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Module Title
Management of People

Contemporary management skills, behavioural skills, private, public & voluntary sectors

SCQF Points20
ECTS Points10
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedJuly 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.1

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Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

The aim of the module is to develop transferable people management skills for higher level study and professional practice in management.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate competence in a range of business skills to enable effective performance at the first level of management.
2. Critically evaluate strategies for optimising the effectiveness and productivity of people in the workplace.
3. Produce management reports and be able to negotiate and faciliate in a business environment.
4. Critically appraise and understand a range of management tools and systems and their respective applications when used in a management environment.

Indicative Module Content

The topics covered by the syllabus are based around the integration of a range of principles, techniques and practices relevant to first level management. These are suitable for preparation of study and practice at middle management levels across differing organisations, from the private, public and voluntary sectors. This involves developing the learners understanding of the skills required for modern day management. This will include, presentation and report writing skills, effective meetings and time management, problem solving, facilitation and the giving and receiving of feedback.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance LearningBlended Learning

Directed Study

Forum contributions/chat sessions
Learner-centred directed reading
Preparation for workshops
Set Activities

Private Study

Additional Reading
Coursework preparation
Private Study

Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in either Distance Learning Mode by self directed learning using web-based learning materials, supported by on-line support, or through blended delivery, with core content provided on-line and learning consolidated at workshops.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

A single combination coursework assessment

Indicative Bibliography

1.ARMSTRONG, M., 2011. How to be an even better manager. 8th ed. London: Kogan Page.
2.GUIRDHAM, M., 2002. Interactive behaviour at work. 3rd ed. London: Prentice Hall.
3.MULLINS, L., 2016. Management and organisational behaviour. 11th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
4.TORRINGTON, D. and WEIGHTMAN, J., 1994. Effective management: people and organisation. 2nd ed. London: Prentice Hall.

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