By Dr Kenneth Grech
The Essentials of Management (EOM) module runs at Level 4 MQF and is part of the Diploma in Business of the National Computing Centre (NCC). It covers the main principles and functions of management. Students will be given the essential tools and knowledge of management as a start of their journey into understanding the fundamental requisites for managing businesses and organizations. A mixed didactic and case-based approach is adopted to provide students with the required skills and expertise on management at this level. Several management areas are covered, including developing management and leadership strategies and the planning process, decision making, understanding organisations and staff behaviour, managing teams and motivating staff. Assessment is through a written assignment that links the theory with practice.