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Contemporary Management Principles

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: MGT10009

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of management and its importance in enabling organisations to be effective within a diverse globalised environment. Students will learn to describe the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across an organisation; understand the application of some basic management principles in an increasingly global business environment; understand the importance of behaving in a professional and ethical manner; and prepare academic reports and essays including case studies using the appropriate format.


  • The challenge of management including the diversity of skills required
  • The historical theories and views on management
  • The nature of the external and internal environments including culture
  • Social responsibility and ethics in management
  • Planning and creative decision-making, including developing strategies
  • Organising, leading and managing individuals and groups, including motivation
  • Communication, including professional report writing.

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