Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Professor William Webster, Management, Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 30 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework; 50% examination
The module aims to introduce students to public service and non-profit organisations, with specific reference to organisation, management and service delivery. The module examines the history, structure, function and management of the various institutions and bodies which operate in the public and non-profit sector. Areas covered include; central government, the civil service, local government, devolved government, quasi government, the NHS and the non-profit sector. The exploration of these key institutions provides the context for the understanding of the distinct features of management in the private and non-profit – as opposed to the private – sector.
This module will complement and build on other core and elective modules on the BA Business Studies degree, whilst providing students with a distinctive module focused on public and non-profit organisations and their management.
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.