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AUTO7005 - Auto Industry Management

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Title:Auto Industry Management
Long Title:Auto Industry Management
Module Code:AUTO7005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Automotive Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL J O MAHONY
Module Author: CLIVE ATKINSON
Module Description: This module provides students with an understanding of the functions and theories of management practice and their application within the Automobile (Auto) & Transport Industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define the roles and functions of management within organisations and discuss the essential skills required for effective management within the Auto Industry.
LO2 Discuss the evolution of management theories and analyse their relevance to modern day management activities within the Auto Industry.
LO3 Describe the nature of organisations, organisational structures and changing environmental impacts within the Auto Industry.
LO4 Discuss the roles and activities of Human Resource Management and its importance for organisational stability.
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 MTU 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
Introduction To Auto Industry Management
Definition of management. Types and levels of management within the automotive and transport industries. Functions of management. Management skills. Styles of management. Management career progression considerations.
Management Theories
Evolution and development of management theories. Classical, behavioural, quantitative and contingency management approaches and their application within the automotive and transport industries.
Planning & Forecasting
Definition and basics of planning. Levels and types of planning for automotive sales and after-sales applications. Establishing organisational goals. SWOT analysis. Decision making. Contingency planning. Human Resource planning.
Leadership
Definition and nature of leadership. Theories and styles of leadership and their application within the automotive industry.
Motivation
Definition and concept of motivation. Motivational theories. Motivational strategies including commission, performance related pay, bonus schemes and job design considerations within the automotive industry.
Organising
Forms of organisational structure and operations. Basics of organising, departmentalisation and span of control, teamwork and delegation within and between sales and after-sales departments within the automotive and transport industry organisations.
Control
Purpose and importance of control within organisations. Types of control – both financial and non-financial. Levels of control and performance measurement techniques used in the automotive industry.
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 management functions and theories of management from the perspective of the Auto Industry. 1,2 15.0 Week 7
Essay Research and discuss topic assigned in week 2 and due in week 9 3 15.0 Week 9
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 course notes and 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 course notes and further study 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
  • Siobhan D. Tiernan & Michael Morley 2019, Modern Management - Theory & Practice for Students in Ireland, 5th Ed Ed., 1,5,6,7,8, Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9781910393277]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cole, G.A. and Kelly, Phil 2020, Management Theory and practice, 9th Ed., Cengage Learning Boston [ISBN: 9781473769724]
  • Finlay, Mike 2019, Driving Dealership Profit, Oak Tree Press Cork [ISBN: 9781781194157]
  • Griffin, Ricky 2016, Fundamentals of Management, 8th Ed., 3,4,6,8,9,10,11,13,14, Cengage Learning Boston [ISBN: 9781285849041]
  • Shier, Alan 1983, Motor Trade Management, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 0198591500]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Magazine: The Society of The Irish Motor IndustryIrish Motor Management
  • Website: The Society of the Irish Motor IndustrySIMI
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 7 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 6 Mandatory

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