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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Business Continuity
Module Code MT570
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Gavin Brown
Semester 2: Gavin Brown
Autumn: Gavin Brown
Module TeachersCaroline McMullan
Gavin Brown
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an effective Business Continuity strategy for their organization.

Learning Outcomes

1. explain the process, principles and terminology of business continuity management (BCM).
2. justify the importance, benefits and outcomes of effective BCM.
3. evaluate the key guidance documents highlighting good practice in BCM.
4. recommend how the core elements of BCM may be implemented within various projects/organisations.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Attendance & Participation
Directed learning89Reading, Research, Preparation of Assignments
Lecture36Attendance & Participation
Directed learning89Reading, Research, Preparation of Assignments
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentApplication of BCM to an organisational setting (Theory & Practice)100%Sem 1 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Barnes J.C.: 2001, A Guide to Business Continuity Planning, Wiley,
  • Elliott D, Swartz E, Herbane B: 2002, Business Continuity Management: A crisis management approach, Routledge,
  • Myers N: 2006, Business Continuity Strategies: Protecting Against Unplanned Disasters, Wiley,
Other Resources

45736, ISO, ISO 22301, 2019, ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience — Business continuity management systems — Requirements, 45737, ISO, ISO 22313, 2020, ISO 22313:2020 — Business continuity management systems — Guidance on the use of ISO 22301, 45732, Website, BCI, 0, http://www.thebci.org/, 0, NFP, 2019, NFPA 1600 Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management, 0, ISO, 0, ISO/TS 22332:2021 - Guidelines for developing business continuity plans and procedures, 0, ISO, 0, ISO/TS 22331:2018 - Guidelines for business continuity strategy, 0, ISO, 0, ISO/TS 22330:2018 - Guidelines for people aspects of business continuity, 0, ISO, 0, ISO/TS 22317:2021 - Guidelines for BIA,
Programme or List of Programmes
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Date of Last Revision25-MAY-10

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