Postgraduate Course: Organisational Management for Social Justice (EDUA11328)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| none
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically analyse the foundational theories of organisations and of management
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of 'organisational justice'
- Assess and evaluate the factors affecting the enactment of social justice in local, national and international organisations
- Critically assess competing strategies, models and practices for managing a socially just organisation
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Critical analysis, Oral and written communication skills, Access research materials
|Keywords||organisational studies,organisational management,social justice,organisational change,social ent
|Course organiser||Mr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Gilmour
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196