MGMT06021 2022 Challenges of Management

General Details

Full Title
Challenges of Management
Transcript Title
Challenges of Management
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Cathy OKelly, Kerry Dolan
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business

This module presents contemporary managerial opportunities and challenges which demonstrate the relevance of management concepts in the real world.  This module is designed to enable students to develop critical thinking and effective decision-making skills.  The module incorporates corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the context of management.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Explain the components of the external and internal environment and identify their impact on an organisation.


Recognise the importance of structure, design and culture in organisations.


Explain the significance of ethics and corporate social responsibility within the context of management. 


Describe sustainable practice in management


Evaluate the role of innovation, creativity and change within an organisation and its implications for management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, collaborative learning, case-studies, use of interactive multi-media tools.

Module Assessment Strategies

Applied Project, Presentation, Case Study

Repeat Assessments

As per IT,Sligo repeat assessment procedure

Indicative Syllabus

1. The Management Environment  

2. Organisation Structure and Design

3. Organisation Culture and Change

4. Social Responsibility and Ethical Challenges for Managers

5. Managing Innovation and Creativity within organisations  



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Sustainability Project linked to UN SDG's Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % Week 9 1,3,4
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment Oral Exam/Presentation 30 % Week 10 1,3,4
3 Business Case Study Continuous Assessment Written Report/Essay 40 % Week 12 1,2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture with class discussion 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Case studies, multi-media presentations, practical exercises 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Student independent research and study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2019-03-04 Business in Context
ISBN 1473758394 ISBN-13 9781473758391

Now in its seventh edition, Business in Context introduces students to all the aspects of modern business and its changing environment. This classic text has been fully updated and is essential reading for all introductory business courses, particularly business environment modules. The seventh edition combines the hallmark qualities of David Needle's style whilst new co-author Jane Burns brings over 20 years of industry experience.

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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Tiernan, S.D., Morley, M.J. and Foley, E (2013) Modern Management, Dublin, Gill Publishers

Robbins, S. P, De Cenzo, D. A.and Coulter, M. (2016) Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications, 10th edition, Prentice Hall

Schermerhorn, J. R and Bachrach, D. G (2015) Introduction to Management, 13th Edition, Pearson

Mullins, L. J. (2016) Management and Organisational Behaviour, 11th edition, Pearson

Boone, L. (2011) Contemporary Business, Wiley

Bilton, C. (2006) Management and Creativity, Wiley

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