The Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) is one of the longest established management qualifications in the UK and will be recognised by employers in all industries and sectors.
Management Studies is a postgraduate course specifically designed for those who have started their careers and may be working in a wide variety of managerial, technical and professional roles and in an equally wide variety of industries, sectors and professions.
The DMS aims to provide you with a rigorous and stimulating postgraduate business and management education, one that will involve you in developing alongside other experienced managers, professionals and technical specialists.
The University is located on a compact campus near the centre of the busy city of Preston in the northwest of England. Preston is a major administrative and commercial centre which benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.
The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings offer a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a postgraduate study room, cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
The Library and Learning Resource Service (LLRS) provides a library of books, journals, and other media as well as study facilities, including bookable rooms for group use. The LLRS also provides access to electronic journals and electronic information services, via the University's PC network, while document delivery services make it possible to get hold of published texts which are not in our collections.
Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.
This demanding two year programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a business management context:
-Apply the latest thinking on business management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses.
-Possess a thorough understanding of management, marketing, accounting and finance, human resource management, strategic management, management environment, change management and business and management ethics.
-Develop the research skills necessary to tackle management problems, issues and learning.
-Undertake your own postgraduate study of a topic within the field of business management that has interest and relevance to your development.
A distinctive feature of the programme at the University of Central Lancashire is that you will participate in the two day Year 1 residential programme at the start of your time with us. Located in a nearby hotel, the programme will aid your induction into the DMS and will kick start the essential bonding between you and your fellow students. Developing an open and supportive culture is vital to the success of the DMS and will really ensure you get the most from the experience.
Are you looking to develop your career in business and management? If so, we have a two-year Diploma in Management Studies programme which is specifically designed to do this.
The course will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of leadership, organisational change and transformation, and strategic management.
By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of business and management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis. This will be achieved through a range of learning experiences, including live case studies and visiting speakers. You will also develop key skills in problem-solving, project management and team working.
The Diploma in Management Studies is nationally recognised as a management programme that enhances career prospects. You will be provided with high-quality learning support in a range of face-to-face and online environments and have access to excellent learning facilities. You will also be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.
On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to progress to an MBA by undertaking a dissertation project.
Successful completion of the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) provides a qualification which is recognised as enhancing your career prospects in a number of operational and managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The DMS may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources, as well as further academic study such as progression to an MBA.
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The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised Master's degree in business administration and management.
This Master's aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches responsible leadership thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness, and focuses strongly on the personal development of participants, including their career management.
The MBA focuses on the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual business research project.
The Greenwich MBA can be tailored to four specialist sectors: financial services (including banking and insurance); public services (including health, local government and emergency services); social enterprise; and maritime.
On successful completion of this programme, you will graduate with one of the following:
Our part-time by supported open learning programme is primarily aimed at individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments.
It employs supported open learning, a flexible learning model which uses a mixture of different methods of study. It is open to home students (UK and EU), who are required to study approximately 12 hours a week over slightly under three years.
The full-time mode of study is open to UK, EU and international students and is completed at the Greenwich Campus over a 12 month period.
Home students wishing to undertake study leading to PGDip Management (previously called a DMS) should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after 120 credits.
Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.
This degree aims to:
The programme employs 'blended' learning:
The focus of assessment on our MBA is to test your understanding and ability to apply your knowledge.
Graduates can apply for advanced access to the Master's Gateway of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, which provides an accelerated route to the institute.
Graduates have the opportunity to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply their skills and knowledge to managing their own businesses.
We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career.
You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.
This MBA includes executive coaching, which helps you to understand your value in the marketplace and develop plans that will make the very best of your career potential.
The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards; which shows their dedication to actively support career development.
The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.
You will participate in an MBA student conference as part of your studies where you will prepare a presentation on a given topic. The 2016 MBA conference explored business problems in various industries and students delivered thought-provoking presentations on 'The Force of Change Awakens - Evolution or Revolution'.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies offers you the opportunity to gain an understanding of contemporary business and practical day to day management issues facing organisations both nationally and internationally.
This course is designed to develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.
The course has high quality blended learning support and has access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. It also provides a good foundation for further study on a range of business and management courses, such as Diploma in Management Studies, MBA, and MA Management.
The Certificate in Management Studies will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial and operational roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The Certificate in Management Studies will provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a DMS or MBA.
At the end of the course you will be able to
1. Critically analyse the use of some of the key functional areas such as marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
2. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment
3. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
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You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.
Careers Support for Postgraduate Students
Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career
We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.