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AUTO7006 - Entrepreneurship & Management

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Title:Entrepreneurship & Management
Long Title:Entrepreneurship & Management
Module Code:AUTO7006
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: CLIVE ATKINSON
Module Description: This module provides students with an understanding of the principles for successful entrepreneurship and management of organisations within the Automobile and Transport Industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the essential elements required for successful entrepreneurship within the Automotive and Transport industries.
LO2 Discuss the importance of key managerial activities for establishing a successful business within the Motor and Transport Industries.
LO3 Analyse and discuss the factors effecting organisational change and the elements necessary for continuous development within the Motor Industry.
LO4 Evaluate the significance of ethics and social responsibility to management and marketing considerations within the Motor Industry
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
MOTOR & TRANSPORT INDUSTRY ENTERPRISE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Definition of entrepreneurship. Importance of small business and entrepreneurs within the Automotive & Transport Industries. Entrepreneurial traits. Reasons for success and failure.
INDUSTRY STANDARDS, EVOLUTION & CHANGE
The influence of industry standards within the Automotive and Transport industries. Factors influencing change within the Automotive sector. The nature and importance of organisational change. Planning and managing for organisational change and development.
RESEARCH & PLANNING
Industry research. Feasibility study and Business plan preparation for Automotive and Transport industry applications.
AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS STRUCTURES & FINANCING
Identification of appropriate business structures and financing options for entrepreneurship within the Automotive and Transport industries.
TIME MANAGEMENT
Importance of time management. Planning, scheduling and prioritising of objectives. Analysis of time-wasting activities and identifying methods of maximising time utilisation within automotive sales and after-sales activities.
COMMUNICATIONS
The communication process. Channels and systems of communication within Motor and Transport industry organisations.
SALES MANAGEMENT
Sales management functions and strategies within the Motor and Transport industries. Identifying and securing business customers; organising and managing the sales function.
ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Importance and influence of ethics and social responsibility for organisations within the Motor & Transport industries. Codes of conduct and standards.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short essay type answers relating to entrepreneurial & management activities 1,2 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture material & further study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture material & further research 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Deakins, David & Freel, Mark 2012, Entrepreneurship & small Firms, 6th Ed Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 978007713641]
  • Jeff Smith, 2001, The K.P.I. Book, Insight Training & Development Ltd [ISBN: 9780954025908]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Shier, Alan 1983, Motor Trade Management, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 0198591500]
  • Siobhan D. Tiernan & Michael Morley 2013, Modern Management -Theory & Practice for Students in Ireland, 4th Ed Ed., 2-4,7,10, Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717156320]
  • Drucker, Peter F. 2006, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Collins Business [ISBN: 9780060851132]
  • Griffin, Ricky W 2006, Fundamentals of Management, 4th Ed., Houghton Mifflin Boston [ISBN: 0618472428]
  • Cole, G.A. 2002, Management Theory And Practice, 5th Ed., DP Publications [ISBN: 0826753910]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 6 Mandatory

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