To introduce students to the theory and practice of management in a variety of organisations and to foster an interest in current issues and trends in management.
demonstrate an introductory knowledge and understanding of the nature and context of management, the evolution of management theory and its relevance to management practice in the contemporary and emerging organisational environment;
demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the functions, roles, responsibilities, requirements and tasks of management in a variety of organisations, in a changing environment, with particular reference to the Irish context;
demonstrate an awareness of the importance, inherent difficulties and challenges in the management process;
draw on an appreciation of current issues and trends in management thinking and a confidence to formulate and express opinions in these regard;
contribute as a team member to the managerial process.