MG459 Half Unit
Foundations of Management 2
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Yally Avrahampour NAB 4.37
This course is compulsory on the Global MSc in Management, Global MSc in Management (CEMS MIM) and Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange). 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 and management science, and of the literatures on the evolving managerial, organisational and professional contexts within which these disciplines are practiced. 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 disciplines in the social sciences, core concepts, practical applications and current state of play and debate. Weekly topics include:
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. READING WEEK
7: Representing a Firm’s Financial Condition: 2
8: Individual and Institutional Investors in a Historical Context
9: Occupations, Professions and Expertise
10: Organisation and Management Theory
11: Origins of Management Science
20 hours of lectures and 30 hours of seminars in the LT. 3 hours of lectures in the ST.
Weeks 1-11: LT: 1 two hour lecture and 1 three hour case discussion, weekly. Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6 of LT, in line with departmental policy
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.
Weeks 1-7: Kaplan, R. & Atkinson, A. (1998) Advanced Management Accounting; Weetman, P. (2011) Financial Accounting: An Introduction; and Berk, J. & DeMarzo, P. (2007) Corporate Finance.
Weeks 8-10: Chandler (1977) The Visible Hand
Week 11: Keys, P. (1994). Understanding the Process of Operational Research.
Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the main exam period.
Essay (25%, 1500 words) in the LT.
Total students 2016/17: 121
Average class size 2016/17: 61
Controlled access 2016/17: Yes
Lecture capture used 2016/17: Yes (LT)
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills
Course survey results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 78%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)