MA Business and Management
This exciting new programme is specifically designed to help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of business and management and be able to implement this effectively across a wide range of complex business - based scenarios.
You will engage in the advanced study of a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills that you will need in order to manage human resources, complex organisational systems and the challenging issues affecting business in a rigorous, pragmatic and effective manner.
The Master’s degree is offered in a modular format offering participants the greatest choice in tailoring their final degree content to match their academic interest and future career development.
Participants take a mix of taught modules in the first two trimesters (120 credits) and complete a dissertation/research project (15,000-20,000 words) in the third trimester (60 credits). To achieve the MA you will need to complete 180 credits in total.
For those whose previous undergraduate study has been in an unrelated discipline, the programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to gain a broad understanding of the complexities associated within modern day organisations and their effective management. It will prepare you to feel confident and assured in your own capacity to analyse complex issues and situations and to be able to manage yourself and the organisation through them in a positive and effective manner.
If you are preparing yourself for the skills and understanding that you will need to enter self-employment or to create and develop your own business idea the specialist pathway (Creating and Developing your Business) will provide a framework around which you can make this a practical reality.
Alternatively, you might be seeking to deepen current knowledge and understanding of business and management from the marketing perspective. The specialist pathway in Marketing will enable you to achieve this.
A variety of assessment methods are utilised, including:
- Individual report
- Individual presentation
- Group project work
- Group presentation
Assignments are designed to integrate theoretical concepts with practical application.