Module Title:Management
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 5 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of management and the key management functions of planning, organising, staffing, leading and controlling. Students will analyse the business environment in which a business operates.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the theories and contributions made by key management writers to current management thinking
LO2 Indicate the components of the business environment and apply to business scenarios
LO3 Apply entrepreneurial thinking and skills
LO4 Describe and explain the main functions of management
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Management
Definitions of Management; An introduction to the functions of management; Management levels and skills; Management roles
Contributors to management theory
Early Management Theory; The Industrial Revolution; Classical Management Theories; Contemporary Management theories
Enterprise and Innovation
Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship; Enterprise development; Ways of entering business; Sources of new ideas; Feasibility study; Business plan; Support agencies for new and existing business; Sources of finance; Development of entrepreneurial awareness, mindset and capabilities
The Business Environment
Globalisation; Macro-environment; Micro-environment; Porters five forces model of competitive analysis
Planning and Decision Making
Types of plans; The planning process; Business-level planning and strategies; Corporate-level planning and strategies; The decision-making process; Approaches to decision-making
Organisational structure and design
Managing human resources; Activity areas of HRM
Leadership versus management; Theories of leadership
The Control Process Model; Characteristics of effective control; Methods of control
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Exam, Case Study or Project 1 7.50 Week 6
Other Exam, Case Study or Project 2 7.50 Week 12
Other Case Study, Project or Exam 3,4 15.00 Week 24
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 1 Mandatory
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CW_BBLEG_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies 1 Mandatory