Module: Contemporary Challenges in Managing, Leading and Organising

Module details

  • Module code

    3321
  • Module leader

    Yaqub Murray
  • Module Level

    6
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

The module will include:

  • An Introduction to the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and the Idea of Critical Discourse;
  • Neo-liberal Capitalism, Globalisation and Contemporary Challenges; and
  • As leader how do we incorporate UN Sustainable Development Goals in our practice.

Students will then have an opportunity to develop and deliver facilitated Seminars on a broad range of topics aligned to the themes of the module.

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Research and facilitate a seminar on a self-identified contemporary challenge;
  • Evaluate a selected contemporary challenge for which a rationale and argument is convincingly made;
  • Synthesise information from a range of contemporary challenges explored in the module; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to organise learning responsibilities in the design of an effective self-study.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Presentation Group presentation and role play of a contemporary business challenge (15 minutes) 50%
Report Individual report detailing a contemporary challenge (1500 words) 50%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Dyer, S., Humphries, M., FitzGibbons, D., & Hurd, F. (2014). Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text. SAGE Publications Ltd.

Additional Reading:

William, P. (2014). Understanding Management: Social Science Foundations. Oxford Univ. Press.