MO52 Managing Organisations

Module Name: 
Managing Organisations
Module Code: 
MO52
Year: 
2
Phase: 
2
Block: 
6
Prerequisite: 
Phase 1 related modules (MO) or equivalent
Introduction: 
The structure and design of the organization defines the functional part of the behavior in the organization. There is a demand for flexibility in the organization due to differences in the environment such as technology. The organization has to improve its performance continually, therefore management control and power should be effective for the organization and its members.
Goals: 
  • Identify all organisational resources, including financial, physical and intangible resources, and analyse how they contribute to organisational capabilities and competitive advantage
  • Outline the key principles for effective value management of large physical resources
  • Understand how organisations can improve their organisational performance by management control, power and development
  • Analyse resource management processes, recommend changes for improvement, and monitor and control the results of such changes
  • Explain the role and importance of information and communications technology in organisational resource management
  • Explain the structure, components and objectives of an effectively designed performance management system, including the balanced scorecard framework for performance management
  • Explain how values of social and environmental responsibility and sustainability, and ethical conduct (good corporate citizenship), and the principles of ‘good’ corporate governance can be effectively embedded in organisational resource management processes.
Content: 

3. The Nature and Context of Organisations

4. Individual Differences and Diversity

5. The Nature of Learning

6. Perception and Communication

8. The Nature of Work Groups and Teams

9. Working in Groups and Teams

16. Technology and Organisations

17. Organisational Control and Power

18. Corporate Responsibility and Ethics

19. Organisation Culture and Change

20. Organisational Performance and Effectiveness

Instruction / Study Load : 

24  Lesson hours

8  Preparation Lesson hours

10 Assignments / Homework hours

20 Exam and exam preparation hours

50 Literature ( Depending on the length and difficulty of the book ) hours

The course uses 350 pages from the book(s) and journal articles where:

  • 350 pages easy reading and understanding material – 50  hours

Criteria:

  • Difficult reading and understanding material – 3 pages per hour
  • Average reading and understanding material – 5 pages per hour
  • Easy reading and understanding  material – 7 pages per hour

Total 112 Hours

IBA Final Qualification Mapping: 
Mapped with numbers: 1,2,,3,11,12,15 and 18 See EEG for further explanation.
Teaching Language: 
English
Teaching Methods: 
  • Classroom lecturing
  • Case study discussions
  • Feedback and presentation sessions
  • Interviews and debates
  • Video and film
  • Discussion sessions
Module / Lecture and seminar status: 
Compulsory
Testing and assessment: 
Written Examination (1) See EEG for further explanation.
European Credits: 
4
Required literature: 
Management and Organisational Behaviour Edition Laurie J. Mullins 9th Ed.: ISBN: 978-0-273-7248-7