The MA Management offers an advanced study of management and the changing global context in which organisations operate. The programme emphasises the personal nature of effective management and leadership, developing graduates who can become catalysts for change in both business and society.
This programme combines management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning.There is strong emphasis on teamwork and practical, experience-based learning linked to and focused on the world of management and leadership.
The programme philosophy is to ‘cultivate the seeds of possibilities’ – bringing together management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning, and encouraging you to act with confidence in challenging situations.
Why should I choose this programme?
The MA Management will equip you with the essential business and life skills to master management practices at an enhanced level. You will be prepared to become a more effective leader, manager and citizen, capable of making a positive difference in both your work and community.
You will make an advanced study of leadership styles and management practices, and look at the personal style of particular leaders – how they manage people and operate in a changing external context.
There is a strong focus on developing your personal as well as professional attributes. You will evaluate your own strengths and abilities, and plan your own development, learning how to think for yourself, work in teams and take responsibility. The programme will foster your self-reliance and self-awareness, your ability to cope with change and ambiguity, and your sense of accountability
Key skills, aims and objectives
Develop positive and critical attitudes towards management and leadership, change and enterprise, enabling you to respond positively to a dynamic, complex global environment The opportunity to develop your interests and knowledge through options in a range of specialist areas, such as family business, international negotiation or coaching Develop critical self-awareness, inner qualities and transferable skills in management and leadership practice
You will graduate with a diverse portfolio of professional knowledge and skills that will be valued by employers worldwide. You will be equipped with the transferable skills that will enable you to succeed in a variety of different organisational contexts, including the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Specialist areas that could be open to you include management consulting, running a family business, developing new businesses and products, training and coaching.
•For the duration of this programme you will become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and receive a NVQ level 7 Extended Diploma upon succesful completion of your studies. As a member of the CMI you will receive recognition of being affiliated with a professional body, have access to research materials, CMI events, job listings as well as the opportunity to have a mentor. •If you choose to study the Business Analytics elective module, you will receive a SAS certificate of attendance. For more information on our membership as a SAS Student Academy, please see here http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/sas-academy.aspx.
•As a student of MA Management, you will have the opportunity to attend Continued Personal Development (CPD) accredited workshops. Examples of workshops include but are not limited to:
•Dealing with Conflict •Developing Mental Toughness •The Art of Selling •Speed Networking •Ethics and Me •Psychometrics of Group Dynamics
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school •One letter of academic reference •A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable. •A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study •A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page •One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]) •If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person •Pay the registration fee (non-refundable) •Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable) •Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).