London, United Kingdom

Foundations of Management

when 22 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee GBP 2500

This course examines management from a range of perspectives, including psychology, sociology and economics. Students explore, through lectures and classes, major issues faced by contemporary organisations and managers.

Its content is as wide-ranging as strategy formulation, people management, culture, globalisation, innovation and leadership and is designed to appeal to students from a range of backgrounds who may be studying business or management for the first time.

Teaching will be organised around daily interactive lectures and seminars. Through engaging in-class activities participants will develop their understanding of management as well as their management skills by applying learned theories to a range of interesting scenarios and problems.

Programme structure:
- The growth of the firm and the rise of management
- Disciplinary origins of management theory
- Strategy formulation and planning
- The contemporary context of workplace management, for example globalisation and cross-cultural management
- The principals of behaviour within and between organisations

Course leader

Dr Jeffrey Thomas

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students

Course aim

- Explain the origins of management theory and practice
- Evaluate the usefulness of key theories for understanding and shaping contemporary workplace management
- Apply management knowledge and skills to organisational contexts

Credits info

4 EC
Typical credit: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU). You will need to check with your home institution. Assessment is optional.

Fee info

GBP 2500: Discounts apply when booking multiple courses. LSE Summer School runs three sessions, and students can book one course each session. Save 32% on your second course and 68% on your third course.