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MGMT6059 - Introduction to Management

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Title:Introduction to Management
Long Title:Introduction to Management
Module Code:MGMT6059
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2021
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: NOLLAIG O SULLIVAN
Module Description: For all organisations, large and small, profit or not-for-profit, Management is a key function which allows goals to be achieved by working with the firm's people and other resources. This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding and application of the general principles of management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the activities and skills associated with the different levels of managers.
LO2 Describe how management theory has developed.
LO3 Describe the components of a company's external and internal environments and their impact on the field of management.
LO4 Discuss the various plans, organisational structures and decision making techniques adopted by organisations.
LO5 Explain the use of control mechanisms utilised within organisations.
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).
No recommendations listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Management
Functions of management, The levels of management, Skills of managers, Roles of management.
Environment
External / General environment - Political, Economic, Social, Technological, International. Task Environment & Internal Environment.
Past to Present
History & evolution of management thought and practice, Perspectives of management - Classical, Behavioural, Quantitative.
Planning & Decision Making
Planning and organisational goals, types of plans, Corporate planning process, Management by Objectives, Criticisms of Formal planning, perspectives on decision making, Decision making process.
Controlling
The nature and purpose of the control process; managing control in organisations; resistance to control; overcoming resistance to control.
Organisational Design
Organisational structures - traditional and contemporary, Job Specialisation, Delegation and empowerment, Span of control,
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Students will be required to answer a variety of open ended questions and multiple choice questions. 1,2 15.0 Week 4
Project Students will be required to do a report and presentation on a chosen company. 1,3,4 45.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Students will be required to answer a variety of open ended questions and multiple choice questions. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 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 Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Siobhan D. Tiernan and Michael J. Morley 2013, Modern Management, Theory and Practice for Irish students, 4th Ed. Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717156320]
  • Ricky Griffin 2016, Fundamentals of Management, 8th Ed. Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781285849041]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Angelo Kinicki and Brian K. Williams 2015, Management, 7th Ed Ed., McGraw Hill Education [ISBN: 9781259252822]
  • Samuel C Certo and Trevis Certo 2016, Modern Management; Concepts and Skills, 14th Ed. Ed., Pearson Education [ISBN: 9781292096650]
  • Mike Smith 2014, Fundamentals of Management, 2nd Ed. Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 9780077126933]
  • Gareth R Jones and Jennifer M George 2014, Essentials of Contemporary Management, 6th Ed. Ed., McGraw Hill Education [ISBN: 9780077862534]
  • Stephen P. Robbins, Mary Coulter 2016, Management, Global Edition, 13th Ed. Ed. [ISBN: 9781292090207]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 2 Mandatory
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 4 Mandatory
CR_BMNGT_7 Bachelor of Business in Management 2 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 3 Elective
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 4 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 2 Mandatory

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