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Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Learn about the course below
Code
PGN200
Start
October 2021
EU/INT induction: September 2021
Duration
1 year full-time
Usually 2 years part-time
Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
£11,000 (UK) *
£16,200 (EU/INT) *
Course leader
Quang Nguyen

Essential to all organisations, whether they are in the private, public or voluntary sector, are staff who have an understanding of processes, logistics, efficiency and people management. In highly dynamic environments, from retail to health, skills of organisation, communication and leadership are highly sought after.

Why Study MSc Management at Middlesex University?

Combining both a theoretical understanding of the techniques of management and an engagement with concepts in management practice, this course offers a holistic approach to your develop in this exciting field, with an emphasis on management analysis. Leading with this quantitative and systematic approach ensures that the topics and knowledge you engage with is relevant to the working practices of and challenges faced by modern managers.

You will explore the emerging issues and developments in contemporary management practice and learn how to apply decision making and problem solving techniques to challenges in business management. Our academics also deliver a broad base of expertise from, managing SMEs and supply chain management to strategic marketing and innovation. Complementing this academic learning is activity which enhances an understanding of practice, ranging from talks by practitioners and training on industry standard software.

Course Highlights

  • Gain a holistic understanding of management through topics focused on areas such as finance, strategy, operations, supply chain and consultancy, taught by research active academics from a range of disciplines
  • Guest lecture series promote extended learning from prominent industry leaders who debate and discuss key issues in business strategy
  • The course incorporates commonly utilised work place software programmes such as SPSS and Microsoft Project

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What you will study on the MSc Management?

With six compulsory course modules covering areas of finance, strategy, decision making, Entrepreneurship and operations the course embeds core knowledge that gives you a base from which to gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of management. From this point you will select from a range of optional modules, taking an active role in guiding your learning along a path that is relevant to your interests and career aims.

The final element of the course is a project whereby you will develop further the skills and knowledge gained by applying them to a specific management issue or problem. This will demonstrate your proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, management of the change process and justifying specific recommendations or conclusions.

There are three different awards available for this course:

  • PG Certificate route comprises two 30 credit modules
  • PG Diploma route comprises two 30 credit modules and four 15 credit modules
  • MSc route comprises two 30 credit modules, four 15 credit modules and a dissertation

Modules

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  • Modules

    • Management Decision Making (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module equips future managers with the quantitative tools to help them make rational decisions under uncertain conditions. The module develops students ability to apply statistical techniques to a wide range of business and management problems in a structured way. Students will gain an appreciation of the appropriateness of different techniques in a given situation. The module develops the students understanding of the tools and their application with use of software packages and SPSS.

    • Operations Management (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and methodologies of operations management. Students will develop critical and analytical insights into current operations management practices, explore the priorities and techniques of operations management and employ these to the design, operation and control of business processes.

    • Global Supply Chain Management (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to present the international nature of business supply chains and how companies work in a global marketplace. Students develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices of how companies grow and manage their global supply chains. The module enhances students understanding of business competitiveness in global marketplaces. Students will be taught the underlying theories that will enable them to evaluate the choices given by organizations and how these are linked to the management of these international networks.

    • Managing Projects (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students from a variety of backgrounds and with different career ambitions to the project management techniques and how they are used across a range of sectors to realise strategic corporate objectives. In particular, the module aims to: - offer a comprehensive account of project management, programme management and project portfolios, based on a combination of scholarly work and professional practice - develop students understanding of strategic project management and systems design processes - outline and develop skills in professional techniques used in project closure and evaluation - introduce and evaluate critical success factors for projects

    • MSc Management Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on MSc Management, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the design of a business enhancement project, application of appropriate methods of investigation, management of the change process, and maintenance of vision in the face of the vicissitudes of business realities.

    • Strategic Leadership (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module will inform students of the key developments in, and thinking from, the study of strategy and leadership. The module aims to explore the models, tools and theories used in strategy and leadership and critically appraise where and when such models, tools and theories are effective. The central aim of the module is to achieve a balance between theory and practice and to use strategy and leadership tools to address the complexity and uncertainty facing organisations.

    • Emerging Trends in Enterprise Application (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      This Module will equip students with an overview of emerging technological trends and how organizations can exploit technologies for competitive advantage. The complexities of technologies, the systems and how these have changed the way organization function will be analysed to elicit the value added.

    • Applied Corporate Finance (15 Credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the major issues in corporate finance. In particular it develops the student’s ability to analyse corporate finance issues; apply finance theories to deal with practical issues in corporate finance; and investigate emerging issues and contemporary trends in the field.

    • Management Analytics (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module explores the major concepts, models, tools, and metrics used in management analytics for overseeing management related projects. Specifically, in the first part of the module students will be equipped with building blocks of management analytics. In the second part, the module will provide students with fundamental machine learning concepts and techniques, which are most applicable to management research.

    • Organisational Management Consultancy (15 Credits) - Optional

      This module is designed to equip students with consultancy skills within organisations. The module will focus on developing strategic consultancy skills, diagnostic techniques, group dynamics, communicating strategies, managing interventions and change management. It will enable students to apply the key skills required in varying contexts to ensure that the clients are offered effective and practical advice.

More information about this course

See the course specification for more information about typical course content outside of the coronavirus outbreak:

Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module,  or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

How will the MSc Management be taught?

You will attend lectures, including talks by guest speakers, as well as seminars and workshops, some of which will focus on research methods. These sessions will involve peer group interaction and aim to sharpen both your critical and analytical skills. You will also work on case studies to enhance understanding of practice situations and undertake directed reading and study, including online activity.

Assessment

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A combination of exams plus individual and group coursework are the main modes of assessment on this course. You will receive regular feedback on your coursework and the dissertation project is a key element of the assessed work you will undertake.

Teaching and learning

Changes for students in 2020

If you’re starting university in 2020, we’ll be teaching you in different ways to make sure you get the best learning experience possible. You’ll learn through live sessions with teaching staff and have the chance to study independently too, with access to all the online resources you need through our globally available student portal.

We’re planning different scenarios for teaching so that we can be flexible. While we’re social distancing, we’re aiming to teach you through some small group sessions on campus, with other interactive teaching as well as larger lectures delivered online and recorded sessions available to you on-demand. If you’re unable to make it to campus at first, or we need to limit access to campus in the future, your course can be delivered fully online.

The table below shows current plans for your learning across a typical week, including scheduled live online teaching and an indication of what we hope to teach face to face, where you can make it to campus. While some weeks might look different to this, due to how we schedule classes and make arrangements for any face to face sessions (for example, in some cases these could take place every two weeks with an increased number of hours), the table gives you an idea of what to expect based on the overall number of teaching hours on your course.

You’ll receive final arrangements for your teaching and a full course timetable before you start.

Scenario 1: Course delivered fully online

Live learning

Contact time per week, per level:

10 hours

Self-paced learning time

Average hours per week, per level:

28 hours

On demand resources

Average hours per week, per level:

2 hours

Scenario 2: Course delivered with a mix of online and face to face learning with social distancing in place

Live learning

Contact time per week, per level:

10 hours

Self-paced learning time

Average hours per week, per level:

28 hours

On demand resources

Average hours per week, per level:

2 hours

Face-to-face sessions

Contact time per week, per level:

2 hours

Read more about our scenarios for returning to campus and what they might mean for your teaching and learning experience, and how you’ll be able to access student support.

Future plans for teaching

We’re developing our timetable for face to face teaching  with current government advice on social distancing to keep you safe. If social distancing requirements are lifted, we’ll start to safely move back towards our usual teaching arrangements with more opportunities for face to face learning. Some learning and support might stay online in this scenario. If more restrictions are put in place, or there is another lockdown, we’ll be prepared to deliver your learning and support fully online, with alternative arrangements made for any required placements. We’ll always give you notice of any changes that we make.

Definitions of terms

  • Live learning – Live learning will cover everything you’ll do with teaching staff like lectures, seminars, workshops and other classes, and we’ll schedule all of this for you. This might include some study outside your regular timetable, like taking part in discussion forums or online blogs where you’re supported by academic staff.
  • Independent learning – Independent learning is all the studying you’ll do outside your live learning sessions with teaching staff. This self-paced study will give you the chance to learn, prepare, revise and reflect in your own time as you need to, and you’ll have access to on-demand resources and materials to help you do your best.
    • Self-paced study – Self-paced study will give you the chance to learn wherever and whenever you want to and at your own pace, outside your live learning sessions. This independent learning could include reading and reflection, preparation for classes, revision or homework along with access to other online activities such as quizzes.
    • On-demand resources – You'll have access to on-demand resources like pre-recorded video lectures and workshops as part of your independent study. You’ll be able to review and revisit whenever you need to at your own pace.
  • Face to face sessions – Wherever it’s possible to do so, and we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure your safety, you’ll be able to attend scheduled sessions, workshops or appointments on campus as part of your live learning. The number of hours given in this scenario provides an indication of the number of hours of face to face learning you could expect, and a full timetable will be provided to you before the start of your course.

Support

You’ll have a strong support network available to you to make sure you develop all the necessary academic skills you need to do well on your course.

Our support services will mainly be delivered online and you’ll have access to a range of different resources so you can get the help you need, whether you’re studying at home or have the opportunity to come to campus.

You’ll have access to one to one and group sessions for personal learning and academic support from our library and IT teams, and our network of learning experts. Our teams will also be here to offer financial advice, and personal wellbeing, mental health and disability support.

More on teaching for your subject in 2020/21

Read our guide to what’s been happening in your subject area recently and more about what to expect this autumn.

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  3. Additional costs
  4. Scholarships and bursaries

How can the MSc Management support your career?

This course is ideal for those wishing to develop their skills and progress into leadership roles with exciting career paths in a variety of areas. Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers including finance, project management, marketing, risk management, sales, quantitative trading, arbitrage, and information technology.

Graduates have also had the knowledge and transferable skills to start their own businesses, take on further management positions within their current employment such as Head of Marketing or Sales Manager, or become project managers for fast-paced and innovative firms.

More recently, certain graduates have found exciting careers with national radio providers in Brazil and become managers in family-owned sugar companies.

  • Middlesex staff profile

    John Bier

    Owner and Director of Wynne Bier Consultancy Ltd

    My masters degree gave me personal confidence and increased my knowledge. It has also given me a certain amount of credibility in my industry area. My business definitely grew and there was a step change in the sort of work myself and my business partner did following completion of our masters degrees. My fondest memory [of my time at Middlesex] was engaging intellectually with a group of like-minded students and also with some specific members of staff who were really good. I also really enjoyed being able to stretch my mind again after years in the work place.

  • student profile

    Bilal Jamil

    MSc Project Management

    I studied the MSc Project Management programme part time whilst working for Transport for London. Coming from a professional working background, I was surprised by how relevant this course was to my Job. My programme offered me industry leading knowledge which has supported me in getting a career boost and a chance to now work on some of the most unique and technologically advanced projects. The facilities at the university were excellent and the atmosphere created helped me to focus on getting the most of this programme. My programme also offered an amazing opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds. I especially enjoyed the team tasks and projects which helped me refine my skills. My programme has helped me to take my career to the next level and given me the confidence to keep progressing.



We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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