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Durham University

Postgraduate Modules 2019/2020

Module Description

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Department: Economics and Finance

ECON46815: ISLAMIC MANAGEMENT

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2019/20
Tied to N3K909 Islamic Finance and Management

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None

Aims

  • To explore, at an advanced level, the impact of cultural variations on management issues to rationalise Islamic management, with particular emphasis on the Islamic principles of management and organisational behaviour in general, and motivation and leadership in Islam.
  • To advance students’ understanding of Islamic management principles and its articulation in various managerial principles.
  • To explore, at an advanced level, corporate and Shari’ah governance in Islamic moral economy as well as Islamic corporate social responsibility as part of organisational behaviour.
  • To advance students’ understanding of the impact of cultural variations on Islamic management functions and enterpreneurship.

Content

  • Defining Management: Evolution and Historical Outline
  • Managing in Different Cultures: Cross-Cultural Management
  • Principles of Management in Islam
  • Islamic Perspectives of Motivation
  • Leadership Theories and Islamic Leadership
  • Islamic Corporate and Shari’ah Governance
  • Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Islamic Management Styles and Entrepreneurship
  • Halal Markets/Islamic Management and Branding

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • On completion of this module, students should:
  • Have a detailed knowledge of key issues and theories associated with Islamic management principles and styles;
  • Have a critical appreciation of management-related issues within a religiously and culturally constructed, i.e. Islamic, context.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • On completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recognise and analyse the impact of cultural differences, and particularly the impact of Islamic religious and cultural tradition, on managerial functions, organisational behaviour and motivation;
  • Use their understanding of cross-cultural and Islamic constructs to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach to complex management issues.
Key Skills:
  • Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; 
  • Self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues;
  • Effective written communication skills;
  • Skills of independent learning within a defined framework of study at an advanced level;
  • The ability to seek out and use relevant data sources, including electronic and bibliographic sources.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Lectures convey the subject-specific knowledge and provide students with an opportunity to learn new concepts, principles and philosophies.
  • Seminars enable students to consolidate, extend and apply this knowledge through exchanging views and ideas, thus developing their subject-specific skills and key skills.
  • Assessment is through a summative essay on a specific topic. The essay tests students’ knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, and their skills of critical thinking and synthesis.

Teaching Methods and Contact Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 10 Weekly 2 hours 20
Seminars 4 Fortnightly 1 hour 4
Preparation and Reading 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Essay Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Essay 3000 words 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

Essay 1,500 words. Students will receive individual written feedback.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University


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