UCC Adult courses

Management Practice - Dip

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Management Practice

  • Code

    DMP

  • College

    Adult Continuing Education

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time

  • Qualifications

    Dip

  • NFQ Level

    Level 7

  • NFQ Award Title

    Special Purpose Award

  • Fees

    €2000 per year See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants will hold a level 6 qualifications or have a minimum 2 years work experience as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    28th August 2020

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

  • Venue

    UCC Campus

  • Start Date

    September 2020

Course Outline

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Today’s business environment is one which is rapidly changing: Brexit presents significant and unknown challenges for many businesses operating in Ireland; there is increased global uncertainty; and new technology is disrupting traditional ways of doing business. Such changing context requires managers to be responsive, agile and capable of developing new approaches and solutions to address key issues in order for their businesses to remain competitive.

The Certificate in Management Practice will introduce students to key theories and skills related to the practice of management within their own organisation through the lens of self, team and the organisation. The programme is designed to introduce participants to key management principles, best practices and practical ready-to-apply tools in order to help students build their own managerial skill-set, while delivering immediate improvements to their organisation.

The programme has a core focus on people management and will address issues such as employee relations, conflict resolution and HR planning. It will also introduce students to key areas such as managing finance, marketing, strategy and decision-making.

The programme will be particularly valuable to managers in any sector who have had little or no formal management training and want to strengthen their managerial capabilities through the completion of a formal third level management qualification that is highly practical in its orientation. It is also suitable for people working in non-managerial roles who wish to improve their career development in preparation for future management roles.

Year 1: Students will complete 30 credits as follows:

  • MG1848 Introduction to Management and Managing Yourself (10 Credits)
  • MG1849 Managing People (10 Credits)
  • MG1850 Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills for Managers (5 Credits)
  • AC1802 Introduction to Managing Finance (5 Credits)

Year 2: Students will complete 30 credits as follows:

  • MG2804 Leading Teams (10 credits)
  • MG2805 Introduction to Marketing (5 Credits)
  • MG2806 Effecting Change (5 credits)
  • MG2807 Management in Practice Project (10 credits)

Course Practicalities

Lectures/workshops will be scheduled Tuesday evenings (6.30-9.30pm) from mid-September 2019 to end May 2020. Students will also attend 8 full day (10am-4pm) Saturday workshops from September to May with approximately one workshop scheduled per month. The programme is wholly assessed via continuous assessment.

Why Choose This Course

This broad programme will offer students the opportunity to develop greater self-awareness in order to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses. It will allow them to integrate core people management principles into their own practice to improve their performance as a manager and to work more effectively with colleagues and staff. In order for participants to instantly apply their learning to their workplace and make improvements in the day-to-day management of their organisation, this skills-based programme is delivered with a highly practical focus in a very participative environment. Through engaging in class discussion, role-play, case study analysis and group tasks, students will gain practical tools to enhance their own performance as managers. Lectures and workshops will be delivered by a team of academic experts in the field of management, as well as a number of highly experienced practitioners.

Skills and Careers Information

The programme will be particularly valuable to managers in any sector who have had little or no formal management training and want to strengthen their managerial capabilities through the completion of a formal third level management qualification that is highly practical in its orientation. It is also suitable for people working in non-managerial roles who wish to improve their career development in preparation for future management roles.

Requirements

Applications will be accepted from candidates who:

  • Are over 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application
  • AND hold a level 6 qualification

OR

  • Have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director

Note: The programme will be particularly valuable to managers in any sector who have had little or no formal management training and want to strengthen their managerial capabilities through the completion of a formal third level management qualification that is highly practical in its orientation. It is also suitable for people working in non-managerial roles who wish to improve their career development in preparation for future management roles.

Places are limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates may be invited to interview by the programme team to assess their suitability for the programme.

Fees and Costs

€2000 per year

Funding may be available via the Springboard+ scheme for this programme. Please see https://springboardcourses.ie/ to check your eligibility.

 

How Do I Apply

Ace's Temporary Pivot Towards Blended Online Learning For Academic Year 2020/2021

Given the current context of Covid-19 and the prevailing public health guidelines, there will be a blended online approach for ACE programmes for the 2020/21 academic year. This will mean that for semester 1 all teaching will generally be delivered online. We will endeavour to provide more classroom-based teaching in semester 2, however this is dependent on the progression of the virus and public health advice in this very fluid situation. 

Our approach will involve (as much as possible) the replication of the classroom environment in an online environment:

  • Classes will be held in accordance with standard programme timetables;
  • Synchronous/live delivery of lectures online will be prioritised as much as possible;
  • The use of recordings in place of live lectures will be limited;
  • Opportunities for student engagement and interactivity (through online breakout rooms, discussion boards, live Q&A, etc.) will be the norm across all programmes.

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

  • You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
  • Some of UCC’s services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies.  However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
  • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
  • We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
  • You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software.  All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.

Should you have any queries on this, please contact Programme Coordinator Deirdre O Byrne at deirdre.obyrne@ucc.ie 

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Application Statement
  • Birth Cert or Passport
  • Passport Photograph 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Language Test Report [if applicable]
  • Transcripts [if applicable]

NOTE: Once you have selected your course your application saves automatically.  If you don't complete your application in one session you can access your draft application in the "My Applications" section of the UCC360 application portal. The My Applications section will also keep you updated on the status of your application.


 

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Year 1 Modules

  • AC1802: Introduction to Managing Finance (5 credits)
    · Interpreting financial statements
    · Basic principles of financial planning and budgeting
    · Understanding financial risk
    · Using financial data to evaluate organisation performance
    · The role of finance in planning and decision-making.
  • MG1848: Introduction to Management and Managing Yourself (10 credits)
    Introduction to the topic of management specifically covering:
    · The process of management – management styles and activities
    · Managerial work
    · Managerial roles
    · Management theory
    · Future of management
    · Strategic management
    Introduction to developing yourself as a manager including:
    · Understanding personal management style;
    · Understanding individual difference in organisation behaviour;
    · Self-management and stress management for managers;
    · Developing resilience and self-care;
    · Time management and setting priorities;
    · Communications skills including active listening and assertiveness;
    · Networking;
    · Business ethics and professionalism.
  • MG1849: Managing People (10 credits)
    · Key role of front line manager in managing people
    · People management and organisation performance – achieving productivity through people
    · Introduction to key employment legisation
    · HR planning – how to attract, recruit, select, engage, develop, retain employees.
    · Managing employee relations
    · Performance management
    · Reward management
    · Motivating and engaging employees
    · Conflict management
    · Introduction to managing health and safety in the workplace
    · Manager as coach
    · Giving and receiving feedback.
  • MG1850: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making for Managers (5 credits)
    · Understanding and analysing problems
    · Problem solving tools and techniques
    · Decision-making process
    · Strategic planning
    · Data analysis to support decision-making
    · Evaluating decisions
    · Fostering creativity
    · Introduction to design thinking
    · Innovation tools and techniques.

Year 2 Modules

  • MG2804: Leading Teams (10 credits)
    · Introduction to leadership
    · Introduction to groups and teams
    · Understanding team composition and dynamics
    · Models of team Leadership – theory and practice
    · Team roles and interpersonal communication
    · Organisation and group culture
    · Conflict in teams
    · Motivating teams
    · Appraising and enhancing team performance.
  • MG2805: Introduction to Marketing (5 credits)
    Introduction to key marketing theories, frameworks and concepts, specifically:
    The history of marketing
    The marketing mix
    Consumer behaviour
    Market research principles and practice
    The impact of digital technology
    The marketing environment.
  • MG2806: Effecting Change (5 credits)
    · Planned and unplanned change
    · Understanding individual and group responses to change
    · Managing conflict and resistance to change
    · Legislative considerations
    · Consultation and communication during periods of change
    · Evaluating the impact of change.
  • MG2807: Management in Practice Project (10 credits)
    · Research skills and methods
    · Independent research
    · Preparation of a management in practice project.

Year 3 Modules

Year 4 Modules

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