Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

CO1004 Peer Assisted Learning (for Audit)
CO6301 Innovation Project
CO6501 Study Visit 1
CO6503 Study Visit 2
CO6506 Leading Change Workshop
CO6507 Adapative Leadership Workshop
CO6508 Developing the Entrepreneurial Venture

CO1004 Peer Assisted Learning (for Audit)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (22 x 1 hr Group Mentoring up to 10 students per group sessions.).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Edward Shinnick, Department of Economics.

Lecturer(s): Dr Noel Woods, Centre for Policy Studies.

Module Objective: To promote improved learning and further develop knowledge and understanding of business modules through a participative learning environment and to increase end of year academic performance. Specifically target support at any difficult components of the modules.

Module Content: Weekly sessions through directed activities supported by module notes, on confidence boosting techniques, effective presentation techniques, examination preparation, how to work effectively in groups, guidelines for writing essays, and the social experience of life in university. Each student is given the opportunity and encouraged to ask questions in an informal environment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate effective planning and project management skills
· Participate in large group activities
· Structure clear and concise business assignments
· Deliver clear and effective presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100:.

Compulsory Elements: Attendance at, at least 12 sessions and completion of one assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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CO6301 Innovation Project

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3. ((Project work undertaken during the academic year for completion by mid-September for consideration at the Winter Examination Board.).

No. of Students: Min 20.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): Other (Under the supervision of academic mentors, students will carry out their project work during the academic year to the middle of August, culminating in a presentation of their project.).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Brian O'Flaherty, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems (with Dr. Lawrence Dooley).

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Management and Marketing.

Module Objective: To provide students with a practical understanding of bringing an innovative product, process or service nearer to market.

Module Content: The collaborative project will allow groups to identify new potential product, process and service opportunities and undertake real-world steps to validate the commercial potential.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Work in a small group towards bringing a new product, process or service to market.
· Apply commercialisation, marketing and finance know-how to write a comprehensive business plan.
· Present the business plan to external industry and financial experts.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Individual Element 200 marks; group element 400 marks (project report (approx) 12,000 words, interim deliverables & group presentation)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures and practicals (if applicable).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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CO6501 Study Visit 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Part 1, Year 1, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Student Group Work and Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Mba Course, Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: This module introduces international methods of and approaches to, leadership, management and change.

Module Content: Module Content: This module provides an opportunity to assess international leadership at first-hand and features a "live case-study" of an international organisation. The module is based on experiential learning and involves prior reading, question and answer sessions with senior management, problem diagnosis and analysis, recommendations for action and performance improvement.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Differentiate and analyse differences in approaches to international management, leadership and change
· Diagnose a real live case study, in a real time company situation, assess the challenges facing a company and develop recommendations for leadership and change
· Present, defend and discuss these recommendations to company management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Students work in consulting groups and submit one case study analysis of maximum 10,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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CO6503 Study Visit 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (Part 3, Year 2, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Student Group Work & Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Mba Course.

Module Objective: This module continues the examination of international methods of and approaches to, leadership, management and change, as developed in the first Study Visit module.To introduce international methods of and approaches to leadership, management and change.

Module Content: This module continues the assessment of international leadership at first-hand and features a "live case-study" of a national or international organisation. The module continues and builds on the experiential learning of the first Study Visit module and involves prior reading, question and answer sessions with senior management, problem diagnosis and analysis, recommendations for action and performance improvement.The module utilises a combination of lectures, case studies, site visits and guest speakers

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Further analyse the differences in approaches to international management, leadership and change;
· Further develop their analytical and diagnostic skills when faced with a real live case study, in a real time company situation, assessing the challenges facing a company and developing recommendations for leadership and change;
· Further develop their leadership skills in the presentation, defense and discussion of these recommendations to company management.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Students work in consulting groups and submit one case study analysis of maximum 10,000 words.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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CO6506 Leading Change Workshop

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 2, Year 1 - MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Student Group Work and Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Mba Course, Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: This module introduces students to the concepts underpinning and the realities imposing on personal career and change planning

Module Content: The module covers such topics as: current research in personal development and change; linking individual and organisational change; the learning leader; overcoming immunity to change and the development of personal growth/change in the context of professional career development.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify a number of significant personal change goals
· Develop a personal change/career development plan
· Present, defend and discuss this plan in documentary/essay form.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Students work individually to prepare a personal career and change plan of maximum 10,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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CO6507 Adapative Leadership Workshop

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 4, Year 2, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Other (Student Group Work and Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Mba Course, Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: This module builds on the students knowledge of the concepts underpinning and the realities imposing on personal career and change planning, as developed in the first Semester.

Module Content: The module further examines such topics as: current research in personal development and change; linking individual and organisational change; the learning leader; overcoming immunity to change and the development of personal growth/change in the context of professional career development.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Continue their identification of a number of significant personal change goals
· Continue building and developing a personal change/career development plan
· Present, defend and discuss this plan in documentary/essay form.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Students work individually to prepare a personal career and change plan of maximum 10,000 words).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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CO6508 Developing the Entrepreneurial Venture

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1. (Part 2, Year 1, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (Student Group Work and Contact Hours).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joan Buckley, Department of Management and Marketing.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Management and Marketing; Staff, Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Staff, Department of Food Business and Development.

Module Objective: To examine and critique the main elements of entrepreneurship as they apply to high potential ventures.

Module Content: The module examines such topics as: entrepreneurial theory and the entrepreneurial process; opportunity recognition; feasibility analysis; business models and market beachheads; government supports for new venture creation; growth strategies; accessing resources; sectoral analysis ; success and failures within sectors; relevant business case studies. This module will also utilise business cases and draw on the experience of Irish entrepreneurs and provide insights into identifying the key strategies that facilitate scaling and accelerating of a business.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· evaluate the entrepreneurial character and the entrepreneurial process;
· critique a business plan;
· access support services and appreciate the stakeholder ecosystem (banks, enterprise boards, universities, business angels, development agencies);
· apply different opportunity recognition techniques and evaluate competing alternatives;
· critique the key aspects of a scalable venture such as market opportunity, initial traction, embedded culture of innovation, cross-functional team and entrepreneurial management style;
· assess case studies and recommend strategic plans for scaling ventures;
· present project findings in a clear and concise manner.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Group Project: 80 marks (Students work in groups to complete a project of maximum 6,000 words); Project Presentation: 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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