Full Title: Management Studies: Principles of Management and Managing Organisation Behaviour
Module Code:BUSS B7015
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the general principles of management and organisational behaviour against the backdrop of economic and social sustainability.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define management and identify its key functions of management - planning, organising, staffing, leading and controlling.
  2. Discuss the key forces in a firm’s environment which may affect performance and strategy.
  3. Describe the elements involved in managerial decision-making.
  4. Recall the impact of ethics on management activities, in particular, with regard to sustainability.
  5. Recognise the importance of an understanding of organisational behaviour at work.
  6. Identify the main elements which can impact on the individual's performance in the workplace, in particular, factors such as: personality, perception, attitudes, learning, motivation and emotion/stress in the workplace
  7. Describe the influences and characteristics of groups on worker behaviour and worker outcomes.
  8. Recognise and describe relevant factors in own experience and/or in examples presented in class
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Management (5%)
What is management, why it is needed, levels and skills of management, managerial roles.
Management Functions (10%)
Planning: Components of Planning; Strategic Planning; Operational Planning; Types of Plans, Forecasting.
Organising (5%)
Job Design; Co-ordination; Other design alternatives, Span of Control, Centralisation, Line and Staff Functions, Standardisation.
Controlling (5%)
Dimensions of control; steps in control process; feed-forward, concurrent and feedback control.
Decision-making (10%)
Steps in decision-making process; factors which may inhibit good decision-making.
Business Environment(10%)
Elements in the macro and task environment; competitive analysis.
Business Ethics (5%)
Social responsibility, strategic corporate philanthropy, corporate governance, whistleblowing, ethics and strategy.
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour (5%)
Human behaviour and its implications for the organisation.
Factors which influence individual performance ((25%)
Personality, perception, attitudes, learning, motivation and emotion/stress in the workplace.
Groups (10%)
Group influence, group formation, groupthink, teams, work systems.
Culture (10%)
Organisational culture, change and diversity.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Class test 1,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Group Assignment 2,4,7,8 35.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 4,5,6,7 40.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Directed Reading No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Study No Description 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 18.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Siobhán; Morley, Michael; Foley, Edel Tiernan 2011, Modern Management, Fourth Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717140305]
  • Robbins, Stephen, Coulter, Mary 2011, Management (International Edition) 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004 [ISBN: 9780273752776]]
  • Naylor, John 2004, Management, 2nd Edition, FT Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0131272721]
  • Jones, Gareth R., George, Jennifer M 2012, Contemporary Management, 5th edition, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin January, 2012 [ISBN: 978-0078029349]
  • Robbins, Judge 2013, Organizational Behaviour, Global Edition, 5th Edition Ed., Pearson Higher Education [ISBN: 9780273765295]
  • Kinicki, Angelo, & Williams, Brian K. 2012, Management: A Practical Introduction, McGraw-Hill, February 2005 [ISBN: 978-0078029547]
  • Moore, Heraty, Linehan, MacCurtain, 2004, Principles of Organisational Behaviour: An Irish text, 2nd Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717136704]
  • Erickson, Stephenson, Bradley, Williams 2009, Business in Society, Polity [ISBN: 9780745642321]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSMA_D Bachelor of Business in Business and Management 3 Mandatory
DK_BBSTY_7 Bachelor of Business in Business and Technology 3 Mandatory
DK_BBSMA_C(?) Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Management 3 Mandatory
DK_BBSIS_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Technology 3 Mandatory