Management & Organisation Studies

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fascinating world of management and organisations. 

We will attempt to familiarise ourselves with some of the main themes and issues that make up this world and we will try to understand their significance.

Our main objective will be to map out the ways in which we understand ourselves in relation to work, management and organisations.

We will attempt to trace how the meaning we give to these important themes has developed historically and analyse the thought of some of their main critics and contributors.

The module provides a perspective on capitalism (as the social order in which the forms of managing and organising we are interested in takes place), before moving on to look at management more concretely and ends with a focus on people (both managers and workers) in contemporary organisations.

Terms taught Michaelmas
Credits 8 ECTS credits
Assessment 50% coursework and 50% exam