MG459 Half Unit
Foundations of Management 2
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Yally Avrahampour NAB 5.05, Dr Heather Kappes NAB 5.04, Mr Nuno Barros-De-Oliveira and Mr Keith Rapley
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Management. This course is not available as an outside option.
The aims of this course are to provide a basic grounding in the management literatures covering disciplines relating to financial control, marketing and management science. Students will be provided with an overview of each discipline with the aim that they acquire a basic working knowledge of each. The course will cover origins and disciplinary boundaries, the foundations of these fields in the social science disciplines, core concepts, practical applications and current state of play and debate. 1: Making Business Decisions that Commit Capital 2: Representing a Firm’s Financial Condition: 1 3: Valuing and Managing Costs 4: Balanced Performance Measurement 5: Measuring Shareholder Value 6: Representing a Firm’s Financial Condition: 2 7: Marketing 1 8: Marketing 2 9: Marketing 3 10: Origins of Management Science
12 hours of lectures, 9 hours of lectures, 2 hours of lectures, 12 hours of seminars and 2 hours of seminars in the LT.
Weeks 1-6: 1 two hour lecture and 1 three hour case discussion, weekly. Weeks 7-9: 1 three hour lecture and case discussion, weekly. Week 10: 1 two hour lecture and 1 two hour case discussion.
A 1,500 word formative essay to be submitted in week 5 of Lent Term.
Weeks 1-6: Kaplan, R. & Atkinson, A. (1998) Advanced Management Accounting
Weeks 7-9: Chernev, A. (2011) Strategic Marketing Management, 6th Edition
Week 10: Keys, P. (1994). Understanding the Process of Operational Research
Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Essay (25%, 1500 words) in the LT.
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills