All modules are core.
Level 7 MSc Workshop – 0 credits
This module aims to review and enhance participants’ existing academic writing skills in contexts relevant to the modules it complements. It will also introduce skills and frameworks specific to postgraduate study, with weekly opportunities for participants to transfer these elements to their own assignments and to obtain feedback on their progression. As it provides the skills required to succeed in all written assignments, this module is compulsory
Marketing – 15 credits
This Marketing module focuses on the challenges management faces in developing and implementing both a marketing philosophy and successful marketing programmes.
The critical importance of marketing arises from its role as the boundary function between the organisation and the marketplace. Changes in the market require changes from the company; changes made by the company create changes in the market. Marketing is concerned with managing this ever-changing relationship.
Accounting and Finance – 15 credits
The overall aim of the module is to introduce you to the key areas of financial and management accounting.
To achieve this, you will be exposed to some numerical calculations during the module. However, there will be significant emphasis passed on understanding the issues around the numbers and the context within which they are set. In particular, the assessment for the module will strike a balance between calculation, interpretation and discussion.
In summary, whilst it is not intended to equip you with a detailed knowledge to enable you to pursue a career in accounting, the module aims to take you to a point where you are capable of engaging in intelligent discussion with financial experts and to be able to grasp the big picture rather than get lost in the detail.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship – 15 credits
Innovation and entrepreneurship are important drivers for value creation in modern economies. A central idea for both disciplines is the identification, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities. This module presents a contemporary exploration of the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship whilst also providing you with an opportunity to examine emerging sources of innovation in either a sector or organisational context.
Economics and the Business Environment – 15 credits
This module examines the internal and external environments within which firms must operate and helps managers to audit their business environment so as to establish a strategic approach to their business activity. It introduces managers to the principles of economics as they apply to the business environment and aims to enhance managers understanding of, and ability to adapt to, changes in the environments in which operate.
Managing People in the Organisation – 15 credits
This module aims to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of individual and group behaviour within organisations, and the core areas of Human Resource Management, and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in a range of organisational settings.
Operations Management – 15 credits
In the dynamic environment in which businesses operate the importance of business improvement cannot be ignored. Customer focus through streamlining of value chains is imperative. It presents challenges in terms of how we classify, relate to and manage the internal and external chain of customers. The ability to remove costs, optimise value creation, understand the competencies, and effectively reconfigure the organisation in the context of a continuous improvement philosophy is crucial.
Leadership and Change – 15 credits
This module will give you knowledge and the skills to be an effective leader. You will consider the key theories of leadership and consider their application through the skills provided by Neurolinguistic Programmes.
Management Research Methods – 15 credits
This module will provide you with the primary knowledge necessary to prepare a management style dissertation. The focus of this module is to study the variety of research methods strategies, consultancy and project management techniques available.
On completion, you should be able to make more informed research and problem solving choices and be prepared to address a range of issues that arise in the course of investigating your chosen management project.
For students undertaking an internship
Internship & Professional Development Project – 60 credits
This module is designed to further enhance the employability of the students who have completed the MBA whilst giving them experience of a workplace environment. In considering this they produce both reflective reports which help aid skills development, and also an internship project in which they apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the course to a “live” management issue.
For students not doing an internship
Applied Consulting Project – 60 credits
This applied module enhances the practical and employability skills of students by requiring them to undertake consultancy projects for real life case study clients. The module requires students to draw on relevant theories from previously studied MSc Marketing modules, and to apply these in marketing contexts, to deliver valuable project outcomes for client companies.
Digital Transformation – 15 credits
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of digital transformation in a range of organisational contexts. On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to: assess how digital technologies can disrupt industries by transforming industry value chains, patterns of demand and competitive pressures; understand how digital technologies and frameworks can be applied in a digital transformation strategy; understand the organisational and people capabilities required to support and implement a digital transformation strategy; and critically evaluate current practice and theory on digital transformation.
Strategy – 15 credits
This module is designed to introduce you to the key concepts in business strategy.
On successful completion of this module you will:
- have an in-depth knowledge of strategy
- be able to conduct a strategic analysis of an organisation, its environment, and its future strategic options
- understand the fundamentals of formulating an international strategy
- appreciate some of the key issues associated with strategy implementation
- critically evaluate current theory and practice on strategy
Business Project – 30 credits
This module provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a complex business issue, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.