Why is this subject for you?
You want to understand how organisations operate in todays global marketplace and how the different functions of management (such as strategy and operations) link together. You have little or no prior experience in business or management but want a successful management career (this is a good conversion course for those students from other academic disciplines who want to widen their employment opportunities after graduating)You want taught and supervised by leading academics who use innovative teaching methods including a mini-consultancy project on a real-life issue
Management is about working with and through others in an efficient and effective manner to achieve organisational goals.
The MSc in Management is aimed at students from a non-business or management background who want to either enhance their first degree or transition towards a successful management career. This programme educates students on the many facets of management while also developing important management skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.
Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials, Harvard Business School case studies, industry speakers, organisation visits and computer simulations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will also have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communicating and leadership skills.
The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage with local organizations, through the module, Winning Markets, which is taken in semester one. This mini-consultancy project runs over the course of the module and students, working in groups, are afforded the chance to present their actionable recommendations based on primary research, to the client company, at the module end. These are real-life problems and not simulated for the purpose of assessment. Not for Profit and charitable organizations have greatly benefitted from the programme engagement.
The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme; especially within group work.