This course aims to provide students with academic knowledge and analytical tools with which to discuss and practice strategic management in a world characterized by rapid change and increasing concerns for economic, social and environmental sustainability. The course seeks to address the who, what, why, where and how of strategic decisions, with an emphasis on generating sustainable growth across national boundaries. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake the necessary research and analysis to advise a firm on the issues organizations face, and the choices they must make, to develop strategies for sustainable growth.
This course reflects the fact that organizations do not operate in a vacuum: they are both shaped by and themselves also shape the geo-political, economic, social and technological environments in which they operate. Understanding the interaction between organizations and their wider contexts is essential to effective management and responsible leadership. This course is designed to equip students with the information and analytical skills required to critically reflect upon some of the most significant issues which pose challenges to business managers and organizational leaders in the modern world.
This course will enable students to identify, understand, develop and articulate their key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. The development of their academic and professional skill set is essential to securing and/or developing fulfilling careers as expert managers and leaders in increasingly diverse and international workplace organizations.
This course examines the relationship between risk management and business continuity management, examining the key drivers for BCM including its historical development. The course will look in detail at each of the stages of implementing a BCM system in the context of relevant industry standards. Finally, the course will consider the strategies employed when an organization faces a crisis situation.
This course introduces students to key theoretical concepts, risk management processes and practices within the spectrum of contexts for risk management and provides an understanding of the core concepts and tools used to build modern risk analysis models. It uses a hands-on approach and practical computing exercises to introduce the students to the mathematical and statistical foundations of risk analysis. These core mathematical, statistical and computing concepts are then combined to explore a number of modern risk analysis modelling techniques.
This course explores the key issues in global ethics, compliance and corporate governance and the extent to which the current prevailing arrangements secure corporate accountability, responsibility and integrity within all types of organization whether for-profit, non-profit, educational or governmental. The course will provide students with a foundational understanding of the key concepts and elements that make for a solid and effective governance framework including structure, practices and treatment of key stakeholders including shareholders. The course will also incorporate a theoretical and practical understanding of ethics and compliance programs and the key elements that go into the creation of an “effective” corporate integrity program based on global standards developed over the past three decades, including analysis of codes of conduct, training and communications programs and the handling and treatment of whistleblowers. US, European and global influences will be addressed in the review of all such key ethics, compliance and governance practices.
This course aims to develop advanced skills related to a range of contemporary research methods needed for academic and practical research at a Master’s level. Students should be able to critically evaluate new concepts, ideas and evidence from a range of sources and crucially and transfer their skills into practice. Emphasis is placed on written and oral presentation skills at an advanced management level.
The aim of this course is to conduct business research/consultancy and report on the findings. Drawing on the proposal developed in Research Methods, the course focuses on the business research project, which involves an investigation of a substantial business issue or problem. Students are required to demonstrate critical awareness of business practice, relevant theories and research techniques and approaches. The project element of the course in particular offers students the opportunity to apply course concept, theories and techniques, draw on internationally published literature and good practice, and develop and interpret knowledge about management practice in their area of study.