MGMT07032 2016 Management

General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John McNamara, Karen McManus, Mary McGuckin, Susan Leonard
Programme Membership
SG_BMAAP_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Management Applications L7

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the issues and processes that constitute effective contemporary management practice. This module will outline constraints for todays managers along with current trends and issues which influence managers in carrying out the functions of management.


Learning Outcomes

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


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


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


Analyse the importance of organisational structure, communication and change management as determinants of a successful organisation.


Discuss and appraise the role of motivation and leadership in organisations.


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


Identifying and debating current issues facing a practicing manager.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Two hour online live lecture with discussion using video and case studies. Weekly tutorial exercises with discussion forum participation.

Module Assessment Strategies

Presentation workshop and terminal exam.

Repeat Assessments

terminal exam and CA if not already completed

Indicative Syllabus


Defining the Manager's Terrain

  • Organisational Culture and Environment
  • Managing in a global environment
  • Corporate social responsibility


  • Thw manager's role as a  Decison maker
  • Effective planning in dynamic environments
  • Strategic management process

Organising the Resources

Organisational Structure and Design

Dealing with change and innovation


Leading the Team

Motivating employees

leadership in a contemporary context


Controlling Organisational Performance

Foundations of control

The control process

Tools for controlling organisational performance

 Current Issues Facing Managers


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 individual presentation workshop Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 11 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Discussion forum participation Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % OnGoing 1,5,7

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 3,4,5,6,7

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online lecture and discussion 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Study and research 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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


REAL Managers, REAL Experiences

With a renewed focus on skills and careers, the new edition of this bestselling text can help better prepare you to enter the job market. Management, Thirteenth Edition vividly illustrates effective management theories by incorporating the perspectives of real-life managers. Through examples, cases, and hands-on exercises, you will see and experience management in action, helping tyouhem understand how the concepts you are reading about actually work in todays dynamic business world.


Gain hands-on practice applying management concepts with MyManagementLab. Engage in real business situations with simulations, build management skills by writing and talking about different management scenarios, access a video library to help put concepts into perspective, and more.

Also available with MyManagementLab.
MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.


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
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

Module Resources

Other Resources


Journal articles

Case studies

library databases

Additional Information