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Postgraduate Course: People and Organisation Management in the Built Environment (Distance Learning) (ARHW11029)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryWhat is management and why is it important for professional practice? Good and bad examples of management and their effect on individuals, organisations and service
delivery. A critical evaluation of management theories. In depth understanding of the complexities of team building, organisational culture, recruitment and selection, staff appraisal, motivation, leadership, communication, co-ordination, and managing change and diversity. Relevance of management competencies to personal development planning.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  1
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. This Course aims to develop a high level of interdisciplinary understanding about complex organisational and personal management processes and how important they are in underpinning technical skills to deliver high quality services as a professional. This Course focuses on people and organisational management. The Course is organised to be as participative as possible and will capitalise on the inter-disciplinary nature of the School. Students will learn about and explore management theory and practice and will have a chance to reflect on their own personal development in a synoptic way. It is hoped that this will be valuable in terms of career development, as management competences and self-reflection are increasingly sought in practice.
  2. Knowledge: A high level of knowledge about complex management theories and their application in built environment organisations, including
    applied research findings and current good practice techniques
    · An understanding of the complexity of management concepts and their application in practice
    · An understanding of the importance of management in shaping and influencing the aims of built environment organisations and its application in practice
    · To understand the multi-faceted relationships between organisational management and an individual¿s personal motivation and objectives
    · An understanding of the role of management competencies in continuous professional development
  3. Skills: To develop skills in critical and creative analysis of theory and practice in management topics
    To explicitly develop a professional level of inter-personal, interdisciplinary, and team working skills
    To develop skills in self-management and personal development planning, including critical reflection on personal experience and planning concretely for the future
    Values: To recognise the crucial role employees play in effectively meeting organisational goals
    To recognise the importance of the management and interpersonal skills that underpin a professional¿s technical competence
    To understand the importance of equal opportunities and diversity in management processes
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Course organiserDr Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
Course secretaryMr Daniel Emmerson
Tel: 0131 651 5738
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