MGMT06043 2022 Business Management

General Details

Full Title
Business Management
Transcript Title
Business Management
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Aileen Brennan, Clodagh Crowe
Programme Membership
SG_BMKTG_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BINTE_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BTEVM_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSJ_H08 202300 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BBUSJ_C06 202300 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSJ_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BINTM_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management

This module introduces the learner to the concepts of management theory and practice. It will explore the various theories of management and their application to the ways people manage. It allows the learner to take a comprehensive look at the functions, tasks and tools of management. The module will draw on examples from Business in Practice.

Learning Outcomes

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


Describe the main principles of management.


Outline the role of management theory in today's changing business climate.


Explain the forces in the business environment and their impact on organisations.


Examine the roles, skills, characteristics of competent managers and, the key challenges managers face in management today.


Describe the key functions of management in terms of planning, organising, leading, staffing and controlling.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

To complete a comprehensive review of Business Management principles introducing students to theories in relation to the main functions of management and carrying out a review of where management theory has developed from.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment to include MCQ's and a group project.  This may include reviewing a case study or webinars that cover key areas of Management.  The student will work with a team to apply the theory to focused questions.  This will assist the students in their understanding of business management theory as it applies to a business situation.  They will present their findings.

A final examination will assess the student's understanding of management theory and their ability to apply it to real world management issues.  This will be a formal exam that uses open-ended questions.

Repeat Assessments

Exam - Repeat Exam.

CA - A repeat Case Study which will be complete by the individual student.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Introduction to Management (1,4)

  • Comprehend the importance of management and challenges in Business today
  • Outline key definitions and identify key management levels
  • Evaluate management roles in an Irish context

2. The History of Management Thought (1,2,3,4,5)

  • Distinguish between classical and modern approaches to management
  • Review the Classical approaches to include Scientific Management, Administrative, Bureaucracy and Human Relations approaches to management
  • Review the Modern Approaches to Management to include Systems Theory, Contingency Theory, Total Quality Management and Organisational Culture

3. Introduction to the Business Environment (2,3)

  • Examine the Macro and Micro environment that firms have to operate within 
  • Examine the challenges in light of emerging technologies in a global environment

4. The Processes of Management and Management in Practice (4,5)

  • Outline the interpersonal, informational and decisional roles of a manager
  • Explain the technical, interpersonal and conceptual skills of a manager
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective manager and examine the challenges of management
  • Examine the principles of the planning and organising functions required of a manager
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the staffing and control functions of management
  • Comprehend the theories of motivation/leadership in management

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Coursework Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 8 2,4
2 MCQ Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 20 % Week 10 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Modern Management: Concepts and Skills, 15th Edition Prentice Hall

Recommended Reading
01/01/2020 Developing Management Skills Whetten & Cameron

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Additional Reading





Modern Management 4th edition or Modern Management 3rd edition

Tiernan, S.D., Morley, M.J. and Foley, E.

Gill and Macmillan







Journal Resources
URL Resources

Local Enterprise Office

LIFTIreland -

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - DETE

Environment Protection Agency:

Health and Safety Authority:



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