Online Degree MSc in Management

General Track

The online MSc in Management (General Track) has four core modules, four elective modules and a dissertation.

The first module takes 12 weeks. Each subsequent module lasts eight weeks.

Oil and Gas Specialisation

The online MSc in Management (Oil and Gas) has four core modules, two specialization modules, two elective modules and a dissertation.

The first module takes 12 weeks. Each subsequent module lasts eight weeks.

Core Modules

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Business Leadership
  3. Managing Financial Resources
  4. Research Methods

Objective

To introduce the framework, concepts and principles associated with Strategic Management.

Description

During your first module you will develop your knowledge and understanding of multi-level processes involved in the strategic management of organisations. You will study leading edge theory relating to progressive management strategy, while also assessing the importance of effective management in relation to implementing corporate and business strategy. This module will serve as an intellectual platform to proceed to further modules of study.

Duration

12 weeks

Objective

To review current ideas and best practices of leadership within contemporary organisations.

Description

This module is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to cope with ambiguity, continuity and change, and to understand the relationship between leadership and teams. As a student, you will explore historical and contemporary models of leadership, and examine the relationship between the individual and the group. You will increase your understanding of the responsibilities and privileges of leadership and will apply leadership theory to real-life situations.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To review the role accounting and finance play in supporting managers and organisational leaders.

Description

Through this module you will explore the basic frameworks for financial accounting, managerial accounting and corporate finance. You’ll gain an understanding of how information provided by accounting is disseminated, and then used to support overall management and organisational goals. You’ll also learn to critically evaluate the ethical and moral dimensions of strategic financial decision making.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills to support their research in their subsequent Dissertation.

Description

This module aims to consolidate your knowledge of independent research techniques in management. Designed to enhance your understanding of different approaches to research within the domain of management, you’ll explore the distinction between primary and secondary information and develop a critical awareness of research methods relating to both quantitative and qualitative data.

Duration

8 weeks

Elective Modules

You can tailor your MSc in Management to your professional goals and aspirations. Under the General Track, you can choose four electives. The Oil and Gas specialisation consists of two electives of your choice and two specialisation modules.

  1. Elective Modules
  2. Human Resources Management
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. International Business
  5. Strategic Operations Management
  6. Marketing Concepts for Managers
  7. Organisational Design and Change
  8. Oil and Gas Specialisation
  9. Oil & Gas Management
  10. Management of Energy

Objective

To explore the shifting role of HR from process manager to strategic business advisor and partner.

Description

The Human Resource Management module will increase your understanding of the role HR now plays within contemporary organisations. No longer simply a business function, progressive HR now operates as a key business partner, capable of complementing overall business strategy and organisational goals. By exploring this shift, you’ll come to understand the link between human resource management and positively impacting organisational performance.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To provide an awareness of the mind-set, skills and competencies required to become an effective innovator and entrepreneur.

Description

This module will introduce some of the key concepts and principles associated with innovation and entrepreneurship. You’ll identify the factors associated with good practices in developing entrepreneurial behaviour, and consider the elements that go into making a working environment conducive for innovative thinking. By the end of this module you’ll also understand the imperatives of innovative new technologies, and demonstrate how they can form the basis of a sustainable new business.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To explore the role of management in the context of operating in an international business setting.

Description

Throughout this module you’ll study how global businesses operate, and the subsequent environment those managing in international business work in. You’ll gain an awareness of the role played by international bodies such as the IMF, EU and WTO while also studying the ethical and cultural issues surrounding management within multinational firms.

Curriculum insights

  • Global governance and regionalism
  • International trade and exchange rates
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Global competitive dynamics, alliances, acquisitions and sustainability
  • Global production, logistics and research and development
  • Corporate governance, financial management and ethics 

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To demonstrate that operations strategies can deliver competitive advantage.

Description

In this module, you will examine modern business drivers and competitive performance (time compression, responsiveness, waste elimination, etc.), and will learn how to achieve a competitive advantage through operations management. Among the topics covered in this module are globalisation and supply chains; agility and efficient consumer response; and operations performance measurement. Within each topic, you will analyse leading operational practice.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To equip students with understanding of the nature and purpose of marketing in relation to other functions within an organisation.

Description

This module will help students to develop knowledge and understanding of the function of marketing within an organisation, how it interconnects with other functions and its impact on the evolution of corporate strategy. Through analysing the factors that make marketing a key strategic element in organisational performance, you’ll hone your strategic thinking skills while still appreciating the operational role marketing has in terms of meeting corporate objectives.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To foster a strategic approach to change, through evaluating the role HR management plays in facilitating, leading and managing organisational change.

Description

Organisational Design and Change considers the role management plays in addressing the challenges posed by uncertain, complex and dynamic business environments. You will explore the evolving requirements of organisational design, and the need to adopt a strategic approach to change through appropriate leadership, and a clear understanding of both resistance to change and learning for personal and team development.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To acquire intricate knowledge of the international oil, gas and energy industries.

Description

This module explores economic concepts, tools, definitions and accepted practices of the international energy markets. As a student, you will develop the ability to analyse economic markets and add value to the energy sector through the application of analysis tools for decision making. Studying topics such as product stream forecasting, risk and uncertainty, capital budgeting and the economic analysis of operations, you will gain knowledge that can fuel your career advancement in the oil, gas, petroleum and other energy industries.

Duration

8 weeks

Objective

To introduce the framework, concepts and principles associated with managing international energy markets.

Description

This module is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of international energy markets and with the skills to analyse those markets from a managerial perspective. As well as considering a range of high level financial, market, and geopolitical factors that affect energy companies, you will gain an understanding of the economics of renewable energy, energy risk management and energy pricing. You will reflect on the considerations to be made in financing large energy projects, and gain an appreciation of the role of policy and sentiment in shaping the energy industry globally and regionally.

Duration

8 weeks


Personal Development Portfolio

To help ensure that what you learn in the classroom is successfully conveyed to your career, throughout your masters you will create a Personal Development Portfolio. This is where you'll chart what you've learned, how you've applied it and the results you've achieved, allowing you to reflect on your journey.

Dissertation

You will refine your dissertation topic in conjunction with a Personal Dissertation Advisor, an academic supervisor who will provide support throughout the writing process.

Please note that current scheduling may be subject to change and that we cannot guarantee that all modules will be offered in every calendar year.