Core Compulsory BUS3044 MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECT 30 credits Semester 1 and Semester 2 Module Leader T b

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BUS3044            MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY PROJECT

30 credits.        Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:     T.b.c.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2018 Research Skills for Business Management, or
                   MKT2004 Research Methods for Business & Marketing.

This module aims to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of
management consultancy. It will provide an understanding of how
management theories relate to real world situations by carrying out a
management consultancy project for a real client thereby supporting the
University‟s links with business and promoting employer engagement. This
is an alternative compulsory module to the Management Studies
Dissertation (BUS3028) whereby students will work in small groups with a
real employer to investigate and research a live issue and provide a
management report including recommendations for action.

Topics covered include:
    the consultancy role;
    the consultancy market;
    the consultancy cycle;
    the client relationship;
    communication for consultants;
    effective project delivery;
    structured research and analysis.



5 X 1 hour lectures and 1 x 3 hour lecture.


Assessment is by means of a group-based oral presentation to the
employing organization (20%), a group-based management report of 5,000
words (30%), and an individual written reflection of personal learning and
skills development of 2,500 words (50%).



         N.B. The numbers for this module are capped at 30.
                                                          Core/Compulsory

MKT3092            MARKETING CONSULTANCY PROJECT.

N.B. Students planning to do this module MUST have done ACE2002
Marketing Environments at Stage 2 and MUST ALSO do MKT3002
Strategic Marketing at Stage 3.

30 credits.        Semester 1 and 2.

Module Leader:     Stuart Challinor.

Pre-requisites:    ACE1002 Introduction to Marketing.
                   ACE2002 Marketing Environments.

Co-requisite:             MKT3002 Strategic Marketing.



This module aims to enable students to undertake marketing consultancy
for a real client to support the University‟s links with business and other
organisations.


Students will be able to:-
    develop an applied understanding of the main driving forces of
     change and their application to a specific business or market
     sector;
    develop a strategic marketing plan;
    develop an operational plan for the marketing mix.




40 hours of lectures over semester 1 and semester 2.



Assessment is by means of a group-based oral and written proposal to the
client of 1,000 – 2,000 words (20%), a group-based oral and written final
report of 5,000 words minimum (50%), and an individual written personal
reflection of about 3,000 words (30%).
                                                          Core/Compulsory

BUS3028            MANAGEMENT STUDIES DISSERTATION.

30 credits.        Semester 1 and 2.

Module Leader:     Richard Hull.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2018 Research Skills for Undergraduate Business
                   Students and successful completion of Stage 2.



This module aims to enable students to conduct and report a small scale
empirical study of a management topic, and to develop students‟
understanding of research methods.



Students will be able to:-
    formulate an appropriate research question or study topic;
    plan and manage a small scale research study of a management
     topic;
    produce a report, written in a reasoned and coherent manner.



Students will be allocated to a dissertation supervisor and will engage in
individual tutorial sessions throughout semesters 1 and 2.



Assessment is by means of a 10,000 word dissertation.



              N.B. There are no lectures for this module.
                                                          Core/Compulsory

BUS3021            INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE
                   MANAGEMENT.

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Ed Barratt.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2012 Human Resource Management.



This module aims to provide students with a broad critical understanding
of the variety of responses being made by employers, management, trade
unions and the state in different national settings. It also aims to provide
an opportunity for students to gain an in-depth knowledge of
developments and issues in a particular regional or national setting and
equip them with frameworks which will enable them to engage in
comparative analysis of HR/employment relations systems.


Topics covered include:
    contemporary trends in HR;
    national and regional responses and patterns of HR and employment
      relations, especially Asia-Pacific, Western European and
      „developing‟ nations and regions;



1 x 1 hour lecture per week.
3 seminars throughout the module.



Assessment is by means of an individual case study set at the end of
semester 2 (100%).
                                                        Core/Compulsory

BUS3030            OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Chris Hicks.

Pre-requisite:     None.

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the increasingly
important field of operations management and to equip students with a
knowledge of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning,
managing and optimising operations within manufacturing and service
organisations. It will also provide knowledge of concepts, techniques and
models that are used for planning, managing and optimising operations
within manufacturing and service organisations.

Topics covered include:
       products and production systems;
       competitive strategies;
       planning tools;
       change and risk management;
       supply chain management;
       lean manufacturing.


1 x 2 hour lecture per week.


Assessment is by means of a 1 x 2 hour examination at the end of
semester 1 (100%).

The Module Leader is keen to improve exam performance which he
feels is linked to attendance (32% this year) and has provided the
following brief:

    This module is about learning how to learn rather than just
     remembering a list of facts.
    You will learn how to obtain and understand knowledge and
     information from the literature.
    An emphasis on exploring the literature, developing high level
     cognitive skills and scholarship.
    You will learn how to solve new problems in new contexts.
How To Do Well


     Attend all lectures and tutorials – attendance may be
      monitored.


     Take good notes, be systematic and organised.
     Access and use Blackboard resources.


     Spend time understanding the materials and on revision.


     Do background reading – a comprehensive reading list is
      provided.


     Section A of the exam covers the whole syllabus – question
      spotting won’t work.


     There is far too much material to learn through last minute
      cramming; this is a marathon not a sprint.
                                                        Core/Compulsory

BUS3035            CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL
                   BUSINESS MANAGEMENT.

20 credits.        Semester 1 and 2.

Module Leader:     Martyna Sliwa.

Pre-requisite:     None.


The aim of this module is to develop a coherent understanding of the
current issues to cultures and organisations in the international business
environment, to develop insights and identify the relationships between
cultural characteristics and communication, to identify the role of
cultures and obstacles to effective intercultural communication and
collaboration and to develop a critical awareness of the factors involved
in doing business across relevant areas of the globe.



The topics covered may vary from year to year depending on emerging
issues but the indicative content is likely to be:
     theories of international trade and international business;
     actors in international business;
     managing in the international business environment;
     international entrepreneurship;
     international marketing;
     gender and diversity in international business.



20 x 2 hour lectures and 20 hours of group learning throughout the
module.



Assessment is by means of 1 x 1.5 hour written examination at the end of
semester 1 (5%) and 1 x 1.5 hour written examination at the end of
semester 2 (50%).
                                                        Core/Compulsory

BUS3036            ADVANCED BUSINESS STRATEGY

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Pushkar Jha.

Pre-requisite:     ACC2009 Strategic Business Analysis.

This module aims to provide students with an advanced appreciation of
the formulation and implementation of business strategy. This module
builds upon introductory Stage 2 work done in the Strategic Business
Analysis module to provide students with an advanced appreciation of the
formulation and implementation of business strategy. In so doing it
provides students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the
corporate and business level strategies of an organisation, and to reflect
on research conducted on the subject. The module uses a selection of
case studies.


Topics covered will include:
    (re-)introduction to Strategy;
    contemporary approaches to seeking competitive strategy and
      competitive advantage;
    corporate centre strategising for growth;
    managing change;
    managing decline and turnaround strategies;
    learning from strategic experiences; managing ambidexterity;
    strategic leadership
    review: evolution of Strategy as Practice.

10 x 2 hour weekly lectures and seminars every week through the 10
weeks that the module runs.



Assessment is by means of 1 x 2 hours written examination at the end of
semester 1 (100%).
                                  Pathway A: Enterprise and Innovation

BUS3004            ELECTRONIC BUSINESS.

20 credits.        Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Savvas Papgiannidis.

Pre-requisite:     None.


The aim of this module is to introduce the concept, history, rationales
and context of E-Business, to explore the strategic and organisational
implications of E-Business and to understand the key issues involved in
the development of an E-Business plan and website.


Topics covered include:
    what is e-business and does it matter?
    the e-business environment;
    new rules of the network economy;
    new business strategies;
    virtual organizations;
    e-Value Framework;
    innovation;
    e-business models;
    case studies of relevant technologies.

1 x 2 hour lecture per week.



Assessment is by means of an essay (max. 6,000 words in pairs) related
to an e-business topic (100%).
[For example, What is e-business and how does it affect modern
organizations?]
                                   Pathway A: Enterprise and Innovation

BUS3015            MANAGEMENT PRACTICE SEMINARS.

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Shelagh Cauwood.

Pre-requisite:     Any general business management module, e.g.
                   BUS1001 Introduction to Management & Organisations
                   or
                   ACE1002 Introduction to Marketing
                   or
                   ACC1001 Foundations of Accounting.
                   Non-Business School students will be subject to the
                   Module Leader‟s discretion.

The aim of this module is to provide a student centred small group
learning environment in which key areas of management can be studied
and discussed through the medium of case studies and to apply the
theories and concepts developed in core business management modules to
realistic business situations.


There is little “taught” element in this module. After the introductory
lecture students will be allocated into seminar groups and the industrial
tutors will select case materials for their own group. The discussions will
cover different aspects related to general management – strategy,
marketing, finance, operations, etc. but there are no fixed subject areas
or themes for this module because the module is not designed to “teach”
but rather to encourage students to apply the theories learned from
Stages 1 and 2 in to the seminar discussions and group work.


1 x 1 hour introductory lecture.
5 x 2 hour seminars.



Assessment is by means of 1 group presentation (25%), 3 individual case
study reports (1500 words) as formative assessment and 1 case study
report (2,000 words) as summative assessment (75%).
                                    Pathway A: Enterprise and Innovation

BUS3027            INNOVATION & CREATIVITY.

20 credits.        Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Neil Alderman.

Pre-requisite:     BUS2017 Introduction to Innovation & Technology
                        Management (recommended).


The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of
creativity and its role in the innovation process; to provide students with
an understanding and awareness of the role of management in fostering
creativity and innovation in the workplace; to introduce theories about
the wider process of innovation based on such notions as evolution, social
shaping and actor networks; and to present the latest research findings
relating to the design process, the role of users in innovation and the
pursuit of innovation through large-scale, complex projects.

Topics covered include:
       theoretical precursors – rational managerialism, evolutionary
         theory, social shaping and actor network theory;
       ethical issues;
       technology failure;
       resistance to innovation;
       aspects of creativity;
       managing innovation and creativity in the creative industries;
       pursuing radical innovation;
       the role of design;
       innovation in major projects;
       users in the innovation process.

1 x 1 hour lecture per week.
8 seminars throughout the module.

Assessment is by means of a group assignment (40%) and a 1 x 3 hour
exam in semester 2 (60%) involving 3 conventional critical essay
questions. The group assignment involves analysing an emergent, radical
innovation in terms of one or more of the main theoretical perspectives
presented at the start of the course and assessing the prospects for its
future development .
                                   Pathway A: Enterprise and Innovation

BUS3031            SEMESTER 2 MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
                   BUSINESS GAME.

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Shelagh Cauwood.

Pre-requisite:     None.


The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for students to apply
general management theories and concepts to realistic business situations
through the medium of a Business Game.


This module is designed to provide a student centred small group learning
environment to enable students to “experience” all aspects of running a
business. Students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the
relationships between operational areas of a business which are
traditionally separated in the University environment. After an
introductory lecture to explain the aims and structure of the module,
students will be allocated to small groups (i.e. businesses) and will attend
a Business Game weekend where they will be introduced to and will play 7
periods of the Business Game. Each business will continue to play in their
own time four periods of the game over the following 2 weeks, i.e. 11
periods in total.



1 x 1 hour introductory lecture.
Business Game weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
4 x independent group meetings.




Assessment is by means of a group presentation (40%) and an individual
reflective report (60%).
                                   Pathway A: Enterprise and Innovation

BUS3034            SEMESTER 1 MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
                   BUSINESS GAME.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Shelagh Cauwood.

Pre-requisite:     None.


The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for students to apply
general management theories and concepts to realistic business situations
through the medium of a Business Game.


This module is designed to provide a student centred small group learning
environment to enable students to “experience” all aspects of running a
business. Students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the
relationships between operational areas of a business which are
traditionally separated in the University environment. After an
introductory lecture to explain the aims and structure of the module,
students will be allocated to small groups (i.e. businesses) and will attend
a Business Game weekend where they will be introduced to and will play 7
periods of the Business Game. Each business will continue to play in their
own time four periods of the game over the following 2 weeks, i.e. 11
periods in total.



1 x 1 hour introductory lecture.
Business Game weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
4 x independent group meetings.



Assessment is by means of a group presentation (40%) and an individual
reflective report (60%).
                                                   Pathway B: Marketing

MKT3001            CONTEMPORARY MARKETING LITERATURE.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Mary Brennan.

Pre-requisites:    ACE1002 Introduction to Marketing or
                   a similar foundation course in marketing.



This module aims to deepen students‟ understanding of advanced concepts
and theories relevant to marketing management, via critical reviews of
the literature, thereby encouraging students to develop their abilities to
read and think critically and develop logical and reasoned arguments.



Topics covered include:
    development of the marketing concept;
    social marketing;
    building successful brands;
    marketing in the 21st century;
    services marketing;
    quality, values and satisfaction: behavioural intentions and direct
      marketing;
    new product development;
    business adoption of the marketing concept.



2 x 1 hour lectures per week.



Assessment is by means of a literature review (20%) and a 2 hour exam in
semester 2 (80%).
                                                   Pathway B: Marketing

MKT3002            STRATEGIC MARKETING

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Stuart Challinor

Pre-requisites:    MKT2002 Global Marketing Environments.

This module aims to evaluate the strategic direction of branded products
and services.



Topics covered include:
    strategic marketing planning;
    portfolio analysis;
    competitive market analysis;
    competitive positions;
    segmentation;
    brand management;
    international marketing.


2 x 1 hour lectures per week.



Assessment is by means of a 2.5 hours examination at the end of
semester 1 (100%).
This is an open book exam:
Part A is a compulsory question “For a market of your choice, display and
evaluate a Generic Strategies matrix.”
Part B: 2 questions from a choice of 4 covering the remainder of the
syllabus.
                                                  Pathway B: Marketing

MKT3008            GLOBALISATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE &
                   MARKETING

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     John Lingard.

Pre-requisites:    MKT1002 Introduction to Marketing (or equivalent).


This module aims to to provide students with an understanding of
globalization, international trade, barriers to trade, international
institutions and contemporary developments affecting world trading
patterns and international markets.


Topics covered include:
    What is Globalization? Markets and international competition;
      definitions, trade statistics.
    International Trade Theory – comparative advantage, gains from
      trade, autarky/self-sufficiency versus specialization/international
      trade.
    Tariffs and Export Subsidies – their trade effects.
    Non-tariff Barriers to Trade – health and safety standards.
    International Trade and LDCs (less developed countries).
    International Institutions – the IMF, IBRD (World Bank), WTO
      (World Trade Organisation).
    Multinational Corporations (MNCs) – global brands, employment
      relocation.
    Labour Movement and Migration.
    Employment Issues and Outsourcing.
    Global Marketing.
    The Environment and Globalisation.
    Review and Conclusions.


2 x 1 hour lectures per week .

Assessment is by means of a 2 hour written examination (100%).
                                                   Pathway B: Marketing

MKT3011            SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Pre-requisites:    MKT1002 Introduction to Marketing.

Module Leader:     Liz Jackson.



This module aims to provide students with a solid grounding in supply
chain management principles and an understanding of the complex range
of activities that extend across functional and organisational boundaries.



Topics covered include:
    an introduction to supply chain management;
    supply chain management functions;
    supply chain management strategy and global strategy;
    major trends in supply chain management;
    supply chain management in the non-manufacturing sector;
    future developments.



1 x 2 hour lecture per week.



Assessment is by means of a group presentation including peer review
(40%) and 1 x 2 hour exam in semester 2 (60%).
                                                  Pathway B: Marketing

BUS3043            FAIR TRADE

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Pre-requisites:    BUS1001 Introduction to Management & Organisations;
                   ECO1017 Introductory Economics;
                   MKT1002 Introduction to Marketing.

Module Leader:     Sara Maioli/Liz Jackson.


This module aims to introduce students to the economic, management and
agribusiness marketing principles of international fair trade. It aims to
draw together students‟ current knowledge on principles of economics,
management and marketing in the context of an international segment of
food and fibre markets. The module also encourages students to exercise
their knowledge of theory and apply it to practical aspects of market
development, business ethics and sustainability.


Topics covered include:
    an introduction to supply chain management;
    supply chain management functions;
    supply chain management strategy and global strategy;
    major trends in supply chain management;
    supply chain management in the non-manufacturing sector;
    future developments.


8 x 2 hour lectures per week.
6 x 1 hour tutorials throughout the semester.


Assessment is by means of a teamwork project leading to a group
presentation (30%) and a 1.5 hour written examination (70%).
                                   Pathway C: Perspectives on Management

BUS3016            PUBLIC SERVICES MANAGEMENT.

20 credits.        Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Tony Boland.

Pre-requisite:     BUS1001 Introduction to Management &
Organisations.

The aim of this module is to provide an in-depth analysis of the
management, organisation and delivery of public services paying particular
attention to the extent to which management in the public sector is
similar or different to that in business, the extent to which management
tools and techniques developed for business can be used in managing
public services, and the impact of recent reforms in the organisation and
delivery of public services.


Topics covered include:
    The Public Sector Environment and problem areas in managing
      Public Services;
    Decentralisation and devolved management;
    Public Sector Markets and networks;
    Measuring performance in public services;
    Managing for quality in public services, an approach to quality
      management;
    Public Management, Public Participation and accountability;
    Strategic management in public services;
    Conclusion: a future approach for the management of public
      services?

2 x 1 hour lectures per week.
8 tutorials throughout the year.

Assessment is by means of an individual essay in semester 1 (30%), a
group project in semester 2 (30%) and 1 x 2 hour seen examination in
semester 2 (40%).
                                  Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3018            CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT LITERATURE.



10 credits.        Semester 1.



Module Leader:     Tony Boland.



Pre-requisite:     BUS2019 Understanding Work & Organisations.




The aim of this module is to evaluate the contribution of current and
contemporary management books to management knowledge through a
detailed evaluation of a selection of such texts.



Topics covered include:
This module builds upon and develops some of the themes introduced in
BUS1001 Introduction to Maangement and Organisations and BUS2019
Understanding Work and Organisation, in particular focusing on the
nature of management and the nature of management knowledge, and how
this should be presented and communicated to academics, students and
practitioners. Students are tutored to develop the ability to critically
analyse books which are influential in creating current management
thought and ideology, and determine the nature and extent of the impact
of these texts. This will be done through classes which examine a small
but diverse range of established and current books within the field.

2 x 1 hour lectures per week.



Assessment is by means of an individual essay of 3,000 words (100%).
                                  Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3019            THE REPRESENTATION OF MANAGEMENT &
                   ORGANISATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE.

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Chris Ivory.

Pre-requisite:     None.
                   (BUS2019 Understanding Work & Organisations.)



The aim of this module is to enable students to develop their
understanding of the means by which popular images of management and
organisations are created and deployed by the media.



Topics covered include:
       how to critically assess film and other media for content
         relating to management and organisation issues;
       how to apply analytical techniques to the analysis of film and
         other media;
       how to apply a range of models and theories relating to the
         analysis of film and popular culture;
       the social production of knowledge.



1 x 1 hour lecture per week.
1 x 1 hour seminar per week.



Assessment is by means of a 3,000 word assignment (100%).
                                 Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3022            STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Lesley Mearns.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2012 Human Resource Management.



This module aims to demonstrate the strategic importance to
organisations of the management of human resources, to indicate the
strategic options open to organisations and to analyse the factors of
influence on the choice between them, to illustrate the opportunities
open to HR managers in organisations and the constraints upon them.


Topics covered include:
    the strategic importance of human resource management to
      organisational effectiveness;
    the processes in organisations through which HR managers are able
      to exert influence.




1 x 1 hour lecture per week.
3 seminars throughout the module.



Assessment is by means of an individual assignment of 2,000 words
(100%).
                                 Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3022            STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Lesley Mearns.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2012 Human Resource Management.



This module aims to demonstrate the strategic importance to
organisations of the management of human resources, to indicate the
strategic options open to organisations and to analyse the factors of
influence on the choice between them, to illustrate the opportunities
open to HR managers in organisations and the constraints upon them.


Topics covered include:
    the strategic importance of human resource management to
      organisational effectiveness;
    the processes in organisations through which HR managers are able
      to exert influence.




1 x 1 hour lecture per week.
3 seminars throughout the module.



Assessment is by means of an individual assignment of 2,000 words
(100%).
                                 Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3024            CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RESOURCE
                   MANAGEMENT IN BRITAIN.

10 credits.        Semester 2.

Module Leader:     Ed Barratt.

Pre-requisite:     BUS3022 Strategic Human Resource Management.



The aim of this module is to provide a base for critical judgement on the
current state of human resource management in Britain, to evaluate key
recent changes in the practice of HRM in British organisations and in
Government policy in this field, and to identify possible alternative ways
of organising HRM in Britain.



Topics covered include:
       Britain, enterprise and HRM;
       managing culture and identity;
       labour flexibility, restructuring and downsizing;
       the risk society and temporary working;
       outsourcing, flexibility and globalisation;
       managing knowledge and the learning organisation;
       new labour and work: IiP and Lifelong Learning.




1 x 2 hour lecture per week.
3 seminars throughout the module.



Assessment is by means of an individual essay of3,000 words in semester
2 (100%).
                               Pathway C: Perspectives on Management

BUS3032           SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & THE THIRD SECTOR.

10 credits.       Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:    Richard Hull.

Pre-requisites:   BUS2019 Understanding Work & Organisations.
                  (Advised to attend BUS3016 Public Services
                   Management in Stage 3.)

This module aims to introduce students to the wide variety of
organisational forms within the Third Sector and to engage with some of
the distinctive management issues arising within social enterprises and
the Third Sector.

N.B. Students are encouraged to become involved in a Third Sector
organization during the course of the module (hence the module is spread
over two semesters).


Topics covered include:
    a brief history of the Third Sector;
    the shift from public services;
    social enterprise and social capital;
    the co-operative movement;
    enabling community participation;
    conflict resolution and negotiation;
    relationships with sources of funding;
    informal enterprise and the hidden economy.


1 x 1 hour lecture every other week spread across semester 1 and
semester 2.

Assessment is either by means of a 2,500 word essay or, with the
agreement of the Module Leader, a 2,500 word reflective report of the
student‟s experiences of involvement within the Third Sector during the
course of the module.




N.B. The Module Leader is keen to see as much take-up as possible
on this new module and has provided the following brief:
Student Placements in the Third Sector

   In October 2010 a new elective module on the Third Sector will be
    available to 3rd year undergraduate students at Newcastle
    University Business School.

   „Social Enterprise and the Third Sector‟ will encourage students to
    draw upon their experience of Third Sector organisations.

   Students will be encouraged to either take a summer placement
    with a Third Sector organisation prior to commencing the module,
    and/or to undertake voluntary or paid part-time Third Sector work
    for a few hours per week during their final year.

   During the module students will learn about the wide range of
    organisational forms and some of the key issues such as managing
    volunteers, the challenges of social enterprise and relations with
    the Public Sector.

   Students will have plenty to offer Third Sector organisations in
    addition to their time.

   They will all have completed two full years of study at NUBS and
    will be familiar with a wide range of contemporary management
    issues, from managing diversity in HRM to the strategic
    management of innovation.

   Students will be encouraged to approach their work with Third
    Sector organisations as an opportunity to check theory with
    practice, to see how their studies stand up to the real worlds of
    management and organisations.

   It is also likely that some students will choose to base their final
    year dissertation – an extended piece of individual research – upon
    their Third Sector experiences, which will provide further
    opportunities for students and organisations alike to gain further
    benefits from the placement.

N.B. This module would also link very nicely to the Management
Studies Dissertation and provide      an opportunity to access an
organisation on which you can base your primary research.
                                  Pathway C: Perspectives on Management


BUS3033            CRITICAL ORGANISATION STUDIES.

10 credits.        Semester 1.

Module Leader:     Tony Boland.

Pre-requisites:    BUS2019 Understanding Work & Organisations.



This module builds upon and develops ideas introduced in the stage 2
module, Understanding Work and Organisations. In it a number of topics
are considered which together present a framework for thinking about
organisational behaviour which rejects the traditional approach as
inadequate, full of failings and "stuck in a kind of time warp".
Contemporary social theory is applied to the study of organisational
behaviour with the aim of developing an understanding of this important
arena of human activity and developing a 'post-structuralist' framework
to better understand the "complexity of human behaviour in
organisational settings..

Topics covered include:
    Semiotics
    Structure
    Knowlege
    Power
    Rationality
    Ideology
    Self
    Boundary
    Efficiency
    Decision-making

1 x 2 hour lecture per week.



Assessment is by means of 3,000 word essay examining ONE of the 10
topics covered in this module & considering the implications for the study
of Organisational Behaviour.
                                                   Pathway D: Language

Students wishing to take a Modern Language as part of their studies

should take a 20 credit Language module, plus a further 20 credits of non

language module(s) from within Pathway A, or Pathway B or Pathway C.
                                                                    Others

With the approval of the Degree Programme Director alternative optional

modules to those listed in the Pathways may be taken including:

NCL3007             Career Development for Final Year Students.

20 credits.         Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:      Jim Wood/Gillian Mabbitt.

Pre-requisite:      None.


The Career Development module offers students the opportunity to

undertake work-related learning in a variety of different environments,

both on and off the University campus. It aims to develop students who

can independently self-manage, proactively interact and ethically apply

their knowledge and skills in a work-related context.



NCL3008             Advanced Career Development

20 credits.         Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Module Leader:      Jim Wood/Gillian Mabbitt.

Pre-requisite:      NCL2007     Career Development      for Second Year

                    Students.



Having previously completed a „basic‟ Career Development module,

students taking the Advanced module are expected to use their initiative

to introduce and carry out a „self-initiated project‟ that will add value to

their work-related experience, benefiting themselves and contributing

towards meeting the aims of the host organisation. The scope of the

project will be negotiated between the student and their supervisor.

OR students will assume responsibility for supervising the work of others

at the placement.
For both modules students will join the module at the start of semester

one and will be able to some extent to balance their work for the module

across both semesters, with marks being allocated only in semester two.



A number of different “routes” are available:

•        Learning from work – including working for the Careers Service

Communications Team or another University service, undertaking a short-

term placement in a local business, or demonstrating learning based on

current term-time job or other work (which could be unpaid).

•        Tutoring and mentoring - including undertaking a placement in a

local school or college, working with learners in a variety of different

community learning environments or mentoring other students in the

University.

•        Volunteering opportunities -   including working with a local

community group (through SCAN) or working as a volunteer officer in the

Union Society.



Students will need to complete appropriate pre-requisites for their

particular choice of context e.g. ISA registration and CRB application for

student tutoring.



Gillian Mabbitt will be talking about the module in more detail at 12 noon

today.


N.B. It is essential that students sign up for the Career Development
module as soon as possible during the week the S3P portal is open as
last year our the module was full by the end of the week.
BUS3045           ERASMUS Study/Work Placement Report.


20 credits.       Semester 1 and Semester 2.


Module Leader:    Shelagh Cauwood.


Pre-requisite:    Completion of Stages 1 and 2 of a Newcastle

                   University degree programme.




This module aims to allow students going on an Erasmus Study and/or
Work placement in Europe or a work placement in the UK to collect
credits towards their degree back in Newcastle.




Students on an Erasmus study placement should complete 60 credits
(30ECTS) per semester while abroad. It is a normal requirement that
students are expected to attend lectures and seminars and complete
assessed work and exams as timetabled by the host University. Students
on a work placement (Erasmus or in the UK) will be required to carry out
tasks and duties as assigned by their line manager/supervisor.




A briefing will be g held before students complete Stage 2 to prepare
them for their study/work placement and a further briefing will be held
on their return to Newcastle.




Assessment is by means of a diary of activities and events (50%) to be
kept during their study/work placement and a 3,000 word reflective
report (50%) on completion of their placement.

				
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