Module title: Business and Management Challenges

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE08101
Module leader: Stephen Robertson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Robertson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LO 1-6 will be taught using lectures, guest speakers, case studies and current business news stories. There will be activities to encourage group discussions and team working.
Extensive use of technology is embedded in this module with weekly podcasts to assist in self-directed learning and the use of social media to support teaching and learning.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
LO 1-6 Group presentations will encourage team work, critical analysis, research and improve presentation skills. Class participation will encourage students to be reflective and critical in a constructive way.
LO 1-4 Coursework will encourage students to relate theoretical concepts to practical situations provided by guest speakers, teaching staff and students’ own experiences. Students will be challenged to be critical and reflective.
Assessment (formative and summative)
There will be three assessments. The first assessment will be based on a group presentation in the tutorials. Formative feedback will be provided that refers directly to the second assessment. The second assessment is a group report with formative feedback. The third piece will be a supervised summative assessment.
Research/ teaching linkages
The module leader was an experienced project and programme manager before joining the University. Since then he has worked with a number of companies through the Edinburgh Institute designing and delivering management training programmes within the workplace.
Supporting equality and diversity
The modules will discuss issues regarding ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.


Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 6 HOURS= 0.2, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Robertson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LO 1-6 will be taught using lectures, guest speakers, case studies and current business news stories. There will be activities to encourage group discussions and team working.
Extensive use of technology is embedded in this module with weekly podcasts to assist in self-directed learning and the use of social media to support teaching and learning.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
LO 1-6 Group presentations will encourage team work, critical analysis, research and improve presentation skills. Class participation will encourage students to be reflective and critical in a constructive way.
LO 1-4 Coursework will encourage students to relate theoretical concepts to practical situations provided by guest speakers, teaching staff and students’ own experiences. Students will be challenged to be critical and reflective.
Assessment (formative and summative)
There will be three assessments. The first assessment will be based on a group presentation in the tutorials. Formative feedback will be provided that refers directly to the second assessment. The second assessment is a group report with formative feedback. The third piece will be a supervised summative assessment.
Research/ teaching linkages
The module leader was an experienced project and programme manager before joining the University. Since then he has worked with a number of companies through the Edinburgh Institute designing and delivering management training programmes within the workplace.
Supporting equality and diversity
The modules will discuss issues regarding ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 6 HOURS= 0.2, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 007
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Robertson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LO 1-6 will be taught using lectures, guest speakers, case studies and current business news stories. There will be activities to encourage group discussions and team working.
Extensive use of technology is embedded in this module with weekly podcasts to assist in self-directed learning and the use of social media to support teaching and learning.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
LO 1-6 Group presentations will encourage team work, critical analysis, research and improve presentation skills. Class participation will encourage students to be reflective and critical in a constructive way.
LO 1-4 Coursework will encourage students to relate theoretical concepts to practical situations provided by guest speakers, teaching staff and students’ own experiences. Students will be challenged to be critical and reflective.
Assessment (formative and summative)
There will be three assessments. The first assessment will be based on a group presentation in the tutorials. Formative feedback will be provided that refers directly to the second assessment. The second assessment is a group report with formative feedback. The third piece will be a supervised summative assessment.
Research/ teaching linkages
The module leader was an experienced project and programme manager before joining the University. Since then he has worked with a number of companies through the Edinburgh Institute designing and delivering management training programmes within the workplace.
Supporting equality and diversity
The modules will discuss issues regarding ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1 - 5 6 HOURS= 0.2, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1 - 5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 -5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The Role of the Manager
The Challenges of Teams & Their Cultures
Internal Change & the External View
Designing Relevant Business Structures
Decision Making Models
Communication & Feedback
Making Ethical Decisions
Using Influence & Power
Creating & Implementing Plans

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Review the role of management and its importance
LO2: Explain the values, attitudes, emotions of managers. Manage conflicts and negotiations.
LO3: Look at the management of global companies and scrutinise the behaviour of their managers
LO4: Describe the ethics of top managers and ethical concerns throughout the organisation
LO5: Manage change and innovation. Explain organisational control and structure.
LO6: Review what leadership is and the role of manager as strategist

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Business and Management Challenges