MGMT06029 2016 Business Management

General Details

Full Title
Business Management
Transcript Title
Business Management
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Susan Leonard, Marie Moran, John McNamara
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSO_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Business SG_BBSOL_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Business

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 awareness of the key functional areas within an organisation


Identify the skills required to co-ordinate the key functional areas and their role in effective business management


Explain the need for cultural awareness in international business environments


Identify key business management issues and trends in the contemporary Irish business environment


Explain the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning will include lectures, case studies and possible company projects.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment eg project or case study



Repeat Assessments

Exam and/or CA as required.

Indicative Syllabus

The functional areas of management

  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Mangement
  • Marketing Mangement
  • Functional Co-ordination

Management in contemporary Irish contexts

Cultural awareness in international business environments

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility


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 Research Project Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % Week 10 1,2,3,4,5
2 MC Quizzes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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

Recommended Reading
2014-01-07 Essentials of Contemporary Management McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0077862538 ISBN-13 9780077862534

Jones/George, Essentials of Contemporary Management is the concise edition of Contemporary Management. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of “Making It Real for students. The authors present management in a way that keeps it relevant to students even if they lack exposure to a “real-life management context. This is accomplished thru a diverse set of examples and the most popular feature of the text, “Manager as a Person” (Ch. 2). This chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. This theme is carried thru-out the remaining chapters. Discussions take place regarding the importance of Management Competenciesthe specific set of skills, abilities, and experiences that gives one manager the ability to perform at a higher level than another in a specific context. The themes of diversity, ethics, globalization, and information technology are integrated throughout.

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