Foundations of Management 2 (modular)

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Yally Avrahampour NAB 5.05


This course is compulsory on the Executive Global MSc Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

The information in this course guide pertains to the 2015-2017 cohort.

Course content

This course is concerned with examining the relationship between governance and control in organizations. A strong emphasis is placed on the techniques used in assigning values to input into and outcomes of organizational processes. Amongst other issues, we will examine how firms' financial condition is represented to external parties, how values are assigned to determine the magnitude of costs and how performance is measured. Each session will be concerned with investigating real life debates relating to the representation of issues relating to governance and the exercise of control. In common with Foundations 1, we will utilize the different disciplines informing management, that is, primarily economics, psychology and sociology to investigate the debate relating to the use of these techniques and to place these techniques in their historical and organizational context. Through this combination of technical, theoretical and historical perspectives we will systematically examine the complex relationship between governance and control in organizations. Each session will include a lecture introducing the topic and a case providing participants the opportunity to apply concepts relating to the topic.


Eight sessions composed of lecture and case discussion spread out equally over two LSE modules.

The course will run between the following dates:

  • 24 August - 5 September 2015
  • 14-19 December 2015

Formative coursework

These sessions will not be formally assessed, but support the integrated assessments.

Indicative reading

Kaplan, R. & Atkinson, A. (2014) Advanced Management Accounting


This course will not be assessed.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2014/15: Unavailable

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Non-assessed

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