CE1CMP-Principles of Management

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Libby Schweber

Email: l.schweber@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
This module aims to introduce students to key approaches in the study of management and strategy .The focus is on firm level management and the challenges which firms in general and construction and engineering consultancy firms in particular face in a dynamic, global context.

Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the module:

•Students will have an understanding of some key strategic management theories.
•Students will have a basic understanding of the specificity of construction and engineering consultancy firms.
•Students will be able to use management theories to analyse simple business case studies .
•Students will be introduced to challenges facing businesses in general and construction firms in particular in the 21st century.

Additional outcomes:
Note:
Material regarding the module , including module guides,assignment and lecture slides will be placed on Blackboard. - including copies of previous examination papers. Be aware that Blackboard, like any IT system, can sometimes suffer technical difficulties so ensure you plan your work accordingly.

Outline content:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course will be delivered using a combination of in-class lectures,in-class exercises and invited speakers.there will be a minimum of four tutorials, to be delivered in the week following the online test. In addition, students will be expected to engage with both text book assignments and academic journal articles. Application of the material to empirical cases will be explored through in class examples and the final essay.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 4
Guided independent study 76
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 60
Class test administered by School 40

Other information on summative assessment:
The course will be assessed by using two key methods.

1. Four on-line quizzes, each quiz counting for 10% each (total of 40%). These typically live for 3 days.

2. A piece of coursework (report form) designed to connect key literatures with a case study, this will make up the remaining 60%.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Failure to participate in the essays or undertake the on-line tests at the specified availability times will result in a mark of zero for the missed essay or test. Students who are prevented from taking part in these tests at the set time because of circumstances beyond their control may submit an extenuating circumstances form for consideration.


The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% Overall mark

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-submission of essay one extended online test.
    Essay and test to be completed by August/September

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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