MSc Management with Human Resources

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The online MSc Management with HR has been created specifically to give busy working professionals the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge and attain the qualification that they need to unlock career progression whilst still in their current role. The course’s flexible learning model delivers academic content on-demand, meaning that you can study for your Master’s degree from anywhere in the world, on mobile or desktop, and can fit your studies around your work and family life. Crucially, this enables you to continue to earn and advance in your career whilst you study. This MSc Management with HR course helps you to develop your leadership and management skills, examining how professionals can become effective managers and leaders in the modern world of work.

The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Become an innovator and social and business entrepreneur.
• Explore independence and creative thinking.
• Skilled in Effective decision making in the process of starting a new business.
• Become an effective manager and leader in the modern world of work.

  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to learners from age 18. The learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
    Successful professionals have different approaches to their work, sharing a range of diverse personality traits, attributes and beliefs. These underpin skills proficiency but cannot in themselves be described as ‘skills. However often they are central determinants of an individual manager’s effectiveness and are developed consciously over time. This module encourages you to develop a strong sense of self-awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a manager and a colleague. In addition, it seeks to help you to develop and improve a range of definable skills which are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership in particular.

    This module focuses on the relationship between individual performance and organisational policies and practices. It looks at various aspects of recruitment and retention, of organisational culture, motivation and reward. It examines leadership and performance management and considers the changing role of the line manager. Finally, the module covers flexibility and change in the context of the organisation’s internal and external environments.

    International human resource management is the process of procuring, allocating, and effectively utilising human resources in a multinational corporation. If the multinational corporation is simply exporting its products, with only a few small offices in foreign locations, then the task of the international HR manager is relatively simple. However, in global firms, human resource managers must integrate human resource policies and practices across a number of subsidiaries in different countries so that overall corporate objectives can be achieved. This module focuses on the issues, strategies, developments and practices adopted by different organisations and applied in a range of different institutional contexts.

    The purpose of this module is to explore, discuss, debate and evaluate organisational development processes (both external and internal) which influence the design of organisations. The module explores and debates the process of change when developing organisations. It provides a critical, research and practitioner perspective on the evolution of Organisational Development and Change, informed by current research in the subject.area. As the module is evolutionary the themes and issues delivered in the module reflect the latest research and practice within the area of Organisational Development and Change.

    This module focuses both on the perceived ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ aspects of the people resourcing function and the content is based around four fundamental questions: How are people resourced into an organisation? How should they be managed effectively and flexibly? How are they retained? How and when should they be released from the organisation?

    Cross-cultural management is the study of management in a cross-cultural context. Its focus is on the influence of societal culture on managers and leaders and on their practice. This module looks at how cultural differences influence behaviour and communication and focuses on developing managers who are effective in cross-cultural environments. At the end of the modules, you will have a critical understanding of these influences and will be able to recognise the skills necessary to take advantage of a multicultural work environment.

    The future success of the national and global economy is largely dependent on a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators developing new ideas and making them a reality. This module focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge required to successfully set up a business and the skills to drive innovation and change from within an organisation. Entrepreneurial qualities have never been more important or more in demand within existing companies and this module is designed to help you to develop these skills and make yourself a more valuable asset in the employment market.

    Operations management is the administration of business practices designed to establish the highest level of efficiency within an organisation. It focuses on the conversion of materials and labour into goods and services as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to maximise profit. This module focuses on the theory and practice behind the balancing of costs with revenue in order to achieve the highest possible operating profit.

    This module examines strategic management within an international business context. It develops an understanding of corporate strategy and explains the dynamic of transnational corporations as players in an increasingly competitive global environment. The impact of
    foreign direct investment and the actions of global players as they seek to identify competitive advantage are considered.

    Walking into a supermarket and finding bananas and coffee from South America, wine from California and New Zealand and cocoa from Nigeria and Cameroon is a result of international trade. International trade allows countries to expand their markets for both goods and services that otherwise may not have been available domestically. As a result of international trade, the market contains greater competition, and therefore more competitive prices, which brings a cheaper product home to the consumer. This module studies the flow of goods and services across international boundaries from supply and demand factors to economic integration and policy variables.

    Marketing management focuses on the practical application of marketing techniques and methods inside business organisations and the deployment of marketing resources and activities. This module explores the marketing planning process as well as a range of marketing concepts and debates. You will reflect on your own buying behaviour and how it is impacted by people and events around you. In addition to the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement innovative marketing solutions, you will learn how to ensure customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

    This module looks at the systems of internal measures put in place by those responsible for financial management. By managing risk, these measures seek to ensure that financial and other resources are used in regular, ethical, economical and effective ways that are to the benefit of the business and support its objectives. The module examines Financial Management and Control, the system which directs and controls the financial effects of budget user’s operations in a way that ensures that they support business success.

  • Career Development
  • This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career through professional work-based learning. You will be paid UK minimum wage for a 20hour a week placement for the duration of your course, and will also be awarded an accredited Level 7 professional qualification from a UK awarding body.

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic doctorate programme or a level 8 professional qualification
    • You may also wish to start your own business through our enterprise education programme
    DURATION: 2years
    START DATE: Sept 2021
    COURSE FEE: £12,300 per year
    COURSE TYPE: Online & Workplace
    AWARD: Masters Degree + Professional Level 7


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