Introduction to Management MGT1005
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: Adam Smith Business School
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The course aims to introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary management and to develop an initial sense of the major functions that contribute to competitive performance within an international environment. The course draws upon a number of case studies and practice-based activities to achieve these objectives.
27h of blended learning sessions, including 1h on-campus sessions x 9 weeks
1-hour tutorials four times per semester.
Please refer to MyCampus for timetable.
■ MGT1021 Introduction to Marketing
■ MGT1022 Organisational Behaviour
■ MGT1023 Principles of Management
■ MGT1026 Foundations of Finance
This is a compulsory course within year 1 of the BAcc and must be taken alongside all other required year 1 BAcc courses as detailed in the programme specification.
3, 4, 5
1, 2, 3, 4
Main Assessment In: December
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary management. The course will engage students in understanding key aspects of management, including the following six specified topics as these will affect the organisation's competitive success:
■ international business,
■ operations management, and
■ organisational behaviour/human resource management.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ critically discuss the nature of management;
■ describe a range of key concepts and theories related to the different areas of strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, international business, operations management and organisational behaviour, as well as;
■ demonstrate understanding of these by drawing on evidence from various business context and examples;
■ evaluate and synthesise competing concepts and theories by drawing on reasoned explanations and conclusions;
■ develop and demonstrate group working skills by completing group-work activities.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must complete a minimum of 75% of the assessment to be awarded credit.