outcomes
- To examine some of the most recent ideas on and debates in organisational theory.
- To provide you with practical analytical tools with which to study and design organisations.
- To analyse organisational and managerial problems through the use of an interactive case study on Sony.
High level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Moderate level of development: team work.
Some level of development: evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.
Last updated: 16 June 2020