Book of Modules 2013/2014

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CO1004 Peer Assisted Learning (for Audit)
CO6301 Innovation Project
CO6302 Accounting and Finance in Asia
CO6303 Applied Learning in the Asian Environment
CO6305 Business Research Report
CO6501 Study Visit 1
CO6503 Study Visit 2
CO6505 Professional Practice: Integrative Project
CO6506 Professional Development Workshop (Examining Change)
CO6507 Professional Development Workshop (Leadership Development)
CO6508 Developing the Entrepreneurial Venture
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Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

International visiting students should consult the International Education Office regarding selection of modules.

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)

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Periods 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Periods 1 and 2 and Teaching/Research Period 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 Methods: 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, Faculty of Commerce.

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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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CO6302 Accounting and Finance in Asia

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching/Research Period 3.

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 12 x 3hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies, This module will be taught in Singapore by staff at Nanyang Business School.

Module Objective: The module introduces students to accounting and financial management practices in an Asian environment. In addition to capital sourcing, investment and evaluation, the module will introduce the students to a variety of business risks and their management practices in an Asian environment.

Module Content: Accounting and financial management in the Asian environment; capital sourcing, investment and evaluation; business risks and risk management in the Asian environment.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· employ accounting and finance practices in an Asian environment;
· critically reflect various business risks and risk management in an Asian environment;
· discuss issues of capital sourcing, investment and evaluation in an Asian environment;
· identify the risk facing a company;
· critically evaluate the tactical and strategic role of management accounting in Asia;
· specify enterprise risk management solutions in an Asian environment;
· identify and employ various forms of capital sourcing.

Assessment: This module is examined wholly by continuous assessment and is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Students will be required to pass two in-class tests or essays as determined by Nanyang Business School.

Compulsory Elements: Continous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A pass judgement.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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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CO6303 Applied Learning in the Asian Environment

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2 and Teaching/Research Period 3. ((April to November). Experiential learning coursework is to be submitted before the end of November).

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): CO6304, CO6302 and AS6305

Teaching Methods: 2 x 8weeks(s) Placements (Experiential learning between April and November, 8 weeks May to July; 8 weeks end September to November.).

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Faculty of Commerce; Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To improve students intercultural communication skills, strengthen their employability skills and develop their knowledge of the operating environment particularly in Asia and to compliment classroom teaching.

Module Content: Students will spend twenty eight weeks in Asia on academic and business placement. They will be expected to complete assignments at NTS NBS as well as contribute to the activities of their allocated business organisations. They will reflect on and analyse cultural issues and the operating multicultural environment. Students will be expected to keep learning logs at agreed intervals.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate the ability to function independently in an Asian operating environment;
· identify specific intercltural challenges to doing business and operating in Asia;
· reflect on the ooperating environment in Asia;
· adapt their individual research and presentation skills to meet the requirement of the Region;
· work successfully in a multi-cultural environment;
· manage business activities in an effective and efficient manner in a multicultural environment;
· reflect on and analyse the learning experience from the working environment in Asia in the context of pervious work experience.

Assessment: Student must complete a reflective learning log, self-assessment essay and deliver a presentation. Material is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment and experience in the Asian environment, reflective learning log, self-assessment essay, and presentation.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A pass judgement.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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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CO6305 Business Research Report

Credit Weighting: 15

Teaching Period(s): Teaching/Research Period 3.

No. of Students: Min 6.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): CO6303, CO6302 and AS6305

Teaching Methods: Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator:

Lecturer(s): Staff, Faculty of Commerce; Staff, College of ACSSS.

Module Objective: · To formulate a research framework and undertake research appropriate to the business issues agreed;
To produce a business report/thesis which addresses the agreed business issues in an Asian context;

Module Content: · To develop and agree with the University an appropriate business issue for investigation;
· To complete a masters level business report/thesis which addresses the business issue in manner which meets the academic requirements of the university;
· To make an oral presentation on the business report/thesis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· describe the nature of the Asian business environment;
· to formulate a research framework to address the objectives relevant to the agreed business report;
· critically assess and employ different methods of academic research to address the business issue;
· utilise existing academic thinking to support and critique research analysis;
· write a masters level practitioner thesis, including a comprehensive evaluation and discussion of the business issue;
· communicate the findings with reference to the business issue.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (business report/thesis 8,000 words (to be submitted prior to final workshop) 270 marks; 10 min. presentation on business report/thesis to be conducted at the final workshop, 30 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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 (as prescribed by the Programme Board).

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CO6501 Study Visit 1

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1. (Semester 1, Year 1).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2. (Semester 3, Year 2, MBA).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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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CO6505 Professional Practice: Integrative Project

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1. (Semester 4, Year 2).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 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, Guest Lecturers.

Module Objective: To integrate and apply course frameworks and learnings in personal, professional and organizational development.

Module Content: Review and application of approaches to personal, professional and organisational development. The design and delivery of a developmental project that integrates prior learning in the domains of personal, professional and organisational development.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· design, deliver and assess a development/change project that integrates personal, professional and organisational challenges.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Students work individually to prepare a developmental project 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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 Professional Development Workshop (Examining Change)

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1. (Semester 4, Year 2).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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 Professional Development Workshop (Leadership Development)

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1. (Semester 2, Year 1).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1. (Semester 2, Year 1).

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 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 Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Staff, Department of Food Business and Development; Staff, Department of Management and Marketing.

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%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year 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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