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  • Objectives
    1. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Adept at analysing and evaluating evidence in management decision making in an area of commerce specialisation.Learning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• describe and explain the fundamental principles influencing markets and managing organisations• evaluate the impact of a variety of cultural and environmental factors on the organisation and in the market.2. Learning goalGraduates of this degree will be:Strategic and critical thinkers in relation to business and commerce related issues and in developing solutions to problems in organisations and in societyLearning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• explain and critically analyse factors that influence decision making in firms and the economy• identify strategic issues and solutions in relation to economic problems and activity within firms• apply knowledge of theory to analyse real and hypothetical problems in different markets both domestically and internationally.3. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Effective decision makers in business and commerce.Learning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• Apply basic mathematical techniques to analyse business data.• Evaluate the applicability of various theories and techniques to business related problems.• Employ a range of tools of analysis’ pertinent to the evaluation of evidence in business sector• Use evidenced based research techniques to support decisions• Apply ethical principles and corporate governance strategies to address real world issues and problems.4. Learning GoalGraduates of this degree will be:Knowledgeable in the core areas of management and possess the capabilities to manage organisations effectivelyLearning objectives to achieve this goalOn successful completion of this degree students will be able to:• Describe the core areas of management and related to those areas the management principles, theories and models.• Analyse and evaluate the key areas needed to become a successful manager including managing innovation and change; strategies to motivate and lead ; strategies for engaging with national and global markets and strategies for the development for market-oriented organisations• Critically analyse organisation based problems and apply relevant models and theories to generate effective solutions
  • Academic Title
    Master of Management
  • Course description
    Four foundation subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    316-660  Managerial Economics
    The subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of microeconomics and strategy, and applies this knowledge to a number of business and management issues. Topics to be covered include: the working of competitive markets and the determination ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    316-661  Quantitative Methods for Business
    The subject introduces students without a strong mathematical background to some of the methods used to collect, present and analyse data and to provide illustrative applications to decision problems faced by business managers. Topics will be chosen ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-606  Organisational Fundamentals
    This subject will introduce students to key themes and issues in management and marketing and help them to develop key management skills. The focus will be on understanding the way organisations operate in their economic and social environments and t...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    333-692  Financial Decision Making
    This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core investment decisions that managers face on a daily basis as well as the knowledge as to where they can find the information necessary to apply those t...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Three compulsary subjects:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    325-621  Organisational Behaviour
    This subject will include the major themes within Organisational Behaviour that help students to understand the issues that influence the behaviour of people working in organisations. Major theories and models in key areas of organisational behaviour...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-640  Marketing Management
    This subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts, principles and activities of marketing and how to manage an organisation's marketing effort. Some of the principal topics include the analysis of market opportunities, selecting target...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    325-664  Strategic Management
    This subject is about the strategic management process - how managers develop and implement strategies in organisations - and how that process itself is changing. It focuses on three main issues: (1) how different industry conditions support differen...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Seven management electives (to be selected from the list below):

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    325-605  Management and Business Communication
    This subject will explore a broad range of issues central to management and business communication. These issues will draw on a number of different theories of management, and may include knowledge management, cyber-communication & social media, ...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-647  Leadership and Team Dynamics
    One of the main challenges for today´s managers is effectively communicating vision and inspiring employees to achieve that vision within team-based work structures. This subject deals with this challenge by examining the interaction of leadersh...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-650  Contemporary Employment Systems
    The aim of this subject is to analyse employment systems in terms of the relationship between the three main actors in the employment relationship: employers, employees and the state. HRM, personnel management and simple systems will be characterised...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-652  Developing Employee Competencies
    This subject examines theoretical underpinnings and workplace applications concerning the training and development of HR competencies. Focus areas include recruitment and selection, training and human resource development, job analysis and key compet...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-663  Human Resource Management
    This subject will examine the nature and role of human resource management in organisations. It will principally focus on the relationship between human resource management policies, business strategies and organisational performance. It will cover s...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-669  Managing Organisational Change
    This subject will explore different approaches to managing organisational change. These approaches will draw on a number of different theories of change, which may include organisation development, strategic change, organisational power and politics,...     Semester 1     12.50

    325-672  Managing in Information Societies
    This subject examines the rise of the new information technologies and e-business within a wider organizational, social and historical context. It relates them to the emergence of "information-based" societies, where work, organizations and...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-677  People and Change
    This subject examines individual and collective human behaviour in and around issues of organisational change. The subject will cover a broad theoretical basis that assists in understanding how change at the employee, group and strategic levels affec...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-679  Supply Chain Management
    This subject is aimed at developing an advanced understanding of the principles, concepts and approaches employed in the management of supply chains between industrial, commercial, and governmental organisations. It includes the management of materia...     Semester 2     12.50

    325-694  Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    The purpose of this subject is to examine the topics of Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the context of large and small organisations. Innovation is ultimately the lifeblood of organisations, in that it is concerned with the capability to ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-695  Project Management
    The use of project management techniques has risen sharply. Examples of projects include research and development studies, reorganization efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of a new piece of equipment, advertising campa...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    325-696  Operations Management
    This subject examines the engine of every organisation: its productive processes. These are the systems , processes and activities that convert the organisation's inputs into its outputs. Whether manufacturing of goods or provision of services, ...     Semester 1     12.50

    Two electives:
    Two free electives to be taken from the Master of Management elective subject listing.

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