Structure of the MSc Programme
The MSc in Management Consultancy consists of 6 taught (blocks)
component covering two academic semesters during which you attend
lectures, tutorials, guest speaker events and workshops coupled with
Successful completion of the taught component allows you to move onto
the dissertation stage, where you are required to write a 15,000 word
research based dissertation on a subject in which you have developed an
interest during the programme.
Simultaneously, you will undertake a short module in research methods
in order to prepare for the final dissertation stage and to further develop
your important research skills; this will be linked to our group-handrail
facility and is one of the unique elements in the programme, providing a
dynamic and invigorating support system for individuals.
The award is made up of three taught strands comprising of three (3)
fundamental modules two (2) Boardroom Common Core modules and
one (1) Specialist Route option.
STRAND ONE - THE FUNDAMENTALS: COMPRISE OF
1. Entrepreneurial Leadership; which is designed to enable you to
critically examine your personal capabilities in context to leadership and
management styles and clear identification of your personal
2. Financial Management; provides you with an understanding of financial
management techniques including the development of business planning
within an enterprise to support effective decision making.
3. Strategic Management; enables you to examine the strategic planning
process; conduct risk evaluations and identification of critical success
factors (CSF) to ensure effective business performance.
STRANDTWO - THE BOARDROOM COMMON CORE: COMPRISE OF
4. The Board and Good Governance; allows you to critically evaluate the
legal duties of directors and the board and considers essential differences
between the directors, managers, and owners of a business.
5. Corporate Stakeholder and Engagement Management; enables you to
evaluate essential differences, issues and complex relationships between
organisations and diverse stakeholder groups including clients,
customers and employees.
STRANDTHREE - THE SPECIALIST ROUTE: COMPRISE OF
6. Executive Coaching Master Class; the module is designed to provide
you with the knowledge; understanding and critical awareness of the
different perspectives of executive coaching and its role in enhancing
the leadership capabilities of executives and the impact this will
have on the performance of organisations in context to a dynamic
Students are assessed on the taught component by a variety of
mechanisms including presentations, written reports and critical
reflections. Every effort is made to vary the assessment methods and to
distribute them evenly throughout the semester to make it a demanding
but enjoyable learning experience.
We do not assess via examination.