MGMT07062 2020 Management

General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mary Gilmartin, Aine Doherty, Susan Leonard
Programme Membership
SG_MBUSI_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business & ICT SG_GLAWB_H08 202100 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and Business

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the issues and processes that constitute effective contemporary management practice. This module will outline challenges 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 the nature of management and its role in business outlining the historic evolution of management theory.


Analyse the complexity of the external environment and interpret the factors that influence organisational decision making.


Summarise and interpret the planning function


Analyse the importance of organisational structure.


Discuss and appraise the role of leadership in organisations.


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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Classroom lectures with tutorial group work and case studies.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment with a final exam

Repeat Assessments

Repeat exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Display knowledge of the nature of management and its role in business outlining the historic evolution of management theory.

  • Skills/Roles of Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Contemporary issues facing managers
  • Management Theories

Analyse the complexity of the external environment and interpret the factors that influence organisational decision making.

  • The external Business Environment
  • Organisational Culture
  • Decision making - the importance for managers
  • Rational Decision making model
  • Barriers to Rational decision making

Summarise and interpret the planning function.

  • Effective planning in dynamic environments
  • Establising Goals and developing plans
  • Planning - Focus and time

Analyse the importance of organisational structure.

  • Defining Organisational Structure and Design
  • 6 key elements of Organising
  • Structural Contingency Factors

Discuss and appraise the role of leadership in organisations.

  • Leadership theory
  • Contemporary Leadership concepts

Appreciate how Control tools can be used to improve performance.

  • Foundations of control
  • The control process
  • Tools for controlling organisational performance

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 In class test Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 5 1,2
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 9 1,2,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Semester 1,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre lecture/tutorial 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Study and assessment completion 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-10-20 Management, Global Edition Pearson Higher Education
ISBN 1292215836 ISBN-13 9781292215839

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 your students to enter the job market. Management, 14th Edition, Global Edition, vividly illustrates effective management theories by incorporating the perspectives of real-life managers. Through examples, cases, and hands-on exercises, students will see and experience management in action, helping them understand how the concepts they're learning actually work in today's dynamic business world. Also available with Pearson MyLab Management Pearson MyLab(tm) Management 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. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Pearson MyLab Management, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Required Reading
2013-09-13 Modern Management Gill Education
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

Required Reading
2016-09-02 Contemporary Management
ISBN 174376104X ISBN-13 9781743761045

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Journal Resources

URL Resources

Other Resources

Case Studies

Irish Times data base

Additional Information