ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
Code ULMS151
Coordinator Dr P Daher
Work, Organisation and Management
P.Daher@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

8

      6

12

50
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 8
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 110
TOTAL HOURS 160

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Individual assignment Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1500 words Weighting: 60% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies   -1500 words    60       
Assessment 1: Individual assignment Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1000 words Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies   -1000 words    40       

Aims

The module aims to provide a comprehensive foundation to the study of management theory and its application in practice. It seeks to consider the conceptual frameworks relevant to the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations, and the issues which are raised in their management.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to identify relevant characteristics of organisations in terms of structure

(LO2) Students will be able to consider the nature of differences between individuals and the implications this has in organisation

(LO3) Students will be able to outline and evaluate theoretical approaches to motivation, job satisfaction and work design

(LO4) Students will be able to distinguish between management and leadership functions in organisations

(LO5) Students will be able to examine the role and functions of groups and teams in organisations

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) International awareness

(S7) Lifelong learning skills

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method - Synchronous Lecture
Description: This will be in the form of a standard lecture with opportunities for students to participate in the traditional way but also through technologies such as PollEverywhere and Mentimeter. Lectures will also be a prelude to seminar activities on key themes.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method - Seminar
Description: The seminars will follow on from lectures, giving students opportunity to share and further develop their understanding of key themes. Additionally, practical assignment preparation will take place in seminar classes.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 8
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 – Group Study
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hour s: 112
Description: Self-directed learning mostly will take the form of reading (journal articles, textbook chapters, and reputable web sources), seminar work planning (answering pre-prepared questions) and assessment preparation. Students will also be encouraged to view relevant film materials.

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:
EBUS301, EBUS305, EBUS308, MKIB301, ULMS202, ULMS226, ULMS252, ULMS259, ULMS266, ULMS300, ULMS310, ULMS351, ULMS352, ULMS353, ULMS364, ULMS366

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: IT skills< br/>How this is developed: Lectures and preparation for coursework
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework 1 and Coursework 2

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Seminar participation
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework 1

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework 1 and Coursework 2

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Introduction to the Module
Historical overview of OB (Scientific Management, Fordism, Bureaucracy, Human Relations)
Micro perspective (individual differences, motivation, stress management)
Group level perspective (leadership, groups and teams)
Macro perspective (organisational culture and structure)


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.