MGMT06041 2016 Management

General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
Management for Tourism
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Angela Bartlett
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism SG_BTOUR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Tourism with Event Management

This module is an introduction to the core concepts of management and the skills required by managers in organisations.  It will be taught with specific emphasis on the Tourism Sector.   

Learning Outcomes

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


Identify the main principles of management


Recognise the importance of management history


Demonstrate an understanding of the key roles, characteristics, skills and challenges in management


Describe the forces in the Business Environment and explain how they can impact on organisations


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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecturers, Tutorials, In-class discussion, Presentations, Role play, Case studies

Module Assessment Strategies

Final Exam 70% (Closed book exam)

Continuous Assessment 30% (may include one or more of the following: Presentations, Role play, Case studies, Multiple choice questions, Short questions, Essays, Open book exams


Repeat Assessments

Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination and/or repeat coursework

Indicative Syllabus

1. Introduction to Management

  • What is management
  • Overview of management process
  • Areas and levels of management
  • Science and art of management
  • Scope of management.

2. The History of Management Theory

  • The role of history and theory in tourism management
  • Classical approaches
  • Modern approaches

3. Management in Practice

  • Roles of management
  • Skills of management
  • Key characteristics of effective managers
  • Contemporary management challenges

4. The Business Environment

  • The macro environment (forces include political, economic, socio-cultural, technology, legal, environmental);
  • The micro/task environment (competitors, customers, suppliers, regulators). 
  • Examine the forces and how they provide opportunities and/or threats to organisations.

5. Functions of Management

  • Planning (hierarchy of plans, types of plans, planning process)
  • Organising (organisation structure, structural configuration, structural operation, recent trends in organisational design);
  • Leading (the nature of leadership, leadership versus management, forms of leadership, leadership traits);
  • Staffing (overview of recruitment & selection, training & development, performance appraisal, pay & benefits, industrial relations)
  • Control (nature & purpose of control, steps in the control process, types of control, methods of control, contemporary issues in control).

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 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Role play Formative Assignment - % OnGoing
3 Multiple choice questions Formative Multiple Choice - % OnGoing
4 Short Questions Formative Assessment - % OnGoing

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre lecture/discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 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
2010 Management Theory and Practice : Text and Cases Himalaya Publishing House

Management. eBook

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.

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