Full time 1 Year(s)
This one-year programme is designed to equip graduates from any disciplinary background with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with the complexities of management in an international context. It is great preparation for an international career in management.
On completion of the programme, you will have: an integrated understanding of the important functions within management and the interactions between them; the capacity to develop a strategy for a new or existing organisation; become a more effective learner, planner, communicator and team worker; be a critical and reflective thinker and be able to undertake effective research.
The MSc Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), enabling you to graduate with two qualifications: the MSc Management degree; and the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership. Whilst on the programme, you can undertake a company project or attend an international summer school with one of our prestigious partner schools.
In your final term, you will put your knowledge into practice in a Research Project – either library-based or company-based.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
The last module of your degree, the Research Project, is the biggest and most intensive piece of work you will undertake on the MSc, and accounts for 20% of the overall marks.
For this module you undertake independent research over a period of ten weeks, using and building on the knowledge gained from the previous modules. Through the project, you will also develop your organisational and analytical abilities. Supervision is provided by academic members of staff from the various Management School departments.
There are various project options available to students:
This module examines corporate governance: its sources and development in history and in law, as well as its importance to the functioning of a modern economy. Presented in four parts, the module begins by first looking at the foundations of corporate governance: the capitalist system in which modern firms operate, and how ideas concerning property, ownership, and contracts have contributed to the evolution of corporate governance. The second part of the course deals with the main actors and structures of corporate governance. The third part of the course deals with the relationship between the modern corporation and society at large. The final part of the course looks at the objective and consequences of the contemporary corporate governance reform movement, and what these developments mean for the firm and its owners, and for society.
The ultimate goal of the course is to develop your’ skills in analyzing strategic situations and formulatingstrategy. After the module you should be able to analyze the competitive situation facing a firm, identify potential sources of competitive advantage and disadvantage and gain an appreciation of international business environments. In these analyses, you will apply analytical techniques from strategy, finance, accounting, organizational theory, organizational behavior, marketing, economics and operations management.
You will be able to recognize the problems the organization faces and develop and evaluatealternative courses of action available to the firm to solve those problems. Further, you will be able topersuasively communicate your analytical conclusions, both verbally and in writing. You will develop the ability to view the corporation as a whole and to appreciate the responsibilities and margins of freedom of top executives.
In completing this module you will gain awareness of the centrality of psychology, social psychology and organizational behavior in order to understanding effective (and ineffective) leadership in organizations. You will be able to understand human behavior in organizations via the disciplinary bases of psychology, sociology and anthropology in order to deepen the analysis of leadership processes and outcomes. You will also understand the core value of an understanding of psychological and social psychological principles of humanbehavior to a manager's ability and skills to achieve organizational goals via leading others. You will also develop cognitive, analytical and practical skills necessary to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical, empirical, popular and experience based approaches to leadership.
The main objective of the module is to understand how to apply and leverage information systems in the way we work. Topics include:
The purpose of this module is to examine entrepreneurship in different economic and cultural contexts. The main questions are how does entrepreneurship develop in different economies and cultures and how can we understand this process.
Topics covered include:
The module is designed to convey fundamental principles of economic valuation and to learn how these affectfinancial management decisions.
The course starts with some initial sessions on financial valuation, making students familiar with companystructures and basic information available through annual reports. Then, capital markets are introduced as thebenchmark for all valuation purposes, and as a useful tool to infer essential information needed for financial valuation and decision making.
Theoretical concepts like the net present value, decision making under uncertainty, portfolioselection and the capital asset pricing model are introduced. These concepts serve as prerequisites for discussing investment and financing decisions, which are exemplified by an analysis of firms' capital structure decisions and payout policy.
This module emphasizes the use of accounting information to facilitate effective management decisions. It isintended to enable you to develop a thorough understanding of the most important methods used in thepractice of Management Accounting.
The course comprises a wide variety of different instruments designed to get the suitable information for making proper management decisions.
The primary focus of this course is to prepare you to think and act as members of the middle and senior management team and to develop critical skills to make rational and sound business decisions.
The main objective of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to apply basic business strategy, marketing, finance and accounting concepts using a comprehensive business simulation game. The module utilises a business simulation where you will start up and run your own company during five simulated years by developing strategies in each of the functional areas of your business entity.
Accounting & Reporting for Managers is designed as an introductory course to the areas of accounting andreporting. It has four main objectives:
The main objectives of the course are:
In this module, the practical applications of market research and the associated research methodologies underlying each application are emphasized. Special attention is given to developing an understanding of computer based tools in the market research process.
The module has two main objectives:
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the discipline of Operations Management; to a range ofapproaches that can be used to plan, control and improve operations; and develop understanding of how Operations Management contributes to business competitiveness.
Material covered will include:
The module aims to raise awareness of the centrality of organisational behaviour to the understanding of organisational functioning and effectiveness. It demonstrates the core value of an understanding of organisational behaviour to a manager's ability to achieve organisational goals and well being at work.
Concepts and theories to which the students are exposed during the module include:
The module aims to enhance your understanding of realworld business practices by using economicreasoning. You will learn the definition of key concepts in modern microeconomictheory, how they interact in models and can be applied in practice, including for the analysis and design of firms’ strategies in various market structures.
This module explores the main debates in the flield of Human Resource Management and the HR profession. This includes:
Designed as a bridge between the more formal taught parts of the programme, this module will provide you with insights into the philosophical and practical issues involved in conducting research.
The initial lectures and seminars introduce you to the role of philosophy in the design of any research project. The remainder of the first half of the module is then concerned with the wide variety of qualitative methods that are available to those involved in social science research. Finally, through a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials, you are shown the basics of conducting a quantitative study which includes the use of an appropriate software package.
This module is designed to support your core study of the management discipline. It will assist in building advanced study skills and enhancing your professional development, equipping you with information that will help you make the most of your time on the MSc Management.
This module introduces contributions from the social sciences to the field, introduces you to ongoing issues and dilemmas, and encourages you to develop a mature and informed appreciation of issues that you will undoubtedly encounter throughout your managerial career. This is whether you become some kind of line manager, technical specialist (broadly defined, to include, for example finance or HRM), or even some kind of consultant. We will also introduce you to some contemporary examples of change management through initiatives such as business process reengineering, enterprise wide systems, global software outsourcing, collaborative work and learning.
The objective of this course is to attempt to develop moral sensibility and practical reasoning in the context of managerial everyday action in organisations. The course will be concerned with morality in action, as it happens, rather than a removed reflection on codes and principles of ethics. The course will aim to show that ethics in action is diffused and difficult. Nevertheless, managers and employees have a responsibility to `work it out' for themselves. It is this `how to work it out' that the course will keep as its focus. The course will use a number of case studies as a basis to develop this moral sensibility so that managers will be able to act in a morally appropriate manner as part of their ongoing organisational action.
In today’s fast-moving and turbulent business environment, organisations need to be nimble whilst at the same time, true to their core values. To do so requires their people to face up to issues and problems of some complexity.
There is no magic solution to any complex problem, but there are approaches that have been found useful in many different circumstances. This course introduces you to some tried and tested methods for understanding, analysing and improving complex systems within organisations. The latter part of the course highlights how the modelling language of one of these methods, Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), can link to the design of information systems.
By the end of this module you will have:
Project management is a specific management approach that deals with unique pieces of work that are often based upon conflicting objectives. This module investigates the nature of such activities and introduces methods to deliver successful projects.
During this module you will develop an appreciation of a range of tools and techniques that can be deployed within a business project. You will be encouraged to develop a sophisticated array of tools and to develop judgement in the selection of appropriate tools for the various projects stages. The pragmatic development of your skillset will be supported by case studies and leading academic papers as well as short experiential exercises.
The main objectives are:
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Designed for: Graduates looking for a generic management degree covering all business and management disciplines.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in any degree discipline. Applicants should be recent graduates (undergraduate degree completed within the last two years) and have no more than two years of work experience.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualification here: International Qualifications
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.As part of your application you are required to provide a detailed CV.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
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