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Module Guide 2013-14

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

6BUS1101

Academic Year – 2013/14

Semester - A

Module Leader – Rachelle Andrews

Contents

Contents:

1aContact details for the module leaders (and teaching team)

Name
Room
Phone ext
E mail address
Office & Feedback hours
Rachelle Andrews
M221
X5718
r.1.andrews@herts.ac.uk
Wednesday and Friday 12-1pm
Dr Hans Schlappa
M225

h.schlappa@herts.ac.uk

Roma Bhowmick
M323

r.bhowmick@herts.ac.uk

Dr Judy Willetts
M231

j.willetts@herts.ac.uk

Phillip Mason
N/A

p.mason3@herts.ac.uk

Tracy Turner
N/A

t.turner2@herts.ac.uk

Viren Amin
N/A

v.1.amin@herts.ac.uk

1bLecture and tutorial timetable
Day
Lecture

Tutorials
Room
Monday
Tutorial
 
9-10am
M133
 
Tutorial

4-5pm
M133
 
Tutorial
 
5-6pm
M133
Tuesday
Tutorial
 
1-2pm
N206b
 
Tutorial

3-4pm
M342
 
Tutorial

4-5pm
M342
 
Tutorial

4-5Pm
R141
 
Tutorial

5-6pm
M124
 
Tutorial
 
6-7pm
N206b
Wednesday
Lecture
 
11-12noon
N001
Thursday
Tutorial
 
9-10am
N206b
 
Tutorial

10-11am
N206b
 
Tutorial

4-5pm
M031
 
Tutorial

5-6pm
M133
Friday
Lecture
(Repeat of Weds) 
9-10am
N002
 
Tutorial
 
10-11am
W026

2aModule aims
Explore the importance of research to business and the main generic research methods used before analysing selected key contemporary issues in business and management. The module also aims to enable students to interact with the wider UHBS research community and to continue to develop the key employability skills of resource management and reflection. 2bLearning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
Successful students will typically have a knowledge and understanding of: 1. theoretical frameworks that underpin research;
2. alternative research methodologies;
3. selected key contemporary issues in the field of business and management.

Skills and Attributes
Successful students will typically be able to::
4. analyse the different theoretical frameworks that underpin research and inform alternative research methodologies; 5. apply their advanced research skills to the field of business and management, and reflect on the outcome; 6. analyse views on the specific contemporary issues identified, synthesise and communicate their own views appropriately.

3Format of delivery
One hour lecture and one hour tutorial each week

4How StudyNet will be used to support this module
Information regarding the module will be posted on Studynet regularly links to relevant documents on Teaching Resources
Online Library will contain a range of recommended reading for the module including information on the core text which is an essential purchase A blog with current news stories and information that will relate to the dynamic business environment Class discussion where you will be encouraged to join the conversation on business and management from your own perspective, your work experience, listening to the news and from the recommended reading list

5aWeekly programme to include:

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management Schedule for lectures and tutorials

Dates of lectures
Format
Theme/Topic
Who
Readings for the week
Week Beg
30/9

Lecture 1
Introduction to the module and evolution of management thinking

(No tutorials this week)

RA
Essential Reading:
Core Text: Robbins & Coulter (2014) Management: Ch1 Foundations of Management and Organizations Plus: Management: Looking Back, the history of management module

Additional reading:
Pfeffer, J. (2010). Building sustainable organizations: The human factor. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(1), 34-45. COY, P (2007) Cog or Co-Worker Business Week Online Available at: http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2007-08-19/cog-or-co-worker [accessed 06/08/13]

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