This unit aims to provide you with a secure foundation in the concepts and practice of management and leadership in the context of the changing nature of work and business in the international arena. A critically analytical and evaluative approach will be taken to explore these areas in a range of organisational scenarios, to develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
Marketing & Strategy
The Unit aims to explore and analyse the premise that in order to be successful, organisations need to gain a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and to seek to achieve organisational objectives through the satisfaction of their customers’ needs and wants. The Unit will also look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish the linkage between the two activities.
This unit aims to provide you with a critical understanding of leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. The unit supports you to recognise and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and enhances your knowledge and skills in areas such as strategic leadership, leading in a global context, and leading change.
Organisation & Employment Studies: Issues & Debates
The central aim of this unit is to provide students with theoretical and conceptual understanding of organisation studies and employment relations. The units will expose you to classic theories of organisation and highlight your applicability to real life scenarios. The unit will expose you to topical debates in employment relations.
People Resourcing & Development
This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of people resourcing and development, to enable you to demonstrate how people resourcing and development (PR&D) activities can effectively contribute to achievement of corporate strategic goals. You should be cognisant of the impact of the changing environment of work and business on these activities, and the internal and external contexts in which these functions operate. Throughout the unit, the role of the HR professional in facilitating the relationship between PR&D and organisational effectiveness will be critically examined. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing the knowledge and skills that you need, to fulfill this role effectively.
International Human Resource Management
The unit is designed to provide contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge within International Human Resources derived from an ever increasing globalised environment. The theory and the practical examples are drawn from seminal as well as current literature from both the developed and the developing world. Aiming thus to cover a wide spectrum of knowledge and make more comprehensible the way HRM theory is translated into practice in different economies around the word.
The Research Project provides Master´s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in a relevant area of particular interest.
Optional work experience
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to interview and availability. The type of work being undertaken will be relevant to your course of study and will provide experience that informs your final research project. Combining work experience with the research project aims to attach further practical context to the value of your learning experience.