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Full-time Courses, MMU Business School

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Full-time courses

Our full-time courses have been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop your career and improve the organisation you work in for now and the ones where you will work in the future.

Click on the following links to view details of the courses that interest you:

» Full-time MBA (Master of Business Administration)
» MSc Digital Business Management
» MSc International Business Management
» MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
» MSc Project Management
» MSc Sustainable Business


Full-time MBA (Master of Business Administration)
12 months (full-time)

The full-time MBA programme at MMU Business School is designed for aspiring managers with at least three years management experience, mid-career specialists wishing to move into general management positions and senior managers who wish to refresh and hone their management knowledge and skills.

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Our AMBA-accredited MBA programme is designed to develop:

  • a general management perspective that concentrates on issues that are pertinent to managers who need to take an organisation-wide view.
  • a range of problem-solving skills and to encourage the exploration of creative and novel approaches.
  • the capacity to deal with complexity and ambiguity through the development of approaches to critical thinking.
  • the ability to become independent and inventive learners, to stimulate an enquiring, analytical and reflective approach to thinking.
  • confidence in using independent judgement and to promote critical self-awareness.

Special Features

The full-time MBA is a general business and management programme but emphasis is placed upon globalisation, innovation and managing change. These three themes permeate all core modules as well as the Strategic Management 'double' module. There is the opportunity for specialisation via electives and through the business consultancy project or dissertation.

Special features of the programme include:

  • Accredited by AMBA and Chartered Management Institute.
  • One week overseas study tour at a prestigious University Business School and three-day Management Development weekend.
  • Extensive industrial visit programme typically including Marks and Spencer Financial Services, Kelloggs, BAE Systems, Siemens and local SMEs.
  • Regular guest lectures from high profile speakers from industry and commerce.
  • All lectures, intranet access, teaching materials, trips, flights, hotels for residentials and AMBA and Chartered Management Institute membership are included in course fee.
  • English language support.

Programme Content and Structure

Stage 1 Contemporary Issues in theInternational Environment Managing Human
Performance
Financial Analysis
& Management
Managing Customer Value
Stage 2 Management forBusiness Excellence Elective Elective
Stage 3 Strategic Management Change and Innovation Developing Professional Practice
Stage 4 Business Consultancy Project or Dissertation

Stage 4 (July-September) involves the completion of a Business Consultancy Project or Dissertation based upon a real organisation.

Electives allow students to specialise from a wide range of areas typically including: International Corporate Reporting, International Finance, Services Marketing, Corporate and Public Affairs, Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Origins and Evolution of International Business, Social and Organisational Aspects of Projects, Sustainable Development, Business Economics, Project Management, Reward Management, Management Development and Equality Management. A wide range of electives are offered each year subject to staffing and timetable constraints.

MBA Projects and Internships

We encourage our full-time MBA students to undertake an internship programme or consultancy project, assessed as part of the MBA programme. You would work directly with a company on projects which may have a global focus, such as analysis of a new market and market entry strategies. Internships and consultancy projects typically last between 8-12 weeks during the summer period.

Previous MBA students have been quick to recommend both the internship programme and the consultancy project as part of their MBA studies at the Business School:

"My MBA internship was based in London within the marketing operations department of GE Healthcare. My work focussed on a project which aimed to operationalise the marketing blueprint with the sales force, with the ultimate aim of increasing their effectiveness and sales figures. Part of my research involved developing a qualitative questionnaire which was implemented with GE executives, the sales force, product managers and staff in charge of trainees. It's been the best experience ever - I have learnt so much here in just 3 months, it is such a great company and an impressive business model."
Andrea Mollenhauer C.

Assessment in Stages 1, 2 and 3 is through a combination of individual assignments, group presentations and examinations. Stage 4 of the MBA is assessed by a Business Consultancy Project or Dissertation of 15,000 words.

Whilst studying your MBA at the Business School you will have access to 1-2-1 careers advice and guidance including guidance interviews and CV/application advice and reviews. Our career management skills programme covers a range of topics, from CV and cover letter preparation to networking and business etiquette and case studies for MBA students. MBA students also have full access to 'The Vault' - an online careers library dedicated to your future development.

The Business School has an enviable reputation for providing opportunities for its graduates and MBA graduates have obtained high profile positions as Financial Analysts, Management Consultants,Marketing Managers, Business Analysts, Operations Managers, HR Managers and Entrepreneurs in a wide range of large and small organisations including:

Deputy Director HRM - National Children's Homes
Global Consultant - Citibank, Tesco
Consultant - PA Consultants
Consultant - Reform Kurumsal (Turkey)
Finance Director - Protherics plc, Xicon, Prudential Sugar Corporation, The New Store LLC (Dubai), German Red Cross, Halifax Bank of Scotland, Capgemini Consulting, Boutinot Wine, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Senior Operation Account Manager - Baker Hughes, Infotech (Pakistan), HSBC

Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.


MSc Digital Business Management
12 months (full-time)

In today's economy, all corporate functions in every business sector include a technological dimension that needs to be integrated to their business activities. There is a significant demand for professionals capable of speaking two key languages: business and technology.

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In today's economy, all corporate functions in every business sector include a technological dimension that needs to be integrated to their business activities. There is a significant demand for professionals capable of speaking two key languages: business and technology.

This programme provides a progression route for those with a computer science background wishing to gain broader business knowledge, or for those with a substantial amount of business in their first degree who wish to extend their knowledge of the digital aspects of business. Graduates will have cross-business knowledge of the integration of systems, an understanding of integrative methodologies and sufficient exposure to the underlying systems to support development in global digital business.

Graduates from this programme will be able to recognise an opportunity for a business application of digital systems, make a case for exploiting it, identify how it can be aligned with existing business systems and argue its sustainability.

Special Features

  1. This programme prepares you to achieve a well-balanced combination of technical competence and business confidence.
  2. It develops your ability to recognise opportunities for a digital system, to anticipate implementation issues and to make a case for exploiting it.
  3. The Business School's graduate business incubator, Innospace, provides fledgling businesses with a supportive environment and the resources to help them grow. You can apply to join Innospace during or after your studies. To find out more visit www.innospace.co.uk.
  4. Selected units are accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Programme Content and Structure

You will study the following units during the programme:

* This unit is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM)

The successful completion of 60 credits results in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate. 120 credits qualifies you for a Postgraduate Diploma and 180 credits results in the award of a Master's Degree in Practising Management.

Strategy, Environment and Markets (10 credits - core)
Understanding People and Organisations (10 credits - core)
Enterprise Resource Planning (20 credits - core)
Digital and Media Environment (20 credits - elective)
Digital Project Management (20 credits - elective)*
Strategy and Planning for Digital Marketing Communications (20 credits - core)
Emerging Technologies for Digital Business (20 credits - core)
Developing Professional Practice - Digital Business Management (20 credits - core)
Awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business Management
Dissertation (60 credits - core)
Awarded Masters Degree in Digital Business Management

* This unit is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM)

Strategy, Environment and Markets (core)
Examines the broad range of factors that influence the modern business operating environment and examines how organisations can monitor and seek to respond to them.

Understanding People and Organisations (core)
Examines the human dimension of organisations' operations and how organisational structure, culture and systems influence the effectiveness of organisational management.

Enterprise Resource Planning (core)
Introduces the principles of how enterprises meet their information systems needs. Explores the way in which packages, such as SAP, are evaluated and applied.

Strategy and Planning for Digital Marketing Communications (core)
Examines and integrates emerging digital media into marketing communication campaigns. Explores emerging digital techniques and assesses their impact within traditional online media communication techniques.

Digital and Media Environment (elective)
Examines the changing structure and nature of the 'media landscape' and the implications for media planners and those organisations wishing to communicate through both conventional and digital media channels.

Digital Project Management (elective)
This unit develops knowledge and skills in the management of projects within diverse digital environments; including web development, virtual and globally orientated projects. Students will be able to study and deploy a range of agile and other web based methodologies. This unit is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Emerging Technologies for Digital Business (core)
This unit examines the dynamic environment of new and emerging technologies which are critical for organisations to develop successful digital business strategies.

Developing Professional Practice - Digital Business Management (core)
This units helps develops your practical skills by focusing on the development of professional and business research skills aimed at improving your employability. You will adopt a project management approach, working collaboratively to investigate an organisational or business issue.

Dissertation (core)
The dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. Students receive instruction in research methods as part of the dissertation process. Students may also opt to complete a 'consultancy-based' dissertation that focuses around the application of knowledge to investigate a specific industry related problem or issue.

Assessment

The assessment comprises a variety of assignments, to be undertaken either individually or as group work. The programme assessment portfolio includes a balance of essays, examinations, presentations (face-to-face or virtual), hands-on end user computing and multi-media assignments such as posters and podcasts. There is extensive use of virtual learning environments for learning support. Continuous formative assessment and feedback is provided throughout the programme in order to ensure smooth progression. The dissertation is typically a written piece of work of approximately 15,000 words.

Career Development Opportunities

Graduates from the Business School have an excellent record in gaining employment in a wide range of jobs. Graduates from this programmes are expected to have a role in major corporate management functions such as strategy, marketing, finance, sales and procurement. Big players in global digital business have a track record in recruiting professionals with a digital business management profile to a variety of posts, including consultants, auditors, project managers and purchasers.

Entry Requirements

A good British honours degree (or equivalent), ideally in a related subject area such as management, business, electronic commerce, information management or computing.

Applicants who lack the normal academic entry requirements may also be considered. Such applicants would need degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant relevant management experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency to TEFL minimum score 575 (minimum 4.0 in written test) or IELTS minimum score 6.5. Applicants who have an IELTS score of 5.5 may be considered for enrolment provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English Language course.

Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.


MSc International Business Management
12 months (full-time)

The MSc International Business Management is a full-time programme aimed at students who wish to blend their economics, finance and business knowledge from their first degree, with studies in international business.

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The programme will develop and enhance skills in the area of international strategy, globalisation and innovation and will provide an understanding of theoretical and conceptual management frameworks in an international context. The programme is taught by an international team and draws on their research activities. You will have the opportunity to specialise in marketing and PR, logistics and supply chain management, project management, finance or human resource management.

Special Features

  • There will be extensive use of WebCT via the internet to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • Short term placements are available in a number of companies based in the North West - including large, small and medium sized companies.
  • Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.

Programme Content and Structure

Stage 1 Innovation and Globalisation Strategy International Business Management International Strategy
Stage 2 Specialist Streams: 1. Marketing & PR, 2. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 3 Project Management, 4. Finance or 5. HRM Professional Practice Project - International Business Management
Awarded Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Management
Stage 3 Dissertation
Awarded Masters Degree in International Business Management

Innovation and Globalisation Strategy
Explores strategies for creating and exploiting new opportunities through innovation and globalisation. Innovation and technological change need to be strategically managed for increased competitiveness and productivity.

International Business Management
Examines the evolution of theories of Multinational Enterprise and International Business using insights to analyse issues relating to global institutions, emerging markets, management, strategy, and organisational structure.

International Strategy
The unit examines the key debates in strategic management and explores a number of ideas in the context of international strategy.

Professional Practice Project - International Business Management
This project allows students to work in groups on a community based assignment, honing their managerial skills in a live situation.

Specialist Route - Marketing and PR

Integrated Marketing Communications Planning and Control
This unit examines the planning, development and implementation of integrated marketing communications strategies that weave together multiple communication tools to achieve maximum engagement and impact with target audiences.

International Brand Strategy
This unit examines the processes of brand building and brand strategy, examining how organisations utilise various communication techniques and marketing strategies to leverage brand values into multiple, culturally heterogeneous, international markets.

Specialist Route - Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management in a Business Context
The scope of logistics continues to grow rapidly and a set of principles and practices that are applicable globally are now emerging. This unit covers key aspects of logistics and supply chain management philosophy and practice using a tri-axial comparator examination of business, military and humanitarian logistics operations.

Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Dealing with uncertainty and failure of logistics and supply chain systems architecture is a major component of logistics and supply chain management within the contemporary context of globalisation. This unit is designed to develop and apply techniques for failsafing, mitigation and recovery solutions for manufacturing and service logistics and supply chain management operations at all levels of activity

Specialist Route - Project Management

Social and Organisational Aspects of Projects
This unit deals with the "soft" issues of project management that arise from conflicting demands, the internal politics of the organisations & personal agendas that all act to de-rail the focussed team based activity that characterises a successful project. The unit will study the forces that influence these issues, common manifestations of the issues & established best practice for dealing with them.

Project Management Methods and Tools
This unit has gained professional accreditation by the Association of Project Management (APM). It deals with a range of tools and techniques commonly used in diverse organisations to manage projects from the stages of initiation to completion.

Specialist Route - Finance

International Corporate Reporting
The course looks at the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on corporate reporting whilst at the same time looking at academic principles underpinning the move to harmonisation of accounting standards

Strategic Financial Management
Relates the application of contemporary finance theory to the formulation of business strategy, with emphasis on utilising tools and models developed on such theoretical bases, to formulate effective strategic options.

Specialist Route - Human Resource Management

Managing the Employment Relationship
Introduces employee resourcing and employee relations activities undertaken by organisations to manage performance successfully by balancing the goals of efficiency and equity

International Human Resource Management
Provides a critical evaluation of Human Resource Management Strategies and practices in International Organisations and compares HRM across different country contexts.

Consultancy Project/Dissertation
The dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. Students receive instruction in research methods as part of the process.

Assessment

Assessment in each unit takes the form of a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework comprises both individual assignments and group and project work. Assessment is progressive and normally takes place at the end of each term.

Career Development Opportunities

Graduates from this programme are expected to use it in combination with their first degree and other personal achievements to provide the unique personal profile that makes them stand out from other job applicants. Graduates from MMUBS have an excellent record in gaining employment in a wide range of jobs. Opportunities for graduates include positions as managers in a wide range of international organisations.


Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.


MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
12 months (full-time)

This programme is aimed at students who wish to extend their business knowledge and specialise in an increasing important area of business: Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM). One of the biggest influences in recent years on professional practice in this field is Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS). In particular, the routine application of the Internet and e-commerce has revolutionised LSCM. This is recognised in this programme and a distinctive feature of the syllabus is the strong IT/IS content.

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The programme will develop and enhance skills in the following areas:

The following diagram shows the programme structure, detailing the units you will take in each year:

  • Managerial and technical competence: to understand the key issues in designing and operating effective LSCM systems.
  • Business confidence: to be able to align LSCM with the broader strategic goals of the organisation such that it can contribute to overall business success.
  • Leadership: to place LSCM in a broad context of perspective of academic and practitioner ideas, stimulating an analytical, reflective and creative approach to organisational learning.

Special Features

  • There will be extensive use of WebCT via the internet to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • All essential learning materials will be included in the programme fee.
  • Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
  • This programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) - the pre-eminent independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport.
  • The programme is also recognised by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
Stage 1 Accounting and Finance for Managers Understanding People & Organisations Strategy, Environment and Markets Information Systems Management Developing Professional Practice - LSCM
Stage 2 Logistics and Supply Chain Management in a Business Context Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enterprise Resource Planning
Awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Stage 3 Consultancy Project/Dissertation
Awarded Masters Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Accounting and Finance for ManagersAdopting a managerial perspective, the unit critically considers the disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance and evaluates their practical application.

Understanding People & OrganisationsExamines the human dimension of organisations' operations and how organisational structure, culture and systems influence the effectiveness of organisational management

Strategy, Environment and MarketsExamines the broad range of factors that influence the modern business operating environment and examines how organisations can monitor and seek to respond to them

Information Systems ManagementInformation Systems Management (ISM) aims to introduce students to the essential theoretical concepts of Information Systems. Students will be able to study and elaborate on the different aspects of the use of commercial Information Technology.

Developing Professional Practice - Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementThis project allows students to work in groups on a community based assignment, honing their managerial skills in a live situation.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management in a Business ContextThe scope of logistics continues to grow rapidly and a set of principles and practices that are applicable globally are now emerging. This Unit covers key aspects of logistics and supply chain management philosophy and practice using a tri-axial comparator examination of business, military and humanitarian logistics operations.

Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementDealing with uncertainty and failure of logistics and supply chain systems architecture is a major component of logistics and supply chain management within the contemporary context of globalisation. This Unit is designed to develop and apply techniques for failsafing, mitigation and recovery solutions for manufacturing and service logistics and supply chain management operations at all levels of activity.

Enterprise Resource PlanningIntroduces the principles of how enterprises meet their information systems needs. Explores the way in which packages, such as SAP, are evaluated and applied.

Consultancy Project/DissertationThe consultancy project/dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. Students receive instruction in research methods as part of the dissertation process.

Assessment

Assessment in each unit takes the form of a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework comprises both individual assignments and group and project work. Assessment is progressive and normally takes place at the end of each term.

Career Development Opportunities

Graduates from this programme are expected to use it in combination with their first degree and other personal achievements to provide the unique personal profile that makes them stand out from other job applicants. Graduates from MMUBS have an excellent record in gaining employment in a wide range of jobs. Opportunities for graduates include positions as managers in a wide range of organisations.

Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.


MSc Project Management
12 months (full-time)

Project Management is required by all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, product development, marketing, human resource management, information technology, engineering and construction.

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In achieving these aims project management presents challenges in managing the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects inherent in all projects. Look in the online job directories to see how many jobs there are and you will realise why you should choose project management.

Special Features

  • There will be extensive use of WebCT via the internet to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • Short term placements are available in a number of companies based in the North West - including large, small and medium sized companies.
  • Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
  • Selected units are accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM).

Programme Content and Structure

Stage 1 Accounting and Finance for Managers Understanding People & Organisations Strategy, Environment and Markets Information Systems Management Project Management Methods and Tools*
Stage 2 Social and Organisational Aspects of Projects* Developing Professional Practice - Project Management Digital Project Management*
Awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
Stage 3 Consultancy Project/Dissertation
Awarded Masters Degree in Project Management

*Accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM)

Accounting and Finance for Managers
Adopting a managerial perspective, you will critically consider the disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance and evaluate their practical application.

Understanding People & Organisations
Examines the human dimension of organisations' operations and how organisational structure, culture and systems influence the effectiveness of organisational management.

Strategy, Environment and Markets
Examines the broad range of factors that influence the modern business operating environment and examines how organisations can monitor and seek to respond to them.

Information Systems Management
Information Systems Management aims to introduce you to the essential theoretical concepts of Information Systems. You will be able to study and elaborate on the different aspects of the use of commercial Information Technology.

Developing Professional Practice - Project Management
This project allows you to work in a group on a community based assignment, honing your managerial skills in a live situation.

Social and Organisational Aspects of Projects
This unit has gained professional accreditation by the Association of Project Management (APM). It deals with finding solutions to the challenges presented by the social and organisational issues in project management. You will develop knowledge and skills in project leadership, management, communication, politics, ethics and professionalism.

Project Management Methods and Tools
This unit has gained professional accreditation by the Association of Project Management (APM). It deals with a range of tools and techniques commonly used in diverse organisations to manage projects from the stages of initiation to completion.

Digital Project Management
This unit develops knowledge and skills in the management of projects within diverse digital environments; including web development, virtual and globally orientated projects. Students will be able to study and deploy a range of agile and other web based methodologies.

Consultancy Project/Dissertation
The consultancy project/dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. Students receive instruction in research methods as part of the dissertation process.

Assessment

Assessment in each unit takes the form of a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework comprises both individual assignments and group and project work. Assessment is progressive and normally takes place at the end of each term.

Career Development Opportunities

Graduates from this programme are expected to use it in combination with their first degree and other personal achievements to provide the unique personal profile that makes them stand out from other job applicants. Graduates from MMUBS have an excellent record in gaining employment in a wide range of jobs. Opportunities for graduates include positions as managers in a wide range of organisations.

Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.


MSc Sustainable Business
12 months (full-time)

This programme is aimed at those wishing to pursue an environmental sustainability related career path in business, consultancy, government or the voluntary/NGO sector. It is equally relevant if you are entrepreneurially minded and are considering setting up a new green business.

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The programme will develop and enhance your skills in the area of the business-sustainability interface - for example, identifying business opportunities and threats provided by sustainability issues, analysing sustainable business practices, critically assessing the role of accounting in the broader social context - together with some core business skills.

The programme is taught by experienced senior lecturers from both the Business School and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, drawing on their research and real world environmental consultancy experiences.

Special Features

  • This new programme combines the business acumen of MMU Business School - one of the largest Business Schools in the UK - with the expertise of the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at MMU.
  • The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences has been awarded several 'green apple' awards for excellence in environmental education and practice.
  • As part of an extended induction, you will have the option to join Environmental & Geographical Sciences Masters students on a three-day UK-based residential field trip. On this field trip you will be introduced to a range of field and lab techniques to complement your future studies and career. There is an additional charge for the field trip of approximately £70.
  • The Business School's graduate business incubator, Innospace, provides fledgling businesses with a supportive environment and the resources to help them grow. You can apply to join Innospace during or after your studies. To find out more visit www.innospace.co.uk
  • You have the opportunity to apply for a short-term placement (6-12 weeks) during the summer period which could be linked to your dissertation/consultancy project.

Programme Content and Structure

You will study the following units during the programme. All units will be studied at the Business School unless otherwise stated.

Sustainable Business (20 credits)
Accounting, Society and the Environment (20 credits)
Business and Sustainability (20 credits) These units are delivered by the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Sustainable Development (20 credits)
Developing Professional Practice - Sustainable Business (20 credits)
Strategy, Environment and Markets (10 credits)
Understanding People and Organisations (10 credits)
Awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business
Dissertation (60 credits)
Awarded Masters Degree in Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business
This unit explores the concept of sustainability as it relates to business, focusing on sustainable business models and how managers can promote sustainable business practices.

Accounting, Society and the Environment
Critically assesses the role of accounting in a broader social context including the impact of accounting failures and the development of social and environmental reporting.

Business and Sustainability
The central aim of this unit is to highlight the particular threats and opportunities presented to the business community as a result of the adoption of sustainable development priorities.

Sustainable Development
This unit introduces the concept of sustainable development by providing an overview of different interpretations of the concept and how these have influenced policy making at international, national, regional and local levels.

Strategy, Environment and Markets
The unit explores the macro and international business environment and assesses its impact on markets and corporate and business strategy.

Understanding People and Organisations
Introduces key issues relevant to the experiences of organisations and their staff by taking an underlying theme of dynamic global change and drawing upon a abroad set of organisational behaviour theories and practices.

Developing Professional Practice - Sustainable Business
This unit helps your practical skills by focusing on the development of professional and business research skills aimed at improving your employability. You will adopt a project management approach, working collaboratively to investigate an organisational or business issue.

Dissertation
The dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. Students receive instruction in research methods as part of the dissertation process. Students may also opt to complete a 'consultancy-based' dissertation that focuses around the application of knowledge to investigate a specific industry related problem or issue.

Assessment

Assessment includes traditional essay or report style assignments and presentations. The dissertation can be undertaken with empirically based data, as a consultancy project where appropriate or using secondary data.

Career Development Opportunities

This course aims to instil an understanding of sustainability issues in business alongside a keen sense of business and organisational management needs and the global sustainable development context. Graduates will have the relevant skills and knowledge required of future entrepreneurs or managers operating across a range of sectors, in public, private and non-governmental organisations. Given the urgency of the sustainability agenda and government initiatives to expand the green economy, a growth in green jobs across a wide range of sectors is anticipated.

Entry Requirements

This is a brand new programme, however we have well-established suites of related programmes at both the Business School and the Department of Environment and Geographical Sciences. Both students and employers are impressed by our provision:

A good British honours degree (or equivalent), ideally in a related subject area such as Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Management or Business.

Applicants who lack the normal academic entry requirements may also be considered. Such applicants would need degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant relevant management experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency to TEFL minimum score 575 (minimum 4.0 in written test) or IELTS minimum score 6.5. Applicants who have an IELTS score of 5.5 may be considered for enrolment provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English Language course.

Make a course enquiry using the form below or telephone 0161 247 3725 and quote Manchester Confidential.



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