Module/Course Description

Course Title: Introduction to Management

Course Code: UU-MAN-2010

Programme: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Management - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

• introduce students to the basic concepts and functions of management
• introduce students to a range of important management processes, which can be used to support the main management functions
• help students understand the nature of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
• help students understand the systemic nature of organisations
• help students appreciate the importance of human resources in management
• help students appreciate the importance of team work in management and become effective team players
• familiarise students with decision making tools and develop their analytical skills
• develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to develop an argument and to defend a position
• encourage students to engage in debates on management issues, including controversial management topics.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. discuss the importance of management both as an occupation and as a universal human activity
  2. view organisations as complex human activity systems
  3. discuss and apply the basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling
  4. discuss and apply the main management processes
  5. demonstrate how good management can help organisations become effective and efficient
  6. critically discuss the importance of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
  7. critically discuss the importance of human resources in management
  8. critically discuss the importance of team work in management
  9. carry out independent research using a variety of resources
10. participate in debates on controversial management issues.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103

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