Masters degrees in Organisational Development offer advanced training in the techniques involved in developing and expanding an organisation’s workforce, physical recourses and organisational structure.
Courses are typically taught MS or MSc degrees, though research-based MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business Studies.
In an increasingly competitive and dynamic economy, the pressure is on for businesses to keep up with modern developments.
You will explore the cultures through which organisations operate, namely analysing their values and behaviours, and how these may change depending on their economic environment. Analysis will often cover topics such as international development and globalisation, as well as commercialisation and privatisation of organisations in various industries.
Training is also provided in strategic management techniques, allowing you to develop skills in leading, consulting and managing a workforce to cope with changes in organisational structure.
Careers options are highly varied in this field, but typical routes include executive positions in Operations Management, Human Resources Management (HR), and Public Relations (PR). Other routes could include public administration, consultancy or market research.
The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Development and Organisational Change will enable you to operate in a middle to senior strategic management HR/HR Development and Organisational Change advanced practitioner role, or as a middle to senior line manager or consultant. It will enable you to make contributions to the development of an organisation, particularly in the arena of organisational development, change and transition.
As a student on this part time Diploma in HR Development and Organisational Change you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR, HR development and organisational change issues.
The course will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR development field.
The course will help you to develop leadership skills, management competency and HR skills appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners engaged in organisational change and development. It will support development of an informed approach to professional practice.
This course is essential for anyone engaged in the development of organisations through staff and stakeholders in current and future economic climates of change.
Failure to understand the underpinning theories and practice of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organisational Change will result in organisations failing to work in a proactive manner, become leaner and fitter, and maximise its human resource effectively and efficiently.
This award aims to develop your research skills for effective operation at a strategic level in an organisation, particularly in the areas of organisational development, change and transition.
It will assist you in making a strategic contribution to any organisation and enable you to compete for higher level posts within the field of HRD.
As a student on this award, you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR development and organisational change issues.
This will be achieved through honing critical reflective thinking and developing robust, independent, personal and professional development skills.
Typical modules include:
MSc Professional Practice in Computing and IT and MSc Professional Practice in Project Management are aimed at practicing professionals who want to progress up the career ladder through higher education but have a limited amount of time to commit to study. These programme place an emphasis on developing and applying the knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful professional practice, allowing you to demonstrate a clear return of investment for each module completed.
This programme has been designed with a mix of directed and independent learning activity supported by individual tutoring. Delivered in part-time blended mode, this programme combines interactive workshops, online learning materials, individual tutor guidance and tutorials.
-Part-time Masters degree based in Central London
-Designed to use your own workplace and recent CPD training as the context for learning
-Delivered in a part-time blended mode, ideal for busy working professionals
-9 days of workshops with individual guidance tutoring
-Identify opportunities for self and organisational improvement
This MSc is available in two separate awards which allow you to develop your workplace and learning capability in the areas of Computing and IT or Project Management. These programmes are ideal for those in employment who engage in demonstrable continuing professional development relating to their workplace discipline.
Professional Practice in Computing and IT
This course is ideal for wide range of IT and Computing professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your IT/Computing professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of IT/Computing focused consultancy style reports. The programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as an IT/Computing professional working across a range of sectors. Indeed, the underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the IT/Computing disciplines.
Professional Practice in Project Management
This course is ideal for wide range of Project and Programme Management professionals who engage in regular continuing professional development and who wish to use such learning as a foundation for study at postgraduate level. As a work based award you will use the learning gained in your Project/Programme Management professional development and subsequent engagement with academic and practitioner literature to develop research informed work based studies which are designed to lead to your individual and workplace improvement. This will be achieved through the completion of Project and Programme Management focused consultancy style reports. Furthermore the programme will consider the competences and leadership attributes required to ensure your effective career development in this competitive and dynamic discipline. As such you will engage in a range of learning activities which are designed to enhance you as a Programme/Project Management professional working across a range of sectors. Indeed, the underlying philosophy of the programme is that it will contribute to the continuing professional development of learners and enhance your potential for future development within the Project/Programme Management disciplines.
Delivered in part-time blended mode, the programme combines interactive workshops sessions delivered in a series of one day block sessions supported by a range of online learning materials including video, podcast and work based learning activities and individual tutorials. You can expect a one or two day workshop per module which is delivered on weekends spread throughout the 2 year period. There will also be online video, podcast and email support between workshops to enable you to build your knowledge and confidence.
Overall, the programme uses a combination of teaching and learning materials and techniques including:
-Workshops delivered at weekends to enable face to face learning and interaction with fellow learners and tutors.
-Dedicated learning platform with a range of video, podcast materials and directed reading materials
-Self-study materials, providing knowledge and understanding, and helping you to apply ideas to your workplace.
-Work-related assignments that give you an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and provide evidence of competence.
All modules on this course are core.
-Academic Recognition of CPD (30 credits)
-Consultancy Project (30 credits)
-Developing Strategy for Professional Impact (30 credits)
-Personal Impact for Professional Development (30 credits)
-Professional Practice Project (60 credits)
This course enables you to explore the role of Organisation Development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance.
The course provides opportunity for those involved in the practice of Organisation Development to gain professional recognition for their role and contribution to organisation performance.
The course draws on knowledge from:
The focus is on providing you with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills into your own workplace practice.
Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.
This course is designed for graduates who are new to the labour market. The programme will develop your employability, enterprise skills and professional development. The programme will be focused around practical and real life experience and will enable students to undertake work experience around their chosen career path.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.
On completion of the PG Cert, a number of internships will be available for the students to apply for. These will complement your skills and chosen career path. With many employers increasingly looking for experience as well as academic achievement in candidates for their positions, internships have an increasing importance in gaining a good job.
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