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Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

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Code
PGN200
Start
October 2019
EU/INT induction: September 2019
Duration
1 year full-time
Usually 2 years part-time
Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
£10,800 (UK/EU) *
£16,000 (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

    • 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.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are not offered on every course. 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

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.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

How can the MSc Management support your career?

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

Specific roles include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • 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.

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