You’ll study a range of core modules that build the business knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed as a manager. You will be introduced to topics such as operations and supply chain management, organisational behaviour, strategic management, gathering and understanding data for decision making, corporate social responsibility, and ethical and sustainable business.
The Management in Practice module is the core module of the course and is studied across two semesters. Designed to equip you with the professional skills you need to be an effective manager, you’ll cover team working, leadership, self-development and employability. The module draws on input from a variety of sources including the Business School’s corporate partners.
Alongside these core areas, you will also be offered the opportunity to select a themed study stream that will allow you to pursue your interests. For example, you may choose to explore digital business, marketing and human influence, or enterprise and entrepreneurship.
In addition, a module in research design and analysis will prepare you to complete your dissertation in the final semester. The dissertation is an independent research project on a topic of your choice, which can be tailored to meet your individual career goals.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
<p>Course content will typically include nine modules – a combination of core and optional elements. Optional modules are grouped into themed streams, allowing you to direct your learning in relation to your management interests or career ambitions. Themed streams may include: </p><ul><li><p>Digital business </p></li><li><p>Enterprise and entrepreneurship </p></li><li><p>Organisational behaviour </p></li><li><p>Management decision making </p></li><li><p>Innovation and corporate leadership </p></li><li><p>Marketing and human influence </p></li></ul><p></p>
Learning and teaching
You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.
This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.