Module 1 (Year 2, Term 2) – Understanding Management
Management is the cluster of different tasks, roles and responsibilities that enables people to work together for a variety of ends. This module introduces students to the core concepts and models of management theory in order to equip them with a basic knowledge and understanding of different areas of management, including change and innovation, strategic management, marketing and human resource management. The module is delivered across three different mediums: lectures, e-learning and seminars. Assessment is through a group presentation and an individual case study. The aim of the module is to introduce students to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of management with a view to equipping them with the tools to understand the discipline and operate effectively as managers in a business environment.
*Please note that although the MSIN6001B Understanding Management module in Year 2 will not run during the scenario weeks, this is a 10 week programme and extra sessions will be schedule to replace the 2 missed in scenario weeks.
Module 3 (Year 3, Term 1) – Project Management
This module provides an understanding of the tools and techniques of project administration and the environment within which projects are undertaken. The course introduces students to the range of issues that affect projects and the strategies, tools and techniques for managing them. Topics covered include project definition, selection and planning, scheduling, resource and risk management and leadership and team working.The course content is very practical in nature and aims to help students to develop the skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours that a project manager needs. The course is aligned with the Association for Project Management’s APM Project Management Qualification (previously APMP) and, subject to availability, there may be the opportunity for very high performing students to undertake the APM’s examination to gain the professional qualification.
Module 2 (Year 3, Term 2) – Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
The focus is on cost management, budgetary control, and short and longer term financial decision making. The framework for management accounting is analysed in the context of providing managers in organisations with the information they need to be able to plan for and subsequently control operations. The emphasis is on making well-informed decisions, gaining insights into the blend of financial analysis and managerial judgment required to enable managers to make appropriate decisions. This module provides an understanding of key issues and applied methodologies relating to management accounting frameworks utilised by organisations. It provides the essentials a manager should have when faced with making hard-edged financial decisions in the context of the business environment.
This minor cannot be chosen by those on the Management Science Programme.
MEng/BEng Mechanical Engineering students must select Mastering Entrepreneurship (MSIN7007A) as the second module of this Minor stream, because Project Management (MSIN3001) is already compulsory on your programme.
Dr David Chapman
UCL School of Management
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