MGMT06023 2016 Introduction to Management

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Management
Transcript Title
Introduction to 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
John McNamara, Susan Leonard, Karen McManus
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BACCO_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies L6 SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BOFFI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration

This module aims to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories and practices of business management.

Learning Outcomes

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


Examine the roles and skills of competent managers and the levels of management within an organisation.


Recognise the importance of the evolution of management theories and their impact on modern management practices.


Explain the components of the internal and external environments and their impact on the field of management.


Explain the key functions of management in terms of planning, organising, staffing, leading and controlling.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The student will engage with the content of the module through lectures, case studies, use of interactive multi-media tools and problem based learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of in class exercises, multiple choice tests, written research reports, oral presentations and end of semester examination will be used as appropriate for assessment purposes.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Examination Only

Indicative Syllabus

1. Introduction to Managers and Management

2. Evolution of Management Thought

3. The Business Environment

4. Functions of Management

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture/Discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Problem Based Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-09-13 Modern Management: Theory and Practice for Students in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 071715632X ISBN-13 9780717156320

Updated edition of this authoritative introduction to management, incorporating theory and practice, with emphasis on the changed Irish and global business environments. * Extensively revised, this edition includes: * historical and recent developments in the Irish business sector, supported by new data, trends, legislation and policy * emphasis on the role of ethics in business and management today, with specific reference to Irish case studies * the changed global business environment; its challenges and impact * an introduction to change management, its pivotal link with innovation, and it's strategic role in a rapidly changing business environment. * Includes many new case studies, vignettes and bestpractice examples, reflecting today's workplace in a variety of industries and sectors. * Provides practical information and examples in how to apply management theory in a changing and challenging work environment. * Engaging examples as well as skill-building and application exercises in each chapter help students understand and apply basic management principles. Written For: Management courses at diploma or degree level, and professional examinations with a management module

Recommended Reading
2015-01-16 Contemporary Management McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0077718372 ISBN-13 9780077718374

In the new ninth edition of Contemporary Management by Jones/George continues to provide students the most current and up-to-date account of the changes taking place in the world of business management.

In this revision, the focus is on making Principles of Management relevant and interesting to todays studentssomething that we know from instructor and student feedback engages them and encourages them to make the effort necessary to assimilate the text material. This product mirrors the changes taking place in management practices by incorporating recent developments in management theory, research, and by providing vivid, current examples of how managers of companies large and small have responded to the changes taking place.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Tiernan, S., & Morley, M.J.(2013) Modern Management: Theory and Practice for Students in Ireland, 4th edition, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

Jones, G., & George, J. (2015)  Contemporary  Management, 9th edition McGraw-Hill Education

John R. Schermerhorn Jr., & Bachrach, D. (2015) Introduction to Management, 13th edition, Wiley

Other Resources


Case Studies

Library Databases

Additional Information