Developing Self and Others
The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to develop a strong self-awareness of their skills and values. Throughout the unit, students will engage with a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. Students will complete a range of self-diagnostic tools and engage in a range of role-play scenarios to help them evaluate their personal strengths and areas for development. As part of the unit assessment, students will complete a self-development plan to help them determine the appropriate action to enhance their organisational performance.
Postgraduate Business Research Methods
The purpose of this unit is to develop students' understanding of methodology, research design and a range of business research skills, as well as ethical conduct in research. The unit is designed to address challenges frequently faced by postgraduate research students, including linking theory and research literature to practice by using contemporary business examples, framing correct research questions and objectives, identifying and applying appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques. On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to design and implement a research project which addresses a contemporary business issue.
Advanced Project Planning and Visualisation
This unit is concerned with identifying project planning problems and solutions, and seeks to extend knowledge in the emerging technologies used in advanced project planning. The aim is to provide students with planning skills and knowledge of the key concepts and tools used in traditional and advanced project planning. In particular, students will familiarise themselves with: principles of project planning, multi-constraints project planning techniques, and advanced 4D visualisation techniques.
Learning and teaching will take place through a variety of platforms including lectures, student-led and tutor-led seminars, specialist guest lectures and case studies. Topics will be introduced in lectures and discussed through seminar activities and guided learning activities.
Managing in a Challenging Environment
The purpose of this unit is to develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of the internal and external challenges facing contemporary organisations. The unit will encourage critical analysis of the management processes that enable organisations to evaluate and adapt to their dynamic environments.
Supply Chain Management
This unit investigates a range of applied Quality Management techniques, and has been designed to enable students to develop the skills necessary to apply these techniques to their own work environment. This unit also examines the appropriate statistical techniques in Quality Control, Auditing, Supply Chain Management and a range of Accreditation Schemes (including BRC, EFSIS, ISO, and UKAS) according to industry standards.
The unit will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and IT laboratories in order to explore the principles, practice and application of Supply Chain Management, and support student engagement with the material.
Risk Management in Projects
This unit is designed to present an advanced level of study for Risk Management in projects. Students will explore a range of tools and techniques used in risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, risk planning responses, PERT and risk monitoring. Students will learn about financial risk, project appraisal methods, and the application of a decision tree within a project. Students will gain awareness of probability theory that represents the cornerstone of risk management. Industry speakers will be invited to give an overview of risk management in different projects (e.g. IT, Finance, Construction, and Oil & Gas).
Students will be required to work in groups on project case studies which apply risk management theory. In addition, they will gain hands-on experience in applying an industry standard software tool to a variety of scenarios. Students will develop a deep understanding of the systematic process of Risk Management and the application of industry standard software.
This unit requires individuals to integrate learning and development, and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation(s). Students work towards this by undertaking a major project related to a significant business issue within the organisation(s).