Module Title:Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The main focus of the classes will be a lecture style combined with case analysis. Students will also engage in class/group discussions to deepen the understanding of the concepts covered. Theory will be supplemented using guest speakers and video material where relevant. Students will be required to work as part of a team for the presentation of a business plan.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is: • to provide students with an introduction to management theory and its application; • to provide students with the capability of developing a basic business plan.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the meaning of the term management including its evolution and ethical dimension
LO2 Analyse the environment of a business
LO3 Show an appreciation of entrepreneurship
LO4 Produce a basic feasibility study and business plan
LO5 Outline in detail the functions of management
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Management
• Functions of management • Management levels and skills • Management ethics • Evolution of management theory
The Business Environment
• The macro environment • The task environment • Competitive analysis
The entrepreneurial process
• Entrepreneurship • Profile of an entrepreneur • The climate for enterprise • State industrial policy • Support agencies for enterprise
The Business Plan
• Idea generation • Feasibility study • Business Plan
• The nature and importance of planning • Types of planning – operational, tactical and strategic. • The planning process • Business level planning • Corporate level planning
• Definition of leadership and the process of leadership • The difference between leadership and management • Leadership theories – o Trait theories o Behavioural Theories o Contingency leadership theory o Charismatic leadership theory
• Content theories of motivation • Process theories of motivation
• Components of organisational structure • Universal approaches to organisational design • Contingency approaches to organisational design
• The nature and importance of control • Methods of control • Stages in the control process • Effective control
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Analysis of management and management approaches using case studies. In addition, an environmental analysis of case study business would take place. 1,2 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Basic business plan draft to a set template. 3,4 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Presentation of the key elements of the business plan. 3,4 10.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: Business or Digital Marketing 1 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 1 Mandatory