FE1842: Food Business Planning

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 15, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Workshops; 80hr(s) Other (self directed and work based study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Seamus O'Reilly, Department of Food Business and Development.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Staff, Food Industry Training Unit and Industry Presenters.
Module Objective: This module aims to provide an appreciation of the impact of both external and internal factors on business objectives and operations.
Module Content: An analysis of the business planning process equips the participant with key skills such as: goal setting, establishing KPIs, resource allocation and project management. The participant is challenged to consider their role within the business structure and how their functional area and day-to-day activities contribute to achieving business objectives and drive the business forward.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define Business Strategy.
  • Establish and use KPIs.
  • Align strategic objectives and deployment of resources.
  • Use project management techniques.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,000 word reflecive log 30 marks; 3,000 word project, 70 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 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 (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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