100% Online MSc Management with Human Resources
Apply by: 20 April 2020 | To start: 4 May 2020
180 credits • 2 years part-time • Top 20 UK University • £8,880 total fees
This module provides students with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in themselves 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, students can gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires students to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to their personal real-world context in order to enhance their leadership practice.
Human Resource in a Global Context
This module is designed to provide students 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. Students 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 students 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. Students 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 students 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’. Students 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; implications for effective management of organisations and professional practice.
This module focuses on students’ understanding and management of people at work. It introduces students 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 students to reflect on their own experiences and competencies as managers.
Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
This module is designed to prepare students to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, understanding how financial statements are prepared, considering compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.
The module will equip students 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 students with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable them to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give their organisation a competitive advantage. Students 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 students 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 students 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 world-wide 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 students’ professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.
Professional Inquiry Project
The Professional Inquiry Project allows students to demonstrate their understanding of management within the field of their degree. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together and apply their 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 their degree programme, students can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of management within their field and its application to organisations.