We designed this course for professional managers who wish to develop their career in total quality management and organisational excellence.
Flexible attendance allows you to fit your study round your personal commitments, providing you complete stage one in three years and all three stages in six years.
The course is suitable for you if you are
It is a practical course which builds on your personal management and development skills, which bring significant benefits for your organisation.
If you successfully complete this course, you can apply for full membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and become a Chartered Quality Professional (CQP). CQP status is the gold standard for the quality profession.
You can upgrade your membership from member to fellow and are exempt from modules D1 and D2 of the current CQI diploma.
You can also gain continuing professional development status if you have met the requirements for CQI member or fellow and actively participate in the CQI's scheme for continuing professional development.
Opportunities are available for MPhil/PhD research in areas of total quality management and organisational excellence.
If you successfully complete this course you can apply for full membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI)
Distance learning – typically two years, including three weekend study schools and a one day induction seminar held in Sheffield
Core modules – stage one
Core modules – stage two
Core modules – stage three
100% course work
By reflecting on previous and current experience in the quality field, you complete a professionally relevant masters degree that significantly improves your career prospects.
Previous graduates have found employment in companies and organisations such as • Rolls Royce • the NHS • Lloyds TSB • CSC Computer Sciences Corporation • Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group.
Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time Innovation Management MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management.
This course will teach you to practically apply the latest knowledge management techniques to bring about innovation across your entire business.
Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.
This course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learned during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.
It is possible to complete the course in two years, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. The course has multiple start dates throughout the year.
You can start your part-time MBA in January or September, sharing core modules with managers from all our MBA specialisms. Once you have completed your first core modules you can choose to specialise in Leadership, Knowledge and Innovation Management or Public Service Management.
You can also choose from a host of optional modules that will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in. Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks.
International Study Visit
Your optional international study visit to a European organisation would take place in the autumn or spring terms.
Your international study-visit to a European organisation gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective.
You will experience live case studies and meet senior managers while engaging institutions such as Belfast City Council (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (Epernay, France) and European Commission (Brussels, Belgium).
Core modules will give you thorough knowledge in each key business discipline. You will then have the opportunity to tailor your MBA through a choice of specialisms and option modules.
Our part-time MBA typically takes one day per week over two to three years, or on a block basis. When studying in the block format modules can be taken in any order to suit your interests, apart from the final module.
If you want a more flexible approach, you can also sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go, exiting with a Postgraduate Certificate in Management, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, or an MBA.
Part-time students can choose the order in which they study their modules – to benefit their organisation’s specific needs.
Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma
The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards – both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.
Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.
For more details about the CMI Level 7 Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership see the CMI website.
We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.
The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.
The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.
In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33 per cent more immediately after their MBA, 92 percent more 3–5 years later, and 151 per cent more 6–10 years after graduation. Both in the short and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.
The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.
Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.
Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services. Gain the knowledge and skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of opportunities and challenges arising from the increasingly global reach of business
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.
By agreement with the Course Director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course - note that all elective units are subject to availability, timetabling constraints and what you have studied previously.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Certain units must be chosen in order to become a member of CIPS, and the dissertation must be on a procurement and supply-related theme.
Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
On completion of the MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management course, students with three years' work experience in a relevant field of supply chain management can apply to become full members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work and group project assessment and presentations, in-class tests and assignments. A dissertation is also undertaken and normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: [email protected]
The course provides general training for those who wish to take up specialist positions in operations management. For example, one graduate works in the quality team on a variety of projects in business operations around customer satisfaction, and another graduate set up a new company, Xpediency, based in Shanghai, working with UK companies helping them to develop and take advantage of Chinese manufacturing excellence. Graduates can also pursue a research and/or an academic career.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
You have the opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management (helping towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), project management and process improvement.
The 21st century is witnessing an unprecedented growth in technological innovation, across all business sectors.
Today’s business professionals are required to have a strong understanding of how technology and innovation must meet with the demand for technology driven products and/or services.
Yet, the majority of business undergraduates lack the necessary educational background that would allow them to fully understand how emerging technologies open the way to new business opportunities. Likewise, graduates from engineering lack the necessary business background that would enable them to focus their innovativeness and skills in economically sustainable ideas for new products and/or services.
This course simply lays the bridge for the two disciplines to come closer.
Our Department of Marketing in Strathclyde Business School and the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management (DMEM) in our faculty of Engineering, have collaborated to develop a masters level programmes to bridge this gap.
The course comprises two teaching semesters. Semester one consists of the core classes, namely Brand Management & Product Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Innovation Management and Financial Implications of Innovation.
In semester two there is the opportunity to focus on specific topics that may be of interest to individual students.
The semester comprises four electives coming from Marketing, namely Marketing Research, Export Marketing, Services Marketing and B2B & Key Account Management; and four electives coming from Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, namely Strategic Supply Chain Management, Management of Total Quality & Continuous Improvement, Design Methods and Supply Chain Operations.
As a student studying this course, at this stage you will need to combine two classes from Marketing with two from DMEM in such a way that the resulting set of the four electives will best fit your career vision and plans.
During the second semester, together with another three to four of your colleagues, you'll have the opportunity, as a group, to get involved in the Marketing Works projects.
The two departments supporting this course pull together their resources and substantial links with industry to secure opportunities for the students to get involved with a real-life problem facing a company.
During this project, under the supervision of one of the lecturers in the course, your group will act as a “consulting agency”, will meet with the customer and receive briefing and then work together to prepare a realistic and efficient solution to the customer’s problem.
This is a unique experience that will enable you not only to use your newly acquired knowledge and skills in practice but also give you a better understanding of the challenges laying ahead after graduation.
Upon successful completion of all the requirements (taught classes, Marketing Works project and Dissertation) you receive a Master of Science in Innovation & Marketing Management.
This requires you to collect 180 credits. A Diploma in Innovation & Marketing Management is also available for students who manage to collect no less than 120 credits.
This is the only Masters course available in Europe that brings together the field of Marketing and Engineering in an integrated course that allows graduates to pursue a professional career in either direction with tremendous success.
Teaching will involve lecturing, case study discussion and analysis, in-class learning exercises and group tasks.
All classes (core and elective) will involve at least one guest lecture from practitioners to allow students to grasp the perspective from the real business world.
Where necessary and appropriate (for example “Marketing Research” class) students will also have to attend workshops to build the required practical skills.
Assessment will rely on class work and exams (for core classes). The latter will account for no less than 50% and the former no more than 40% of the students’ total mark. Final mark for elective classes will rely on an individual major assignment the students will have to submit.
The Masters in Electronics & Electrical Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen speciality of electronics and electrical engineering.
There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.
You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen electronics and electrical engineering subjects.
You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May - August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to electronics and electrical engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of electronics and electrical engineering projects.
Career opportunities include software development, chip design, embedded system design, telecommunications, video systems, automation and control, aerospace, development of PC peripherals and FPGA programming, defence, services for the heavy industries, for example electricity generation equipment and renewables plant, etc.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Project Engineer at TOTAL
Schedule Officer at OSCO SDN BHD
Control and Automation Engineer at an oil and gas company.
This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. The MSc in Healthcare Operational Management is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds within engineering, business, and sciences. Whilst no previous healthcare background is required, the course will appeal to clinically qualified students looking to move into health systems modelling, e-health, health or medical informatics.
The skills and knowledge to assess organisational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organisations in order to facilitate improvement. You will learn to evaluate effective programme components and systems, and gain a detailed understanding of quality systems management and the integration of healthcare technologies, systems, and processes within complex service systems. Healthcare organisations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analysing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 8 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment. A major individual research project also forms part of the MSc. It is submitted in the form of a dissertation This should take approximately 600 hours of study time. An oral examination is held upon completion.
The project will relate to issues of quality and productivity in the healthcare context and supports you in developing your research and analytical skills. Through your project you can focus on an aspect of particular interest to you – some examples are listed below:
As a graduate of Healthcare Operational Management, you can expect to work in a managerial or organisational leadership role within health service organisations or institutions. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes and policy.
The MSc Management at UCL is a highly competitive international programme. It provides students with a solid understanding of practical managerial issues coupled with a strong foundation in current theoretical debates. It consists of two routes: one for students from business disciplines and one for those from other disciplines
If you are allocated to Route A, you will acquire a solid foundation in management that will add value to your existing academic background. If you are allocated to Route B, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either the Finance or Corporate pathway. Both routes enable students to become leaders in their fields.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core and optional modules (120 credits in total) and a Business Research project (60 credits).
We offer two routes: Route A for students new to the subject or those who have studied business without finance and accounting; Route B for graduates of business and management (including finance and accounting).
PLUS one optional module:
Business Research Project
All students investigate a business issue in a global or local context, writing either a dissertation, a professional literature review, or a business plan. Some students also choose to work with a company and develop a research project which culminates in a consultancy report.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, coursework, group projects, class participation, and examinations.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Management MSc
The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer. Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of leading companies including Barclays, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PwC, and Unilever.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Students benefit from career training as soon as they arrive at UCL and throughout the duration of their studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in top international companies and banks around the world.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world. Our academics come from a wide range of international backgrounds and are leaders in their fields who bring their unique expertise and teaching approaches to their classes.
Our students come from different disciplines and diverse cultural backgrounds. This allows for a unique learning experience in the heart of London's business district.
Our programme incorporates innovative learning activities and optional industrial experience that will help develop commercial competencies, organisational management skills, and a high degree of creativity.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management
70% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.