Module code: MANM408

Module Overview

Introduction to Management Education gives an overview of the business school environment and management education in Higher Education. The business school environment includes learning about accrediting and professional bodies, influential research in management education and various disciplines of management and the international perspective.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

RIVERS Christine (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 18

Independent Learning Hours: 132

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • The Business School environment

  • Research in Management Learning and Education

  • International Perspectives in Management Learning and Education

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual essay 1500 words 80
Coursework Reflective Account (5 min) 20

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the relevant subject, link concepts and critically evaluate information and their own learning. The assessment strategy focuses on how learning objectives were met and outcomes achieved.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Individual essay, (80%), 1500 words

Reflective account (5 min, 20%) – Students should reflect on how the learned content informed their understanding of management learning and education and in particular towards developing their own teaching philosophy throughout their studies.

Formative assessment



Feedback will be provided online via the virtual learning environment and face-to-face during personal learning consultations. Feedback will be given to any summative assessments. Due to the structure of the programme students will receive feedback about their successful completion of each module at least 3 days before starting the new module. Thus, a maximum of a 10 day turn around for assessments can be expected.

Module aims

  • Gain a critical understanding of the context of management education in UK higher education including the purpose and value of accrediting and professional bodies in business and management education.
  • Explore international perspectives and research in management education
  • Develop reflective and prospective thinking and feedback skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Identify the key trends and challenges in management education in the context of UK higher education and the changing demands of employability KCPT
002 Critically evaluate the function, significance and value of accrediting and professional bodies for business schools KCPT
003 Critically engage with pedagogic research, e.g. journals, project reports KC
004 Discuss international perspectives and approaches including responsible, ethical and sustainable management education KCPT
005 Apply reflective and prospective thinking skills CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to independently inquire theory, concepts and different learning approaches and be reflective in their learning. The virtual learning environment supports the learning journey and each student is allocated a personal learning coach (PLC). PLCs are crucial for students to achieve the learning outcomes of reflection and prospection and develop a personal educational philosophy.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • learning online using a range of materials from journals, to ebooks and multi media materials. This is part of the online learning and engagement hours element. Students are expected to engage with set activities online on a regular basis and gather information independently to complete these using the resources and facilities provided. Engagement with SurreyLearn is therefore key as well as keeping an ongoing learning diary, which can be uploaded to SurreyLearn.

  • Personal learning advisor to support academic learning for practitioners through coaching in order to develop reflective and prospective thinking skills further.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Management Education PGCert 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.