MGMT06021 2016 Challenges of Management

General Details

Full Title
Challenges of Management
Transcript Title
Challenges of Management
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mary McGuckin
Programme Membership
SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BBUSI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio)

This module presents contemporary managerial opportunities and challenges which demonstrate the relevance of management concepts in the real world.  This module is designed to enable students to develop critical thinking and effective decision-making skills.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand the components of the external and internal environment and identify their impact on an organisation.


Recognise the importance of structure, design and culture in organisations.


Explain the significance of ethics and corporate social responsibility within the context of management. 


Evaluate the role of innovation, creativity and change within an organisation and its implications for management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, collaborative learning, case-studies, use of interactive multi-media tools.

Module Assessment Strategies

Presentation (team-based)

Repeat Assessments

As per IT,Sligo repeat assessment procedure

Indicative Syllabus

1. The Management Environment  

2. Organisation Structure and Design

3. Organisation Culture and Change

4. Social Responsibility and Ethical Challenges for Managers

5. Managing Innovation and Creativity within organisations  



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % Week 10 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam - 2 hour paper Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture with class discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Case studies, multi-media presentations, practical exercises 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Student independent research and study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Tiernan, S.D., Morley, M.J. and Foley, E (2013) Modern Management, Dublin, Gill Publishers

Robbins, S. P, De Cenzo, D. A.and Coulter, M. (2016) Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications, 10th edition, Prentice Hall

Schermerhorn, J. R and Bachrach, D. G (2015) Introduction to Management, 13th Edition, Pearson

Mullins, L. J. (2016) Management and Organisational Behaviour, 11th edition, Pearson

Boone, L. (2011) Contemporary Business, Wiley

Bilton, C. (2006) Management and Creativity, Wiley

URL Resources

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