MGMT06060 2022 Management and the Business Environment

General Details

Full Title
Management and the Business Environment
Transcript Title
Management and Bus Environment
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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
Denise Lowe, Aileen Brennan, Clodagh Crowe
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business

This module introduces the learner to the theory and practice of management within the leisure and services sector.  The learner will explore of the main functions of management and the issues that surround business today. The learner will gain an insight to the Business Environment and the impact and challenges of managing the environment. This module looks specifically at the environment that the Sports and Leisure Industry operates in. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Explain the role of and characteristics of a manager.


Recognise the different theories of management and the impact they have on the development of management thought.


Identify and explain the elements that make up the macro and micro business environment.


Display knowledge of the functions of management.


Identify and explain current issues facing managers in the sports and services sector.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

To facilitate effective learning the students will have formal lectures and tutorials. During the lectures students will be provided with slides and other papers that are relevant to this areas of study.  In addition think/pair/share and small group discussions will be facilitated which will give the students and opportunity to work through cases or scenarios in management and the group may share their findings with the whole class at the end of the discussion.   

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed through a group project. This may include reviewing a case study or prepare a project that cover key areas of management and the business environment. The student will work with a team. 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 level of understanding of the theory and their ability to apply it to real world management issues. This will be a closed-book formal exam.

Repeat Assessments

The repeat assessment will be reflective of the original assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Management

  • What is management
  • Roles of Management
  • Skills in management
  • Characteristics of effective managers


The Evolution of Management Thought

  • How management has developed to include an examination of the various theories of management.


Management Functions within the Sports and Service Sector

  • Planning (types of plans; planning process)
  • Organising (purpose of organising; organisational structure; organisational principles; recent trends)
  • Leading (understand leadership theories in management)
  • Controlling (the control process; types of control; characteristics of effective control) 
  • Staffing (motivation, human relations, organisational culture)


The Business Environment

  • Macro and micro business environment 
  • Examine the National Governing Bodies of Sport and the environment that Irish Leisure and Sport Business operate within
  • Managing in a Global Environment


Business Challenges

  • Business Management Challenges
  • Identifying and debating current issues facing a practising manager.
  • Future Challenges - examine CSR, Ethics, Social Responsibility

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Based Assessment Continuous Assessment Open Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5
2 Project and Presentation Project Assignment 50 % Week 10 3

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
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended 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.

Recommended Reading
2019-01-04 Contemporary Management 11e
ISBN 1260565734 ISBN-13 9781260565737

The 11th edition of Contemporary Management by Jones and George continues to provide students with the most current and up-to-date account of the changes taking place in the world of business management. In this revision, the focus is on making Principles of Management relevant and interesting to today's student. This new edition mirrors the changes taking place in management practices by incorporating recent developments in management theory, research, and by providing vivid, current examples of how managers of companies large and small have responded to these changes.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Journal Resources
URL Resources

Federation of Irish Sport  -

Sport Ireland -

Other Resources
Additional Information