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In drawing upon the international expertise of research-active staff, the programme promotes the development of cross-disciplinary knowledge in preparing students for effective management careers.
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The minimum requirements for our postgraduate programmes are a good first degree (equivalent to a British second class Honours degree, a 4 year University degree). The Director of Graduate Programmes will consider applicants with non-standard qualifications, particularly those with considerable practitioner experience. Evidence of English Language Proficiency is also required.
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Accounting & Finance For Managers - Provides an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting and introduces key aspects of financial analysis and enable students to undertake: interpretation of accounts; ratio analysis and user-group specific tools, e.g. Z scores and credit ratings; accounting information and the stock market; forecasting and valuation.
Operations Management - Introducing the core concepts in the management of operations producing products and services. These include the management of capacity and inventory, production planning and control, project management and the management and improvement of quality.
Business Economics - This module will equip students with the basic knowledge of business economics and examine the ways in which economic theory may be applied to solve real business problems, focussing on aspects of economics vital to a student of business. This module aims for students to be comfortable with the tools of economic analysis as applied to the international, economic and business environments in which modern day businesses and policy makers have to operate.
Business Strategy & Organisation - Drawing mainly on microeconomics theories and applications in order to introduce students to theories, concepts and techniques of analysis that are close to many typical business situations.
Strategic Marketing - Marketing management and strategic planning. Marketing in a range of organisational settings, including consumer, industrial, service and voluntary sectors. Systems perspective on key marketing techniques. Relationship between marketing and other management functions in modern organisations.
Managing People At Work - Management of people as a key element for organisational success. People as the most complex of all organisational resources to manage. Theoretical and practical issues of people management in the contemporary competitive economic environment.
Research and Professional Conduct in Business - The students are given a background into the ethical dilemmas that can face business both in their research and professional conduct. This background is expanded by focussing on issues involving learning organisations, the knowledge society, knowledge management, managers as researchers, research design and methods.
Leadership & Decision Making - This course will allow students to investigate the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about Leadership. It will examine the trait and situational theories, among others, so that students begin to recognise the basic assumptions which are used by writers in professional journals and quality broad sheets alike. It will allow students to practice some of the skills required in effective leadership in both communication and team working and in its tutorial programme will introduce the elements of decision making and game theory.
Students are required to undertake four elective modules and go on to complete the Critical Studies Paper. There are 10 - 20 electives run each year, examples of which are:
People & Change / Essential Human Resource Practices / Leadership and Management skills / Personnel Management / Strategic Thinking / Thinking Strategically for Business / Strategy Implementation / International Business / Marketing of Services / International Marketing / E-Business Teaching & Assessment
The programme is delivered via mixture of lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Most modules are assessed by examination and/or coursework.
MBA Pathways (Marketing; Human Resource Management; and Strategy)
In order to graduate with a named degree in the specialist areas, students follow the core modules listed in the first and second semesters. During the Summer School students then specialise by undertaken a minimum of three elective modules in their chosen specialism (the fourth module can be from any topic).
The Critical Studies Paper allows students to bring together many of the skills developed in other areas of the programme and to explore a topic of interest in some depth.