Short Title:Business Administration 1
Full Title:Business Administration 1
Module Code:ADMN H1003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Accounting and taxation
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:MARTIN NOLAN
Module Author:TARA SYLVIA CLARKE
Module Description:This module aims to provide students with an in depth knowledge of the general principles of management. This knowledge provides the student with a grounding in the functional requirements of management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge of traditional and conventional management approaches.
LO2 Appreciate the importance of planning and decision making in management.
LO3 Identify other key functions of management, including; organising, staffing, leading and controlling.
LO4 Perform a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Modern approaches:
Management Theories: Classical; Scientific; Bureaucracy; Administrative, Behavioural; Systems Theory; Contingency Theory, Organisational Culture and Total Quality Management.
40.00%
Management Functions:
Planning: Components of Planning; Strategic Planning; Operational Planning; Types of Plans, Forecasting.
15.00%
Organising:
Job Design; Co-ordination; Other design alternatives (Span of Control, Centralization, Line and Staff Functions, Standardisation, Formality); Basic Structural Formats.
15.00%
Directing:
Directing; Leadership; Motivation.
15.00%
Controlling:
Dimensions of Control; Control Problems; Financial and Non Financial Control Methods.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will take the form of an individual assessment. This can be an in-class time constrained short answer type exam or a project 1,2 30.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester
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.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Projects/Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Projects/Reading/Study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Tiernan, S.D., Morley, M.J., & Foley, E. 2006, Modern Management: Theory and Practice for Irish Students, 3rd Ed., Chapters 1,4,5,6,8,9,10, Gill and Macmillan Dublin
  • Daft, R., & Marcic, D. 2009, Management: The New Workplace, 6th Ed., Cengage UK
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lynch, J.J., & Roche, F.W., Understanding Business in Ireland 2000, 3rd Ed., Oak Tree Press Dublin, 2000
  • Griffin, R.W 2010, Management, 10th Ed., Houghton Mifflin Company USA
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • An article pack will be put on Moodle at the beginning of the semester n/a
Other Resources
  • DVDs and Case studies: n/a
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 1 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 1 Mandatory
TA_BACCT_C Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 1 Mandatory