Leeds, United Kingdom

Management in Organisations: Theories, Techniques and Decision Making

when 3 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Are you interested in exploring the key functions of management? Do you want to learn about the challenges managers face and develop your management skills? This module introduces some of the key concepts and theories in the field of management. You will explore the evolution of management schools of thought. From classical management, all the way through to management in the 21st century. You will explore essential tasks such as planning, organising, staffing, controlling, and leading. You will also study topics such as organisational culture, change management, and the challenges of managing in today’s world. You will also have the opportunity to develop your management skills by taking on management tasks as a team and presenting a group project. The module includes a field trip to Manchester United. During the visit you will gain insight into how real-world business put in place concepts and issues studied in class. This module is particularly suitable for students who have no previous experience of studying management.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Emma Gritt

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- The key dimensions of the discipline of management and the evolution of management thought and investigation
- The key theories, concepts and tools of management
- The basic business organisations and their objectives; business decision-making and the business operating environment
- The issues affecting managers in the 21st century

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.