London, United Kingdom

Understanding Management

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module will introduce students to the practice of management, including what managers do, why they do it, and ways in which they set about doing it.

The module will explore different management activities and roles from both a practical and theoretical perspective.

Key management responsibilities such as strategic thinking, analysing the business environment, marketing, and motivating self and others, will be explored alongside a real-life case study. This will provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to an actual business case.

The aim of the module is to not only introduce students to the essence of management and the tools managers use, but importantly, it will provide real insight into the role of the manager, managing in today’s dynamic and exciting business environment.

Course leader

Dr Sarah Warnes joined UCL's School of Management in 2013, and is responsible for two modules: Understanding Management and Dissertation Research Methodologies. She holds a Doctorate from Essex Business School, University of Essex.

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Be able to identify and discuss the problems and issues that surround management practice in organisations, using a critical and informed approach;

Be able to explain and evaluate the main environmental, strategic and operating concerns facing organisations and managers;

Be able to produce, justify and support arguments in favour of, or against, particular management initiatives and approaches;

Be able to apply effectively a range of management-related concepts, methods, and analytical approaches to specific cases.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition discount of £390.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.