FS1830: Introduction to Management Principles

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: 18hr(s) Lectures; 50hr(s) Other (individual self-reflection); 12hr(s) Other (in-class exercises); 15hr(s) Other (case studies); 10hr(s) Other (peer learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Food Industry Training Unit, Industry Mentors, Guest speakers from Industry.
Module Objective: To introduce students to concepts of management principles as they are applied in the Food and Agri-Food sectors, particularly working styles and managerial profiles.
Module Content: The roles, responsibilities, attitudes and behavious for successful management. Organisational structures and models of management in Agri-Food companies. Understanding your professional working style (DISC) and an introduction to the key perspectives and practices of successful agri-food managers including managing organisations and people. Building your management profile in a dynamic industry. Action learning and application of managerial theories in the workplace.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recognise different approaches to management in practice and relate to management theory.
  • Describe the main theories of management.
  • Define hierarchical, flat and matrix organisational structures and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
  • Distinguish between features and key competencies required following several of major management models.
  • Demonstrate application of current management and administrative practices in workplace applications.
  • Differentiate between different management styles.
  • Diagnose problems with management profiles.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class assignment, 20 marks; Completion of self-assessment exercises, 30 marks; 2,000 word application of management principles to in-company project, 30 marks; 1,000 word reflective log, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Application project and reflective log.
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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