EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPATING MANAGERS
‘MANAGERIAL WORK AND PRACTICE’ MODULE 2015/16
‘Managerial Work and Practice’ is an undergraduate module offered to students in their final year at Warwick Business School. Its aim is to examine the complexities and nuances of managerial work and practices in rich detail, based on academic insights and empirical studies, but also direct observation by students of managers in different industries. In particular, it is founded on the premise that the best way to prepare students for their careers is for them to observe work as it happens today, via shadowing of experienced managers over a shorter period. Through this, we hope they will be better informed, and therefore also better managers in the future.
This selective module was successfully run for the first time in 2014/15. Over 25 local senior managers and executives, as well as 30 students participated, with highly positive feedback from both, and a very well-received learning event for the executives in May 2015. The module has also been recognised as a notable example of innovative teaching at WBS.