Module Details

Module Code: MGMT B8Z07
Full Title: Management
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
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Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Evaluate the principal historical and current approaches to the study of management.
MLO2 Define the nature of managerial work by demonstrating an understanding of the political, economic, socio-cultural and technological influences on organisations and managers.
MLO3 Comprehend the range of complicating factors that prevent the study of management from ever becoming an exact science.
MLO4 Explain the ethical and competitive environment in which managers operate.
MLO5 Identify and discuss the nature of the following managerial roles and their importance for the effective management of business organisations: Interpersonal, Informational and Decisional.
MLO6 Describe the issue of Human Resource Management as a pivotal factor that improves organisational efficiency and effectiveness and distinguishes high performance organisations from average performers.
MLO7 To explore the concepts of leadership and motivation in the context of the ever increasing internationalisation of business
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
The Functional Areas of an Organisation
Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, Operations Management and Human Resource Management
Managers and Management
Provide an overview of the evolution of Management. Define the nature of managerial work taking into account the impacts of the external environment. Demonstrate how these factors prevent the study of management from ever becoming and exact science.
Ethics and Competition
Appreciate and understand the importance of the ethical and competitive environment in which managers operate. An understanding of how ethics can be incorporated into management practice.
Managerial Roles
Recognise the concept of describing and understanding the work of a manager in terms of managerial roles.
People in Organisations
Evaluate the concepts and theories relating to the role of perception.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Final Examination70.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Group Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The group project should assess students' understand of learning outcomes 1,2,&3 in the context of modern day business performance
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination should assess learning outcomes 4,5,6,& 7. the exam should challenge students in current management practice
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

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Tiernan, Siobhan D., Morley, Michael J, Foley, Edel. (2013), Modern ManagementTheory and Practice for Irish Students, 4th Edition. Gill and Macmillan,, p.384, [ISBN: 978071756320].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robbins, Stephen, Coulter, Mary. Management (International Edition) 8th Edition ISBN 0131272721, Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • Naylor, John. Management, 2nd Edition ISBN 0-273-67321-1, FT Prentice Hall, December 2003.
  • Jones, Gareth R., George, Jennifer M.,. Contemporary Management, 3rd edition ISBN 0072860820, McGraw-Hill, January, December 2004.
  • Stephen P Robins David A Decenzo. (2004), Fundamentals of Management Essential Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition. Prentice Hall, [ISBN: 0131225472].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • The Irish Times.
  • Sunday Business Post.
  • Harvard Business Review.
  • Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Journal of Management Studies.