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  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2019
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline. Non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered.
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Module details

Programme Structure

Students take two Optional modules* in Semester 2 and will have a choice of one of the two the 60 credit modules in the summer (either ULMS873 Strategy, Planning and Implementation or ULMS874 Dissertation).

* Optional modules will be run dependent upon viability/student numbers and resources.

Compulsory modules

Marketing Management (ULMS869)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
Aims
  • To provide students with an understanding of marketing in terms of academic principles.

  • ​To provide students with an understanding of marketing in terms of practical applications.

  • Learning Outcomes

    To be exposed to current academic and practitioner issues in marketing management.

    ​To be familiar with the key elements of the extended marketing mix.

    ​To be able to evaluate the key components of the marketing environment.

    ​To appreciate the business advantages of understanding customers: buyer behaviour; marketing research; segmentation, positioning, targeting.

    ​To be able to follow contemporary marketing debates.

    Managing Finance (ULMS870)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    A framework to allow understanding of the role of accounting and finance in management and business and of the information provided by accounting and finance to support decision making by managers.

    ​An understanding of the basic principles of accounting and finance.

    ​An understanding of the basic techniques of preparation of accounting and finance information.

    ​An understanding of the fundamentals of costing and costing systems.

    ​An understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting systems.

    ​An understanding of the fundamentals of financial management and finance.

    ​An understanding of the use of accounting and finance information in managerial decision-making.

    ​An understanding of the relationships between accounting and finance and other management disciplines.

    Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of accounting and finance in management and business and of the information provided by accounting and finance to support decision making by managers. 

    ​Articulate the basic principles of accounting and finance.

    ​Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of costing and costing systems.

    ​Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting systems.

    ​Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of financial management and finance.

    ​Undertake basic techniques of preparation of accounting and finance information.

    ​Demonstrate an understanding of the use of accounting and finance information in managerial decision-making.

    ​Demonstrate an understanding of the links between accounting and finance and other managerial activity.

    The Strategic Management of Business Analytics (ULMS876)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​Understand the principles and role of business analytics in product and/or service organisations.

    Understand the concepts of business analytics and their implications for competitive advantage.

     

    Understand how managers use business analytics and disseminate results and the process of formulating and solving business problems and to support managerial decision making, using techniques such as pattern discovery, segmentation, clustering, market analysis, rule discovery and intuitive data display.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​​Students will be able to critically evaluate the management of business analytics.

    ​Students will be able to explain the role of business analytics in managerial decision making.

    ​Students will be able to evaluate the personal and organisational competencies necessary to deploy analytics.

    ​Students will be able to apply basic planning and analysis techniques to particular cases.

    ​Students will be able to evaluate the role of business analytics in creating and sustaining competitive advantsge.

    Personal and Professional Development (ULMS864)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​This module aims to develop students’ self-awarenessin relation to their values, behaviours, motivations, and development of theirskills in leadership and management.   Itenables reflection on current and future skill and knowledge needs, andsupports personal and career development planning. The module aims to developstudents as reflective management practitioners within their own context.   Specific skills development activities aresupported through an action learning that encourages students to examine real managementproblems or issues using their own experiences and case study material.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Recognise and reflect upon own values, perspectives, motivations andbehaviours and those of others, and the impact these can have within groups andorganisations. Explain how values and ethics impact on professional practice.

    ​Explain and interpret the types ofprofessional and ethical dilemmas managers may encounter and have to deal with.Use and apply theory appropriately to explain the nature of these situationsand why they occur and propose how managers’ workplace behaviour may beconsciously adapted to recognise and resolve them.

    ​Identify own needs for development of the management and leadershipskills both relevant to students'' own context and to the wider field ofmanagement.

    ​Demonstrate a high level of self-awareness by generating, analysing andreflecting on feedback from a range of sources in relation to personal/interpersonal/leadership and management skills.

    ​Recognise the need for continuous learning and development, and acquireskills and techniques to improve practice.

    Organisational Theory: Behaviour, Power and Politics At Work (ULMS863)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​The module aims to enhance student understandings of organisation theory in order to facilitate them in relating such theory to practices in organisation and management. While not intended as a research methods module, there will nevertheless be a focus on how differing and different research methods may offer varying perspectives on organisations.

     

    The module aims to offers readings which are relevant, focused and manageable in length.

    However, while the majority of readings will be recommended, selected and provided for students, the module aims  to encourage them to read widely, beyond the course texts and with an interdisciplinary focus.

    The module aims to offer students opportunities through group work and discussion to develop their capacity to reflect upon, and develop insightful perspectives on organisations both internally, and within wider social contexts. This is intended to help students develop their own analytical capabilities enhancing their capacity to shed light on and manage problem situations.

     

    The module aims to facilitate students in developing their abilities to evaluate organisational decision making processes and to explore the relationships and tensions between production and well-being.


    The aim is that having completed this module, students will be well positioned to discern the links among and between complex organisational problems and to relate theoretical perspectives to contemporary organisational practices.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Students will gain enhanced understanding of howtraditions from other fields (for example Sociology, Psychology, Health andGender Studies) can assist Management and Organisation theorists andpractitioners to better understand the organisational worlds that they areresearching/working within.

    ​Students will be facilitated in discerning the linksamong and between complex organisational problems and to relate theoreticalperspectives to contemporary organisational practices.

    ​While not intended as a research methods module,students will be assisted in understanding on how differing and differentresearch methods may offer varying perspectives on organisations.

    ​Students will becomefamiliar with the benefits of reading scholarly work ‘in the original’ selectedshortened readings to be provided by the module leader.

    Strategic Organisation (ULMS871)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of multi-level processes involved in the conduct and performance of formal organisations and their constituent groups and individuals. Participants will become familiar with leading-edge theory about organisation and management and how such processes relate to strategy, organisational environment and performance. The module will serve as an intellectual platform to proceed to further modules of study.

    Learning OutcomesAbility to explain why organisation is a strategic act integral to performance in and of organisations. 

    ​Ability to elaborate on the theoretical and practical linkages between organisation and factors of the environment, corporate strategy and performance.

    ​Ability to describe and evaluate critically, classic and contemporary theories about organisational and managerial effectiveness.

    ​Ability to identify processual and structural dynamics in and around formal organisations that shape organisational form, conduct and performance in contemporary environments.

    ​Ability to diagnose organisational situations and appreciate alternative choices and approaches for managing people and processes in and around organisations.

    Strategy, Planning and Implementation (ULMS873)
    LevelM
    Credit level60
    SemesterSummer (June-September)
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to:

    Support the development of students’ business analysis and strategic decision making skills, and for the students to demonstrate the ability to research, analyze and present information coherently to support a recommended course of action.

    Develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of how to conduct business research within an academic framework.

    Enable students to work together in groups to set up and manage a simulated business of their own design. In doing so, participants will manage the interaction and relationships with other group members through negotiation, persuasion, influencing and managing conflict.

    Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate critical awareness of current research in business and management through independent analysis of a relevant business case.

    ​Select and apply appropriate models, frameworks or tools to provide critical analysis of a business case.

    ​Research and present convincing and reasoned arguments to formulate solutions for strategic action.

    ​Analyze ambiguous information and make reasoned judgements and recommendations within a dynamic and changing environment.

    Dissertation (ULMS874)
    LevelM
    Credit level60
    SemesterSummer (June-September)
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To givestudents the opportunity to research a topic related to their programme ofstudy, which is not covered in depth by any taught module being offered. 

    To provide the opportunity to develop critical understanding of relevanttheoretical and empirical literature and acquire and apply skills and knowledgeto investigate specific research question(s).

    To givestudents the opportunity to plan and manage their own research and to producean extended written dissertation.  The exact nature of knowledgedevelopment in this module will be dependent upon the nature of the researchproject undertaken.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Ability to demonstrate awareness of current research and advanced scholarship in relation to their chosen topic.

    ​Ability to demonstrate critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in relation to their chosen dissertation topic and area of professional practice.

    Ability to critique the strengths and weaknesses associated with those methodological approaches in relation to their chosen topic area.

    Ability to plan how they will identify and collect appropriate and meaningful evidence in order to investigate fully their selected organisational issue.

    ​Ability to demonstrate a critical awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of evidence.

    ​Ability to plan a large independent study project that includes literature search, data collection, data analysis and writing up.

    ​Ability to demonstrate critical awareness of current theories, models, concepts, ideas and writing related to the management and/or organisational problem.

    ​Ability to critically evaluate current research and scholarship.

    ​Ability to select appropriate models and frameworks to investigate management and organisational issues and to deduce frameworks, formulate solutions, or to test effectively, any hypothesis presented.

    ​Ability to evaluate, select, justify and apply appropriate research methods to the chosen area of study, in order to ensure that the evidence generated, its analysis and the conclusions drawn from it are valid, reliable and ethical.

    ​Ability to research and present convincing and reasoned conclusions and recommendations on the evidence collected.

    Optional modules

    Operations and Supply Chain Management (ULMS862)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    ​The module aims to enable the student to:

     

    Understand the principles and role of operations management in organisations;

    Understand and thereby select suitable types of inter-relationships within the supply chain;

    Select suitable tools and techniques to achieve efficient and effective operations management and supply chain management for a given application. 

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Students will be ableto select methods of inventory management and capacity management fora given application.

    ​Students will know when to apply lean and agile supply respectively and how to combine both strategies in a whole supply chain.

    ​Students will be able to make "make or buy" decisions.

    ​​Students will be able to select suitable types of supplier relationships for a given application.

    ​Students will be able to explain the changing role of purchasing within total supply chain management.

    ​Students will be able to analyse the impact of service features for operations management.

    ​Students will be able to evaluate the role of negotiation in business-to-business and supply chain contexts.

    Strategic Risk Management (ULMS865)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims



    1.    Introducestudents to the role of strategic risk management, its function in theorganisation and relationship with the organisational strategy.


    2.    Providestudents with relevant tools and techniques to identify, assess and mitigaterisk through development of key problem-sets which demonstrate the impact ofboth good/bad risk practices within organisations.


    3.  Develop student competence to effectively measure and mitigate organisational risk towards better strategic performance.


    Learning Outcomes

    ​Demonstrate a clear understanding of thetheories/concepts associated with strategic risk management.

    ​Undertake an assessment of risk at either a functional or enterprise-wide level with an organisation or unit and develop a preliminary risk framework.

    ​Demonstrate the ability to independently structure an EWRMS and make recommendations on feasibility.

    ​Work collaboratively in both virtual and face to face teams, disseminate ideas regarding risk profiling strategies, and critically analyse strategic risk mitigation choices based on case findings.

    ​Demonstrate the ability to identify and engage with debates and controversies in the academic literature relating to strategic risk management.

    Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ULMS867)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    Theaim of this module is to explore the challenges and issues related to “doing” innovation andentrepreneurship. More specifically, the aims are to:

     

    Review the key theories and recent research relevantto understanding the dynamics and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship; 

    Discuss the main types, strategies and processes ofinnovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the main challenges that areencountered in successfully implementing change;

    Understand the different definitions and types ofinnovation and identify the relationships between innovation, entrepreneurshipand the performance of organisations in a range of sectors, including theprivate, public and third sectors;  

    Examine the approaches that can be employed to analyseorganisational strategies, structures, cultures and business models as a basisfor enhancing innovation and entrepreneurial activity;

    Describe thephases of the process of innovation and entrepreneurship including ‘Recognisingthe Opportunity’; ‘Finding the Resources’; ‘Developing the Venture’; and‘Creating Value’.
    Learning Outcomes

    ​Understand why innovation and entrepreneurship matterto developing growth in organisations.

    ​Describe and critique theories of innovation andentrepreneurship and their relevance for understanding approaches to strategyand day-to-day operational management and change.

    ​Evaluate critically the key theories of creativity andinnovation and their implementation as a means for developing an organisationalculture which supports these.

    ​Evaluate and describe relevant resources andstrategies for innovation as well as the individual and organisational barriersto innovating and entrepreneurship in a variety of contexts.

    ​Analyse and critique relevant ways of developing newproducts and services, as well as carrying out effective corporate venturingstrategies.

    ​Evaluate the importance of a range of tools andapproaches to effectively manage innovation and entrepreneurship.

    International Perspectives On Management (ULMS877)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​This module will provide an innovative student centred approach to learning.  The key themes in International Management will be outlined and explored via lectures, and students will then identify and agree a proposal for a self-directed piece of desk based research,  related to one of the key identified themes, and supported by their supervisor. A particular feature of the module will be its research-led nature, in that the students will be exposed to the research interests of the key module staff. The module aims to:

     Develop students'' awareness and understanding of the key themes in International managementDevelop students'' research skillsEnable the students to explore a key area of interest related to the module themesDevelop in students the capacity and motivation for self-directed learning
    Learning Outcomes

    Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the international management environment and its cultural context.

    Ability to demonstrate aspects of basic research that will take the form of desk-based investigation.

    ​Ability to demonstrate cognitive skills of critical and reflective thinking.

    Ability to demonstrate the ability to analyse international business and management issues effectively.

    ​Ability to demonstrate an ability in report writing to a determined deadline.

    ​Ability to demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on the theme identified.

    Business Ethics (ULMS878)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    To provide students with knowledge and understanding of business ethics and ethical issues in contemporary business.

     To place business ethics in the context of everyday practice to enable students to understand, apply and manage from an ethical perspective.
    Learning Outcomes

    ​To have developed knowledge and understanding of business ethics.

    To be able to critically evaluate business ethics theories and their relevance for contemporary business.​

    To be able to analyse the key tools for understanding and practising ethics in business.​

    To be able to appraise the business and personal case for business ethics.​

    Managing Learning Organisations (ULMS879)
    LevelM
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​The aims of this module are to:

    •     Provide students with the concepts and principles relevant to the process of knowledge management. •     Introduce to the student current issues concerning knowledge management and its application within contemporary business and the concept of a learning organisation. •     Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of key issues relating to learning organisations. •     Enable students to apply theory to case studies and to consider examples of learning organisations around the world. •     Support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a managerial component. •     Support the enhancement of skills in written and spoken communication.
    Learning Outcomes

    ​Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role, value and function of knowledge management theory and the concept of a learning organisation.

    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the underlying theories supporting knowledge management. and how this is manifested within organisations across different sectors.

    Students will demonstrate criticality and a depth of analysis across the multiple aspects of knowledge management within a learning organisation.

    Students will understand the criteria for an organisation to be regarded as an effective learning organisation.​

    Students will demonstrate an ability to critically analyse case studies covering knowledge management in organisations in different sectors in a global market.

    ​Students will learn to work and understand the limitations of operating with complex processes and the challenge of designing iterative procedures in a learning organisation.