100% Online MSc Management
Apply by: 13 December 2019 | To start: 13 January 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.
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 aims to 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 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.
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.
Developing Entrepreneurial Capability Mindset
This module explores enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which lead overall to entrepreneurial effectiveness and can be applied in a range of contexts. Entrepreneurship is an essential skill set in the development of new and existing businesses, social enterprises and more broadly societies and their economies. It offers students alternative perspectives on their career options and aims to develop confidence to set up a business or social enterprise. The enterprise competencies taught in this module are designed both for those in employment, and for those who become self-employed and work on a freelance or consultancy basis. It aims to develop a ‘can-do’ confidence, a creative questioning approach, and a willingness to take risks, enabling individuals to manage workplace uncertainty and flexible working patterns and careers. This module will explore various forms of entrepreneurship, including social, green and digital entrepreneurship.
Decision Analysis for Managers
A major characteristic of all decisions in every organisation is that they are taken to achieve objectives, both short-term and long-term. To do this well is a fundamental skill for managers at every level in the organisation. But decisions are often hard to make in the presence of multiple objectives, uncertainty about the future, and differences of opinion among key players. This module aims to enhance students’ decision-making capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students will explore how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgment can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.
Sustainability Reporting and Business Ethics
Sustainability practices are wide ranging and include various managerial decisions, monitoring environmental damage, and external financial reporting. Sustainability practices are a growing concern to investors, creditors and regulators, all of whom demand greater transparency and accountability. This module is designed to provide an in-depth overview of current issues and best practices in sustainability and integrated reporting from both managerial and financial perspectives. It develops an understanding of the essential role that sustainability practices and transparency play in corporate governance worldwide. It aims to develop students, as future business leaders, managers or governance professionals, who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond numbers and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies to sustain long-term success.
Professional Inquiry Project
The Professional Inquiry Project offers students the opportunity 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.