Module Code: H6MGM
Long Title Introduction to Management
Title Introduction to Management
Module Level: LEVEL 6
EQF Level: 5
EHEA Level: Short Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: JONATHAN BRITTAIN
Module Author: LAURA FALLON
Departments: School of Computing
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Explain and examine the process of planning and fundamentals of managing strategy
LO2 Describe key components and issues relating to organisational structure
LO3 Recognise the importance of Control and how this can effectively be achieved
LO4 Define Management, and describe the activities of management, managers, and the management environment
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
An Introduction to Management
Management levels & skills, effective managers History of Management Thought The dynamic new workplace Management past and present Ethical behaviour and social responsibility
Teaching methodology
The learning strategy involves the use of lectures, case studies and class discussions as appropriate. Students will also have access to web based support.
The Business Environment
Macro environment; political, economic, social and technological environment. The task environment, competitive analysis, managing the external environment. Global dimensions of management Entrepreneurship and small business
Planning and Decision Making
Strategic management The corporate plan. Defining corporate objectives, formulating a strategic plan, developing a tactical plan. The decision making process. Types of decision, problem identification and evaluating alternatives. Individual versus group decision-making.
The nature and importance of organising. Structural configuration, structural operation, contingency approaches to organisational structure. The Mintzberg framework. Recent trends in organisational structure
Leadership theories Leadership qualities Motivation Effective team management
Steps in the control process Types of control methods and techniques Control techniques Characteristics of a good control system
Organising and Change
Designing organisational structure Control and change
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Assessment60.00%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Continuous Assessment (0200) % of total: 40
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Sample Assessment: A project submission (40%) covering the areas of the use of mark-up language & it’s manipulation covering the use of client side scripting & server side scripting in depth. Alternatively the student could be assessed with two 20% assignments
End of Module Assessment
Assessment Type: Terminal Exam % of total: 60
Assessment Date: End-of-Semester Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
End-of-Semester Final Examination
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent Learning No Description 7.5 Every Week 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard L. Daft, Martyn Kendrick, Natalia Vershinina.. Management, Mason, OH, USA; South-Western/Cengage Learning, [ISBN: 9781844808823].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • HANNIGAN (4th ed), 2004 Management – Concepts & Practices, Prentice Hall.. Management – Concepts & Practices.
  • TIERNAN, MORLEY AND FOLEY 2001 Modern Management – Theory and Practice for Irish Students, Gill and Macmillan.. Modern Management – Theory and Practice for Irish Students.
  • ROBBINS AND COULTER (2004) Management 8th edn, Prentice Hall.. Management.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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