This is an exciting Master’s programme, available for part-time or full-time study, designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop the cutting-edge business skills needed by the aspiring, professional manager. This qualification is of real value to employers and is an ideal preparation if you are looking to move into senior management positions in the future.

The course is designed for graduates who may not have previously studied business or management and is ideal if you lack the necessary depth of work experience for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Huddersfield.

Our students come from a wide range of first degree subjects, and from many different nations giving a richness and breadth of perspectives to the course. The course is designed to equip you with a business ‘tool-kit’ which increases your awareness and confidence when dealing with business issues. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking and the application of current best practice to real-world situations within demanding frameworks, in order to prepare tomorrow’s managers for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Course Content

You will study the following modules:

- Introduction to Project Management
- Approaches to Strategic Marketing
- Developing Business Skills and Personal Professional Development
- Managing People in Organisations
- Finance for Managers
- Human Resource Strategy
- Service Operations
- Global Leadership and Change
- Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

In addition, towards the end of the programme you will study research methods and submit a research proposal on a related topic. This proposal forms the basis of your research-based dissertation project which gives you an opportunity to apply some key concepts, which may be related to your own interests in areas of business management.

Teaching and Assessment

The varied topics are studied through a range of different and engaging activities which include formal lectures, group discussions, case study analysis, presentations, simulations and attendance at guest speaker sessions.

The focus is on the application of theory to real world, practical examples in a relaxed, enjoyable but purposeful setting.

Entry Requirements

You will require a good first degree in any subject.

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