Principles in Contemporary Management

Module code: CORP 2166

Module description

This is an introductory management module designed to present theories and practice relevant to contemporary management settings. Over a year, classical and current ideas will be introduced that deal with many of the issues managers and organisations face today. We cover the core functions of management, unpacking the planning, organising, leading, and controlling activities that make up a manager's role. In doing so, we interact with organisations' internal and external environments and deal with related themes such as culture, organisation structure, and the management of operations. In keeping with our contemporary focus, we apply module learning within up-to-date contexts, and students are encouraged to consider the future implications of today's business environments. Nonetheless, we retain an appreciation of the past and the changes we have already seen to managerial theory and practice. As such, by the end of the module, students should not only be aware of the principles managers operate under, but also critically appreciate their applicability to a contemporary organisational context.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: 10 hours


  • Individual Essay (2000 words): 60%
  • Exam (120 mins): 40%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books