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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Organisational Management and Decision Making
Module Code ES504
School School of Education Studies

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Annelies KampOffice NumberCA108
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

INACTIVE - Module Aims: • Present students with current thinking and practices around management and decision making. • Explain and apply best practice on human resource management in organisations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Define the key factors at play in the external environment in terms of organisational management and decision making.
2. Describe the characteristics of good decision making in the workplace.
3. Identify and apply good management practices in the workplace
4. Review the theory of management practice through module assignment
5. Interpret and apply good budgetary practice in organisations.
6. Explain how the exercise of power and politics in organisations requires the acceptance and application of personal responsibility and accountability.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Scheduled class time.
Group work8Group work
Tutorial2Tutorial session
Independent Study56Preparation and readings for assignment.
Assignment Completion85Assignment work
Online activity12Online work
Total Workload: 187

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

The dynamics of policy formulation. Strategic planning at an institutional level with a particular focus on decision making, Budgeting and Budgetary control
control in organisations, preparation of budgets, performance reports. Industrial relations: conflict resolution.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Mintzberg, H.: 1983, Power in and Around Organisations, Prentice Hall, New York,
  • Mintzberg, H & Quinn, B: 0, The Strategy Process, Concepts & Contexts, Prentice Hall, New York,
  • Senge, P: 1999, The Dance of Change., Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London,
  • Weatherly, C.: 2000, Leading the Learning School, MPG Books.,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
GEMLGDip in Education & Training Management
MEMLM.Sc. in Education & Training Management