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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

Whether you are intending to manage other people or be responsible for HR functions in a company, this course is intended for you.

You will learn the theories that are the basis for good practice, the skills that are required to put them across and the employment law which governs what we are expected to achieve with our people

This course is run by tutors who have been experienced managers themselves and it will prepare you to pursue a career in management confident and competent to carry out what is expected of you

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr William Cooper

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) or Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) or Master Of Business Administration In Business Analytics or MSc Nursing or MSc Midwifery or MSc Global Health and Management
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BU5518 Managing People at Work (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide students with the conceptual and prescriptive tools to enable them to understand, identify, diagnose and analyse the principal people management issues facing managers of organisations in the contemporary economy. The course confronts the complexities of managing people in organisations by examining different theoretical approaches to motivation, commitment, performance, conflict and performance. Following these frameworks the course confronts contemporary approaches to communication and participation, and key management issues of reward, training, team-working, equality and discrimination. Topical subjects such as work-life balance and family-friendly employment are also explored with emphasis to their applicability in the new or “knowledge” sectors of the economy.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 33, 35
  • 5 Seminars during University week 34

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group Poster and 1,000 word summary (30%)

2,500 word Individual Assignment (70%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Individual Assessment (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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