Students will first undertake a Research Methods component with USW to develop their understanding and skills of research in a management subject discipline. They will learn to critically review a range of research methodologies and select the most appropriate one to address a research need. It will equip students with the skills required for the practical aspects of planning, conducting and producing a Masters level work.
Students will then undertake the Management Project component to:
● explore the principles and practice of project management in business especially when analysing a complex business problem.
● evaluate selected management tools and techniques in project management and explore key consultancy skills and the ability to evaluate appropriate approaches to problem solving within a business context.
● examine and critically assess the organisational dynamics that provide the context for using selected approaches to managing business projects and problem solving.
● understand the necessity of true cause and effect analysis and the impact this analysis will have on cross functional and multi-organisational relationships.
● be able to communicate project content in a structured and coherent manner to a variety of organisational 'clients' (this was from the content summary)
Encourage and develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills for strategic leadership of change.
Know the challenges faced by managers/leaders in seeking to lead through the use of strategic management, the development of managers and employees for major strategic change, and the development of a high-level organisational capacity for innovation and learning.