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Programme Code: CR BBUSA_9
 
Mode of Delivery:Part Time
 
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:60
programmeReviewDate:March 2021
Department:ORGANISATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
External Code:The Aim of the MBS is to assist and help individuals achieve their objectives and thus raise their individual performance and thus assist organisations achieve success.. This course will enable you, as a professional, to review your leadership/management style and identify how you could improve your leadership/management skills and effectiveness, and create, or contribute to, an environment that empowers others and encourages innovative thought. It also encourages you to review your decision making, how effectively you create and communicate a vision, and the networks that you can build and improve inside and outside your organisation. The course, developed by Athlone, Tralee and Cork Institutes of Technology will interest first-line and middle/top managers in large organisations; those with a leadership or management role in smaller organisations; organisations seeking to improve leadership and management skills.
 

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) An in-depth knowledge of expert management skills which will enable learners to formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and review procedures for managing organisations. Competence in leading departments to participate in the strategic development of the organisation as well as a systematic understanding of current best practice in the field of individual and organizational learning.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Excellent communication skills together with increased flexibility and adaptability when handling uncertainty. A critical awareness of the business environment and a broad perspective of organisational goals. The learner will assume greater responsibility to contribute to groups and teams with specialist skills and expertise while possessing a balanced, objective and well focussed perspective. The learner will commit to ongoing learning and development while demonstrating an awareness of ethical and social issues.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A broad range of personal and organisational skills such as conceptual, diagnostic, technical, interpersonal, informational, communication, risk taking, analytical, problem solving. A strong ability to build trust, communicate effectively and demonstrate rational decision making. Gain and use power successfully, manage relationships, cultural differences and workforce diversity and create high performance teams as well as effectively managing training & development.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to define and resolve structured & un-structured problems, analyse soft or hard issue problems, interpret clear/unclear problems and demonstrate qualitative and quantitative judgement based on experience and intuition, as well as objectivity when dealing with complex issues.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Apply the knowledge learned in different environments to their own organizations; apply knowledge in contexts which are unpredictable/predictable, which are contingent on the organisation and the environment and demonstrate awareness, adaptability and anticipation of these contexts and adapt accordingly.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to assume responsibility within their organization, lead, create, initiate and stimulate thought. Demonstrate the ability to implement communication structures within a learning organisation.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The competence to take responsibility for his/her own learning as evidenced by advanced research assignments and directed study; successfully share and transfer knowledge as part of a learning organisation; utilise their programme learning to deal with new experiences and unfamiliar situations and continue their path to lifelong learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Confidence which reflects the college culture and be respected in the workplace. Demonstrates an ability to act as a role model and act as a facilitator within their organization, encouraging other employees to offer new ideas thus ensuring the spread of new innovative knowledge and assisting employees in moral, social and ethical decision making.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9009 Research Methods
MGMT9004 International Corp. Strategy
INFO9003 IT Enabled Business

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9019 Contemporary Issues in Mkt
MGMT9005 Applied Corporate Strategy
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9020 Applied Mkt. Communications
MGMT9018 Strategic Marketing Mgmt
MGMT9011 Services Marketing Management
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9006 Innovation & Creativity
MGMT9014 New Venture Growth
MGMT9008 Enterprise Finance & Law
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9017 Corporate Governance
MGMT9016 Strategic Mgmt Accounting
MGMT9015 Financial Acct. & Reporting
Group Elective 4
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9021 Enterprise Database Management
MGMT9023 Data Communications & Networks
MGMT9022 Information Systems Dev.
Group Elective 5
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9045 Strategic Issues in Tourism
MGMT9046 Tourism Business Development
MGMT9047 Destination Marketing & Sales

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9010 Research Thesis

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