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On completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe the nature of management, corporate structures and management processes within an organization or firm and its role in achieving objectives.
Explain the role and activities involved in Human Resources Management.
Describe the factors involved in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Explain the role of marketing in business life and in society and describe, explain and apply the process of marketing management.
Outline the structure of the financial accounts of a business and describe and use the more important indicators of financial performance.
Describe business asset structures and the principles of business funding.
Introduction to Agribusiness Management, the food chain, management role and activities, the role of the manager, proccess of management viz. planning, organising, directing and controlling; Irish agribusiness and food environment
Organisational management; organisational structures and configurations; Examples from Agribusiness, food and other sectors; delegation and decentralisation.
Production Planning and Management understanding the operations process, how unique characteristics of agricultural products can influence operations decisions, factors affecting plant location and capacity.
Supply Chain Management objectives and functions, purchasing and procurement, role of inventory.
Human Resources Management functions of a HR manager,
Conceptual and definitional aspects of marketing including strategic marketing decisions and the marketing mix.
Introduction to business finance including basic financial accounting concepts and terminology.
Understanding the main Financial Statements
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Final examination to be held during the exam week consisting of MCQ and essay questions||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Class Test: Mid-term 1, Online MCQ examination||Week 6||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Group Participation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Mid-term 2, Online MCQ examination||Week 12||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
In class quiz in week 7 with results returned to students in week 8, second in class quiz in week 12 with results returned to students during the study week.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Fri 10:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|