Short Title:Strategic Management & Finance
Full Title:Strategic Management & Finance
Module Code:MNGT H6002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Computer Science
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Author:AISLING DUHY
Module Description:The aims of this module are to: Understand clearly the key concepts and tools of strategic management and and to develop an ability to interpret management accounting information, analyse performance indicators and analyse pricing within a company.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Understand strategy and its importance
LO2 Evaluate a companys external enviornment, resources and competitive position.
LO3 Complete a strategic audit (SWOT analysis) of an organisation.
LO4 Participate in and influence strategy development in an organisation.
LO5 Critically evaluate the relevant sources of finance available to a business.
LO6 Interpret and critically analyse a set of company accounts and apply relevant ratios to assess performance.
LO7 Use the knowledge and techniques required to enable managers to measure and manage business performance within their organisation.
LO8 Address decision making problems and apply management accounting techniques in arriving at a solution.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Strategic Management - Report 1: Review of literature 20%. Report 2: Case study analysis and presentation 20%. Class participation/discussion based on independent reading 10%. 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Finance: Interpret a set of financial accounts using ratio analysis. Applying a balanced scorecard to the mission statement and evaluating non-financial measures of performance. 5,6,7,8 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Strategic Management -7 weeks:Finance - 7 weeks 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Journal Articles/Case Studies/Readings 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Colin Drury 2012, Cost & Management Accounting: An Introduction, 8th Edition Ed., Thomson
Recommended Book Resources
  • Johnson, Scholes & Whittington 2011, Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text and Cases, 9th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall
  • Arthur Thompson, Margaret Peteraf, John Gamble, A. J. Strickland III, 2012, Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage, 18th edition Ed., McGra-Hill Irwin [ISBN: 0078112729]
  • Catherine Gowthorpe 2008, n/a, 1st Edition Ed., Management Accounting, South-Western Cengage Learning
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Strategic management Reading List, Handed out at beginning of term.
Other Resources
  • Journals/Reviews: Harvard Business Review
  • Journals/Reviews: Strategic Management Journal
  • Journals/Reviews: Academy of Management Review
  • Journals/Reviews: BPP Study materials
  • Journals/Reviews: California Management Review
  • Journals/Reviews: Finance Journals

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_KDMCO_M M. Sc. in Distributed and Mobile Computing 1 Elective
TA_KITMG_M M.Sc. in Information Technology Management 1 Elective
TA_KDMCO_PD Postgraduate Diploma in Distributed and Mobile Computing 1 Elective
TA_KITMG_PD Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 1 Elective