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  • Objectives
    Designed for practising managers, the CMS is a nationally recognised postgraduate programme of study. It is designed to introduce a range of management theories and good practices appropriate to modern management. All areas of study are directed towards the business environment.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A degree or equivalent qualification. Experienced managers, whose experience indicates they can benefit from, and contribute to, the programme will also be considered. The diploma normally requires at least one year"s prior experience.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Management
  • Course description
    Programme highlights

    -Introduces management theories and good practice appropriate to modern management
    -Competence-based programme combining activities that improve personal and interpersonal skills
    -Allows the student to use their own organisation as a research site

    Upon completion, you will be able to:

    -Develop your ability to manage people and other resources
    -Broaden your knowledge of current issues in business
    -Develop your approaches to management problem solving
    -Learn the language of other areas of business and management and thus interact with them
    -Gain a rounded or "helicopter" view of your organisation
    -Take a more strategic perspective on management issues and problems
    -Increase your confidence to manage in a broad range of situations and organisations

    General programme structure
    This modular programme of study represents a cohesive package of management skills designed to enhance the effectiveness of all managers in junior or middle management positions in private, not-for-profit, or public sector enterprises.
    This is combined with activities that improve personal and interpersonal skills to enhance your general competence and effectiveness. You will be expected to display your abilities in a variety of tasks, many directly related to your work responsibilities.
    Early modules concentrate on generic knowledge and skills appropiate for all managers at any level in an organisation and, when successfully completed, these studies lead to the award of the Certificate in Management Studies. This phase is appropriate for all who wish to improve their general managerial competence, including graduate trainees and others with more limited management experience.

    The remaining modules focus more on aspects that are required of departmental or functional managers, and successful completion of the full programme qualifies participants for the Diploma in Management Studies.

    Detailed programme structure
    Certificate in Management Studies

    -Accounting for managers
    -Economic Environment of Business
    -Managing Information
    -Marketing for managers
    -Managing Operations
    -People in organisations
    -Diploma in Management Studies
    -Management decision making
    -HR Change and Effectiveness
    -Strategic Management and Innovation
    -DMS Project *

    Phase one - Certificate in Management Studies (CMS). This programme is taught on a Tuesday afternoon and evening and comprises six modules:

    -Accounting for Managers
    -Role of accounting as a management tool to supply information for decision making and control.
    -Economic Environment of Business
    -How business organisations operate within the wider legal, economic and social context.
    -Managing Information
    -Practical insight into the role of information within an enterprise. Also, the techniques available to transform data into information. Analysis using real life case studies.
    -Marketing for Managers
    -Introduction to the general marketing function. Evaluation of marketing problems, and formulation of effective solutions.
    -Managing Operations
    -How the effective management of the operations function can transform both the service and non-service sector. Apply analytical, numerical and philosophical approaches to operations management problems.
    -People in Organisations
    -Examining relationships between organisational structure and culture. Understanding group and team formation and dynamics.
    -Phase Two- Diploma in Management Studies (DMS). This programme is taught on a Thursday afternoon and evening and comprises five core modules and a project:
    -Management Decision Making
    -Identification of information needs. Selection of appropriate analytical tools and the contribution of finance to corporate management. Management accounting techniques.
    -HR Change and Effectiveness
    -Interaction and interrelationships between the management of people and their effectiveness within an organisation. Recognising the challenge and problems of managing change.
    -Strategic Management and Innovation
    -Establish an integrated planning process that will enable an organisation to operate effectively. Insight into the importance of innovation for the survival and growth of organisations.
    -DMS Project
    -Designed to integrate all aspects of the programme and will be a work based problem, usually based in your own organisation

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