Business Management - QQI Level 6

The size of your organisation doesn't matter, whatever you do or whatever department you work in, your employees are your most valuable asset.

Course Details

You may be an expert in your field but that doesn’t mean that you have what it takes to be a business owner or manager. When you open the doors on day one, it is unlikely that customers will flock to you right away just because you know what you’re doing.

This business management training QQI/FETAC Level 6 course will give you the necessary knowledge and skill to explore a range of organisation and investigate the internal and external environments as well as examining the various ways organisations manage change.

You will also evaluate a range of business management techniques, examine the difference between management and leadership and design a procedure for a management process.

It has often been said that it is the little things that you do every day which makes a big difference up and down the organisation. 

Managing a small business means managing your time, resources and employees as efficiently as possible. researching and educating yourself on new ways to better manage the various aspects of your business can make your business more productive, and your life easier.

Business Management

Go to the following links on advice about managing a small to medium sized business Small Business Management Tips and Top tips for better management

I recommend "How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills" - Effective Strategies for Business Managers by Meir Liraz

This book features effective strategies and clever techniques to help you improve your leadership and management skills. It points out that you must be a leader that people follow, keep informed, make timely decisions and take effective action.

I would also highly recommend "The Human Side of Enterprise", Annotated Edition (Business Books) Hardcover – 1 Jan 2006 by Douglas Mcgregor

Heralded as one of the most important pieces of management literature ever written, a touchstone for scholars and a handbook for practitioners, The Human Side of Enterprise continues to receive the highest accolades nearly half a century after its initial publication. Influencing such major management gurus such as Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis, McGregor's revolutionary Theory Y-which contends that individuals are self-motivated and self-directed-and Theory X-in which employees must be commanded and controlled-has been widely taught in business schools, industrial relations schools, psychology departments, and professional development seminars for over four decades.

Now more than ever, the timeless wisdom of Douglas McGregor can light the path towards a management style that nurtures leadership capability, creates effective teams, ensures internal alignment, achieves high performance, and cultivates an authentic, value-driven workplace--lessons we all need to learn as we make our way in this brave new world of the 21st century.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course learners will be able to;

-Explore a range of organisations to include different organisation types, purpose, mission, vision and objectives and structures. Investigate the internal environment of an organisation to include a SWOT analysis (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats)

-Analyse the impact of a range of external factors on an organisation to include a PEST analysis (Political Economic Social Technological)

-Examine the need to and various ways that organisations adapt to and manage change. Explore the role of management within an organisation to include planning, organising , motivating, monitoring, review and control -

-Evaluate a range of business management techniques and tools for planning, management control and measuring performance within a business organisation to include budgetary and none budgetary forms of control and performance indicators