MG459 Half Unit
Foundations of Management 2
This information is for the 2021/22 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: Representing a Firm’s Financial Condition: 2
4: Valuing and Managing Costs
5: Origins of Management Science
6. READING WEEK
7: Balanced Performance Measurement
8: Measuring Shareholder Value
9: Occupations, Professions and Expertise
10: Individual and Institutional Investors in a Historical Context
11: Organisation and Management Theory
22 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.
Students will be expected to jointly produce 2 group case discussion summaries.
Weeks 1-8: Berk, J. & DeMarzo, P. (2014) Corporate Finance, Weetman, P. (2019) Financial Accounting: An Introduction; Kaplan, R. & Atkinson, A. (2014) Advanced Management Accounting; Keys, P. (1994). Understanding the Process of Operational Research.
Weeks 9-11: Chandler (1990) Scale and Scope
Essay (50%, 1500 words) in the LT.
Essay (50%, 1500 words) in the ST.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 91
Average class size 2020/21: 30
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills