Information in the Degree Programme Tables may still be subject to change in response to Covid-19

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : Business School : Common Courses (Management School)

Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Issues in Management (CMSE11215)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThe course aims to get the students thinking and discussing issues pertaining to management drawing on what they already know (and this expands as the semester proceeds).
The course objective is to give students the confidence and experience of debating issues on the managerial agenda without necessarily having the assurance that all the facts and possible knowledge available are within their command.
The courses aims and objectives complement those of the range of courses available through the MSc Management.
There is no overlap because the course objectives pertain to an integration of knowledge, theorising and argument.
Course description Drawing on a range of source materials, students explore a different topic each week relating to the field of management. The purpose of the class is to increase awareness and knowledge of contemporary management issues and to allow students the opportunity to discuss and critically analyse source materials, in order to both enhance their understanding of the topics and to practice their analytical and debating skills.


A different theme will be covered each week, for example, topics such as business ethics, employee well-being and power in the workplace.

Student Learning Experience:

To facilitate student learning, a range of source materials will be used throughout the course to direct and stimulate discussion, for example, video clips, newspaper articles, journal articles, Stanford Executive Briefing DVDs. Students are also encouraged to put forward their own ideas for sessions, and to contribute source materials where appropriate to increase engagement in, and relevance of, the course for students. Posters and mini presentations are used in an informal way for students to feedback their ideas to the rest of the class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss critically the observations and arguments of others when discussing managerial topics.
  2. Critically evaluate current thinking among some of the world's foremost management thinkers and business leaders.
  3. Understand and discuss information about the major companies operating in a wide range of countries, based in part on those discussed in the Stanford Executive Briefings, and other source materials and in part on those mentioned by class members in the course of their discussion and debate
Learning Resources
Not applicable
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Augusto Voltes-Dorta
Tel: (0131 6)51 5546
Course secretaryMs Rhiannon Pilkington
Tel: (0131 6)50 8072
Help & Information
Search DPTs and Courses
Degree Programmes
Browse DPTs
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Important Information