About

The Managing 1: Organisations and People programme offered by The Open University UK is designed for working managers, those who deputise for managers, management trainees, supervisors and team leaders, it takes a very practice-based approach to studying management concepts, focusing on your own role. 

It is suitable for aspiring managers provided you have experience of either paid or unpaid (voluntary) work involving leading a group or team; a project or task involving one or more others; or running/helping to run a voluntary organisation. It is not suitable if you have no previous work experience (paid or unpaid) on which to draw.

This module is offered with online tuition only. If you wish to study this module outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland you will need to register on this online version.

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and study activities. You can ask the tutor for help and advice. The tutor will also mark and comment on your assignments. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor will be particularly concerned to help you with your study methods.

Other tutor support will be delivered primarily online as you study. In addition, day schools or online tutorials will be offered depending on the version of the module for which you register. Day schools and tutorials are not compulsory but you are strongly encouraged to attend.

Vocational relevance

The teaching and learning strategy is problem-based. Through this approach, the module aims to develop the skills an effective manager needs: skills such as analysis, constructing sound arguments, critical and reflective thinking, problem identification and solving, active listening and communication, sourcing and presenting information, and report writing. Many of these are the same learning skills that any university-level learner requires and will help to equip you for study at postgraduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • This module enables you to critically reflect on and analyse workplace situations and your own ways of managing. It is ‘solution oriented’ to help you to not only understand work situations from a manager’s perspective, but also to help you to work out what to do, given that you may not be in charge of the organisation you work for.
  • As you work through activities, problems and solutions, you will question the idea that there are single solutions or issues or that there is ‘one best way’. 
  • You will come to understand the constraints, choices and demands that operate and learn when to work within them and when and how you may be able to bring about change.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Entry

The module has been designed for working managers, those who deputise for managers, management trainees, supervisors and team leaders. It is possible to study the module if you work in an informal capacity, for example in a voluntary organisation, or if you have had previous work experience. It is not possible to study the module without any work experience. This is because activities that include problem solving assume that you have current or prior work situations to which you can apply what you are learning.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1432 GBP/full
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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