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.
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.
Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice.
This programme is for people who have may not have had any formal education for some time, or they may be looking for a stepping stone to other courses or they require practical leadership and management skills they can return to work and apply immediately.
Through this programme, you explore the latest techniques, skills and thinking appropriate to modern management and leadership practice. By completing this programme, you will receive not only a University Certificate but also a Diploma in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
You can complete this course in six months and then have the opportunity to progress onto a postgraduate Master’s programme.
The Certificate in Professional Studies in Management and Leadership has a number of benefits:
From a personal development perspective
-For those who have not had the benefit of higher education, it provides a challenging but supportive environment to further enhance critical thinking and reflective skills.
-On completion of this course, you will receive not only a Certificate in Professional Studies, but also a qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). A Diploma in Management at Level 6.
-You will gain a detailed understanding of effective management, leadership and project management practice in organisations.
From an educational perspective
-It will provide you with the skills and techniques in critical thinking and problem solving to enable you to progress in both your professional career and in higher education.
-It provides direct access to a range of Masters programmes as well as onto our MBA.
-This programme is taught at the Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of interactive workshops and project-based assignments.
From a business/organisational improvement perspective
-One assignment involves the development of a Business/Organisational Improvement Project - this project will be based on the student’s current organisation where possible, and will be supported by senior academics and practitioners at the University.
-The assignment will apply the leadership, project management, financial analysis and operational management knowledge gathered both on the course and in the workplace for the benefit of both the Individual and the organisation.
From an organisational perspective
-The business/organisational improvement project identifies and analyses a part of the organisation, which would benefit from a project improvement programme. As part of the process, a Project Plan is developed and agreed with the University and the organisation. This plan will relate to the scope, depth, academic rigour and demonstrate benefit to the organisation.
This Pre-Masters, dual award Certificate in Professional Studies is a pathway onto the University’s extensive Masters and MBA programmes, and also a formal recognition for personal and professional development in the workplace.
It provides both an academic and professional award for those who have significant work experience, but no formal university education. Underpinned with the latest techniques in management, leadership and project management practice, the Certificate is designed to build on your previous work experience and lead to improved business performance and personal development.
By completing this programme, you will receive a Certificate in Professional Studies from Manchester Met, and a Diploma in Management, awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
This programme is taught at the Business School through a range of workshops and project-based assignments by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience.
There are no examinations - this programme is assessed wholly through assignments. A continuous learning log and a range of work-based projects make up the assessment of this course. Supporting a developmental learning approach whereby you are encouraged to:
-Take your learning into the workplace to benefit your individual learning and organisation
-Apply and test new learning techniques
-Reflect upon the outcomes of your learning to make further improvements
-Add value to your organisation by identifying an organisational/business improvement project