Management - with or without Advanced Practice
Are you aiming to progress your career in management? Do you want to be a key decision maker who leads with purpose? The MSc Management course combines study with practical experience meaning you will graduate ready to manage, lead, and inspire with confidence.
Covering key management skills including marketing, finance, people, operations, innovation, and strategy, you will also have the opportunity to work on real-life business cases, providing you with first-hand practical experience and preparing you to make an impact in industry as soon as you graduate.
Open to those with or without a business background, this extremely practical course goes beyond academic study, allowing you to carry out meaningful and relevant tasks to get you ready for the dynamic business world.
Past graduates have gained employment in positions such as frontline managers, consultants, and business developers. Alternatively, you may proceed to a research opportunity in the various business-related programmes offered at the University.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
This module examines the fundamental principles and concepts of marketing. It builds on these to develop an understanding and appreciation of marketing management including analysis, planning and control issues from both a strategic and operational perspective.
Finance for Managers
The aim of the module is to provide participants with an introduction to the financial issues and techniques involved in managerial decision-making and control. Financial decisions and their implications are required to be considered by all organisations. The accounting function cannot be viewed in isolation from the other key functional areas of management and it is important therefore, that managers understand the integrative nature of financial decision making both at an operational and strategic level.
Managing and Leading People
Good managers are not only effective in their use of economic and technical resources, but also in their management of people. Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour are essential prerequisites for effective and efficient people management. This module will introduce students and encourage them to reflect on what is known about how people behave in organisational settings, the theories that inform this knowledge and the practical implications for managers.
Managing Operations aims to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of operational processes and operations management and to be able to apply the tools of operations management to practical problems. The aim is to equip aspiring managers to plan, organize, lead, and control resources more effectively and efficiently to improve operational performance and service delivery.
Sustainable Business Innovation
This module will examine a range of theoretical and practical issues surrounding business model innovation. This will be important to understanding the concepts of innovation, creativity, value creation and value capture. The development of business model by student teams will immerse students in key methods of innovation and value propositions, that are relevant for contemporary managers as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. This module will combine real world research and applications in the form of several case studies from major EC projects carried out in the Ulster Business School, video and live guest speakers. This will be combined with key theoretical concepts and relevant empirical research studies, concrete business model and innovation methods.
Strategy and Innovation
Strategy and innovation consists of the analysis and decisions an organisation undertakes in order to create and sustain competitive advantage. Understanding these interrelated processes is crucial for creating and developing organisations. This module explores these decision areas from a range of contemporary perspectives and contexts.
Fundamentals of Management
All business activities occur within an organisational context, and all organisations require effective and efficient management. This module introduces students to the subject of management, organisational structures and strategy. Students will develop a framework of knowledge from which they can understand and critically analyse the strategic goals of management, appropriate organisational structures and management's role in delivering strategic goals, as well as identify suitable strategies to enable future organisational growth.
Internship and Management Project
This module is designed to enhance the employability of the MSc Management student, whilst giving them experience of a workplace environment. In considering this they produce an internship project in which they apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc Management to a "live" management issue.
Internship & Professional Development Project
This module is optional
This optional module is designed to further enhance the employability and professional development of postgraduate students who are undertaking identified MSc programmes, by giving them internship experience normally of 12 weeks duration. During this internship, students undertake an organisational project and complete a reflective professional development report, which allow them to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on their course to a "live" management issue.
Applied Consulting Project
This module is optional
This applied module enhances the practical and employability skills of students by requiring them to undertake consultancy projects for real-life case study clients. The module requires students to draw on relevant theories from previously studied MSc International Business, MBA , MSc Marketing or MSc Management modules, and to apply these in international business contexts, to deliver valuable project outcomes for client companies. The core elements of the module are company and industry specific, however, the international context of the projects will enhance students' development of a global citizenship perspective.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
Applicants are usually required to have a second class honours degree in any discipline. We welcome applications from those who have not completed business and management related undergraduate courses and wish to develop their skills in this area to complement their previous studies.
If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details.
This course is open to international (non-EU) students (full-time only).
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Advanced Practice available full-time only.
Post Course Info
The course places a strong focus on enhancing your employment prospects.
Previous alumni have secured positions with large multinational organisations such as Diageo, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG as well as small to medium sized enterprises.
Others have used the programme as a valuable springboard to gain a thorough understanding of business and management principles before starting up their own business.