Core Module Information
Module title: Business and Management Challenges

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

Module code: SOE08401
Module leader: Ankita Chhabra
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


Description of module content:

Warren Bennis likened managing people to herding cats. Organisations are made up of people and the management role can be taxing, exciting and frustrating. This module seeks to help you to develop a tool-kit of skills and knowledge that will be useful to you as you progress in your career.
- The Role of the Manager
- The Challenges of Teams & Their Cultures
- Internal Change & the External View
- Designing Relevant Business Structures
- Decision Making Models
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Using Influence & Power
- Why Is Strategy Important?
- Creating & Implementing Plans

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Review the role of management and its importance within business.
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: Explain organisational structure and the role of planning and strategy in control.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ankita Chhabra
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 13
Independent Learning Guided independent study 182
Online CL_TST 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 10 1 - 6 13 HOURS= 05.00
Report 90 1 - 6 13 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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