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Northumbria’s MBA represents a remarkable opportunity for aspirational professionals. If you are transitioning from a specialist background into senior management, or seeking to ground an existing leadership role with contemporary theory, the MBA will have a transformational impact on your company and on your career.

Newcastle Business School has an innovative and challenging approach to learning, combining world-class research with contemporary business practice. Our MBA programme has been designed in collaboration with 30 leading companies to develop your knowledge and skills in strategy; innovation and change; enterprise and risk; leading and developing people; and developing collaborative relationships.

Covered by Newcastle Business School’s prestigious AACBS double accreditation and providing CMI Professional Accreditation, the course will establish your place amongst the business elite.

Recognising the busy schedules of those on an MBA, the programme is typically delivered in study blocks, during term time only. Throughout the course our team of academics will support you in drawing insights from theoretical concepts, allowing to you critically apply your knowledge within your own practice.

 

 

Northumbria’s MBA represents a remarkable opportunity for aspirational professionals. If you are transitioning from a specialist background into senior management, or seeking to ground an existing leadership role with contemporary theory, the MBA will have a transformational impact on your company and on your career.

Newcastle Business School has an innovative and challenging approach to learning, combining world-class research with contemporary business practice. Our MBA programme has been designed in collaboration with 30 leading companies to develop your knowledge and skills in strategy; innovation and change; enterprise and risk; leading and developing people; and developing collaborative relationships.

Covered by Newcastle Business School’s prestigious AACBS double accreditation and providing CMI Professional Accreditation, the course will establish your place amongst the business elite.

Recognising the busy schedules of those on an MBA, the programme is typically delivered in study blocks, during term time only. Throughout the course our team of academics will support you in drawing insights from theoretical concepts, allowing to you critically apply your knowledge within your own practice.

 

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Module Information

You will be challenged and stretched. You will be encouraged to draw on your own professional experiences throughout; using your own organisation as a vehicle for learning will enable you to demonstrate impact and effectiveness as a business leader.

Your on-campus teaching blocks will include masterclasses, experiential workshop activities, problem-based case discussions and practical business challenges. Your fellow students will come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and learning from each other’s experiences will form an important part of your development. 

Through the projects you will work on, you will develop the ability to critically reflect on your own work and that of others; present and justify your work in the context of wider theories and practice to your peers; and display and critically apply expert knowledge within your discipline. The MBA will specifically develop behaviours such as leading by example; judging and challenging; reflecting on your own courage and curiosity; and valuing difference.

The modules employ a range of assessment approaches including individual reports, case study analysis, self-reflections, group presentations and consultancy reports, a research proposal and a Management Investigation project based on your own company.

Successful apprentices will also achieve a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership, making them eligible to take an ‘exemption’ route to Chartered Manager (CMgr/FCMI) status, subject to fulfilling the professional experience requirements.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study MBA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Our MBA programme is professorial-led, with each module designed by a professor at the forefront of that particular discipline. Delivered with support from other senior member of academic staff, each module will expose you to world-leading expertise in that area.

As well as internationally-recognised academic credentials, our lecturers have extensive experience in practice at senior levels of leadership. Many continue to undertake consultancy work, including advising governments and regulatory bodies, all of which will feed into your learning experience.

In addition to your Northumbria lecturers you will also be exposed to frequent guest speakers from industry – including Northumbria alumni. 

 

 

Staff Profiles / MBA

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Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. You will be based in our exclusive Corporate Hub, on the top floor of the award-winning City Campus East building with panoramic views over Newcastle. 

The 24/7 University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK, and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010. Even when you’re not on campus, the library provides extensive online support and a postal service for books and journals as required. 

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and technology. You will use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

We understand the demands of combining study with a busy professional life, and our blended learning approach provides you with continuous access to our ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal. The portal offers learning materials, extra resources, assessment submission and feedback, and a way of staying in contact with your fellow students and staff. 

You will have affiliate membership of CMI through the course, which gives you access to their extensive resources, as well as valuable networking opportunities. 

 

 

Book an Open Day / Experience MBA

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study MBA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

As an MBA student you will develop strong research skills and critically apply theory to your own experiences, in order to enhance your self-development as a business leader.

Your learning will be underpinned by a ‘research-rich’ approach, which will include discussing the potential implications of business, management and leadership research findings as well as conducting your own research into organisational practice.

Throughout your course, you will be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that is at the heart of Newcastle Business School. Through our bespoke professorial-led modules, the innovative MBA programme showcases our signature research areas of responsible business, innovation and entrepreneurship and digital economy.

With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own multidisciplinary research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

 

 

Book an Open Day / Experience MBA

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study MBA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

An MBA is an industry-recognised qualification that is highly valued by employers, and opens up a world of opportunity from senior management to consultancy and entrepreneurship.

Undertaking an MBA will enable you to make a transformational impact on your company, demonstrably adding value by employing your newly-learned reflective practices in the workplace. It will undoubtedly raise your profile, and your broad oversight of all business functions will set you up for promotion to senior leadership. 

 

 

Book an Open Day / Experience MBA

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study MBA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

The  CMI professional accreditation and the contacts you’ll form during your studies will further extend your professional network, and open up future career opportunities.

Equipped with the skills, knowledge and outlook to exploit business opportunities or face any business challenge, as an MBA graduate you will be perfectly positioned to take the next step in your career.

 

 

Book an Open Day / Experience MBA

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study MBA at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £15,500

Full EU Fee: £15,500

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF7006 -

Accounting and Finance (Core,10 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance and be able to apply these within the context of a successful public, private or not-for-profit organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of corporate financial management and their practical application, covering the issues of cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure, financial markets, analysis and investments in a world where finance is an international language. Key concepts in relation to investment and financing decisions, operational controls and structures of governance, financial health and growth strategies are all included. You will be able to build your knowledge starting with how to choose and appraise an investment decision; dealing with operational matters that keep the business running; using finance and accounting techniques to strategically manage the direction of the business and finally, looking at how corporate expansion can successfully and sustainably take place. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

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BM9710 -

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (Core,10 Credits)

You will gain an understanding of the role data analytics can play in decision making for senior managers, and acquire a skill set which will enable you to both carry out and evaluate results from such analysis.

There is an increasing need for business leaders to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. This module will equip you with the practical knowledge and confidence to achieve this. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as Project Management; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business and Predictive Modelling.

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BM9711 -

Operations and Supply Chain Management (Core,10 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of operations and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. This module has been developed in partnership with practitioners in the field and will explore core
topics including:
? Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management;
? Supply Chain Strategy;
? Supply Chain Operations;
? Planning Supply Chain Operations;
? Sourcing Supply Chain Operations;
? Making Supply Chain Operations;
? Delivering;
? Supply Chain Risk Management;
? Product Lifecycle Management;
? Quality Management;
? Reverse Logistics;
? Recent Challenges in Supply Chain.

The module will lead you to the development of operations management and supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of tools and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques. On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse operations and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

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HR9717 -

Managing People & Organisations (Core,10 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of management, and enable you to apply them to your own management practice.

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MK9703 -

Strategic Marketing (Core,10 Credits)

This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary for you to understand, critically analyse, and manage Strategic Marketing functions within fast-moving, international and competitive contexts.

Within the module, you will cover these main topics:
1) The role and process of Marketing: a strategic perspective;
2) The Marketing environment;
3) Brand Management & Marketing Communications;
4) Channel Management, Sales Management and Key Account Management;
5) Relationship Marketing: Customer Relationship Management and Internal Marketing;
6) Online and Digital Marketing;
7) Marketing Analytics;
8) Marketing Metrics.

During the module you will fine-tune your existing Strategic Marketing skills and gain a robust understanding of its board level management. You will critically analyse existing theory and practices, contribute your own ideas, and explore ways to apply this academic knowledge to an authentic commercial context. As a result, on returning to the workplace, you should be a skilled, informed manager able to lead a set of Marketing processes and strategies which deliver demonstrable value to your business and its stakeholders.

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NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

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NX9715 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

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SM9700 -

Global Business Environment (Core,10 Credits)

The module will address, explore and examine various themes and issues affecting the changing global business environment. The main objective of the module is to discuss and assess the global business environment, investigating how globalisation/localisation phenomena that are likely to impact upon business operations and strategy within the context of regional economic development. An approximate (not exhaustive) list of possible topics included in the module is provided below:
• Globalisation: Definition, Evolution, Implications for countries, companies and communities,
• Regions and Regionalisms within a Globalised World: implication for economies and societies
• From Post-Industrial to Knowledge Economies
• International Capital and Financial Markets: Mergers and Acquisitions
• World Institutions: World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations
• Macro-Commercial Blocs: The European Union, NAFTA, ASEAN and BRICS
• The International Economic Environment: Exchange Rates and patterns of trade
• Business and Environmental Issues: Kyoto and Paris Agreements
• Business and Corporate Culture in Different Countries

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HR9718 -

Leader Identity and Leadership (Core,10 Credits)

The module will engage you in a conceptual exploration of classical and contemporary theories of leadership to provide a foundation for analysing and developing yourself and others as leaders. You will consider your identity as a leader, your values, motives and goals and thereby develop intra and interpersonal awareness through critical reflection and evaluation. You will engage in a number of activities designed by the teaching team that will help you to understand what it means to be a responsible effective leader. You will also further explore the relationship between leadership and followership, and demonstrate how leadership practice is influenced by diversity. The module draws from themes such as:
? Established and emerging theories of leadership
? Leader development
? Leader identity and identity formation
? Diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation)

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HR9719 -

Responsible Business (Core,10 Credits)

This module will help you understand, anticipate, pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in business. The module requires you to think about your own responsibility as a manager and the responsibilities of organizations in the context of contemporary challenges to business. You will be challenged by this module to think about the qualities of mind and character that are required to behave in a morally coherent way, about the types of institutional arrangements that promote and frustrate this. The module will enable you to think about ethical issues at the level of the individual, the institution and the wider material and ideational contexts that inform how such issues are understood.

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HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Optional,60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

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NX0477 -

NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)

This option is offered as an alternative to the NBS Masters’ Dissertation on all 1-year MSc programmes and in the second semester of year 2 on the 2-year programme variants with Study Abroad and with Advanced Practice (if the students select an Internship in semester 1), again as a Dissertation alternative. It is also offered as alternative to the Management Investigation on the MBA.

On this consultancy based module you will enhance your individual effectiveness and employability skills by locating the learning and development in an organisational context. In doing so, you will promote personal and group development, commercial awareness, and a range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical skills and knowledge centred on and demonstrated through a group negotiated real-time work-based project.

The content of the management report will be unique. The nature and scope of the area of your investigation will be defined and agreed in collaboration with the organisation and the University supervisor. The syllabus will include:

• Conducting research in organisations.
• Identifying researchable questions.
• Consultancy and project management skills.
• Research methods and doing a literature review
• Presentation, communication and report writing skills.
• Analysing findings.
• Writing recommendations and action plans.
• Reflecting on work based experiential learning.

In undertaking this project based module, you will critically reflect and evaluate upon organisational practices and their relation with academic theory, and in doing so, provide practical and actionable recommendations through an investigative management report.

The assessment for your module consists of a Group Consultancy Report (7,000 words) and Final Client Presentation, weighted at 60%, alongside an Individual Assignment comprising a Literature Review (4000 words) and a Reflective Learning Statement (2,000 words), weighted at 40%.

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NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

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NX9709 -

Critical Management Inquiry (Core,10 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

NX9715 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

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SM9701 -

Innovation and Entrepreneurs (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial and innovation concepts, theories and techniques of management. You will examine the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation, the typical characteristics of entrepreneurship, the generation of new business ideas and business failure. In particular, you will focus on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial architectures, being an entrepreneur, building an entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure, managing corporate ventures and intrapreneurship. You will also explore innovation particularly, the types of innovation, innovation management, technology transfer, public science and R&D.

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SM9702 -

Managing in the Digital Economy (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced and developed the digital economy. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but also the quickening pace of strategic and technological innovation, the ‘winner takes all’ nature of many digital markets and the complex and global nature of the extensive privacy, cyber-security and data debates.

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SM9704 -

Strategic Management (Core,10 Credits)

This module will support you to critically evaluate the range of internal and external factors that impact strategic positioning and performance. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. You will cover topics such as:
? strategic challenges;
? strategic intent;
? strategic positioning;
? strategic capabilities;
? strategic agility;
? dealing with uncertainty;
? strategic analysis at multiple levels (market, industry, firm, product);
? network effects;
? industry structures;
? competitive advantage;
? first-mover advantage.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF7006 -

Accounting and Finance (Core,10 Credits)

You will be able to develop your knowledge and critical appreciation of the key components of accounting and finance and be able to apply these within the context of a successful public, private or not-for-profit organisation. Specifically, this module provides you with a foundation in the key principles of corporate financial management and their practical application, covering the issues of cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure, financial markets, analysis and investments in a world where finance is an international language. Key concepts in relation to investment and financing decisions, operational controls and structures of governance, financial health and growth strategies are all included. You will be able to build your knowledge starting with how to choose and appraise an investment decision; dealing with operational matters that keep the business running; using finance and accounting techniques to strategically manage the direction of the business and finally, looking at how corporate expansion can successfully and sustainably take place. This module is designed to strengthen your ability in applying knowledge to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, so that theory is converted into practice from a critical and informed perspective in order to enhance organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The Module also investigates how financial information can be used to inform strategic plans and operational decisions. Reflective of the research strength within the Business School within responsible business, you will be encouraged to engage with CSR and ethical decision making.

More information

BM9710 -

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (Core,10 Credits)

You will gain an understanding of the role data analytics can play in decision making for senior managers, and acquire a skill set which will enable you to both carry out and evaluate results from such analysis.

There is an increasing need for business leaders to know how to use data to develop meaningful and robust business solutions. This module will equip you with the practical knowledge and confidence to achieve this. Specific topics covered will vary but are likely to include content such as Project Management; Data Management for Decision Making (using specialist software packages such as SAS); Statistics for Business and Predictive Modelling.

More information

BM9711 -

Operations and Supply Chain Management (Core,10 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the theories and principles of operations and supply chain management and the knowledge and skills of applying them in real business practices. This module has been developed in partnership with practitioners in the field and will explore core
topics including:
? Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management;
? Supply Chain Strategy;
? Supply Chain Operations;
? Planning Supply Chain Operations;
? Sourcing Supply Chain Operations;
? Making Supply Chain Operations;
? Delivering;
? Supply Chain Risk Management;
? Product Lifecycle Management;
? Quality Management;
? Reverse Logistics;
? Recent Challenges in Supply Chain.

The module will lead you to the development of operations management and supply chain management skills and confidence in handling complex problems in supply chain. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of tools and techniques in analysing supply chain problems. You will be knowledgeable about the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management and skilful in the use of various tools and techniques. On completing the module you will be able to apply the theories and principles to analyse operations and supply chain problems in a variety of situations. You will be capable of identifying the root causes of various supply chain problems and proposing relevant solutions.

More information

HR9717 -

Managing People & Organisations (Core,10 Credits)

The module will help you engage with the management challenges involved in managing individuals, teams and organisations. You will gain an understanding of theories and models within the field of organisational behaviour, and the ways in which this knowledge has been applied in terms of techniques and approaches such as human resource management. The module will enable you to apply the concepts introduced to make sense of your own experiences in organizations, to recognise the importance of these aspects of management in an overall understanding of management, and enable you to apply them to your own management practice.

More information

MK9703 -

Strategic Marketing (Core,10 Credits)

This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary for you to understand, critically analyse, and manage Strategic Marketing functions within fast-moving, international and competitive contexts.

Within the module, you will cover these main topics:
1) The role and process of Marketing: a strategic perspective;
2) The Marketing environment;
3) Brand Management & Marketing Communications;
4) Channel Management, Sales Management and Key Account Management;
5) Relationship Marketing: Customer Relationship Management and Internal Marketing;
6) Online and Digital Marketing;
7) Marketing Analytics;
8) Marketing Metrics.

During the module you will fine-tune your existing Strategic Marketing skills and gain a robust understanding of its board level management. You will critically analyse existing theory and practices, contribute your own ideas, and explore ways to apply this academic knowledge to an authentic commercial context. As a result, on returning to the workplace, you should be a skilled, informed manager able to lead a set of Marketing processes and strategies which deliver demonstrable value to your business and its stakeholders.

More information

NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

More information

NX9715 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

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SM9700 -

Global Business Environment (Core,10 Credits)

The module will address, explore and examine various themes and issues affecting the changing global business environment. The main objective of the module is to discuss and assess the global business environment, investigating how globalisation/localisation phenomena that are likely to impact upon business operations and strategy within the context of regional economic development. An approximate (not exhaustive) list of possible topics included in the module is provided below:
• Globalisation: Definition, Evolution, Implications for countries, companies and communities,
• Regions and Regionalisms within a Globalised World: implication for economies and societies
• From Post-Industrial to Knowledge Economies
• International Capital and Financial Markets: Mergers and Acquisitions
• World Institutions: World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations
• Macro-Commercial Blocs: The European Union, NAFTA, ASEAN and BRICS
• The International Economic Environment: Exchange Rates and patterns of trade
• Business and Environmental Issues: Kyoto and Paris Agreements
• Business and Corporate Culture in Different Countries

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HR9718 -

Leader Identity and Leadership (Core,10 Credits)

The module will engage you in a conceptual exploration of classical and contemporary theories of leadership to provide a foundation for analysing and developing yourself and others as leaders. You will consider your identity as a leader, your values, motives and goals and thereby develop intra and interpersonal awareness through critical reflection and evaluation. You will engage in a number of activities designed by the teaching team that will help you to understand what it means to be a responsible effective leader. You will also further explore the relationship between leadership and followership, and demonstrate how leadership practice is influenced by diversity. The module draws from themes such as:
? Established and emerging theories of leadership
? Leader development
? Leader identity and identity formation
? Diversity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation)

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HR9719 -

Responsible Business (Core,10 Credits)

This module will help you understand, anticipate, pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in business. The module requires you to think about your own responsibility as a manager and the responsibilities of organizations in the context of contemporary challenges to business. You will be challenged by this module to think about the qualities of mind and character that are required to behave in a morally coherent way, about the types of institutional arrangements that promote and frustrate this. The module will enable you to think about ethical issues at the level of the individual, the institution and the wider material and ideational contexts that inform how such issues are understood.

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HR9777 -

Management Investigation (Optional,60 Credits)

You will learn how to conduct a research led investigation into a management issue, topic or problem guided by your programme of study and framed in the context of an organisation.

Your learning will cover:

• Conducting research in organisations
• The identification of a researchable question.
• Primary research, data collection, questionnaire design, etc.
• Secondary research, literature review, further sources of information.
• The analysis of findings
• Writing recommendations and action plan
• Report writing
• Presentation technique
• Reflection on learning process

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NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)

This option is offered as an alternative to the NBS Masters’ Dissertation on all 1-year MSc programmes and in the second semester of year 2 on the 2-year programme variants with Study Abroad and with Advanced Practice (if the students select an Internship in semester 1), again as a Dissertation alternative. It is also offered as alternative to the Management Investigation on the MBA.

On this consultancy based module you will enhance your individual effectiveness and employability skills by locating the learning and development in an organisational context. In doing so, you will promote personal and group development, commercial awareness, and a range of inter-personal, intellectual and practical skills and knowledge centred on and demonstrated through a group negotiated real-time work-based project.

The content of the management report will be unique. The nature and scope of the area of your investigation will be defined and agreed in collaboration with the organisation and the University supervisor. The syllabus will include:

• Conducting research in organisations.
• Identifying researchable questions.
• Consultancy and project management skills.
• Research methods and doing a literature review
• Presentation, communication and report writing skills.
• Analysing findings.
• Writing recommendations and action plans.
• Reflecting on work based experiential learning.

In undertaking this project based module, you will critically reflect and evaluate upon organisational practices and their relation with academic theory, and in doing so, provide practical and actionable recommendations through an investigative management report.

The assessment for your module consists of a Group Consultancy Report (7,000 words) and Final Client Presentation, weighted at 60%, alongside an Individual Assignment comprising a Literature Review (4000 words) and a Reflective Learning Statement (2,000 words), weighted at 40%.

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NX9706 -

Induction (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community. In this module, you will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support your study throughout the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in your professional practice and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic assignments
• Searching for information to support effective study
• Academic Writing
• Professional Writing
• Presentation skills
• Developing criticality
• Citation and referencing skills
• Profession Skills and Behaviours
• Personal Development and career planning

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NX9709 -

Critical Management Inquiry (Core,10 Credits)

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NX9715 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,0 Credits)

Entering Postgraduate higher education requires specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies, and to communicate effectively your ideas within the academic community. This module aims to support this development at a level appropriate for where you join your programme of study.

You will develop the underpinning skills which support independent study and research, and which thereby support the remainder of your programme. These skills will also benefit you in the workplace and are transferrable in terms of undertaking business related communications and research.

You will develop your academic and intellectual skills, through applying criticality and communication skills, secondary and primary research and the development to new knowledge.

The outline syllabus will be based on the following themes:

• Learning styles and academic literacies – how these influence research and communication approaches
• Research rich learning and teaching
• Managing academic projects – how to plan effectively and appropriately
• Searching for information to support effective study - conducting primary and secondary research
• Academic Writing – in particular the presentation of research, and the development of critical literature reviews
• Professional Writing - in particular the presentation of research and management reports
• Presentation skills – in particular the persuasive presentation of research
• Developing criticality – the critical analysis of both secondary sources and primary data, and of your own independent research
• Citation and referencing skills – how to appropriately acknowledge the sources of the information that you use
• Ethics – the importance of ethics in your own and other’s research and NU Ethics Policy
• Profession Skills and Behaviours - resources to support the development and practice of a range of skills to support your professional impact in the workplace
• Personal Development and career planning – How to plan your personal and professional development and develop approaches to career planning
• Digital Portfolio Building - Building your Portfolio of Practice using Pebble Plus

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SM9701 -

Innovation and Entrepreneurs (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial and innovation concepts, theories and techniques of management. You will examine the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation, the typical characteristics of entrepreneurship, the generation of new business ideas and business failure. In particular, you will focus on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial architectures, being an entrepreneur, building an entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure, managing corporate ventures and intrapreneurship. You will also explore innovation particularly, the types of innovation, innovation management, technology transfer, public science and R&D.

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SM9702 -

Managing in the Digital Economy (Core,10 Credits)

In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges, opportunities and disruptive potential associated with the digital economy. You will examine the impact that technological change and digital innovation has on organisations, in terms of the creation of (new) revenue streams, (alternative) forms of value, products and services. By exploring a range of examples you will gain insight into how private, public and third sector organisations along with different levels of government have embraced and developed the digital economy. Not only will this exploration illustrate the wide-ranging nature of the impact, but also the quickening pace of strategic and technological innovation, the ‘winner takes all’ nature of many digital markets and the complex and global nature of the extensive privacy, cyber-security and data debates.

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SM9704 -

Strategic Management (Core,10 Credits)

This module will support you to critically evaluate the range of internal and external factors that impact strategic positioning and performance. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of classical and topical strategic concepts and theories, and the range of strategic analysis and planning techniques that can be used to evaluate both the external competitive environment and internal business processes and resources. You will cover topics such as:
? strategic challenges;
? strategic intent;
? strategic positioning;
? strategic capabilities;
? strategic agility;
? dealing with uncertainty;
? strategic analysis at multiple levels (market, industry, firm, product);
? network effects;
? industry structures;
? competitive advantage;
? first-mover advantage.

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