Our part-time Masters in Management is a post-experience programme. It combines academic rigour with real-world business relevance to provide a qualification that is recognised and truly valued by employers.
Over forty years’ experience working with private and public sector clients has taught us that, for true professional development, you have to do more than just learn. You have to apply your learning in the workplace. Durham University Business School combines the rich heritage of Durham University with a progressive, dynamic approach to executive education. This enables us to deliver immediate high-impact results for individuals and organisations.
Each module has been developed by leading members of the Durham faculty, so you will benefit from the most advanced management knowledge. During the course, you will be taught by our world-class researchers, using a combination of physical and virtual classrooms. To make sure you have all the support you need to gain immediate benefits, you will also be assigned a Personal Tutor.
As a blended-learning, modular programme, you will be taught through a combination of classroom and state-of-the-art virtual courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out practical activities, including workshops, discussions, events and consultancy initiatives, designed to help you develop your personal skills and plan your future career strategy.
Your study programme will last for 30 months. You should normally attend two five-day Residential Workshops during the first two years (alternative online options may also be available), study six further modules online and complete a six-month individual project of 15,000 words.
The programme starts with a comprehensive induction, designed to refresh your study skills and to guide you through the requirements of the programme. As well as getting to know more about the Business School and meeting the MA team and fellow participants, you will learn about academic writing, referencing and how to access and use online study materials.
Classroom and virtual learning sessions are led by senior members of the Durham faculty. Experts in their field, they will share the very latest in business and management knowledge. What’s more, throughout your studies you will be given access to our careers support services, professional development activities and a Personal Tutor for each module. -Seven core modules -One elective -Dissertation or business project
In year one you’ll study online or attend a five-day residential workshop in Durham: -Induction -Business Economics & Accounting
You’ll study three online modules: -Strategy -Strategic Marketing Management -Organisational Behaviour
In year two, you’ll study online or attend one further three-day residential workshop: -Leadership or Human Resource Management -Professional Development Activities
You’ll study three further online modules: -Operations & Supply Chain Management -Research methods -One elective module selected from a range of specialist options available
Please note: the order in which modules are studied is dependent upon when you enroll and therefore may vary with the above.
The programme culminates with a six-month 15,000 word dissertation/business project on an approved topic and is overseen by a dedicated dissertation supervisor. This is normally undertaken in your own organisation and is an opportunity to analyse a practical, relevant management issue in some depth, demonstrating a critical understanding of the relevant theory and its applications.
Other admission requirements
This course includes online activities, so you will also need a computer with internet access. Almost all activities will be possible from a modern desktop or laptop computer (purchased since 2010). All resources will be accessible from a moderate broadband connection (0.5Mbps) but a greater bandwidth (up to 8Mbps) will provide a better experience for some resources and events.
You will need: -A web browser (Resources are tested on the latest available versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) -The ability to open and edit Microsoft Office documents (e.g. Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or access to Googledocs) -Flash player -JAVA -Ability to open .pdf documents (e.g. Adobe Reader) -A headset or headphones and microphone -To participate fully in some online events students should have a webcam and to access some tools and resources you may need the ability to install software.