Our MBA aims to improve your effectiveness as a manager or leader and so transform prospects for managerial careers or help encourage individual entrepreneurship. The course has been designed with input from employers from large to small firms, from both public and private sectors.
The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and a personal dissertation.
Accounting for Decision Makers Global Marketing and Digital Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship Managing People Business Intelligence Business Ethics in Action MBA Dissertation with Research Methods. Optional modules:
Contemporary Marketing Challenges Logistics and Supply Chain Management Project Management Corporate Financial Management Employment Law Advertising and Corporate Communication New Venture Development Module information
Accounting for Decision Makers This module introduces the theory and practice of management accounting in relation to organisational decision-making, planning, control and assessment of performance.
Global Marketing and Digital Business The module is designed to provide you with an understanding of global marketing and digital business theories and concepts. You will gain comprehensive understanding in key areas such as global strategic analysis, the impact of culture on global marketing strategies, strategies for online businesses, pricing strategies and marketing communication. The focus will be on using and applying these and other academic principles to real market situations.
Strategy and Entrepreneurship This is an innovate module in which you will focus on company and organisation strategic analysis and decision making in the context of changing industry structures, and the uncertain business environment in which organisations function.
Managing People Modern organisations are increasingly challenged by the search for effective leaders and the development of leadership talent. This module provides diagnostic tools that enable you to develop a greater self-awareness and understanding of your own leadership potential. It will help you improve your own and others' performance.
Business Intelligence This module is concerned with using business intelligence for decision making. It includes data processing and knowledge management and business success through the systems and information technology taking into consideration associated risks.
Business Ethics in Action In this module the role of business ethics will be analysed from a very practical perspective. How to build trust in organisations and how to “rebuild” trust will be addressed in the first sessions. We will also examine how to manage business ethics and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental ethics.
Study themes will include:
The role of ethics in business legality, morality and beliefs (bribery, ‘pseudo-bribery’ co-op/green). The importance of trust in organisations. Consequences of human actions. Decision making process. Triple Font theory. Ethical judgement and evaluation of decisions. Role of Normative theories and models. Understanding and explaining ethical decisions. Role of descriptive theories. Individual and situational factors that influence decisions. Wisdom in leading organisation. Ethical leadership. Virtue ethics. Role of prudence and main virtues of a leader. Organisational Ethics. Stakeholders. Managing Business Ethics. Corporate governance. Ethical codes. Ethical training programmes. Human work. Employees as stakeholders. Ethical issues in the workplace. Corporate Social Responsibility. Non-profit sector. Corporate volunteering. Social enterprises. Frequent ethical issues in Business. Marketing ethics. Ethical consumption. Sustainable consumption. Sustainability. Environmental business ethics. Dissertation with taught part in Research Methods Your dissertation is your opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of a particular subject area by completing an extended piece of self-managed research. Its aim is to develop and test your ability to conceptualise, appraise and critically evaluate a significant topic in business and management and then present your findings in a 15,000-word dissertation.
Applicants will need an honours degree 2.2 or equivalent. Relevant work experience, usually a minimum of two years postgraduate work experience, is also expected.International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
Recipient: University of West London
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