MG459      Half Unit
Foundations of Management 2

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

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.

Course content

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.

Formative coursework

A 1,500 word formative essay to be submitted in week 5 of Lent Term.

Indicative reading

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.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills