Apply by: 18 October 2021 | To start: 1 November 2021
180 credits • 2 years part-time • QS 5-Star UK University • £8,880 total fees
This module provides you with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in yourselves and others. It covers areas such as leadership style, followership, ethical and responsible leadership, gender and leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. Over the course of this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires you to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to your personal real-world context in order to enhance your leadership practice.
Human Resource in a Global Context
This module is designed to provide you with a robust understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations. It covers the managerial and business context within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. You will have the opportunity to learn about the choices, opportunities and constraints that managers and HR professionals in different types of organisations face in responding to these internal, business and external environmental challenges. The module explores implications for professional practice and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.
Managing Employment Relations
The cornerstone of all human resource management activity is the employment relationship – as a legal, social, economic and psychological exchange. This module is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of employment relations perspectives and debates from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective. It gives you the opportunity to understand, analyse and evaluate competing theories and perspectives associated with managing employment relations strategies and their outcomes on organisational climate, employees and management. It also provides opportunities to critically apply activities, knowledge and behavioural competencies required for managing employment relations practices. You will review and critically evaluate the roles and functions of different stakeholders in employment relations and the structures and processes required to manage the employment relationship effectively.
Organisational Design and Development
This module is designed to enable you to develop a critical understanding of the theory and conceptual framework of organisational design and of the principles and practices of organisational development. It focuses on decisions that have to be made on the most appropriate organisational structures to ensure delivery of organisational activity. It also explains how an organisation’s culture, values and environment support and enhance organisational performance and adaptability. A number of organisational development strategies are explored, including the concept of the ‘learning organisation’. You will have the opportunity to learn about: the importance of cultural awareness in managing outcomes of design and development strategies; practical applications of organisation design and organisation development concepts; and implications for effective management of organisations and professional practice.
This module focuses on your understanding and management of people at work. It introduces you to key concepts and theories in the field of organisational psychology and their application to different organisational settings. A wide range of topics relevant to effective people management are covered including personality, selection and assessment, training and development, team working, motivation, work design, stress and well-being, and organisational change and culture. The module will also provide the opportunity for you to reflect on your own experiences and competencies as a manager.
Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
This module is designed to prepare you to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, develop understanding how financial statements are prepared, and learn to consider compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.
The module will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand corporate financial performance and the relevance of accounting information, including the implications for the organisation, stakeholders and for effective corporate governance. It considers the different types of decisions that managers are required to make, and considers how financial and management accounting information can be used in support of these decisions.
This module is designed to equip you with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable you to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give your organisation a competitive advantage. You can develop the knowledge and professional expertise needed for the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options; and to follow a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.
International Marketing Planning
Business now competes on a global stage where marketers can do much more with small budgets, shrinking the historic chasm between SMEs and large enterprise. Creative marketing that grabs the attention of the ever-changing needs of the consumer takes careful planning. International Marketing Planning provides you with the fundamental building blocks to manage an organisation’s marketing function. By establishing an organisation’s current market position, unpacking their value offering to consumers and formulating a plan to meet strategic marketing objectives, the marketing planning process provides a creative framework to drive organisational success.
Project Planning and Management
This module offers you a foundation in the theory and best practice of project management and develops the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. It examines the system perspective on management and takes a practically oriented overview of the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions, including scope, time, cost and quality. The role and qualities of the Project Manager and the composition of the team are also examined. The material and approach in the module incorporates worldwide best practices from major professional bodies: the PMI Body of Knowledge, APM Body of Knowledge and PRINCE2.
It is focused on transferable skills for boosting your professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; and adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.
Professional Inquiry Project
The Professional Inquiry Project allows you to demonstrate your understanding of management within the field of your degree. It is an individual and independent project in which you can bring together and apply your learning from the programme to help to solve a chosen business problem or challenge, a real-world issue or a research topic. Through bringing together learning from across your degree programme, you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of management within your field and its application to organisations.