MGMT07028 2016 Contemporary Management 2

General Details

Full Title
Contemporary Management 2
Transcript Title
Contemporary Management 2
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
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_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BADDO_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business

This module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the processes that constitute effective modern management practice. The module endeavours to increase the students understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managers which include planning and decision making, organising resources, leading a team and controlling organisational performance.

Learning Outcomes

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


Analyse the managers role as a decision maker and identify factors that influence the decision making process.


Outline considerations for planning in a dynamic and changing environment.


Discuss and appraise the role of group behaviour, motivation and leadership in organisations.


Appreciate how control tools can be used to improve performance in an organisational setting.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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

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. Decision Making

  • Decision making process
  • Programmed and nonprogrammed decisions
  • Rational decision making, bounded rationality and intuitive decision making
  • Decision making biases

2. Planning

  • Purpose of planning
  • Goal Setting and Management by Objectives
  • Techniques for assessing the environment
  • Contemporary planning techniques

3. Organising and Leading Resources

  • Organisational structure and design
  • Motivation
  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership

4. Controlling

  • Steps in the control process
  • Types of control
  • Characteristics of efffective controls

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 Written 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 Flat Classroom Lecture/Discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Practical Work 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-01-03 Management (13th Edition) Prentice Hall
ISBN 0133910296 ISBN-13 9780133910292

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringA&P search for ISBN-10:  013397300X /ISBN-13:  9780133973006. That package includes ISBN-10:  0133910296 /ISBN-13:  9780133910292 and ISBN-10:  0133935736/ISBN-13: 9780133935738.


For undergraduate Principles of Management courses


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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.

Recommended Reading
2014-01-19 Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications (9th Edition) Prentice Hall
ISBN 013349991X ISBN-13 9780133499919

For Principles of Management courses.


The practical tools of management presented through in-depth practice


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Recommended Reading
2011-02-01 Fundamentals of Management McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN 0077126939 ISBN-13 9780077126933

"Fundamentals of Management 2th edititon" takes a straightforward and student-centred approach from a business perspective, providing a concise yet comprehensive foundation in the basic concepts of management. Retaining the directness and simplicity that was a valued feature of the first edition, this new edition has been fully revised and updated with: new chapters on Planning and Strategy, Leadership and Change; new sections on e-commerce and supply chain management; and, more on the Organizational Context, Power and Motivation.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Robbins, S., & Coulter., M. (2015) Management, 13th edition, Prentice Hall

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

Robbins, S. (2014) Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications, 9th edition, Prentice Hall

Smith, M. (2011) Fundamentals of Management, 2nd edition, McGraw- Hill Education

Other Resources


Case studies

Library Databases

Additional Information