Management is concerned with the effective use and coordination of materials and labour within an organisation in the pursuit of its defined objectives. Management considers the interrelationship and interactions between distinct parts of an organisation, and between the organisation and its environment. Students will look at theories, models and frameworks in order to understand how managers behave and to consider their role in the process of decision-making.
The course at St Peter's
In the first year, there are introductory courses in economics, financial management and general management. The financial management course covers foundational accounting and finance material. The general management course deals with other major functional areas of management and provides an overview of the historical context of modern business.
In subsequent years, students choose eight additional options, which must include at least two management options and at least two economics options. The management options may be drawn from Strategic Management, Finance, Accounting, Organisation Behaviour, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management. The economics options are chosen from a list of over 20 possible topics.
The result is a highly flexible degree which can develop as the course progresses. The wide range of options means that tutorials are often arranged via inter-college exchanges to ensure teaching by a specialist. Strategic management has been the most popular management option across the University for the past several years. Coincidentally, it is also the subject that the college management tutor specialises in.
The close proximity of the College and college accommodation to the Said Business School is also an added benefit to those studying Economics and Management at St Peter's.