Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills (Human Resource Management MSc)

Module code: MN7366

Module co-ordinator: Professor Steve Brown

Module Outline

Provides you with the requisite quantitative awareness and analysis of the production of ‘knowledge’ within management, marketing and finance and encourages you to begin developing the necessary personal skills for both academic and business environments.

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Develop required quantitative awareness to enable the analysis and understanding of those quantitatively orientated publications they will encounter in the remainder of their programme of study
  • Demonstrate a grasp of the ways in which ontological and epistemological commitments inform and influence the production of 'knowledge' in their specialists field, to enable appropriate reflection on their own commitments in this regard as well as those of other students, staff and indeed the authors of the material they will confront in the remainder of their programme of study
  • Experience and reflect upon the issues associated with teamwork, especially those associated with diversity
  • Appreciate that there are different educational cultures across the world and learn how to operate successfully within the one at work in the UK and, more specifically, ULSM


  • 15 one-hour lectures
  • Five one-hour workshops


  • Essay (100%)