The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led, change-makers in private and public organisations, as well as for doctoral study. You will develop modes of thinking critical to the challenges design managers face across a range of real-world situations. The course explores design management from a range of future-oriented perspectives, including service design, design for sustainability, design strategy, and design and branding. An Imagination Lab – an intensive project-based design studio – enables students to undertake a deep dive into a complex design challenge.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below
• Design Research Methods
• Design Management
• Major Research Project
• Contemporary Issues in Design
• Imagination Lab
• Design and Business
• Design Directions
This programme provides a unique combination of HR, management development and consulting, enabling careers in HR, management consultancy, management and organisational development. Taking a critical perspective, our dual focus on theory and practice is designed to enrich both your knowledge and your skills to act as a change agent – designing and implementing interventions that develop human resources in pursuit of organisational objectives.
With a primary focus on interactive learning, a unique feature of the programme is the consulting project where you put your learning into practice by working with a real client organisation to develop recommendations on current HR workplace issues.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Upon successful completion students can gain Associate (Assoc CIPD) level of professional membership of the CIPD.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
◾Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management
◾Design and Dynamics of Learning
◾Advanced HR and Professional Practice
◾Consulting and organizational diagnosis
◾Research Methods in Human Resources and Consulting: Development, Design and Application
◾Advances in Leadership
◾Introduction to Human Resources
◾Quantitative and Survey Research Methods
◾Dissertation research in Human Resources and Consulting