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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2017 - 2018

Module Title Organisational Management and Decision Making
Module Code ES504
School 79

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Annelies KampOffice NumberCA108
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module presents students with current thinking and practices around decision-making in organisations. Through lectures and guest presentations students will develop critical awareness of decision-making 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. Outline the ethical considerations that inform organisational decision making.
4. Discuss issues of human resource management and industrial relations in organisational decision making.
5. Understand the implications of budgetary practice in organisations.
6. Outline the dimensions of power and politics in organisations and their implications for decision making.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture18Structured presentations
Tutorial2Optional tutorial session
Independent Study100Reading and Research
Assignment Completion94Assignment work
Online activity36Online work
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

Decision making and organizational decision making models
Two sessions

Human resources, industrial relations and decision making
One sessions

Financial planning and decision making
One session

Understanding strategic planning
One session

Undersstanding ethics and decision making
One session

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

  • Henry Mintzberg... [et al.]: 2003, The strategy process, 4th, Chapters 1 - 6, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 9780273651208
  • edited by Martin Parker: 1998, Ethics & organizations, Chapters 5, 7 & 13, Sage, London, 0803974965
  • Daft, RL: 2010, Understanding the Theory and Design of Organizations, 10th, Chapters 3, 7 & 8, Cengage Learning, South-Western, 0324-59888-2
Other Resources

8041, Supplementary topic readings via Moodle, 0,
Programme or List of Programmes
MEMLMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (Leadership)