*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2016, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.
Add managerial knowledge and capabilities to your skillset to equip you for leadership roles in whatever career you decide to forge.
You will learn the broad principles of business management that will make you employable in the public, private and charitable sectors. With a particular focus on international business, you will develop a global outlook and gain an understanding of how larger organisations with an international presence compete successfully across a range of cultures and economic environments.
Modules have been carefully designed in partnership with industry experts to ensure the content and philosophy behind each subject blends contemporary theory and practice and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work for organisations who operate in a multinational context.
This course is ideal for ambitious graduates of any subject who want to develop their managerial prospects, and, in particular, want to work for international organisations.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Your broad understanding of strategic business principles and managerial skills within an international context will complement your undergraduate degree specialism. This will make you readily employable in a range of managerial positions within global organisations, including operations and business development.
- Business Development Manager - Business Manager - Operations Manager
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Your tutors' expertise spans theory and practice, with academic staff who are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and industry professionals qualified to chartered status in their respective fields.
Your teaching will involve a mixture of lectures, small seminars and tutorials, and will include a guest lecture programme designed to inspire you and provide you with networking opportunities with potential employers.
We are committed to offering hands-on learning and have a purpose-built business simulation suite where your growing analytical and decision-making skills will be put to the test. Mimicking facilities used to train the emergency services to co-ordinate responses to real-time crises, you will be presented with a range of business critical challenges and situations. You will work in small teams to devise response strategies, using real time business information to formulate your approach. A trained facilitator will help you evaluate and improve your analytical and decision making abilities.
You can choose between a dissertation or a live consultancy project with one of the Faculty's partner organisations and you will negotiate the detail and scope. On completion you will present your research to your client and academic supervisor.
Indicative Core Modules
Corporate Strategy Acquire a strategic organisational perspective and a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.
Management, People & Organisations Gain an understanding of the key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the processes of organising and managing workforce activity.
Strategic Marketing Develop an appreciation of strategic marketing tools, including brand and online strategies, used by managers to assess their company's market and achieve a competitive advantage.
Dissertation Undertake an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to your course and your interests.
Consultancy Project An alternative to the Dissertation, apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic importance across any relevant business and management discipline. You will be encouraged to manage a client-consultant relationship and work independently.
Indicative Option Modules
Strategic Management of International Enterprises Examine strategic and management issues global companies face when operating across borders, reviewing strategic analysis and issues of formulation and implementation in various business functions.
International Environment of Business Study the interrelationships of 'uncontrollable' (macro) environmental factors in international business environments, and examine the impact of these external environments on the international operation of enterprises.
Cross-cultural Human Resource Management Understand the characteristics of human resource management in multinational corporations, exploring issues of convergence and divergence in the structures, policies and practices of different countries.
- Library Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.
- The Rose Bowl The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.