MGMT07029 2016 Contemporary Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Contemporary Management 1
Transcript Title
Contemporary Management 1
N/A %
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 provides the student with the opportunity to explore and evaluate contemporary management issues facing managers in the work environment.

Learning Outcomes

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


Display knowledge of organisational culture and the business environment and identify how they can be constraints for effective management practice.


Explore the  role of employee engagement  in the work environment.


Explore the increasing diversity of the workforce and demonstrate strategies and techniques for managing diversity.


Describe the key sources of occupational stress and assess strategies for managing it.


Assess the impact of technology on organisational communication.

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. Organisational Culture and The Business Environment

2. Employee Engagement

3. Managing Workforce Diversity

4. Managing Occupational Stress and Work-Life Balance

5. Managing Communication and Technology



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 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Written Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Practical Exercises 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
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.


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Recommended Reading
2004-05 Surviving Stress Oak Tree Press
ISBN 1860762956 ISBN-13 9781860762956
Recommended Reading
2012-06-04 The Employee Engagement Mindset: The Six Drivers for Tapping into the Hidden Potential of Everyone in Your Company McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0071788298 ISBN-13 9780071788298

Create and deploy the most powerful competitive weapon in business today--the Self-Empowered Employee
The Employee Engagement Mindset outlines a simple six-part shared manager/employee model for increasing engagement: Shaping, Connecting, Learning, Stretching, Achieving, and Contributing. It shifts the paradigm of engagement from an employer-centered model to an employee-centered view. By emphasizing shared manager and personal responsibility, coupled with intrinsic motivation, you will dramatically increase employee engagement.
Timothy R. Clark is founder and CEO of TRClark LLC, a consultancy that provides advisory services in leadership, change management, and employee engagement.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Gareth, J. (2015) Contemporary Management, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill Education

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

Malone, S. (2004) Surviving Stress, Oak Tree Press

Clark.,T.R. (2012) The Employee Engagement Mindset: The Six Drivers for Tapping into the Hidden Potential of Everyone in Your Company, McGraw-Hill Education

Other Resources

Irish Management Institute

People Management Magazine

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Newspapers - Business Articles

Library Databases

Additional Information