Programmes

Foundations of Management

  • Summer schools
  • Department of Management
  • Application code SS-MG133
  • Starting 2018

This course examines management from a range of perspectives, including economics, sociology and psychology. Students explore, through lectures and classes, major issues faced by contemporary organisations and managers.

Its content is as wide-ranging as strategy formulation, people management, culture, globalisation, innovation and leadership and is designed to appeal to students from a range of backgrounds who may be studying business or management for the first time. 

Teaching will be organised around daily interactive lectures and seminars. Through engaging in-class activities participants will develop their understanding of management as well as their management skills by applying learned theories to a range of interesting scenarios and problems.

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed


Session: Three
Dates: 31 July - 18 August 2017
Lecturers: Dr Katie Best and Dr Adeline Pelletier


 

Programme details

Key facts

Level: 100 level. Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees:  Please see Fees and payments

Lectures: 36 hours 

Classes: 18 hours

Assessment*:  In-class presentation and one written examination

Typical credit**: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)


*Assessment is optional

**You will need to check with your home institution

For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, however some knowledge of introductory economics, sociology, psychology and/or management is recommended.

Programme structure

  • The growth of the firm and the rise of management
  • Disciplinary origins of management theory
  • Strategy formulation and planning
  • The contemporary context of workplace management, for example globalisation and cross-cultural management
  • The principals of behaviour within and between organisations

Course outcomes

  • Explain the origins of management theory and practice
  • Evaluate the usefulness of key theories for understanding and shaping contemporary workplace management
  • Apply management knowledge and skills to organisational contexts

Teaching

The Department of Management was established in 2000, and is committed to advancing the frontiers of the study of management, through its social-science based research, collaboration across the entire LSE, and its engagement with enterprises, organisations, and leaders throughout the world. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework has ranked LSE as the UK higher education leader for Business and Management Studies.

On this three week intensive programme, you will engage with and learn from full-time lecturers from the LSE.

Reading materials

There is no set text for this course. Students will be given a set of photocopied materials, and will additionally be expected to make use of reading materials available electronically in the Library.

*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme

**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice

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