The core aims of the Business Management programme are:
To expose candidates to the fundamental principles underpinning modern management within a variety of organisational settings;
To introduce wider environmental factors affecting organisations, including core aspects of the macro economic environment;
To provide an understanding and appreciation of business process interdependencies;
To provide candidates with an understanding of marketing as a 'management technology';
To examine the nature of the employment relationship, workplace behaviour and the management of human resources;
To develop a thorough understanding of the rationale and methods of aspects of information and knowledge management;
To introduce candidates to the fundamental concepts and practices of management accounting and finance;
To introduce candidates to Communication theory and to critically evaluate key issues in the field;
To explore issues impacting the management and handling of organisational strategy;
To develop and apply business skills to decision making and planning problems in a business environment; and
To develop research and writing skills which will culminate in the submission of the MA Confirmation Paper.
The MA in Business Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It covers the fundamental business disciplines: accounting, business communications, economics, human resource management, information management, knowledge management, management principles, marketing management, organisational behaviour and strategic management.
The emphasis is on a practical approach to business coupled with a theoretical understanding. Students attend lectures and laboratory sessions. Case studies and project work on an individual and group basis form a significant part of the programme. The diversity of students backgrounds greatly enriches the learning experience.