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The Diploma in Management aims to help middle managers develop themselves, their teams and their organisation. There is a strong focus on personal development in this one year programme and in enhancing a range of managerial competencies. This course is run by the University of Limerick Kemmy Business School in conjunction with the Atlantic Aviation Institute in Shannon.
On completion of the programme participants will be able to:
- Understand and appreciate core management principles and theories
- Apply a range of management skills and techniques to manage themselves and their teams more effectively
- Demonstrate the ability to utilise social confidence, interpersonal skills and personal organisational skills in a wide range of settings
- Control stress and work-life balance
- Appreciate the impact of the economic environment upon the organisation.
QUALIFICATION: NFQ Level 7 Major Award
DELIVERY: Skills-based workshop at the Atlantic Aviation Institute, Shannon, Co. Clare
*funding may be available, contact the Atlantic Aviation Institute for detail
DURATION: September 2018 to April 2019
Telephone: 061 717 726
Mobile: 087 740 76 31
- Five key competencies are formally assessed at a Development Centre at the beginning of the programme, and again at the end of the programme to evaluate progress made. Assessment methods at the development centres include group discussion, individual in-tray exercises, formal presentation, and completion of personality profiles
- The five competencies are: Communication skills, Teamwork, Influencing skills, Planning and organising and Strategic thinking
- Each participant puts together a personal development plan to be carried out during the year, focusing on the five competencies
- Academic assessment is similar to the Certificate in Management Programme with a tutor marked assignment per module. In addition, a work based project is completed, which allows participants to demonstrate the application of learning to real management problems, within their own organisations.
Candidate Profile and Requirements:
- Middle managers seeking to reinforce experiential learning with an academic qualification in management
- Graduates with three or more years organisational experience wishing to develop an understanding of the management process and learn appropriate techniques in preparation for their first managerial role
- Participants require either completion of the Certificate in Management or equivalent qualification.
This course requires attendance at the Atlantic Aviation Institute in Shannon for two consecutive days every three weeks from September to April.
The course will be delivered at the Atlantic Aviation Institute in Shannon by the University of Limerick Kemmy Business School
Role of front line manager, Managing Time: establishing objectives, setting priorities and scheduling time; Identification of core management skills; Authority, Responsibility and Accountability; Leadership theories and Managerial Styles; Essential Skills of effective Leadership; Distinguishing Leadership from Management; Formal and Informal aspects of Organisations.
PM3081 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 1
Perception: role stereotyping; Motivation: theories of motivation, relationship between motivation, performance and reward; Job satisfaction: job design, job rotation, job enlargement, job enrichment; Attitudes: formation of attitudes, attitudes and behaviour; Group behaviour: group norms, differences between groups and teams, Belbin Team Type Roles.
MG3081 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
This module is designed to provide an overview of supply chain management and how it can contribute to improved business performance. The course content includes: Supply chain management processes; product life cycle; metrics for supply chain management; strategies for efficiency and cost saving; vendor managed inventory; best practices in the supply chain techniques and customer relationship management.
FI3001 FINANCIAL FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS
This module is designed to give managers from a non-financial background the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the basic principles of business finance and become more confident in addressing matters of a financial nature. The module specifically addresses the needs of front line managers with current or future financially related responsibilities.
MG3631 PROJECT 1
Operational Management V Project Management; The Project Management Process; Project Life Cycle, Roles of the Project Manager, Sponsor, Stakeholders and Team members; Project planning techniques: brainstorming, task boarding, work breakdown structure, Gantt chart, critical path analysis, risk assessment matrix, capital appraisal techniques.
MG3602 MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
The Management of Change Process. The nature and importance of change (both minor and paradigm changes), factors forcing change, resistance to change, planned change interventions, models of organisational change to include Lewin and more recent approaches. Key issues associated with successful change programmes. The role of organisational culture in the management of change process.
MG3652 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Strategic management process; strategic management and strategic change; vision; mission and objectives; analysing the business environment; PEST and SWOT analysis; forecasting the environment; scenario planning; strategy creation; changing strategies; strategic thinking and strategic planning.
PM3012 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR II
Conflict in organisations: defining conflict, sources of conflict, conflict handling and resolution;
Group dynamics: inter and intra-group conflict, group cohesion and cooperation; Influencing skills: impact of power on influence, sources of power in organisation, management skills in influencing and persuasion; Negotiation skills: negotiating models, bargaining strategies, developing negotiating skills; Managing stress: sources of stress; stress management techniques.
PM3022 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Overview of the human resource management process; Role and responsibilities of top management, line management and specialist human resource practitioners in the development and implementation of HRM policies and practices aligned to business strategies; Best practice HRM policies and practices; Human resource planning; Performance management and performance appraisal; Recruitment and selection methods; Assessment and development centres; Grievance and disciplinary procedures; Identification of training and development needs; Design of training sessions; Evaluation of training and development programmes.
MG3642 PROJECT 2
Develop a project report in an area of relevance to their work; Formulate valid research questions to examine specific management problems; Construct and implement a realistic project research timeframe; Review relevant literature within their project subject area; Develop research methods to investigate subject area; Analyse collected information/ data using appropriate techniques; Provide specific recommendations and actions.
About the Atlantic Aviation Institute
The Atlantic Aviation Institute designs, develops and delivers the highest quality training solutions within the domestic and international markets in collaboration with leading educational providers, both nationally and internationally. The new state-of-the-art training is located in the Shannon Free Zone in Shannon. As well as offering executive and aviation courses, the Institute is available to businesses, consultants and training companies as a location to hold courses or facilitate meetings in the locality. It is an ideal location for meetings where international delegates or participants can fly into Shannon and literally be on site within minutes of leaving the airport terminal.