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Postgraduate Course: Organisational Management for Social Justice (EDUA11328)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides students with an introduction to the theories and practices of management and of organisations and a critical exploration of notions of organisational justice. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to examine how the management of local, national and international organisations, in terms of strategy, goal-setting, human resources and financial planning, can be a viable site for applying social justice principles.
Course description Introduction to organisations and organisational resources
Theories and practices of management
Approaches to organisational justice
Understanding leadership and management; organisational behaviour and human resource management for social justice
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs none
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Indicative task:

Task 1: Organisation Case Profile (100% 4,000 words equivalent): In consultation with the course organiser and through a medium of the student┐s choice (podcast, Storify, YouTube video, traditional essay, etc), students will select and critically analyse a real but anonymised organisation and the relationship between the selected organisation┐s goals, structure and current work programme and its stated aims regarding social justice.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse the foundational theories of organisations and of management
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the concept of 'organisational justice'
  3. Assess and evaluate the factors affecting the enactment of social justice in local, national and international organisations
  4. Critically assess competing strategies, models and practices for managing a socially just organisation
Reading List
Indicative reading list:

Bebbington, A.J., Hickey, S. and Mitlin, D.C. (eds) (2008) Can NGOs Make a Difference? The Challenge of Development Alternatives. London: Zed.

Blowfield, M. and Murray, A. (2008). Corporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boleman, L.G. and Deal, T.E. (2008). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Choudry, A. and Kapoor, N. (2013) NGO-ization: Complicity, Contradictions and Prospects. London: Zed.

Greenberg, J. and Colquitt, J.A. (eds) (2005) Handbook of Organizational Justice. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Press.

Grey, C. (2013) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Organizations. London: Sage.

Hudson, M. (2009) Managing without Profit: Leadership, Management and Governance of Third Sector Organisations. London: Directory of Social Change.

Paton, R. (2003) Managing and Measuring Social Enterprises. London: Sage.

Ridley-Duff, R. and Bull, M. (2011) Understanding Social Enterprise: Theory and Practice. London: Sage.

Yunus, M. (2009) Creating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. New York: Public Affairs.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Critical analysis, Oral and written communication skills, Access research materials
Keywordsorganisational studies,organisational management,social justice,organisational change,social ent
Course organiserMr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
Course secretaryMiss Victoria McIntyre
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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