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Manage your future with our Business and Management MBus.

If you have a Level 5 qualification – such as a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) – in a business or management related subject, this distance learning course will allow you to combine undergraduate and postgraduate study and achieve a Masters level qualification in just three years.

You’ll explore a combination of modules handpicked to ensure your development, touching on everything from project management to entrepreneurial leadership. During each module, you’ll hone your practical business skills as well as gaining transferable ones, such as critical analysis and degree level research capabilities. You’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates and come to understand the impact that commercial leaders, and their decisions, have on the wider world.

Our MBus is designed to be as flexible as possible. You can tailor the qualification to suit your goals, choosing to graduate after six modules with a BA degree or to continue on the course to achieve the Integrated Masters qualification.You’ll also be able to study whenever and wherever it suits you, while still having access to our great teaching and online research facilities. Plus, you'll be able to pay for your fees in module by module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

Got a question about the course? Visit our FAQs page.

 

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
3 years distance learning

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
January, April, July or October Starts

Fee Information

Module Information

This course is aimed at those with a Level 5 qualification (such as an HND, NVQ, Associate or Foundation Degree) in a business/management related subject, who are looking to enhance their previous experience, and gain degree that will boost their educational profile and help them to achieve their dream leadership career.

You’ll be supported to build on your existing practical business skills and learning, while also developing the Masters level research capabilities and critical self-awareness needed to stand out in the commercial market.

Our Integrated Masters is designed to be flexible. We recommend a study time of 15 hours a week for this course, making it ideal for working professionals.

Our entry requirements for this programme (Level 6 entry) are:

Level 5 qualification in a business or management related subject, including:

  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • Foundation Degree (commendation level or 60% average)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND, merit standard)
  • Level 5 award, certificate, diploma, NVQ

International equivalents, such as Advanced or Higher Diplomas or Associate Degrees, may also be accepted. Please contact us for more information about this.

 

 

We’ve designed this Integrated Masters in partnership with online experts to make sure you get the most flexible, most interactive and engaging experience possible.  As a distance learner, you’ll be free to study your course your way, while still benefiting from our excellent teaching and research.

The recommended study time for the course is 15 hours a week.

You’ll access your learning through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra. This offers 24/7 access to an extensive range of online learning materials (from online readings to videos), in-course communication tools (including discussion forums) and advice and support services. You’ll also have regular assessments to help keep you on track and access to over half a million books and e-books through our online University Library Services.

For each module, you will have a number of assessments and tasks. The format of these may vary. However, you will complete all of them through Blackboard Ultra.

You’ll be part of a supportive and engaging online community. During each module, you’ll participate in interactive seminars with tutors, group tasks with other students and more. You’ll even have a personal Student Success Advisor on hand to support you from day one through to graduation. Whether you need pastoral guidance, help with assessments or advice about fees, they will be with you at every step.

 

Newcastle Business School is at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship, business and management.  Responsible Business is one of our key research focuses (alongside Digital Business and Strategic Innovation) and, as a signatory of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education, we are committed to promoting these issues in our teaching, consulting and research.

We strive to produce graduates with the skills needed to create an inclusive, sustainable global economy.

Sustainability and responsible business management will permeate throughout every module of this course. You’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates, and come to understand the impact organisational decision making has on our wider society and environment. You’ll even have the chance to focus on this in detail during our Globalisation, Innovation and Sustainability module towards the end of your programme.

Together we can create a better tomorrow.

 

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We were the first Business School in Europe to secure double accreditation in both Business and Accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – a status that means we remain in an elite group of less than 1% of Business Schools worldwide.

We have relationships with 16 professional business associations and institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM, ITT

Our heritage, networks and resources mean we are equipped to help our students to become research informed, cutting edge business leaders of tomorrow.

Each of the academics teaching on this Integrated Masters are not only research engaged, but also highly experienced business practitioners. Their industry knowledge will help you to make sense of the international business and management theory explored throughout the course, and apply it to real world contexts and situations.

Get to know some of the tutors you may learn from below or explore the rest of the department here.

 

 

We have handpicked our modules to ensure they develop both your “soft skills” and analytical competency – helping you to stand out in the commercial market.

You’ll take broad base business modules – including Digital and Data Driven Marketing and Project Management – as well as those dedicated to enhancing your employability, such as Analysing Self for Strategic Career Development and Business Analytics for Management.

Upon graduation, you’ll have gained the practical skills, research capabilities and critical self-awareness needed to take the next step in your career – whether that’s into a more senior position in your current organisation, a leadership role elsewhere or enrolling on a graduate scheme or programme.

Even before graduation, you’ll be able to put your new skills and knowledge into practice and make a difference to your business and performance. We will support you to apply the theories you learn to real world situations and tailor your projects and assessments, including your final Master level thesis, to your current role.

As a Northumbria University student, you’ll also be able to tap into our Careers and Employment Service, which offers a range of resources and support online.

 

 

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Standard Entry:

BTEC HND/Foundation degree in a related discipline or equivalent UK/Overseas qualifications.

We will usually expect a pass at BTEC HND level.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average.

Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to a DipHE or Level 5 qualification such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ will also be considered.

International qualifications:
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £8,990

Full EU Fee: £8,990

Full International Fee: £8,990

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU Masters funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International Masters funding and scholarships information.

 

 

Our Application Process

Applying for this course is quick and easy, and can be done using our online applicant portal.

 

As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a selection of important documents including:

  • A copy of the certificate or transcript for the highest level of educational qualification you have achieved (if this was awarded in a language other than English, an official translation is required)
  • An updated CV/resume
  • Proof of your English Language proficiency (if English is your second language)
  • A 500 word personal statement

If you are a non standard applicant, you will also need to send us two professional / personal references on headed paper.

 

After receiving your application, our Applicant Services team will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.

 

You are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship, scholarships or funding.

 

Useful application advice:

Our decision making process

Application advice for disabled students

Applying as an international student

 

 

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

 

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

PE6000 -

Strategy (Core,20 Credits)

The module will enable you to extend your knowledge of management practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and to employ your intellectual and practical skills in an organisational context.

In doing so your learning will focus on themes addressing the following broad issues:

• The impact on organisations of the external environment: macro-environment, industry, markets.
• The strategic choices available to organisations to improve strategic position and promote commercial success.
• The alignment of strategic directions with the corporate social responsibility and ethics framework

This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practising strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.

More information

PE6002 -

Project Management (Core,20 Credits)

From both a practical and theoretical view you will learn to think about what project management means, the process of project management and how to manage projects by focusing on several professional project management aspects, such as scope management, cost management, and schedule management.

The module will develop your professional skills and confidence in managing projects using various techniques and drawing on your academic study of contemporary project management literature. You will explore a range of approaches plus alternative views in order to challenge assumptions and identify ways to make project management more meaningful and sustainable. You will become aware of the role of professional techniques and methodologies as an aid to managing projects. Alongside this practical learning, you will develop a critical understanding of the importance of integrating social and ethical criteria into project planning and operation.

More information

PE6003 -

Digital and Data Driven Marketing (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to develop your skills in understanding how one-to-one forms of marketing communications, across offline and online channels, can be combined into an overall campaign with the ability to generate new customers and enhance existing relationships. To do this, the module is broken into three distinct themes:

Theme One - Principles of Direct and Digital Marketing: In this part of the module you will cover the fundamental practices in the direct marketing field, which will include acquisition and retention strategies, customer profiling and segmentation, database marketing, permission marketing and personalisation, relevant legislation and marketing metrics.

Theme Two - Digital Media: In this section you will explore the range of communications media available, ranging from traditional offline channels (such as direct mail and telemarketing) through to the ever-growing range of digital media options (including social media, email, web design and mobile commerce).

Theme Three - Campaign Planning: Here you will be introduced to the principles of campaign design, from initial context analysis and goal setting through to campaign implementation and evaluation. You will be encouraged to combine different marketing communications tools as part of an integrated campaign.

More information

PE6005 -

International Finance and Responsible Financial Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for business students to develop a non-technical understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, though to investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.

Specifically you will study in the module; Sustainable Value Management, Stock Market Efficiency, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Portfolio Theory, International Cost of Capital, Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Policy, Corporate Valuation and International Merger & Acquisition activity.

The module has a focus on business responsibility of all of those areas, concentrating on professional codes of conduct in areas such as the banking industry, accounting and similar finance areas, and the types of dilemmas that graduates could face in professional practice. This module will develop you as a critical and reflective practitioner, equipping you with the skills to think independently, analyse data, and help you to identify your own areas of interest in relation to corporate finance and practice. In the module you will become more aware of the issues that responsible businesses face when attempting to implement financial concepts and theories into practice.

On completion of this module you will have produced a reflective learning journal (in the form of a Blog or similar platform) based on your evaluation of theory to real world scenarios. As part of that journal you will have watched and reflected on appropriate financial documentaries and movies which explore responsible financial management issues, where you are encouraged to share these with your peers on the module Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Finally you will be apply your academic knowledge to a real world case and be able to critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.

More information

PE6001 -

Critical Organizational Analysis (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage your engagement with Organisation Theory through offering a comprehensive exploration of ideas, perspectives and practices of organisation. You will learn to analyse organisations, people and organising practices through a critical employment of Organisation Theory that challenges conventional understanding of organisations. You will learn to explore the impact of recent trends in Organisation Theory and Practice on people and their behaviour in organisations.

The module links topics on Organisation Theory and Practice:

Introduction to Organisation Theory, and implications for practice: overview of three main perspectives (Modern, Symbolic and Contemporary)
Organisation Theory:
Theorizing relationships between Organisation and environment;
Theorizing relationships between Globalisation and Colonialisation;
Theorizing different perspectives on Culture and Organisation;
Theorizing organisational (physical and social) structure;
Theorizing power, control and conflict (including different feminist perspectives);
Theorizing Identity and organisational behaviour.
Applications in practice:
Organisational Design, Sustainable Organisational Design;
Organisational learning, tacit knowledge and knowledge management;
Organisational change, change management, and sustainable development;
Aesthetics and organisations, performance, narrative, theatre and organisation;
Managing culture, people and behaviour in organisations.

Upon completion of the module you will gain an in-depth understanding of:
Three major perspectives in Organisation Theory;
'Critical' organisation theory and management practices;
How to analyse organisational practices and their effects on organisations;
Theory and practices involved in working in multi-cultural organisations with an awareness of ethical considerations with consideration of
knowledge, power and control;
How to form your own construction of knowledge on organisations, managing people and their behaviour.

More information

PE6004 -

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Core,20 Credits)

This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to explore innovation, new venturing and enterprise creation through the lens of entrepreneurial leadership. You will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your skills in innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. You will cover 6 topics;

* Creativity and Design for Innovation
* Future Search
* Making a Difference
* Connectivity
* Managing Innovation
* Entrepreneurial Leadership and Identity

The module will support you in the development of your entrepreneurial effectiveness through the lens of entrepreneurial leadership. Consequently, you will learn about the nature of creativity and its role in innovation and enterprise, and how to use it to support you in developing strategies to identify the driving force of change, idea generation and envisioning the future.

You will develop an awareness of collaborative behaviours and how to build professional networks. You will also be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of team dynamics and entrepreneurial leadership while also having the opportunity to put the theory into practice by linking the module and its assessment to the workplace and associated experiences.

On completion of this module, you be able to use knowledge of enterprise development models to generate new solutions related of entrepreneurship, venture creation and leadership and understand how it is informed by theory and research.

More information

PE7019 -

Analysing Self for Strategic Career Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module enhances your employability prospects through enabling you to develop, and hone, the skills, capabilities and attributes identified as important for management and leadership effectiveness in the profession of your choice. In the first part of the module you will engage in activities, including the completion of self-administered tool-kits, to explore and analyse your strengths and weaknesses in relation to leadership, management, team-work and communication skills.

This will also involve applying theoretical frameworks and researching contemporary literature for a more in-depth understanding of self. The second part of the module contains activities which enable you to build on your self-analysis from the first part of the module, and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for further development in the context of your career development plans.

You will receive guidance on how to craft professional, postgraduate CVs, LinkedIn profiles, and supporting documentation to meet the needs of employers. Detailed directed reading, diagnostics and interactive exercises will be undertaken which are contextualised to the country of study and/or intended employment, representing your specific needs. Thus, the second part of the module is designed to use your understanding of self to help you understand the key issues and specific challenges that you face, with your skills profile, in relation to your employability prospects in your target profession/industry/sector. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate labour market (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer), drawing upon local, national and international exemplars.

More information

PE7020 -

Business Analytics for Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module prepares you to be highly employable by developing key “hard” skills which have been identified by recent research on graduate

employability as those necessary for postgraduate students seeking work. In this module you will develop the practical skills and techniques

required by businesses to help them in the implementation of business intelligence and business analytics solutions. You will be introduced to

some business management processes, tools and methodologies, e.g. performance dashboards and SAS. Such skills will be of great value

to you in the workplace and will enhance your employability through developing practice-based skills for the contemporary manager, thus

emphasising the programme philosophy of “learning by doing”. A prominent theme throughout this module is to give you experience in a wide

range of industry standard tools and technologies. In addition to being able to provide clear, critical, analysis of data, you will also be able to

consider the business implementation and communication skills required.


This module emphasises the development of practical skills and techniques required by businesses to help them in decision making

operations. You will develop skills in problem solving, activity modelling, scorecard development and data modelling. There will be a strong

emphasis involving the use of tools such as Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and MS Excel. In

addition to being able to devise quantitative measures and calculations, you will also be able to provide clear, critical, informative

management interpretations based on the results obtained.

More information

PE7021 -

Globalization, Innovation and Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)

This module supports your management development and enhancement of strategic decision-making skills.


Specifically, the aim of the module is to advance your prior academic or professional knowledge base in evaluating and implementing suitable strategies which support

organisational development through the lenses of innovation and sustainability. Organisations in today’s highly dynamic and competitive environment capitalise on

competitive advantage opportunities by exploring sustainable strategic options which support their international reach. Contemporary but also traditional theoretical

frameworks are presented within the module to develop you as critical thinkers and future managers.


The module is designed around three thematic pillars: (i) strategic options in the new (post-Great Recession) economic and business environment; (iii) innovation; and (iii)

sustainability. The learning material used in the module is based on contemporary and seminal theories of strategic management, disruptive innovation and sustainability.

More information

PE7022 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will engage with preparatory materials that will enable you to design a substantive research-based investigation in your

discipline area. This student-led, independent study allows you to synthesize and apply previous learning and experience, and build upon

existing academic, research and personal skills.


Aspects will include:

* Engagement with the purpose and process of research.

* Searching for, managing and evaluating potential sources for inclusion in a literature review.

* Identification and refining of appropriate research questions, leading to the development of a research question and creation of a

research study proposal.

* Critical appreciation of research theory, approaches, methods and ethics, to inform effective research design.

* Development of knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

* Practical application of ethics in research.


You will develop your skills as autonomous, reflective learners in support of the process of completing the dissertation.

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PE7023 -

Research Based Study (Core,40 Credits)

In this module you will design and implement a substantive research-based investigation in order to address a self-selected, authentic work

based or professional/practice related problem within your discipline area. This student-led, independent study allows you to synthesize and

apply previous learning and experience, and build upon existing academic, research and personal skills.


You will learn how to effectively engage with the research process in an applied context. Aspects will include:

* Application of appropriate research questions.

* Critical evaluation of existing literature and other sources to develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks for analysis.

* Application of research theory and methods in implementing a piece of research in practice, including critical awareness of research

theory, approaches, methods and ethics.

* Application of frameworks to provide an integrated critical analysis of theory and data to identify evidence-based conclusions and

recommendations where appropriate.

* Project management.


You will develop your skills as autonomous, reflective learners in the process of completing the research-based study.


An in-depth and complex understanding of the chosen area of your professional discipline, and the skills developed in this module, will be

demonstrated in a scholarly, academically rigorous research-based study. The advanced knowledge gained through original data collection

and analysis, and theoretically informed critical evaluation, will have the potential to contribute to the relevant disciplinary community of

practice.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

PE6000 -

Strategy (Core,20 Credits)

The module will enable you to extend your knowledge of management practice, particularly in the area of strategic thinking, and to employ your intellectual and practical skills in an organisational context.

In doing so your learning will focus on themes addressing the following broad issues:

• The impact on organisations of the external environment: macro-environment, industry, markets.
• The strategic choices available to organisations to improve strategic position and promote commercial success.
• The alignment of strategic directions with the corporate social responsibility and ethics framework

This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practising strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.

More information

PE6002 -

Project Management (Core,20 Credits)

From both a practical and theoretical view you will learn to think about what project management means, the process of project management and how to manage projects by focusing on several professional project management aspects, such as scope management, cost management, and schedule management.

The module will develop your professional skills and confidence in managing projects using various techniques and drawing on your academic study of contemporary project management literature. You will explore a range of approaches plus alternative views in order to challenge assumptions and identify ways to make project management more meaningful and sustainable. You will become aware of the role of professional techniques and methodologies as an aid to managing projects. Alongside this practical learning, you will develop a critical understanding of the importance of integrating social and ethical criteria into project planning and operation.

More information

PE6003 -

Digital and Data Driven Marketing (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to develop your skills in understanding how one-to-one forms of marketing communications, across offline and online channels, can be combined into an overall campaign with the ability to generate new customers and enhance existing relationships. To do this, the module is broken into three distinct themes:

Theme One - Principles of Direct and Digital Marketing: In this part of the module you will cover the fundamental practices in the direct marketing field, which will include acquisition and retention strategies, customer profiling and segmentation, database marketing, permission marketing and personalisation, relevant legislation and marketing metrics.

Theme Two - Digital Media: In this section you will explore the range of communications media available, ranging from traditional offline channels (such as direct mail and telemarketing) through to the ever-growing range of digital media options (including social media, email, web design and mobile commerce).

Theme Three - Campaign Planning: Here you will be introduced to the principles of campaign design, from initial context analysis and goal setting through to campaign implementation and evaluation. You will be encouraged to combine different marketing communications tools as part of an integrated campaign.

More information

PE6005 -

International Finance and Responsible Financial Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed for business students to develop a non-technical understanding of the key aspects of corporate financial theory and practice. The module covers the core aspects of raising capital and determining financing, though to investing capital in major corporate decisions, and finally returning value to shareholders.

Specifically you will study in the module; Sustainable Value Management, Stock Market Efficiency, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Portfolio Theory, International Cost of Capital, Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Policy, Corporate Valuation and International Merger & Acquisition activity.

The module has a focus on business responsibility of all of those areas, concentrating on professional codes of conduct in areas such as the banking industry, accounting and similar finance areas, and the types of dilemmas that graduates could face in professional practice. This module will develop you as a critical and reflective practitioner, equipping you with the skills to think independently, analyse data, and help you to identify your own areas of interest in relation to corporate finance and practice. In the module you will become more aware of the issues that responsible businesses face when attempting to implement financial concepts and theories into practice.

On completion of this module you will have produced a reflective learning journal (in the form of a Blog or similar platform) based on your evaluation of theory to real world scenarios. As part of that journal you will have watched and reflected on appropriate financial documentaries and movies which explore responsible financial management issues, where you are encouraged to share these with your peers on the module Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Finally you will be apply your academic knowledge to a real world case and be able to critically evaluate the tensions between the financial academic theories as a responsible business attempts to maximise shareholder wealth.

More information

PE6001 -

Critical Organizational Analysis (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage your engagement with Organisation Theory through offering a comprehensive exploration of ideas, perspectives and practices of organisation. You will learn to analyse organisations, people and organising practices through a critical employment of Organisation Theory that challenges conventional understanding of organisations. You will learn to explore the impact of recent trends in Organisation Theory and Practice on people and their behaviour in organisations.

The module links topics on Organisation Theory and Practice:

Introduction to Organisation Theory, and implications for practice: overview of three main perspectives (Modern, Symbolic and Contemporary)
Organisation Theory:
Theorizing relationships between Organisation and environment;
Theorizing relationships between Globalisation and Colonialisation;
Theorizing different perspectives on Culture and Organisation;
Theorizing organisational (physical and social) structure;
Theorizing power, control and conflict (including different feminist perspectives);
Theorizing Identity and organisational behaviour.
Applications in practice:
Organisational Design, Sustainable Organisational Design;
Organisational learning, tacit knowledge and knowledge management;
Organisational change, change management, and sustainable development;
Aesthetics and organisations, performance, narrative, theatre and organisation;
Managing culture, people and behaviour in organisations.

Upon completion of the module you will gain an in-depth understanding of:
Three major perspectives in Organisation Theory;
'Critical' organisation theory and management practices;
How to analyse organisational practices and their effects on organisations;
Theory and practices involved in working in multi-cultural organisations with an awareness of ethical considerations with consideration of
knowledge, power and control;
How to form your own construction of knowledge on organisations, managing people and their behaviour.

More information

PE6004 -

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Core,20 Credits)

This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to explore innovation, new venturing and enterprise creation through the lens of entrepreneurial leadership. You will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your skills in innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. You will cover 6 topics;

* Creativity and Design for Innovation
* Future Search
* Making a Difference
* Connectivity
* Managing Innovation
* Entrepreneurial Leadership and Identity

The module will support you in the development of your entrepreneurial effectiveness through the lens of entrepreneurial leadership. Consequently, you will learn about the nature of creativity and its role in innovation and enterprise, and how to use it to support you in developing strategies to identify the driving force of change, idea generation and envisioning the future.

You will develop an awareness of collaborative behaviours and how to build professional networks. You will also be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of team dynamics and entrepreneurial leadership while also having the opportunity to put the theory into practice by linking the module and its assessment to the workplace and associated experiences.

On completion of this module, you be able to use knowledge of enterprise development models to generate new solutions related of entrepreneurship, venture creation and leadership and understand how it is informed by theory and research.

More information

PE7019 -

Analysing Self for Strategic Career Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module enhances your employability prospects through enabling you to develop, and hone, the skills, capabilities and attributes identified as important for management and leadership effectiveness in the profession of your choice. In the first part of the module you will engage in activities, including the completion of self-administered tool-kits, to explore and analyse your strengths and weaknesses in relation to leadership, management, team-work and communication skills.

This will also involve applying theoretical frameworks and researching contemporary literature for a more in-depth understanding of self. The second part of the module contains activities which enable you to build on your self-analysis from the first part of the module, and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for further development in the context of your career development plans.

You will receive guidance on how to craft professional, postgraduate CVs, LinkedIn profiles, and supporting documentation to meet the needs of employers. Detailed directed reading, diagnostics and interactive exercises will be undertaken which are contextualised to the country of study and/or intended employment, representing your specific needs. Thus, the second part of the module is designed to use your understanding of self to help you understand the key issues and specific challenges that you face, with your skills profile, in relation to your employability prospects in your target profession/industry/sector. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate labour market (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer), drawing upon local, national and international exemplars.

More information

PE7020 -

Business Analytics for Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module prepares you to be highly employable by developing key “hard” skills which have been identified by recent research on graduate

employability as those necessary for postgraduate students seeking work. In this module you will develop the practical skills and techniques

required by businesses to help them in the implementation of business intelligence and business analytics solutions. You will be introduced to

some business management processes, tools and methodologies, e.g. performance dashboards and SAS. Such skills will be of great value

to you in the workplace and will enhance your employability through developing practice-based skills for the contemporary manager, thus

emphasising the programme philosophy of “learning by doing”. A prominent theme throughout this module is to give you experience in a wide

range of industry standard tools and technologies. In addition to being able to provide clear, critical, analysis of data, you will also be able to

consider the business implementation and communication skills required.


This module emphasises the development of practical skills and techniques required by businesses to help them in decision making

operations. You will develop skills in problem solving, activity modelling, scorecard development and data modelling. There will be a strong

emphasis involving the use of tools such as Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and MS Excel. In

addition to being able to devise quantitative measures and calculations, you will also be able to provide clear, critical, informative

management interpretations based on the results obtained.

More information

PE7021 -

Globalization, Innovation and Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)

This module supports your management development and enhancement of strategic decision-making skills.


Specifically, the aim of the module is to advance your prior academic or professional knowledge base in evaluating and implementing suitable strategies which support

organisational development through the lenses of innovation and sustainability. Organisations in today’s highly dynamic and competitive environment capitalise on

competitive advantage opportunities by exploring sustainable strategic options which support their international reach. Contemporary but also traditional theoretical

frameworks are presented within the module to develop you as critical thinkers and future managers.


The module is designed around three thematic pillars: (i) strategic options in the new (post-Great Recession) economic and business environment; (iii) innovation; and (iii)

sustainability. The learning material used in the module is based on contemporary and seminal theories of strategic management, disruptive innovation and sustainability.

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PE7022 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will engage with preparatory materials that will enable you to design a substantive research-based investigation in your

discipline area. This student-led, independent study allows you to synthesize and apply previous learning and experience, and build upon

existing academic, research and personal skills.


Aspects will include:

* Engagement with the purpose and process of research.

* Searching for, managing and evaluating potential sources for inclusion in a literature review.

* Identification and refining of appropriate research questions, leading to the development of a research question and creation of a

research study proposal.

* Critical appreciation of research theory, approaches, methods and ethics, to inform effective research design.

* Development of knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

* Practical application of ethics in research.


You will develop your skills as autonomous, reflective learners in support of the process of completing the dissertation.

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PE7023 -

Research Based Study (Core,40 Credits)

In this module you will design and implement a substantive research-based investigation in order to address a self-selected, authentic work

based or professional/practice related problem within your discipline area. This student-led, independent study allows you to synthesize and

apply previous learning and experience, and build upon existing academic, research and personal skills.


You will learn how to effectively engage with the research process in an applied context. Aspects will include:

* Application of appropriate research questions.

* Critical evaluation of existing literature and other sources to develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks for analysis.

* Application of research theory and methods in implementing a piece of research in practice, including critical awareness of research

theory, approaches, methods and ethics.

* Application of frameworks to provide an integrated critical analysis of theory and data to identify evidence-based conclusions and

recommendations where appropriate.

* Project management.


You will develop your skills as autonomous, reflective learners in the process of completing the research-based study.


An in-depth and complex understanding of the chosen area of your professional discipline, and the skills developed in this module, will be

demonstrated in a scholarly, academically rigorous research-based study. The advanced knowledge gained through original data collection

and analysis, and theoretically informed critical evaluation, will have the potential to contribute to the relevant disciplinary community of

practice.

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