BA in Mangement Practice - Online
Graduates of the Certificate in First Line Management can automatically progress into the specially tailored second year of this course. This means you can qualify for a degree in two years (five semesters).
This is a part-time online course in management. This BA in Management Practice degree is offered online over two evenings a week plus a number of additional Saturdays where you will attend face to face classes.
This course is predominantly delivered online via live interactive lectures and other online resources. It also offers the advantage of face to face classes where you can meet lecturers and fellow classmates. This part-time course will help managers or aspiring managers in small and medium enterprises to run their business more effectively. The programme is structured across the key themes of: managing people and behaviour, operations, organisational context and development. A key feature of this degree programme is an emphasis on applied learning and assessment methodologies to develop key skills such as budget preparation, presentations, action research and report writing. The course will be assessed with an interesting and involving range of continuous assessment assignments, projects and a small number of end of semester examinations throughout the three years of the programme. The programme is delivered both online and on-campus with lectures who are experienced industry practitioners.
Who is the Programme for?
The programme is targeted at owner managers of small to medium sized enterprises and managers and aspiring managers of departments and divisions. The programme is also aimed at people who wish to enter management or supervision.
3 years; 2 semesters per year
This course is now one of NCIís online learning courses. You can take this part-time degree online and take lectures from your own home or office. You will study most of the modules through online classes where you will receive a live lecture and be able to ask questions and interact online with the lecturer. This lecture is then recorded and available online for you to study and review in your own time. There will also be some traditional 'face to face' classes and interactive e-learning instruction. E-Learning instruction will include online classes, tutorials and other online learning activities. This format will appeal to highly motivated students who value the more flexible approach and the ability to cover much of the course at a time and place that suits them; whilst still having the benefits of expert lecturers during the face to face sessions.
How Online Learning Works
Take Online Classes from Home
Each week you are required to participate in a class via the internet and to watch a streamed lecture and follow up question and answer sessions. Recordings of all online classes will then be available for you to review in your own time
Some Face to Face Sessions
For certain modules you will attend a regular class on campus. This may be for a presentation, an assessment or other work that is covered best by a traditional classroom setting. This has the benefit of allowing you time to meet with your lecturer and classmates. These sessions will be minimised to reduce travel time too NCI.
Throughout the course you will engage in online activities and have online learning materials available to you. These resources will help you to learn and apply the new knowledge presented in lectures and classes.
Tuesdays and Thursdays an online live class 18.30-22.30.
Plus an additional 3/4 Saturdays (09.00 to 17.00) per semester for tutorial work and presentations. Dates for these Saturdays are to be confirmed.
In the first week you will be given a full induction to make sure you are absolutely comfortable with the use of the online resources. The initial induction may require attendance at NCI.
This programme is designed to appeal to those at work or seeking to re-enter the workforce. There are no specific academic requirements with applicants considered based on relevant work and other experience. Applicants under 23 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent. The programme allows progression, from which exemptions may apply, for students who have obtained a Certificate in First Line Management, the FETAC Advanced Certificate in Management and the Higher Certificate in Business Studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Management Practice is awarded by QQI at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow progression to level 8 programmes on the NFQ.
Online Classes can be delivered to your home, office or other PC. Saturday tutorials and other face to face classes will be at our IFSC campus.
Tuesday 24th September 2013