Module Title:Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be exposed to theory and practice of management (PR & Media) through exposure to and study of academic materials (texts, journals etc.) and industry practice materials (case studies, live case examples, industry reports etc.). Classes will be tutorial in nature where learners will be expected to actively engage with module materials (online & offline), problem solving exercises and participate in class discussion and debate. Learners will be encouraged to self-reflect.
Module Aim: This module aims to introduce learners to the study of management and the application of a broad array of management theories and practices to a PR & Media context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a knowledge and application of the key functions of management
LO2 Identify and evaluate the forces that exist in the (PR & Media) business environment
LO3 Understand and apply key management theories, tools, and techniques used in the management
LO4 Demonstrate an awareness of current management issues
LO5 Devise an outline business plan for a company in the PR & Media Industry
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Management
Definition of management; Introduction to functions; levels of management; roles, skills & characteristics; types of organisations
Contributors to Management Theory
Management theories; critical comment on managerial theories
The Business Environment
Importance of understanding the business environment; definition of business environment; macro & task forces, analysis tools
Planning and Decision Making
Definitions of planning; Mission, vision & objectives; Levels of planning; Strategic planning process; The decision making process; Management by Objectives; Barriers to planning
Leading and Leadership
Definitions of leadership; Introduction to theories of leadership; introduction to leadership styles & management
Organising and Controlling
Organising defined; Organisational structures; Nature & purpose of control; Types of organisational control
Human Resource Management
Define human resources management; HRM processes & activities
Business Communications
Define communication; Purpose & importance for effective management; Communication Process; Barriers to effective communication; Types of Communication
Define culture; Cultural characteristics; Cultural web
Quality defined; Service quality; Importance of Quality; Dimensions & Measurement of Quality
Define motivation; Describe concepts/theories of motivation
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Start-up ventures; Supports; Basic outline of business plan
Current Management Issues
Ethics & social responsibility; Managing change; Workplace diversity; Globalisation
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Learners will be required to demonstrate the achievement of the learning outcomes through continuous assessment work. This work may take the form of an essay, exam, reflection, project (business plan), presentation, but is not limited to these formats. Assessments will take place in Term 1 and in Term 2. 1,2,3,5 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 3 hour written exam 1,2,3,4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00