Postgraduate education online

Varunan-Asokan"The most useful InterActive feature is the video lecture. Seeing someone teaching the modules is more credible than seeing slide shows and reading text. "

Varunan Asokan
MBA student, Canada
Financial Analyst at Torys LLP

Global MBA by London School of Business & Finance

Next intake:
  • June 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • For information regarding fees, funding, and scholarship please fill in the enquiry form on the right.

mba distance learning

The online Global MBA programme is a fully flexible postgraduate degree that allows you to build a study schedule around your existing commitments. Offered in partnership with London School of Business and Finance and awarded by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, this MBA will provide you with a globally respected qualification. InterActive’s innovative online learning platform lets you benefit from a first-class educational experience, wherever you are in the world.

London School of Business and Finance, and InterActive, share an approach to learning that is unique not only in its flexibility, but also its delivery. You will develop top-level leadership and management skills within a highly collaborative environment. There is also a choice of 20 elective modules and the option to tailor the programme in line with your career needs.

What will you learn during the programme? read more

Upon completing the programme you should be able to:

  • Understand, develop, and execute marketing strategies in the international commercial environment
  • Acquire and develop vital skills that will help you maximise corporate value, while minimising corporate risk
  • Gain the competencies necessary to understand how an organisation can achieve a competitive advantage through its supply chain design, operations, and use of ICT
  • Create new, and improve existing corporate management strategy
  • Implement the leadership strategies required in middle and senior level management positions

You will choose 2 elective modules which provide the additional competencies needed for your professional development. Please see the ‘syllabus’ section for a complete list of elective modules and their learning outcomes.

InterActive makes a wide range of study resources available to you online – including HD-quality studio recorded lectures, at the click of a button.

  • Join a rapidly expanding online community of global corporate partners and students from over 150 countries
  • Test your knowledge using hundreds of case studies – all accessed via HD-quality video sessions
  • Take part in live chat sessions with your tutors, mentors and classmates
  • Benefit from comprehensive textbooks, lecture notes and revision kits
  • Measure your progress via quick tests and self-assessed mock assignments

Advance your knowledge and skills in the business area of your choice, receive a recognised postgraduate certificate and take the next step in your career.

 
 

The Global MBA syllabus reflects the international marketplace by combining the latest in management theory with the practical skills that modern employers need. It is a comprehensive programme that examines key fundamentals such as finance, strategic management, operations management, and marketing. Thanks to 20 elective modules, you will be able to tailor your degree to fit your career goals.

The first part of the online Global MBA consists of 4 core modules and 2 elective modules of your choice. The latter part of the programme will be a research project – including an MBA dissertation. Click on each module to find more.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administrationread more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered:

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends, and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and corporate financial statements using the appropriate tools and techniques
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories in corporate finance decision making
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation's competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the 'competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost' debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information, and business process perspectives

Topics covered:

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques, and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative strategic responses

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goals
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures, and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administrationread more

You may choose any combination of 2 elective modules:

Advanced Corporate Reporting

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the professional and ethical duties of an accountant
  • Evaluate financial reporting conventions
  • Advise and report on financial performances
  • Prepare financial statements of groups of entities in accordance with relevant accounting standards and explain reporting issues relating to specialised entities
  • Discuss how changes in accounting regulation impact on financial reporting
  • Appraise financial performances and positions, and evaluate current developments

Topics covered

  • The Financial Reporting Framework
  • Reporting the Financial Performance of Entities
  • Financial Statements of Group of Entities I: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
  • Financial Statements of Group of Entities I: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities II: Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities II: Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities III: Statement of Cash flows
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities III: Statement of Cash flows
  • Financial Statements of Groups IV: Notes to the Accounts and MDA
  • Specialized Entities
  • Consideration of Changes in Accounting Regulation and their implication of Financial Reporting
  • The Appraisal of performance and position of Entities
Performance Management and Control

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse principles and trends in performance measurement and control.
  • Determine the different budgeting techniques and critically evaluate their use in short term decision making
  • Analyse the current approach to performance measurement and control in a selected global organisation, and both create and appraise suggestions for improvement.
  • Appraise the application of performance criteria in ‘not for profit’ and ‘public sector’ organisations.
  • Evaluate the importance of the key elements in successful performance measurement and control

Topics covered

  • Foundations for Implementing Strategy I: Organizational Tensions to be managed and Basics for Successful Strategy.
  • Foundations for Implementing Strategy II: Organizing for Performance and Using Information for Performance Measurement and Control
  • Creating Performance Measurement System I: Building a Profit Plan
  • Creating Performance Measurement System II: Evaluating Strategic Profit Performance
  • Creating Performance Measurement System III: Designing Asset Allocation Systems and Linking Performance to Markets
  • Creating Performance Measurement System IV: Building a Balanced Scorecard
  • Creating Performance Measurement System V: Performance Prism
  • Creating Performance Measurement System VI: Other New Age Tools
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies I: Using Diagnostic and Interactive Control Systems Public Sector Organizations
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies II: Aligning Performance Goals and Incentives
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies III: Identifying and Managing Strategic Risk
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies IV: Levers of Control for Implementing Strategy
Advanced Corporate Finance

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse principles and trends in advanced corporate finance
  • Determine and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of discounted cash flow and cash flow evaluation methods
  • Evaluate financial management and uncertainties within projects
  • Demonstrate in-depth of advanced corporate finance
  • Critically evaluate the relative economic and strategic benefits of treasury risk management and enhancing value

Topics covered:

  • Topics in Capital Budgeting II: Types of Real Options
  • Topics in Advanced Capital Budgeting I: Valuation of real options
  • Special Financing Decision I: Raising equity and debt capital in global markets
  • Special Financing Decision II: the cost of capital in emerging markets
  • Special Investment Decision I: Foreign Direct Investments
  • Special Investment Decision II
  • Treasury Risk Management I
  • Treasury Risk Management II
  • Corporate Liquidity Issues
  • Corporate Restructuring II
M&A and Private Equity

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Analyse the relative importance of different types of drivers of M&A and private equity
  • Identify value creation and critically assess the success of a range of M&A transactions and private equity investments
  • Analyse the current M&A and Private Equity strategies of a selected global organisation and critically appraise suggestions for improvement of current practices
  • Critically evaluate the relative importance of the key elements in successful M&A and private equity transactions
  • Perform critical analysis and comparison analysis in M&A and private equity

Topics covered:

  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods I: Comparable Companies Analysis and Precedent Transaction Analysis 1
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods I: Comparable Companies Analysis and Precedent Transaction Analysis 2
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods II: Discounted Cash flow Analysis 1
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods II: Discounted Cash flow Analysis 2
  • Leveraged Buy Outs I: Leveraged Buy Out Process
  • Leveraged Buy Outs II: LBO Analysis 1
  • Leveraged Buy Outs II: LBO Analysis 2
  • Mergers and Acquisitions I: Basics
Global Marketing Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Assess the main approaches to global marketing
  • Evaluate the information required to establish and implement effective global marketing decisions, policies and strategies
  • Critically evaluate the key marketing practices employed by global organisations in various contexts
  • Use a range of advanced skills to design and implement a marketing plan for a global organisation
  • Assess the global environment and evaluate its impact on marketing strategy for a given global organisation
  • Identify management problems in the area of global marketing, and recommend solutions within different contexts

Topics covered:

  • Global Marketing Environment, Cross Cultural Management Issues and Marketing Research I: The Global Marketing Environment and Cross Cultural Issues
  • Global Marketing Environment, Cross Cultural Management Issues and Marketing Research II: Marketing Research - Finding Local and International Spaces
  • Marketing Entry and Global Expansion Strategies I: Marketing Entry Strategies
  • Marketing Entry and Global Expansion Strategies II: Global Expansion Strategies
  • Competitive Advantage, Business Strategy and Organisational Structures in a Global Context I: Competitive Advantage and Business Strategy
  • Competitive Advantage, Business Strategy and Organisational Structures in a Global Context II: Organisational structure in a global context
  • International marketing strategic planning process I: Segmentation and Targeting in International Marketing
  • International marketing strategic planning process II: Positioning in International Marketing
  • International Marketing Mix Decision and Constructing the International Value Chain I: Constructing the International Marketing Mix
  • International Marketing Mix Decision and Constructing the International Value Chain II: Constructing the International Value Chain
Digital Marketing Communications

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Assess the main approaches to internet marketing and e-promotion
  • Identify and critically evaluate effective strategies, tools and development approaches for digital marketing
  • Evaluate the relationship between effective internet and digital marketing communications and successful public relations management
  • Evaluate the current internet and digital marketing communications practices in a global organisation, and identify, create and appraise improvement strategies
  • Analyse current developments in new media and evaluate their potential impact on the communication strategies of a chosen organisation

Topics covered:

  • Internet Marketing, E-Promotion Strategies and Mobile Marketing I: Definition, Aims and origins of Internet Marketing
  • Internet Marketing, E-Promotion Strategies and Mobile Marketing II: E-Promotion Strategies and Mobile Marketing
  • Strategic digital marketing, Management and assessment of digital marketing communications and Digital media and advertising I: Strategic Digital Marketing, Management and Assessment of Digital marketing communications
  • Strategic digital marketing, Management and assessment of digital marketing communications and Digital media and advertising II: Digital Media and Advertisement
  • Internet communications channels and strategies and Managing direct and database marketing I: Internet communications channels and strategies
  • Internet communications channels and strategies and Managing direct and database marketing II: Managing direct and database marketing
  • Consumer behaviour in cyber environment and Interactive communications with customers and consumers I: Consumer behaviour in cyber environment
  • Consumer behaviour in cyber environment and Interactive communications with customers and consumers II: Interactive communication with customers and consumers
  • New media, new trends and Strategic considerations of internet marketing I
  • New media, new trends and Strategic considerations of internet marketing II
Human Capital Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate the how the growing influence of a global labour economy will affect the HRM practices of multinational companies
  • Assess how international cultures and management structures affect global organisations
  • Critically evaluate the effects of globalisation within the labour market, and on the transfer and distribution of HRM practices in multinational companies
  • Analyse the effects of cross border mergers and acquisitions on management processes
  • Explore the procedures used to recruit and select international managers – including pay and reward considerations
  • Evaluate HRM practices in managing migration and the outsourcing of personnel

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Human Capital Management
  • Definition and different views of human capital management
  • Building and measuring human capital value in strategic human resources management
  • Issues regarding human capital in strategic HRM
  • Ownership views of human capital
  • Future direction in human capital management
  • Globalisation- Multinational Companies
  • Globalisation- Cultures, Institutions and Management
  • Global Integration- International HRM
  • Global Integration-Transfer and Diffusion of HR practices in MNCs
Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss the approaches to the study of culture, explaining its usefulness and relevance to a range of management issues.
  • Analyse the main theoretical approaches to cross-cultural management.
  • Investigate issues in the face of increasing cultural diversity, and to recommend how they may be addressed.
  • Evaluate the implications of culture and/or language for business communication.
  • Identify the effect of global communications on disparate cultures.
  • Appraise issues within managing across cultures and provide solutions.

Topics covered:

  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons I
  • Analytical Frameworks of Cross Cultural Comparisons II
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence I
  • Cultural Intelligence and Competence II
  • Expatriation and Repatriation I
  • Expatriation and Repatriation II
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership I
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership II
  • Culture and Negotiations
  • Culture and Communication
Project Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Assess project life cycles and suggest alternative approaches
  • Evaluate the relationship between effective project management techniques, leadership, project implementation and the project planning process
  • Analyse current project management practices and leadership styles in a given organisation, and suggest improvements
  • Measure the performance of a given organisation, and assess the impact leadership has had.
  • Evaluate and apply the appropriate approaches, tools and techniques to project planning, monitoring, and evaluation of a given project.

Topics covered:

  • Project Selection and Portfolio Management: Project Selection and Portfolio Management, Leadership and the Project Manager Scope Management
  • Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Cost Estimation / Budgeting in Project Management
  • Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Risk Management in Project Management
  • Project Scheduling I: Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path and Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks
  • Project Scheduling II: Critical Chain Project Scheduling
  • Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Resource Management
  • Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Project Evaluation and Control and Project Closeout and Termination
  • Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) I: Cross-Cultural Leadership Intelligence
  • Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) II: Conflict Management and virtual teams in project management
Corporate Governance and Ethics

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Define governance and explain its function in the effective management and control of organisations and their resources.
  • Evaluate the accountant’s role in risk management and internal control, including review and compliance
  • Explain the role of the accountant in identifying, assessing, controlling and mitigating risk
  • Demonstrate the professional values and ethical judgements that reflect the best interests of society, in compliance with relevant professional codes, laws and regulations

Topics covered:

  • Governance and responsibility I: The scope of governance, Agency relationships and theories and the board of directors
  • Governance and responsibility Ii: Board committees, Directors’ remuneration and Different approaches to corporate governance
  • Internal control and review i: Management control systems in corporate governance
  • Internal control and review II: Internal control, audit and compliance in corporate governance and Internal control and reporting
  • Internal control and review III: Management information in audit and internal control
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk I: Risk and the risk management process and Categories of risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk II: Identification, assessment and measurement of risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk III: Targeting and monitoring risk and Methods of controlling and reducing risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk IV: Risk avoidance, retention and modeling
  • Professional values and ethics I: Ethical theories and Different approaches to ethics and social responsibility
  • Professional values and ethics II: Professions and the public interest and Professional practice and codes of ethics
  • Professional values and ethics III: Conflicts of interest and the consequences of unethical behavior and Ethical characteristics of professionalism
Customer Relationship Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically assess the main approaches to customer relationship management
  • Identify and critically evaluate effective CRM strategies, tools and development approaches for Customer acquisition and retention in both B2B and B2C scenarios
  • Evaluate the relationship between effective tools and software’s and their management and the performance of a customer driven enterprise
  • Assess the current CRM best practices in a global organisation and identify and critically appraise suggestions for improvement of these practices
  • Analyse current developments in CRM and evaluate their potential impact on the customer acquisition and retention strategies of a chosen organisation

Topics covered:

  • Evolution of Relationships with Customers and the Thinking behind Customer Relationships
  • A Model for managing customer relationship I: Customer Relationships: Basic Building Blocks of IDIC and Trust and identifying Customers
  • A Model for managing customer relationship II: Differentiating Customers: Some Customers Are worth More than Others
  • A Model for managing customer relationship III: Differentiating Customers by Their Needs and Interacting with Customers: Customer Collaboration Strategy
  • A Model for managing customer relationship IV: Customer Insight, Dialogue, and Social Media and Privacy and Customer Feedback
  • A Model for managing customer relationship V: The Payoff of IDIC: Using Mass Customization to Build Learning Relationships
  • Measuring and managing to build customer value I: Optimizing around the Customer: Measuring the Success of Customer-Based Initiatives
  • Measuring and managing to build customer value II: Using Customer Analytics to Build the Success of the Customer-Strategy Enterprise
  • Measuring and managing to build customer value II: Organizing and Managing the Profitable Customer-Strategy Enterprise: Part 1
  • Measuring and managing to build customer value III: Organizing and Managing the Profitable Customer-Strategy Enterprise: Part 2
Strategic Sales Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Identify the main approaches to strategic sales management
  • Assess the global sales environment and critically evaluate its impact on sales strategy formulation for a given global organisation
  • Evaluate the current strategic sales management practices in an organisation and identify and appraise suggestions for improvement of these practices
  • Construct and apply models for sales strategy implementation
  • Synthesise and critically evaluate a strategic sales analysis and plan for a global organisation

Topics covered:

  • Strategic Planning and Sales Leadership I: Introduction to Sales Management and The Sales Function and Multi-Sales Channels
  • Strategic Planning and Sales Leadership II: Leadership and the Sales Executive Ethics, the Law, and Sales Leadership
  • Analysing Customers and Markets I: Business-to-Business (B2B) Sales and Customer Relationship Management
  • Analysing Customers and Markets II: Leveraging Information Technologies
  • Designing and Developing the Sales Force I: Designing and Organizing the Sales Force and Recruiting and Selecting the Right Salespeople
  • Designing and Developing the Sales Force II: Training and Developing the Sales Force
  • Sales Process Management I: Supervising, Managing, and Leading Salespeople Individually and in Teams
  • Sales Process Management II: Setting Goals and Managing the Sales Force’s Performance and Motivating and Rewarding Salespeople
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management I: Turning Customer Information into Knowledge and Assessing the Performance of the Sales Force and the People Who Comprise It
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management II:
  • Internal and External Cultural Forces That Affect a Firm’s Sale Performance
Entrepreneurial Business Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise ways in which ideas can be turned into commercial success and practical ventures
  • Identify, design and implement the key processes in setting up a business
  • Combine and evaluate business related issues and convert opportunities into business ideas
  • Identify and justify the information required to setting up and managing a successful business venture
  • Describe and critically assess business ideas and their implementation process

Topics covered:

  • The Entrepreneurial Process and Idea Generation
  • Opportunity Recognition, Shaping, and Reshaping
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing, Business Planning and Building Your Pro Forma Financial Statements
  • Equity Financing: Informal Investment, Venture Capital, and Harvesting
  • Debt and Other Forms of Financing
  • External Assistance for Start-ups and Small Businesses
  • Legal and Tax Issues and Intellectual Property
  • Selling in an Entrepreneurial Context
  • Beyond Start-up: Developing and Sustaining the Growing Organization
  • Franchising and Social Entrepreneurship
Enterprise Risk Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand and critically evaluate a variety of risk management strategies that can be used to turn risk factors in to value creating opportunities
  • Identify, generate and justify enterprise wide approaches to risk management
  • Critically analyses risk management goals and objectives and use risk assessment to generate risk management strategies
  • Use theoretical risk management insights to construct risk management processes, measures and capabilities at the level of the enterprise
  • Formulate and justify risk management strategies for given or self-selected enterprises

Topics covered:

  • Mastering risk to create value I: Mastering risk to create value
  • Mastering risk to create value II: What is an enterprise-wide approach?
  • Mastering risk to create value III: Mastering risk to create value: why is it essential?
  • The evolution towards EWRM and a common language: the essential starting point I: The evolution towards EWRM
  • The evolution towards EWRM and a common language: the essential starting point II: A common language: the essential starting point
  • Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes and assessing risks and developing strategies I: Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes
  • Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes and assessing risks and developing strategies I: Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: Assessing risks and developing strategies
  • Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities and continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures I: Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities
  • Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities and continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures II: Infrastructure essentials: Continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started I: Taking it all the way
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started II: Getting Started part 1
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started III: Getting Started part 2
Carbon Management and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the drivers for Carbon Management, the emissions targets and reporting requirements at an international and national level
  • Know the key steps in creating a robust and successful Carbon Management strategy, and be able to define Carbon Footprinting
  • Appreciate the use of Carbon Impact Assessments in decision making and appreciate the use of project accounting within international greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and reporting
  • Develop, implement and monitor action plans to achieve greenhouse gas reductions
  • Understand carbon offsetting, the role it plays within carbon management strategies

Topics covered:

  • Accounting and carbon finance I: Carbon Financing and the between carbon finance and conventional finance and The use of statistics for financial research in carbon emission study
  • Accounting and carbon finance II: Essentials of conventional finance and financing issues in the energy sector
  • Accounting and carbon finance III: The structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets,
  • Accounting and carbon finance IV: including voluntary carbon markets and the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and its successor agreement(s)
  • Accounting and carbon finance IV: Accounting for carbon at firm, project and product/supply chain level, carbon auditing, financial reporting and non-financial disclosure, benchmarking, taxation implications, and the ethics of carbon accounting;
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management I: The current state of climate change science, greenhouse gas stabilization pathways and the principal mitigation and adaptation options
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management II: Climate change policy responses at international, regional, national and local levels and the various types of regulatory response available to governments; Governance and compliance in carbon management
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management III: Low carbon technologies and solutions I
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management V: The role that carbon finance plays in organisations’ strategy, finance and accounting decisions and the Economics of low carbon emission
Management Consultant Toolkit

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Analyse management consulting processes and practices, and apply them to business critical challenges
  • Define and compare key factors and issues relevant to consulting, examine their inter-relationships and learn to develop them conceptually to provide value
  • Present analyses of issues and organisational problems in a concise, accurate, clear and interesting manner from the perspective of a consultant.
  • Evaluate a variety of processes and interventions involved in the management-consulting discipline
  • Prepare and present consulting reports for senior level management

Topics covered:

  • The Profession of Management Consultancy and Developing Management Consultancy Expertise
  • The Management of Consultancy Projects and Consultancy Delivery
  • Top- Consultancy Tools I: Balanced Scorecard and Benchmarking engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools II: Business Process Reengineering and Change Management engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools III: Core Competencies and Customer Relationship Management engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools IV: Satisfaction and Loyalty Management and Customer Segmentation engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools V: Decision Rights Tools and Downsizing engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools VI: Enterprise Risk Management
  • Top- Consultancy Tools VII: Knowledge Management and Mission and Vision Statements engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools VIII: Mergers and Acquisitions engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools IX: Open Innovation and Price Optimization Models and Social Media Programs engagement tools and practical application
  • Top- Consultancy Tools X: Supply Chain Management and Total Quality Management engagement tools and practical application
Contemporary Issues in Oil, Gas and Energy

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the commercial relationships between companies and organisations in the upstream oil and gas supply chain
  • Evaluate the significance of marketing and marketing issues to upstream oil and gas organisations
  • Analyse the broad principles and practical implementation of petroleum taxation regimes in various regions of the world
  • Identify and evaluate energy sector responses to key global challenges and government initiatives
  • Recognise, discuss, justify and evaluate the main contractual clauses in the oil and gas industry

Topics covered:

  • Oil & Gas Management I: The life cycle of an oil field, from before discovery, through development to abandonment,
  • Oil & Gas Management II: The role of the various organisations involved in the oil industry - governments, oil companies, service companies regulators and external (i.e. non-oil) bodies.
  • Oil & Gas Management III: The concept of the Operator and how they discharge their legal and commercial obligations and Examination of Joint Operating Agreements, legal arrangements
  • Oil & Gas Management IV: The basics of marketing, market segmentation and suppler selection, negotiations, price setting, the sales process, Global issues and energy; energy supply;
  • Oil & Gas Management V: International and European policy frameworks, strategies and support mechanisms;
  • Oil & Gas Energy Policy and the Environment I: Energy sector strategic responses; nuclear power and renewables; planning issues for energy infrastructure;
  • Oil & Gas Energy Policy and the Environment II: Public acceptance and processes of public engagement.
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law I: The roles and interplay of the Governments of territories containing hydrocarbon reserves, National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies, the Major Product Suppliers,
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law II: The Engineering & Contracting Companies and the Service Companies, the key principles of public international law as these affect oil and gas contractual relationships,
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law III: The principal licensing and contractual arrangements which are found in the international oil and gas industry
Strategic Technology Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the key role of technology planning via a range of analytical tools and frameworks
  • Evaluate and critique entrepreneurial actions and how they can contribute to technology strategy formation
  • Assess the need for technological strategies in a learning organisations, audit the organisation’s environment and highlight any possible constraints
  • Analyse the impact of power, politics and culture on successful technology implementation
  • Evaluate technology configurations and how the resultant changes can affect an organisations performance

Topics covered:

  • Introduction and Understanding Technological Change
  • Technology Evolution, Technology Adoption and Diffusion
  • Sources of Innovation, Coming up with Innovations and Selecting Innovation Projects
  • Assessing Customer Needs for New Product Development
  • Benefiting from Innovation and a consideration of Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Capturing Value from Innovation
  • Competitive Advantage in High Tech Industries
  • Technical Standards and Strategy in Networked Industries
  • Formulating Technology Strategy and Collaboration Strategies
  • Organisation Structure for Technology Strategy and Strategic Human Resource Management of Technical Professionals
Innovation and Product Development

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate of innovation and the drive between innovation success and commercial success
  • Appraise any commonalities that may exist within innovation across industries
  • Analyse innovation challenges and proffering solutions based on analysis carried out
  • Design and use range of techniques and tools to evaluate ideas for new product development
  • Critically evaluate commercial, social and political influences on innovation and the design process

Topics covered:

  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organisation I:
  • Creating advantage in the minds of many and Chartering innovation within the organization II:
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team I:
  • Preparing, developing and supporting the right team II:
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation I:
  • Placing customers at the centre of innovation II:
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation I:
  • Changing the organisation to deliver the innovation II:
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market I:
  • Motivating the right partners and sharing the returns and Building momentum in the market II:
Strategic Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate changes in hospitality, sport and leisure management, and their implications for managers in this industries
  • Apply management theories to hospitality, sport and leisure management challenges
  • Research and report on topics in hospitality, sport and leisure management
  • Critique and recommend management practices to organisations operating in the hospitality, sport and leisure management sectors
  • Evaluate leadership strategies within hospitality, sport and leisure management businesses

Topics covered:

  • Principles of Management and their interaction with sports management
  • Principles of finance and their application to Sports business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to sports business and management
  • Case studies in sports management
  • Principles of Management and their interaction with hospitality business
  • Principles of finance and their application to hospitality business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to hospitality business
  • Case studies in hospitality management
  • Principles of Management and their interaction with leisure and tourism business
  • Principles of finance and their application to the leisure and tourism business
  • Research Design and Process and Research Methods and its application to leisure and tourism business
  • Case studies in leisure and tourism
Luxury Brand Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Assess the project life cycle and explore and critically appraise alternative approaches to the management of luxury brands
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between marketing strategies and brand value for luxury brands
  • Evaluate the current practices in a luxury brand organisation and identify and critically evaluate suggestions for improvement
  • Identify and critically assess the criteria for success in the luxury brand industry
  • Apply the appropriate approaches, tools and techniques to brand management

Topics covered:

  • The Uniqueness of the Luxury Brand Industry I: The Difference in expectations and findings from the Luxury Brand Industry
  • The Uniqueness of the Luxury Brand Industry II: Competitive Advantage requirements and successful business models in the luxury brand industry and a review of three major players (LVMH, Richemont, and PPR Gucci)
  • Major Sectors in the Luxury Industry: Fashion, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Wine and Spirits, and Watch and Jewellery
  • The Value chain and management issues: Retail vs Wholesale, Pricing and the risk of the major key account
  • The Luxury Brand: The value of a brand, Characteristics, Brands and Brand Signs and the legal aspects
  • Product Life Cycle and strategies in the Luxury Brand Industry
  • Creativity in Luxury Brand Management I
  • Creativity in Luxury Brand Management II
  • Marketing Communication in Brand Management
  • Distribution and Supply Chain in the Luxury Brand Management Industry
Knowledge and Information Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Make recommendations designed around the ‘resource based’ view of organisations
  • Identify knowledge gaps in organisations and recommend capability management processes
  • Assess existing organisational cultures, the knowledge gap they breed and make recommendations to bridge the gap
  • Evaluate organisational leadership and the drive they can provide for development
  • Consolidate knowledge and information development practices into a strategic plan for “knowledge asset” development strategies

Topics covered:

  • Introduction: The Evolving Field of Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management I
  • Introduction: The Evolving Field of Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management II
  • Disciplinary perspectives of knowledge and information management I
  • Disciplinary perspectives of knowledge and information management II
  • Organisational learning and building the learning organisation I
  • Organisational learning and building the learning organisation II
  • The knowledge and information management practices in organisations I
  • The knowledge and information management practices in organisations II
  • The international Context of Knowledge and information management I
  • The international Context of Knowledge and information management II
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Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  • Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standards
  • Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  • Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report
 
 
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