The MA in Business Management has two parts which spans over three semesters:
Part 1: Six taught modules (120 credits)
Part II: Dissertation or Work Related Project (60 credits)
Total Award Credits: 180
Within Part I, all the modules are core and are compulsory for all the students studying for the Award:
Finance and Accounting for Decision Makers (20 credits)
This module aims to develop understanding of financial data and managing budget to expedite judgments and decision making and financial issues and proposals. The module specifically focuses on three major uses of accounting information by management: problem-solving, decision making, governance and planning and control.
Marketing - Strategy and Planning (20 credits)
This module will provide students with the principles of marketing, both business to consumer and business to business, as well as give students a broader perspective of how marketing strategy is created and developed by organisations.
Management of HR (20 credits)
This module will provide insights into strategic HRM and the factors influencing the behaviour of people within organisations and how these influences might be taken into account to achieve maximum organisational effectiveness by effective people management.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (20 credits)
This module is about enabling students to engage in critical debate on ethical issues through a combination of academic study and critical reflection, with the aim of developing skills relevant to ethical decision-making, problem solving and deeper consideration of issues within both social and personal responsibility, both locally and globally.
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
This module aims to develop strategic thinking through the development of a strategic organisational perspective and provide the basis for advancement and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capabilities that support developing and implementing change strategies to meet organisational objectives within increasingly diverse and complex contemporary organisations and wider context.
Research Methods (20 credits)
This module provides a comprehensive introduction to research as practised in business and management disciplines by providing an overview of the key quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are needed to undertake, evaluate and present a research project which is robust and realistic.
Part II of the programme
The Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation module provides an opportunity for in depth study of a topic relevant to management where students will critically evaluate main management theories, undertake empirical/real world research and draw conclusions about the implications of the results for managerial decision-making.
The Work Related Project – WRP (60 credits)
This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to conduct work based informed research and study in a relevant subject domain located primarily at a place of work, to assist student’s ability to apply originality and analytical skills alongside theory and practice which is workplace based.