Core management concepts

The course covers the main areas of general management and the intellectual foundations of management concepts. It is the basis upon which more specialised functional management courses can be taken.

  • Introduction
  • Management and the Firm
  • Taylorism, Motivation, and Performance
  • The Rise and Decline of Labour
  • Functions of Management
  • Financial Performance Analysis and Valuation
  • The Origins of Modern Strategy
  • Structural Forms
  • Structural and Organisational Change
  • Contemporary Strategic Management
  • The Rise of Human Resources Management
  • Origins of Management Science
  • Management Accounting: Costing:
  • Management Accounting: Decentralization and Performance Measurement
  • Financial Accounting
  • Investment Management
  • Strategy and Decision Making
  • The Origins of Marketing: The Development of the Theory
  • Elements of Marketing 1: Product, Price and Place
  • Elements of Marketing 2: Brands and Advertising.

If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of core management concepts
  • Apply these concepts to specific business situations
  • Analyse and evaluate managerial tools such as balance sheets and marketing plans
  • Explain the relevance of social science to business practice.
  • Willman, P. Understanding management: social science foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. [ISBN 9780198716921].
  • Kaplan, R. and A. Atkinson. Advanced management accounting. Harlow: Pearson Education, 1998. Third edition [ISBN 9780130802200].

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