Mandatory programme (six core modules)
This course consists of an induction and six modules. Depending on your career goals you can opt for a larger scale in-depth investigtion, or a narrower scale project, supported by additional modules. In both cases there is a full grounding in research methods.
You will learn focus upon people and their performance in a variety of contexts aiming at management and leadership, behaviours and explore the key elements of the 'HR cycle' (resourcing, managing performance, developing and rewarding performance).
You will study the notion of strategy; explore models and theories of strategy and their application by practicing managers and critically appraise where and when such models are useful in the industry.
We aim to offer in-depth exploration of the operations function, emphasising those issues that contribute to business performance, relate business theory and practice while including the integration of participants' professional experience.
Finance and Economics
This important area of the course will see you centre on financial and economic factors affecting organisations in many ways and globally too. You will examine the interrelationships between key factors in the economic environment, evaluating the impact of shifts and changes in these factors on organisational decision-making and performance.
New theories and practices about modern management will be learnt as the market continues to evolve at such a fast rate. Ethical and social issues, managing with diversity and managing across cultures are prime areas of the module.
This module explores marketing theories and key concepts, explains the use of conceptual frameworks for understanding marketing phenomena and will equip you with the ability to analyse marketing environments and strategies and to apply appropriate techniques based on insights gained throughout.
At the end of your programme you will have the opportunity to follow one of two options, depending on the scale of project that you wish to undertake:
This module provides students with the means of further developing and integrating the skills and knowledge acquired on the MBA through application to a specific organizational issue or problem.
Business Transformation Project
The module provides students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of information technologies and systems used in organisations to manage information and decision making, critical to work place success.
This module provides students with a means of developing further their skills in research. It presents the key elements and issues of research design, of processes of collecting evidence and analysing this, and of drawing conclusions.