Module Title:Introduction to Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 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.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to management theory and its application.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the term management
LO2 Explain the evolution of management
LO3 Analyse the environment of a business
LO4 Explain the relevance of ethics and corporate social responsibility to effective management
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to management
Introduction to management, definitions, functions of management, management roles, levels, skills, managerial decision making.
Evolution of management theory
Evolution of management theory and its implications.
The business environment
The macro environment, the task environment, competitive analysis.
Business ethics
Ethics, business ethics, values, ethical principles, corporate social responsibility, ethical decision making, ethics and corporate culture.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Essay demonstrating an understanding of management and its evolution. 1,2 40.00 n/a
Essay Essay demonstrating undertaking an environmental analysis and an understanding of ethics/CSR 3,4 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 3.71
Total Hours 62.50

Module Delivered In

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