Managing Organisations and People

MQF Level 7

6 Credits (ECTS)

Managing Organisations and People

October 2024
Module Type
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

This module serves as an essential introduction to the intricacies of managing people and organizational processes, emphasizing the practical application of management principles in real-world contexts.

Students will explore the multifaceted functions of management, from planning and organizing to leading and controlling, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how these processes contribute to organizational success.

A focal point of the module is the critical role of effective human resource management (HRM) and leadership in driving organizational performance and fostering a positive work environment.

Through case studies, interactive discussions, and experiential learning activities, students will examine key managerial decisions, such as fostering effective teamwork and cultivating leadership capabilities across all levels of a business enterprise.

By delving into these topics, students will develop the skills and insights necessary to navigate the complexities of modern organizational dynamics and contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives.




Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following: 

  • a Level 6 degree; 


  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role. 


Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the study programme and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at management professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience such as:  

  • Operations Manager/ Coordinator 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Supply Chain Manager 
  • Shop Floor Manager/ Supervisor 
  • Marketing and Sales Manager 
  • Services Manager/ Supervisor. 
  • Retail Managers/ Supervisors 
  • Transport Managers 
  • Maintenance Managers 
  • Marketing Managers 

The target group focuses primarily on people already employed within supervisory and managerial roles who wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to progress further in their careers. 

Module / Unit Instructions

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning. The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes:

1. Face-to-face sessions: 18 hours

2. Online Learning Activities: 12 hours

Face to Face sessions

Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Online Learning Activities

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions. These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises.

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in question.

The tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in both the formative and the summative assignment.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of: · 20% of the mark achieved for formative assignment; and · 80% of the mark achieved for the summative assignment.

All assignment tasks of both formative and summative assessment aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of each individual Module.


a) Formative assessment tasks are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development throughout all of the modules studied.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in the formative assignment.

Formative assessment tasks will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

b) Summative assessment is done via one assignment at the end of each module. The mode of assessment varies and may include in-class assignments, and home-based written assignments.

The recommended assessment tool for this module is an essay title or case studies based on relevant real-life scenarios.

Word count range: 3000 ± 10% For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in summative assignment.



Module Intake Dates

October 2024

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management as presented in this brochure costs €9,775.*  

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.** 

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***  

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying. 

**Terms and conditions apply.  

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.  

Learning Outcomes


At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Critically assess and apply the necessary characteristics and roles of a managers in context of management theory.
  • Critically interpret and assess leadership theories in context of own organisation.
  • Critically analyse and apply the Principles of Management as per Fayol’s model.
  • Critically reflect on and appraise the utility of the theories related to culture and managing cultural diversity for treatment of staff and guests/clients.
  • Use managerial theoretical concepts to manage own organisation § Critically appraise HR strategies for staff retention and increased satisfaction.


At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • Critically appraise management theories such as: Scientific Theory by Frederick W. Taylor, Administrative Theory by Henri Fayol, Bureaucratic Theory by Max Weber, Human Relations Theory by Elton Mayo.
  • Critically evaluate concepts of Human Resource Management strategies.
  • Critically analyse organisational behavioural concept and issues in the context of organisational behaviour theories, models and concepts.
  • Critically assess Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management.
  • Evaluate and relate various implications of cultural diversity on organisational management and its importance.
  • Critically appraise a key challenges in context of organisational theory (rational system perspective, division of labor, modernization theory, bureaucratic theory, and contingency theory)
  • Understand and evaluate how a manager might monitor and evaluate current management practice, strategy and leadership in own organisation in relation to leadership and management theories.


At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Crtically assess the functions of Management in relation to management theory.
  • Critically assess the current Management and Leadership styles and structures of own organisation.
  • Critically evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the current HR strategy in own organisation.
  • Critically analyse intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and their short and long-term effects.
  • Critically evaluate the implication of cultural diversity on management at own organisation..

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities:

The learner will be able to:

  • Critical abilities and judgmental skills are outlined above in: competences, skills and knowledge sections.

Module-Specific Learner Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  •  The learner will be able to § Navigate through the online learning platform to find assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.
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