Management Practice (BA) (Blended Learning) (September 2020)

University of Limerick (21BAMAPRUPA)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Management Development Unit

General Information
Contact

Ask to speak to a Springboard+ coordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
Enterprise Research Centre
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/07/2020

Start Date

31/08/2020

End Date

17/05/2021

About this Course

Applications for this course are closed since 23rd July. We are unable to accept any late applications for this course. Any applications received before the closing date will be contacted in the coming weeks with an update.

The BA in Management follows on from Certificate and Diploma in Management offered by the Management and Development Unit (MDU). It is a skills-based programme which provides learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to become highly effective managers within their individual organisations.

Given the current environment the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Objectives

On successful completion graduates will be equipped with:

- the knowledge and skills to competently deal with challenges within the complex and dynamic business environment.

- strategic vision and innovative solutions, supported with practical business knowledge and tools which can easily adapt and respond to such complex issues in our rapidly changing, competitive environment.

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants who hold a Diploma Level 7 (NFQ), ECTS 60 credits award (Minimum 2.2) in Management or Business Studies or equivalent and is suitable for middle-level managers from a variety of disciplines working with public, private and voluntary sector organisations

Each application is considered on an individual basis and is assessed by the Selection Panel for the programme. Educational qualifications, work and life experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered and evaluated usually, but not always, by means of an interview. Applicants may be short-listed for interviews, depending on the number of applications received. It is highly advisable to submit a strong and thorough application in the event that short-listing for interview does take place. In conjunction with the RPL policy of the University (see attached PDF) this Graduate Diploma will consider previous experience as means of application through an ethical and transparent RPL process.

Long Description

The programme aims to support learners to identify innovative methods of doing business in a competitive environment, whether that be customer or internally facing. Participants will be guided to specify performance objectives to achieve personal and organisational improvements and to motivate their teams to achieve the the primary objectives of their company.

The BA in Management Practice is a one year programme specifically designed to broaden and develop generic management competencies required by middle-level managers from a variety of disciplines working within public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

There is increasing consensus across the management literature regarding key core competencies required by middle-managers to provide direction, facilitate change, utilise resources, and collaborate across functions; while concurrently achieving outstanding results by developing motivated effective individual team members and releasing discretionary effort and talent through delegation and empowerment.

The MDU learning process places participants at the centre of the learning experience and focuses on generating changes in values, relationships and behaviours which are essential to fostering personal development, specialist knowledge, skills and techniques. Training is structured through interactive workshops with individual and team exercises, along with facilitated discussions used to reinforce the learning outcomes. Online materials will be made available through an easy-to-use electronic platform.

MODULES:

MG4917 - Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM): How logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm and the entire supply chain
PM4018- Personnel Management Practice: Aim is to increase the knowledge and skill of the participants in key
operational areas of HR.
MG4927 Cross Cultural Management: Provide students with an understanding of cross-cultural issues & International
Management thinking
MG4937 - Planning Techniques & Decision Making: Defines the objectives of the management project.
MG4918 - Strategic Management: This module addresses the domain of the strategic manager.
MG4928 Organisational Performance & Effectiveness: How to assess & improve the performance & effectiveness of an
organisation
EC4908 – Issues in the Global Economic Environment: Pros & cons of economic analysis & effects of real world economy
on business decision making
MG4938 Project: Implementation & Evaluation: Students apply management & organisational theories to an action based
research project.
CA4003 Career Development: An optional module for those students who wish to pursue this professional development workshop. Which prepare learners with CV and career coaching, develop a LinkedIn/online presence, physical presentation and interviews skills.
IE2011 Industry Learning Project: Optional module for unemployed students who require a placement in the area of course study.

Timetable Info

Given the current environment the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please regularly consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ask to speak to a Springboard+ coordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
Enterprise Research Centre
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Email

springboard@ul.ie

RPL Information

The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2020 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director. The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants.

Application Procedures

APPLICATION TO A SPRINGBOARD+ COURSE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IS A 2 STEP PROCESS.

Step 1 is to submit your application on the Springboard+ website, you will then be sent a link via email to apply to the University of Limerick (UL) directly (this will be step 2).
You must provide all documents requested on this email which must be uploaded with your application on the UL site. It is only when we receive ALL requested documents that your application is considered complete.

Note : It may take a few days after your application is updated to 'Pending' on the Springboard+ website for us to send you the link to apply to UL (step 2).

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Required Documents for UL application:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language
requirements:
• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate


FEES - EMPLOYED APPLICANTS ONLY
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

Employed participants will be required to make a 10% course contribution of €400 directly to the University of Limerick.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.

Course Acceptance:
Should an offer be made, in order to accept a course offer employed participants must pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of €250 to the University of Limerick. This €250 will be deducted from the contribution of €400 outlined above. The full fees of €400 are payable in two equal instalments of €200. Once the €250 acceptance has been paid then the remaining fee relates to semester 2. This equates to €150 and is due by 15th January 2021

In order to avail of Springboard+ funding you must provide written proof as outlined below:
NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process it is your responsibility to inform a Springboard+ coordinator at UL and to provide proof of new status.

Unemployed
Written proof from the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) that you are in receipt of an eligible payment (see Springboard+ site).

Returners
Swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to your status and provide written proof.

Employed/Self Employed
Provide a copy of most recent P60 or other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment or self-employment.

Formerly Self-Employed
Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient. Swear a declaration, witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths, stating that the applicant is no longer self-employed.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)