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  • Objectives
    The MSc Management has an overriding objective of helping to improve the quality of management, leadership and business practice in organisations. An emphasis is placed on an international perspective to ensure relevance in today's global economy. In this context, non-UK students are particularly important for enriching the overall international learning experience. The programme aims to develop a range of business knowledge and skills, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduate/management careers in business. This includes the development of positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change and enterprise, so as to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business and management environment. The MSc Management is designed around a central core of modules which give students a thorough grounding in the basic management disciplines, followed by a series of more specialist options.
  • Entry requirements
    Typical entry requirements Applicants should usually hold a bachelors degree (UK Lower Second/2.2 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British/overseas university. Every applicant is assessed individually on their own merit. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Relevant work experience could be an additional benefit where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements, although it is not an admissions requirement for this particular degree programme. Candidates for whom English is not their first language will normally be required to have taken an English language test and achieved a score of either TOEFL 550 or above, IELTS 6.0 or above, or Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English Grade C or above. This test must have been taken within two years prior to the start of the programme you are applying for. The School also assists students whose first language is not English through close cooperation with the University's Language Centre.
  • Academic Title
    MSc in Management
  • Course description
    MSc in Management Module overview

    This programme consists of six compulsory modules, two elective modules from a range of six modules, and a dissertation.

    Compulsory Modules

    Financial Management
    This module provides students with the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information, and enables students to apply accounting principles and financial theory to decision making across management disciplines and modern business organisations.

    Management of Human Resources
    Management of Human Resources is intended to provide a firm basic grounding in the 'people management' aspects of managerial roles. The module draws on literature and theory from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics and political science.

    Marketing
    This module provides students with a comprehensive framework for understanding marketing. Theory and case studies are used to analyse environmental conditions, marketplace trends, market characteristics, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy, marketing planning, tactics and operations, and the growing influence of technology.

    Operations Management
    Operations management relates to the scoping, planning, direction and control of the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services. The principles of operations management are used in every industry and every environment.

    Research Methods
    Introducing the process of research project formulation and the key elements of research design, this module should prepare students to design and execute their research study for their dissertation in a systematic and scientific manner.

    Strategy

    This module is intended to provide students with a holistic understanding of the most relevant theoretical approaches to strategy formulation, implementation and control either in the context of a single-business organisation or a multi-business organisation.

    Elective modules

    E-business (for MSc)
    This module identifies contextual influences and industry developments in e-business, as well as mapping various business models and analysing how the electronic platform can transform businesses, exploring current status, recent transformations and predicted developments through the study of both theory and application.

    Innovation Management
    This module is intended to provide students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational and strategic levels within the context of the firm's internal and external business environments.

    Project Appraisal
    Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is a multidisciplinary subject linked with both economics and finance. CBA is a valuable tool in decision making and has experienced rapid development since the 1970s, especially in its wide implication on trade and investment, agriculture, environmental and health programmes.

    Project Management
    This module helps develop a practical understanding and ability to plan and manage a small to medium-sized project to its successful conclusion.

    It encourages the ability to think across management disciplines and to appreciate the significance or impact of their application on the success of a project.

    Other elective modules include:

    -Marketing Research
    -Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction Management

    Programme length
    12 months full-time

    24 months international part-time (overseas centres)

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