MGMT06024 2016 Business Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Business Management 1
Transcript Title
Business Management 1
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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, Karen McManus, Susan Leonard, Marie Moran
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 awareness and understanding of the core functions of management in a dynamic global business environment. Learners will apply management theories and concepts to current business situations in Ireland and internationally. Contemporary business management issues will be explored using practical examples, case studies and lectures.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate an understanding of operations management activities, practices and techiques


Demonstrate an understanding the role and activities of the Finance function including financial analysis techniques


Demonstate an understanding of the Human Resource role and its activities and techniques



Demonstrate an understanding of the role and activities of the Marketing function


Understand the skills required to co-ordinate the key functional areas in achieving competitive advantage for the business.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, Applied Projects, Problem Based learning, Class discussion, readings

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment eg individual or group applied project or case study


Repeat Assessments

Individual applied project or case study

Indicative Syllabus

 Operations Management

  • Management of Operations
  • Operations Objectives
  • Process and Product Design
  • Supply Chain Processes
  • Operations Planning and Control techniques
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Management and Improvement

Financial Management

  • The nature and impportance of Financial Management
  • Sources of finance
  • Investment management
  • Financial Analysis

Human Resources Management

  • Employee Resourcing
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Developemet
  • Reward Manageement
  • Employee relations

Marketing Management

  • Market Analysis
  • Target Marketing
  • Marketing Mix
  • Marketing Planning

Functional Co-ordination and Integration

  • The need for co-ordination and integration
  • The consequesnce of poor co-ordination
  • Co-ordiantion/integration systems and techniques

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Applied Project Continuous Assessment Written Report 70 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5
2 Multiple Choice Tests Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Problem Based Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
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
2006 Modern Management Gill & MacMillan Ltd
ISBN 071714030X ISBN-13 9780717140305
Recommended Reading
2011-04-08 Entrepreneurship in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149765 ISBN-13 9780717149766

New textbook presenting the enterprise environment in Ireland and the concept of entrepreneurship, together with the principles of business management and their application within an Irish SME start-up context. * Reviews current enterprise policies, focusing on research, development and innovation within a 'smart economy' with details of various State agencies and the assistance they can offer. * Clearly explains the concept of entrepreneurship and explores the main sources of business ideas. * Explores the main areas of business management within an Irish context: * Identifies various types of business organisations * Outlines sources of finance, public procurement, financial management and auditing principles * Presents key Irish taxation obligations of small and medium enterprises * Highlights relevant Irish employment legislation, insurance information and legal issues relating to the sale of goods and services * Strong focus is placed on intellectual property rights. * Considers various issues that arise in a business start-up, such as new product development, stages of growth, options for insolvent companies, as well as exit strategies * Provides a sample layout of a feasibility study and a business plan to aid the student when embarking on an entrepreneurship project. WRITTEN FOR - Students taking entrepreneurship courses in universities and Institutes of Technology - Failte Ireland courses where entrepreneurship is a module - Any course where entrepreneurship is a module - People managing their own business, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs

Recommended Reading
2011-05-13 Marketing: An Introduction for Students in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149811 ISBN-13 9780717149810

The fourth edition of this successful and well-established textbook provides an introduction to marketing theory, supported by examples of Irish and international marketing best practice. *New to this edition: * Completely updated perspectives on marketing theory and practice * Each chapter is updated with new vignettes, statistics, theories and examples to reflect dynamic changes and challenges within this discipline * New and updated case studies including the Love Irish Food Initiative, the Community Games Movement, Tayto, Flahavan's Porridge and Dubarry Footwear * Analysis of the changes that have taken place in the Irish marketing environment * Emphasis on the challenges that will face Irish marketers in coming years * A customer-centric approach to marketing is presented as the basis for making key decisions Additional resources for lecturers include: PowerPoint slides Multiple choice questions with answers Short questions with answers Case study teaching notes A 'Design a Questionnaire' exercise with answer Advertisement images and statistics tables from the text SUITABLE FOR - First and Second year business students at third level - Students taking a marketing module as part of any other course

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Siobhan D. Tiernan, 2013 Modern Management: Theory and Practice for Students in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 071715632X, ISBN-13 9780717156320

Edel Foley, 2006 Modern Management Gill & MacMillan Ltd ISBN-10 071714030X, ISBN-13 9780717140305

Bernard O'Hara, 2011 Entrepreneurship in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 0717149765, ISBN-13 9780717149766

Donal Rogan, 2011 Marketing: An Introduction for Students in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 0717149811, ISBN-13 9780717149810

Other Resources

Case Studies

Newspaper - Business Articles

Additional Information