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Management (MSc)


Course Description

Whether or not you have a management and business background, this Masters course will introduce you to contemporary management practices and equip you with the necessary skills and tools to succeed in a senior managerial role in business.

The course offers you the opportunity to study across a broad range of business disciplines and functions. The variety of modules available during your studies will not only help deepen your understanding of the nature of business, but will also give you an opportunity to learn more about your strengths and the areas of business that interest you most. You can focus on your study needs and goals by selecting modules from a range of specialist management and business areas.

Through a tailored programme of study, you will learn to think critically about how businesses run, while also gaining an insight into why organisations are structured and function in a particular way. You will also examine changing trends in strategic thinking to develop a holistic understanding of how organisations interact with their environments in the face of rapid and discontinuous change.

Whether you are interested or active in management in the private, public or third sector, this Masters course will help you deliver best practice in the workplace and enable you to motivate, inspire and manage effectively.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/199-msc-management

What you will study

You will explore broad management disciplines and the relationship between organisations and their environments, studying a total of 180 credits.

Modules of study include:

- Leadership and Management Theories
Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of leadership and management theories and their contemporary application in a range of organisational settings.

- Issues in International Management
Develop a critical awareness of the complex interrelationships between developing issues in international and trans-national management.

- Innovation Management
Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of managing innovation in organisations. You will learn about the frameworks used by organisations to manage innovation and sources of innovation inside and outside the organisation.

- Strategic Operations Management
Gain an appreciation of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems with reference to both manufacturing and service industries from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

- Research Methods
Conduct a proper scientific investigation and present it in a written format. This will develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context.

- Dissertation
A significant piece of research into an appropriate area of study.

You will also choose one module from the following options:

- Trends in Marketing
- HRM in Context
- Globalisation of Logistics and Supply Chain
- The Entrepreneur from Start-up to Growth
- Economies, Markets and Strategic Decision Making

Learning and teaching methods

The emphasis of the course is developing your professional skills in order to equip you as an attractive manager to companies. This is achieved via a varied lecture and seminar programme with extensive group work, case studies and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds. Key skills are embedded within modules and related to relevant assessments as appropriate. Examples of this would typically include written coursework such as essays, case studies and posters, as well as oral presentations and examinations.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Gaining a Masters qualification in management can accelerate your career prospects. As a management graduate you will possess an advanced knowledge and understanding of management theory and, due to the very nature of business, will be able to apply this to complex issues in many sectors of industry and commerce.

Whether you are starting out, or already in an established management position, the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course will enable you to become an attractive candidate to employers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework-based assignments, as well as oral presentations and examinations. The final assessment is a management project, in which you will examine an area of management that is of interest to you or a company-based project.

Visit the Management (MSc) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally be required to have a minimum UK 2nd class honours degree or recognised international equivalent qualification. Relevant work experience can also be taken into account and all applicants would be considered on an individual basis. In all cases, the University will satisfy itself that a candidate is of the required academic standard to complete the programme of study proposed and is able to meet University’s English Language requirements. English language requirements for international students are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or equivalent TOEFL score, or other evidence of English language abilities at this level.

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