Programmes

Foundations of Management

  • Summer schools
  • Department of Management
  • Application code SS-MG133
  • Starting 2020
  • Short course: Closed
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

UPDATE: Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic we will no longer be offering this course in summer 2020. Please check our latest news on this situation here.

This course examines management from a range of perspectives, including psychology, sociology and economics. 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.


Session: One
Dates: 22 June – 10 July 2020
Lecturer: Dr Jeffrey Thomas


 

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

LSE’s Department of Management is a  world-leading centre for research and education in business and management. Its location within a world-class social science institution at the heart of a leading global city makes it unique among other management and business schools. This position gives the Department the unparalleled capability to deliver research and education which advance the frontiers of understanding in management through an integrated view of the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which people, teams, organisations and markets operate worldwide.

Proud to be part of LSE, an institution that ranks #2 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2018) and #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). LSE Management currently ranks #1 in the world for thought leadership in management (QS Master's in Management Rankings 2018). The Department engages with people and organisations worldwide, across the private, public, and third sectors, who are motivated to improve the world through better understanding and practice of management.

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

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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