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The evening and morning programs are structured to allow students to continue working while completing a Haskayne MBA in three years (if they follow the cohort). Read more
The evening and morning programs are structured to allow students to continue working while completing a Haskayne MBA in three years (if they follow the cohort).

Early Evening classes are 2 days a week, 5:30pm - 8:30pm (downtown) - starts every January.
Evening classes are 2 days a week, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (on campus) - starts every September.


Our practical approach means you can apply new skills immediately in your workplace. Projects are designed to create visibility and opportunities for you within your organization.

Program Design
Complete the Evening or Morning MBA program in three years.
Benefit from the cohort experience and develop lasting bonds with your classmates as you learn and grow together.
Take advantage of a practical format that allows you to apply new skills immediately in your workplace.
Students may choose a specialization.


Course Plan – Evening and Early Evening MBA.

The Haskayne MBA is a 20 half course program, which consists of 13 required half courses, and 7 electives.

Some courses are available in block week format (five-day intensive).

The current evening and early evening MBA course plan is listed below. Please be aware that the courses are subject to change without prior notice. Also please note that unfortunately both evening programs are not open to international (VISA) students, only Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents.

Classes are broken down into specific subject areas:

Finance & Accounting (Quantitative Skills):

Financial Accounting ACCT 601
Management Accounting ACCT 603
Managerial Economics MGST 611
Managerial Finance FNCE 601

Supply Chain Management & Business Analysis (General Analytical Skills):

Managerial Decision Modelling MGST 613
Strategic Business Analysis MGST 715
Management Information Systems MGIS 601
Operations Management OPMA 601

Leadership & The Global Environment of Business (Understanding The Big Picture):

Managing Human Resources HROD 601
Strategic Management SGMA 601
Marketing Management MKTG 601
Global Environment of Business BSEN 777

The above 12 core/required half courses are supplemented by the following two skills/orientation quarter courses:

Orientation & Skills Development MGST 790.01
Leadership Capstone Course MGST 790.02

Electives and Specialization

In addition to the 13 core/required classes you can take seven electives of your own choosing.

If you would like to receive one of the 5 specializations we offer, you would take 4 elective classes in your area of specialization (except Project Management which is 5 classes), plus 3 others.

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This course addresses the need to propel information-gathering and data organisation, and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision-making. Read more

This course addresses the need to propel information-gathering and data organisation, and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision-making. The course, which builds on the strength of two successful courses on data mining and on decision sciences, is more technology focused, and stretches the data mining and decision sciences theme to the broader agenda of business intelligence.

You will focus on developing solutions to real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data, through the use of applications and case studies, while gaining a deep appreciation of the underlying models and techniques. You will also gain a greater understanding of the impact technological advances have on nature and practices adopted within the business intelligence and analytics practices, and know how to adapt to these changes.

Embedded into the course are two key themes. The first will help you to develop your skills in the use and application of various technologies, architectures, techniques, tools and methods. These include warehousing and data mining, distributed data management, and the technologies, architectures, and appropriate middleware and infrastructures supporting application layers. The second theme will enhance your knowledge of algorithms and the quantitative techniques suitable for analysing and mining data and developing decision models in a broad range of application areas. The project consolidates the taught subjects covered, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area.

Teaching approaches include lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical sessions. You will also learn through extensive course work, class presentations, group research work, and the use of a range of industry standard software such as R, Python, Simul8, Palisade Decision Tools, Hadoop and Oracle.

Taught modules may be assessed entirely through course work, or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

Option modules

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for fully meeting the further learning educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and for partially satisfying the underpinning knowledge requirements set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and the Science Council for Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (CEng or IEng) status. Note that there are additional requirements, including work experience, to achieve full CITP, CEng, or IEng status. Graduates of this accredited degree will also be eligible for professional membership of BCS (MBCS).

The BCS accreditation is an indicator of the programme’s quality to students and employers; it is also an important benchmark of the programme’s standard in providing high quality computing education, and commitment to developing future IT professionals that have the potential to achieve Chartered status. The programme is also likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Associated careers

Graduates can expect to find employment as consultants, decision modelling or advanced data analysts, and members of technical and analytics teams supporting management decision making in diverse organisations. Typical employers include local authorities, PLCs (e.g. GlaxoSmithKline, British Airways, Santander and Unilever), public sector organisations (e.g. the NHS and primary care trusts), retail head offices, the BBC, the Civil Service, and the host of banks, brokers and regulators that make up the City, along with all the specialist support consultancies in IT and market research and forecasting, all of whom use data for the full range of decision making.

Work placements

Our Work Placement Teams are based in your Faculty Registry Office and can help you find a suitable placement, as well as support you in making applications, writing CVs and improving your interview technique.

More details on work placements can be found on our Work placements page.



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The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders. Read more
The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders.

For mid-career professionals, the Evening MBA program is designed to enhance your business acumen, critical thinking skills and leadership capacity to achieve your professional goals.

Accelerated Options

Students who have completed an undergraduate business degree in Canada may be eligible for up to 9 course waivers (post curriculum review). A minimum of 15 courses are required to complete the program; any student with more than 5 core course waivers would substitute additional electives for the remaining courses. In addition to completing the program in less time, this option also saves you money as tuition is charged on a per course basis.

Students may also choose to accelerate their program by opting to complete additional courses during the Spring and Summer semesters.

Advance Your Career

Many MBA students are seeking to accelerate their career or achieve a career transition in terms of function, industry or location. Our dedicated career team supports students through the career development cycle from developing awareness of strengths, development needs and preferences through to identifying and securing their next career transition. Services offered include:

Career Services
-Résumé and cover letter review
-Personal branding support
-Informational, behavioural and case interview preparation
-Job search support

Networking Opportunities
-Informational interview connections with alumni and other members of business community
-Management consulting panel
-Finance industry panel
-MBA specialization event

Our graduates achieve significant success in both the short term and long term. Illustrative career statistics for recent graduates include:
-More than 7 out of 10 of Haskayne MBA graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation
-The most popular industries for our graduates are energy, finance and consulting
-Graduates have an average starting salary of $91k, an increase of nearly 20% of their pre-MBA salary

Diverse Cohort

The students in the Haskayne Evening MBA program bring a diverse mix of industry, functional and educational backgrounds.

By studying the core curriculum as a cohort, the Evening MBA students form strong relationships with their classmates. They have the opportunity to expand their network with other MBA students through shared elective classes with other Evening students and the Daytime MBA and through experiential opportunities such as the Leadership Development Program.

Evening MBA Class Profile
-3.3 average GPA
-610 average GMAT
-6 years’ average work experience
-30% female and 70% male

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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc addresses the strategic role of these two critical functions of organisations. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain. . Read more

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc addresses the strategic role of these two critical functions of organisations. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain. 

During the course, you will develop your knowledge of best practice in purchasing and supply chain management, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration through our range of modules. 

The sectors of purchasing and supply chain are expanding, leaving our Master’s graduates attractive on the job market. Depending on your interests and desired career path, you will have the opportunity to specialise in international law or project management as part of this course. 

Our range of core and option modules on this course equips you with the specialist knowledge to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing and the wider supply chain. Our lecturers combine traditional lectures with games to illustrate logistics and supply chain and talks by external speakers from the industry.

A highlight for many students is the field trips and social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending your learning in new environments.

Read about a recent field trip to the Siemens Urban Sustainability Centre on our blog. 

On this course, you will also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Core modules

Option modules

Professional accreditation

As part of this course, you have the opportunity to obtain a PRINCE2 Foundation certification in project management. You will also be eligible for a Professional SAP Certification discount.

Internships

All students on our full-time Business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme, which forms part of the Reflective Practitioner Module.

The internship allows you to test drive a career and explore one of your career interests before you complete your Postgraduate studies!

Completing an 8-12 week accredited internship helps students gain invaluable work experience. This fantastic work experience can be taken in addition to option modules. Students are responsible for finding their own internship with the support of the Business Experience Team.

To express an interest in the module, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV. This will give students membership a dedicated website that offers exclusive access to internship vacancies, one to-one CV guidance appointments, mock interviews, employability workshops and much more.

Students can apply to London-based organisations and have the flexibility to take their internship in the summer period or alongside their studies.

Every year we receive very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

Find out about postgraduate internships 

Career path

Past students of the course have developed successful careers in both supply chain management and procurement. Course graduates work in both large and small to medium companies all over the world. Examples include Unilever, Puma, and Sony. In today's complex and demanding environment where sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative are sought, this course will help you acquire the qualities to either advance in your current role, or gain new employment. Areas of work you could consider include purchasing and contract management, supply chain management, operations/logistics management and supply chain planning and development. 

Alternatively, you might want to continue onto research or further study. On successful completion of the course, if you have three years' relevant work experience you may be awarded Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) status. Alternatively, you can apply to CIPS for MCIPS status at a later date, once you have acquired the necessary work experience.



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This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. Read more

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken.

You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for the commercial management of construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to commercial management. The course utilises web based technologies in the delivery and extensive use is made of enquiry based learning to enhance lifelong learning skills.

The blended learning approach offers flexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. The design of the part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

Optional modules

Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Career path

Many of our students have already started on a career path in the construction industry. Whether they are architects, interior designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers or property developers, what they have in common is they aspire to move to more senior management positions in the construction industry. Some wish to become Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Builders.



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Course summary. This course is designed to develop the general management skills you need in the rapidly changing economic environment. Read more

Course summary

This course is designed to develop the general management skills you need in the rapidly changing economic environment. As well as giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to operate effectively in a managerial role, the course will develop your analysis, problem-solving and proactive-thinking skills. As the course progresses, the emphasis evolves from operational to a strategic approach.

Studying the Management MA will give you opportunities to gain immediately applicable skills and managerial awareness; whilst learning about other organisations’ processes and practices from peers and case study analysis. 

Students are supported via the Virtual Learning Environment accessing their modules on the Blackboard site and availing of current journals and e-books as well as podcasts and other supporting resources. Onsite students can make appointments with librarians for specific search support or attend speaker’s evenings or study skills ribbon workshops. Each student has a personal tutor and we also provide additional support for dyslexic and disabled students. 

Students who successfully complete this Master's degree are eligible for a student membership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI professional network and opportunities to attend events and get the latest news from the sector of leadership and management.

A highlight for many students is the residential weekend organised as part of this course – a weekend away combining presentations and workshops with great opportunities to network and get to know your fellow students. Additional networking events with management professionals are also organised throughout your course.

Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Modules

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this Master's degree are eligible for a student membership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI professional network and opportunities to attend events and get the latest news from the sector of leadership and management.

Career path

Our graduates occupy a variety of roles in both multinational organisations and small and medium-size enterprises. When you graduate you will be equipped to pursue a career in specialist areas of business, including financial services, operations, human resources, sales and marketing. Some of our graduates are employed in companies such as Accenture, Procter & Gamble and Unilever as well as the NHS and local councils.



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Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. Read more

Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. This course offers an enhanced qualification for professionals working or planning to work in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. It will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners considering various fields of work, including law, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, securities, investments, financial regulation, government agencies and international financial authorities.

You will focus on learning how the financial markets work, from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity, debt and derivatives, to the secondary markets involving trading and investments, as well as very large financial transactions in the international capital markets. Importantly, you will also learn how to take account of legal and regulatory risks facing financiers and bankers, and structure financial instruments to suit commercial priorities and social welfare policies.

This course aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the practical processes and innovative products of the international corporate finance market, including equity and debt capital, derivatives, structured finance, risk management and investment portfolio products. It also develops the soft skills you will need in this area of practice, including negotiations and network building, with meetings with senior lawyers and directors of major companies.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

The option modules are recommended if you are looking to specialise in the financial industry. If you opt for the dissertation you must select four option modules. If you opt for the project you must choose five option modules.

Please note that option modules are subject to student demand and staffing availability, therefore not all modules will be offered in the same academic year.

Core modules

Option modules

Career path

This course will be of benefit if you are seeking to work in any of the range of disciplines involved in corporate finance law, including accountancy, corporate banking, corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking, private equity and venture capital, as well as in related fields.



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In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Read more

In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. A Master’s in project management is sought after by many organisations, both in the public and the private sector. The course is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects.

Project Management MSc is designed to equip you with a set of tested skills for planning, delegating and monitoring project. The course gives you the knowledge and tools to help implement strategies for change, in a sustainable way, in order to influence progress within a company or organisation. You also will learn the governance framework of running a project and how to handle the associated risks.

The project management processes that you will learn on this course are aligned with the Project Management Bodies of Knowledge by Project Management Institute and is widely accepted as best practice in the area of project management.

This course involves both theoretical and practical content. It offers you the chance to build on your first degree or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills, enabling you to successfully manage the increasing number of projects instigated by organisations seeking to improve their value proposition.

In addition to providing you with an opportunity to attain the much sought after PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R®*, MSP* and DSDM Atern. (M_o_R and MSP are registered trademarks of Axelos Ltd.)

This course covers and critically evaluates the prevailing project management bodies of knowledge.

The programme mission

To shape the future of the professional life of its graduates by offering a programme that is diverse and vibrant in an inspirational learning environment that embeds internationalisation, employability and professionalism in all aspects of its delivery.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

The first two modules follow on from one another. In Foundations we lay the foundations of project management, like planning, monitoring and controlling, focussing on the more technical skills of the profession. In the Practice module we concentrate more on the behavioural aspects of projects, such as leadership and team work. The two modules together provide a critical overview of the project management world.

The other core modules discuss other aspects of project management such as risk management, scheduling, project finance, strategic alignment and procurement. To complete their studies, all students complete a practical or a research project.

Core modules

Option modules

Professional accreditation

Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of universities that's eligible to offer accredited PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications. In addition, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R®*, MSP* and DSDM Atern.

This course is also accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

* M_o_R and MSP are registered trademarks of Axelos Ltd.

Internships

All students on our full-time Business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme, which forms part of the Reflective Practitioner Module.

The internship allows you to test drive a career and explore one of your career interests before you complete your Postgraduate studies!

Completing an 8-12 week accredited internship helps students gain invaluable work experience. This fantastic work experience can be taken in addition to option modules. Students are responsible for finding their own internship with the support of the Business Experience Team.

To express an interest in the module, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV. This will give students membership a dedicated website that offers exclusive access to internship vacancies, one to-one CV guidance appointments, mock interviews, employability workshops and much more.

Students can apply to London-based organisations and have the flexibility to take their internship in the summer period or alongside their studies.

Every year we receive very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

Find out about postgraduate internships 

Career path

The majority of graduates start their career as project team members with a few, depending on their background, becoming project programme managers. Many work for large UK or international organisations as consultants or project managers.



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IN BRIEF. Suitable for people currently in an HR role or those intending to pursue a career in HR. Study part-time in the evening to gain a CIPD Advanced Level 7 Diploma in just 18 months (PG Diploma) or two years (MSc). Read more

IN BRIEF:

  • Suitable for people currently in an HR role or those intending to pursue a career in HR
  • Study part-time in the evening to gain a CIPD Advanced Level 7 Diploma in just 18 months (PG Diploma) or two years (MSc)
  • Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage, reward and develop employees
  • A part-time only course

COURSE SUMMARY

This course is ideal if you are looking to boost your skills and qualifications in human resource management and development.  

You will develop your understanding of HR policy and practice in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on strategy, reward and development.  Our HR programmes are industry-led, delivered by experts and focussed on practical experience.  The programme includes a Business Innovation Project, based on your own or another organisation, which culminates in a report which includes recommendations to employers.

This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as providing the necessary knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership. On graduation, you will be eligible to receive an Advanced Level 7 Diploma from CIPD.

COURSE DETAILS

The programme is intended for those who currently work in the field of human resource management and development and who require professional accreditation and advanced formal qualifications.  The aims are:

  • to improve the effectiveness of HR managers within their organisations
  • to develop a critical awareness of the potential of human resources to contribute to organisational performance and development
  • to provide a basis from which to develop and enhance your career.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and specialist skills to effectively select, motivate, manage and reward employees to maximise their potential and the potential of their respective organisations. You will also become a reflective practitioner and enhance your learning and development capabilities.

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 4 30-credit modules, 3 of which will be taken in Year 1 (1 per semester) and the fourth taken in Semester 1 of Year 2:

1) Strategic International Business Management (CIPD)

2) Employment Relations and Law

3) Resourcing, Learning and Talent Management

4) Project Management, Leadership and Skills: Planning and Control

The order in which the 4 30-credit modules will run will vary from one academic year to the next.

Following the fourth module, you will work on the Business Innovation Project (Management Research Report) in the final 2 semesters of Year 2.  There are two options available depending on level of qualification you are studying for.

TEACHING

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.  You will make substantial use of interactive learning through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and will access a wide range of academic journals and texts which are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials allow you to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from group work and discussion with your peers.

Each module is delivered two evenings per week for six weeks.  Taught over two years, the course is made up of 4 x 30 credit modules and finishes with a 60 credit Business Innovation Project which you can base around your own or another organisation.  The project is completed in your own time and offers an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills in a more flexible environment.

ASSESSMENT

During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports, portfolio work and practical skills.

EMPLOYABILITY

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

FACILITIES

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s beautiful Peel campus just minutes from Manchester city centre.

Teaching is held in Maxwell building, home to large lecture theatres, study spaces and academics’ offices as well as a selection of food and drink outlets.

Lady Hale is the home to the dedicated business school student support including the school office and the Employability Hub.  

The University’s library is open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year and offers a wide range of study support including 360,000 books, 600,000 electronic books (which can be accessed remotely), silent study areas, collaborative working areas, PC suites and lap top loan.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in the UK and a vibrant place in which to live, work, study and socialise.



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Offered for both face-to-face evening study at Birkbeck and via network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations within the context of both occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Read more

Offered for both face-to-face evening study at Birkbeck and via network (distance) learning, this highly respected Master's degree will develop your understanding of people and organizations within the context of both occupational psychology and organizational behaviour. Network learning at Birkbeck differs from traditional distance learning, as it includes attendance at termly weekend workshops and tutor-facilitated computer conferencing, in addition to online materials. 

Teaching on the course is informed by cutting-edge research in the field and you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to reflect on theory and practice. You will also acquire applied research skills in preparation for an independent research project on a subject that interests you. 

You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging students who are studying in the evening and via distance learning. Ours is a friendly, welcoming community of learners who are keen to work hard, share their professional experience with classmates and network and make contacts. 

Celebrating our 55th anniversary in 2017, Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology was the first department of occupational psychology in the UK. We continue to play a distinctive role in British occupational psychology - and, increasingly, within organizationalbehaviour. We have been delivering programmes by network learning for nearly 30 years and we are established experts in using digital technologies to create and maintain an engaged and supportive learning environment for our students. 

This course is also available for full-time accelerated network learning over one year

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This degree will enhance or develop your career in management, human resources, training and development or consultancy.
  • Birkbeck's Department of Organizational Psychology has nearly 30 years' experience of offering degrees via network learning - we are experts in supporting students who are studying in the evening and online. 
  • Over the two-year course, you will attend five weekend workshops. These are residential and run from late on Friday afternoon through to lunchtime on Sunday. There are evening activities at all the workshops. (Please note: you must be able to attend the first-weekend workshop if you wish to be accepted onto the course.) 
  • All students will have access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. 
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing the knowledge base for progress towards the professional qualification of Chartered Occupational Psychologist.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You complete eight taught modules.

You will also complete an independent applied research project, with support from one of our academics. 

MODULE GROUPS

COMPULSORY MODULES

RESEARCH PROJECT

METHODS OF TEACHING ON THIS COURSE

Lectures and group work.

You will also study via network learning which combines online distance learning with face-to-face weekend workshops. You will contribute to online, tutor-supported discussion groups and attend weekend workshops, involving both lectures and group exercises.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT ON THIS COURSE

Essays or reports; written examinations each year; and an independent applied research project (10,000 words), normally submitted at the end of the final year. Full-time students complete the same number of assessments in one year.



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Housed within a CIPD-approved centre, this MA programme of study into human resource management concentrates on the practical application of knowledge, within different organisational contexts, in a range of business sectors and areas of operation. Read more

Housed within a CIPD-approved centre, this MA programme of study into human resource management concentrates on the practical application of knowledge, within different organisational contexts, in a range of business sectors and areas of operation.

•LJMU is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved centre - assessment is set internally, with external examiner approval

•Study full-time for one year or part-time (afternoons and evening or evenings-only over two years)

•Completion of the Programme results in the award of MA Human Resource Management and accreditation against the Knowledge requirements of the CIPD’s Advanced Diploma Level Standards

•Option to ‘top up’ your CIPD Level 7 Diploma from another university or college to a Masters degree

There is an emphasis on the need for human resource professionals to add value to their organisations and to develop throughout their career. This long established MA will develop your ability to apply advanced knowledge of HR into diverse environmental contexts, and to develop analytical and behavioural skills crucial when working in the profession.

The programme provides you with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Advanced (Level 7) Standards. On completion of the programme, student members upgrade to Chartered Member, evidencing experience, behaviours and academic achievement. Specialist modules in Resourcing and Talent Management, Managing Performance, Employment Relations and Organisational Development are supported by core modules in Strategy, Leadership and Business Context. Research methods underpin the Dissertation stage which involves a detailed personal piece of work supported by tutors and peers through dissertation workshops.

The programme is delivered in three ways to fit with your personal requirements.

  • The full time programme (one year) will be running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - students can expect to be in lectures between 10am and 4pm on both days.
  • Part time afternoon and evening: Mondays 14:00 - 16:00 and then 17:30 - 19:30.
  • Part time evening only: Monday 17:30 - 19:30 and Thursday 17:30 - 19:30.

If you already have the CIPD’s Advanced Standards qualification and would like to gain a Masters degree, you can top up to Masters level. You will study the Research Methods for HR professionals module either one afternoon or evening each week from September to December and join the Dissertation workshop sessions on completion of your Research Proposal.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Developing Academic Business and Leadership Competencies

Develop interpersonal, leadership, critical analysis and financial skills, while demonstrating the application of sound business thinking

HR Context

Critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts and constraints within which organisations operate across a range of business sectors, evaluating the impact on business and HR choices and strategies

Strategic HRM

Critically evaluate HR's role within an organisation and its contribution to HR strategy

Employee Relations and Engagement

Take into account a vartiety of contexts and legal frameworks to evaluate a range of perspectives, concepts and strategies for employment relations in contemporary organisations

Managing Resource Strategy

Critique management strategies, particularly organisational strategy dedicated to attracting, managing and retaining talent. Examine the barriers, challenges and opportunities available to HRM to maximise talent potential in the workforce

Development and Performance Strategies

Critique development and performance strategies and examine the issues and opportunities surrounding these two complementary, yet distinct HR functions

Research Methods

Develop skills to research real-life workplace problems. Learn the whole research process through workshop participation and conducting online exercises. By working on a real research problem, you will develop your skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects

Engagement in the Digital Age

Examine the impact of digital HR on academic and professional practice. You will be required to demonstrate digital knowledge and skills through the composition of a digital presentation

Dissertation and Impact Report

Develop an independent and academically rigourous research project using primary research methods, with a methodology and full literature review. The report will culminate in a critical analytical discussion drawing out further areas for exploration, potential new theoretical contributions to your chosen subject, and recommendations for future academic research

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.



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The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and the MA in Human Resource Management will progress your career and enhance your HR professional practice. Read more

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and the MA in Human Resource Management will progress your career and enhance your HR professional practice. You will develop core HR skills and knowledge as well as the ability to understand and evaluate issues of strategic importance to HRM.

These part-time programmes are studied through a combination of on-campus and online learning. You will benefit from the flexibility of our virtual learning environment and also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.*

The programme is fully accredited by the CIPD against the Advanced Knowledge Standards. You will gain Associate membership of the CIPD on successful completion of your course.

In Year 2, you can choose to study for the full MA in HRM or opt for the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM. Both lead to Associate membership of CIPD and there is a full briefing during Year 1 to help you make this choice.

If you already have a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM from any educational provider, you can make use of our Direct Entry MA Human Resource Management Top Up option. This involves one module and a dissertation over one academic year and results in an MA HRM award.

Course structure

The MA HRM and PG Dip HRM are practice-based and academically rigorous, providing you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the challenging role of a human resource professional. Both programmes are fully accredited by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and mapped against the Advanced Diploma in HRM. Both programmes enable you to gain Associate Membership of the CIPD and as these qualifications are at Advanced Standard, this enables higher membership grades of the CIPD to be achieved with experience, rather than further study.

Please refer to the following course subject charts:

MA Human Resource Management structure chart

Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management structure chart

CIPD membership

It is a requirement of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development that all students enrolling on a CIPD HR Programme are student members of the CIPD and pay membership fees to the CIPD. The cost of this is not included in your Oxford Brookes fees. If you are already a student member you are still required to register your continuing professional development with the CIPD, and we ask that you provide us with your CIPD number. You can find details of the CIPD's current student membership fees on their website.

Teaching and learning

On-campus sessions involve tutor input, analysis of case studies, problem-solving activities, virtual business simulations, presentations, analysis of data for decision making, and directed reading and research. Some skills development is best addressed in more intensive workshops and such events will focus principally on:

  • team building and problem solving
  • people management skill sets (eg. interviewing, negotiating, managing disciplinary and grievances)
  • leadership and influencing skills
  • data handling and presentation skills using IT applications

Both on-campus and online learning are fully supported by our library, with almost all resources (journals, reports and many books) now being available electronically 24 hours a day.

Approach to assessment

Each module is assessed individually with a range of assessment methods being used. These include individual assignments, group work, presentations, examinations, a portfolio to demonstrate continuing professional development, and individual research reports. Some assessments include an element of peer and/or self-assessment.

Specialist facilities

We have invested over £30m to create modern teaching and learning facilities and created a new home at Headington for the Business School.

Completed in 2017 it contains:

  • 30 teaching rooms and a collaborative lecture theatre.
  • A new Main Hall with soundproof wall, perfect for teaching and events like graduations.
  • Social learning spaces and a cafe.
  • A new gateway into the Headington Campus.

Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.

Field trips

We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.

This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.

Attendance pattern

The course is mainly delivered through two taught semesters per year running from September to May. Each individual module consists of up to 12 sessions offered through a blend of on-campus and online learning. For each semester the on-campus element will take place through up to five early evening sessions (5-8pm) and three full-day Saturday sessions. In year one the evening sessions are on a Tuesday; in year two evening sessions are on a Wednesday. In addition, there is one full weekend workshop in the first year. Those sessions offered online will on occasion require you to join a virtual classroom at a specific time in the early evening but will mainly be completed in your own time, using online learning materials and taking part in online discussion fora.

If you study the full MA Human Resource Management rather than the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management you also complete your dissertation over a third semester in the summer of the second year. If you’re completing the full MA, you have the option to do your research methods and dissertation modules entirely online. Note: this revised course delivery pattern is subject to CIPD approval.



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This third and final adjunct of architectural education is designed to take place during the second period of mandatory practical training after the completion of the Part 2. Read more

This third and final adjunct of architectural education is designed to take place during the second period of mandatory practical training after the completion of the Part 2.

The course can be completed in 12 to 24 months, according to employment circumstances. Graduates of the course receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice and can apply for registration with ARB, and for Chartered membership of the RIBA.

On this course, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, therefore the course fee for 2017/18 is calculated at £3,000.

The Diploma is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ education and professional development. The content of the course and each module builds on the professional experience and knowledge that you will have gained over this period.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you study on this course.

Core modules

Career path

The Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture is a professional qualification leading to registration as an architect with ARB and professional membership of the RIBA. Students who have successfully completed the course have obtained senior positions or taken greater responsibility in architectural practice, developed their own architectural practice and also gone on to work overseas. Former students have also developed specialism in construction law. The Diploma may also form a platform for continuing study in academia and research and may lead to study for an MPhil/PhD degree.



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This is a dynamic, contemporary and innovative programme that prepares you for management positions across a wider range of industries. Read more
This is a dynamic, contemporary and innovative programme that prepares you for management positions across a wider range of industries. It is also designed to assist current managers in preparation for more senior roles.

Open to those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, this degree will offer you broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management. Studies will cover many topics of relevance to managers both in China and internationally including international business, strategy, finance, leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will also complete a research project or dissertation on a management-related topic of choice in consultation with the programme director.

The programme will equip you with:

• an understanding of management practices and theories
• experience in the broad range of managerial functions and tasks
• an awareness of management demands in business
• research skills through project and dissertation work
• potential work experience through internships (for students who are not already employed)
• excellent networking possibilities

Modules

Semester 1:
• International Business (Evening/weekend session)
• Accounting and Financial Management (Weekday Session)
• Strategic Organisation (Weekday Session)
• Strategic Business Analysis (Evening/weekend session)

Semester 2:
• Marketing Management (Weekday Session)
• Strategic Operations Management (Evening/weekend session)
• Entrepreneurship and Business Creation (Weekday Session)
• Business Leadership (Evening/weekend session)

Semester 3:
• Dissertation or Business Project

IBSS believes in practical business engagement at all levels. A number of business executives will share their practical experiences in guest lectures, while visits to corporations will enhance your real business life experience.

Surrounded by Fortune 500 and Chinese companies, IBSS and our career development team have the ideal location for deep engagement with potential national and multinational employers to identify the best job opportunities for our MSc Management students.

This programme includes career skills and personal development support to assist you with career evaluation, job search and professional skills development, such as:
• consultations with our career development team
• guidance on job search techniques
• coaching in writing cover letters and CVs as well as interview skills
• assessing soft competencies like working in teams, communication and presentation skills
• assistance in employment and work permit issues

Part-time study option also available.

http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/masters/management-msc

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The MSc Management Practice is a new leadership-focused programme suitable for experienced managers and leaders in all sizes of organisation in the private, public and third sectors. Read more

The MSc Management Practice is a new leadership-focused programme suitable for experienced managers and leaders in all sizes of organisation in the private, public and third sectors.

The programme meets the requirements of the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard, designed to develop strategic leaders and potential leaders of the future. Following successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible for an 'End Point Assessment' in order to gain the apprenticeship award and Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) status, as well as membership or fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), depending on your management experience.

The programme will help you to advance your professional credentials by developing your theoretical understanding of higher-level management skills which can be applied to everyday work as a leader or manager.

It is for those already in full-time employment (30 hours a week minimum), and fees are covered by the employer’s apprenticeship levy.

HIGHLIGHTS

COURSE STRUCTURE

In Year 1, you take five compulsory modules and choose one option module.

In Year 2, you take four compulsory modules and complete a work-based project.

You also attend workshops to help you complete a portfolio demonstrating application of learning in the workplace.

YEAR 1 COMPULSORY MODULES

YEAR 1 OPTION MODULES

YEAR 2 COMPULSORY MODULES

TEACHING

At Birkbeck, almost all of our courses are taught in the evening and our teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments. We actively encourage innovative and engaging ways of teaching, to ensure our students have the best learning experience. In the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s system for rating university teaching, Birkbeck was allocated a Silver award.

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

Our distance-learning and blended-learning courses and modules are self-directed and we will provide you with interactive learning opportunities and encourage you to collaborate and engage via various learning technologies. These courses involve limited or no face-to-face contact between students and module tutors.

In addition, you will have access to pastoral support via a named Personal Tutor.

METHODS OF TEACHING ON THIS COURSE

Teaching methods include lectures, class and small-group discussions, seminars, presentations, group exercises and supervised independent research.

CONTACT HOURS

On our taught courses, you will have scheduled teaching and study sessions each year. Alongside this, you will also undertake assessment activities and independent learning outside of class. Depending on the modules you take, you may also have additional scheduled academic activities, such as tutorials, dissertation supervision, practical classes, visits and fieldtrips.

On our taught courses, the actual amount of time you spend in the classroom and in contact with your lecturers will depend on your course, the option modules you select and when you undertake your final-year project.

On our distance-learning and blended-learning courses, discussion, collaboration and interaction with your lecturers and fellow students are encouraged and enabled through various learning technologies, but you may have limited or no face-to-face contact with your module tutors.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.



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