MG1848: Introduction to Management and Managing Yourself

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 13 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 1 x 3hr(s) Other (E-mentoring); Other (Self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Anthony Mcdonnell, Department of Management and Marketing.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: The purpose of this module is to offer the student an opportunity to explore the important topic of management and why it matters. This module will also enable the student to explore their individual management style and will help students develop their strengths and areas in need of improvement across a range of key generic personal and interpersonal skills which are essential to the effective practice of management.
Module Content: 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.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Examine styles of managerial behaviour.
  • Review the importance and future of management.
  • Analyse the essential nature of managerial work.
  • Recognise specific areas of personal strength and areas which require improvement.
  • Employ effective communication and networking skills.
  • Organise and plan time and priorities more effectively.
  • Discuss the key elements of the strategic management process.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,000 word reflection (50 marks); Oral presentation (50 marks); 1 x 2,000 word essay (100 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 module co-ordinator.).

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