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Global MBA (Knowledge Management)

Next intake:
  • September 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months 
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

Information and knowledge are extremely important assets in modern global businesses. Their careful and strategic use is often required for achieving corporate objectives and a competitive advantage. The Global MBA (Knowledge Management) will teach you how to help companies reach their targets, by effectively managing corporate information and intelligence. The course has been designed in partnership with London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), and is delivered online the innovative InterActive platform.

You will hone your skills in major business disciplines and gain unique competencies in technology management. The course equips you with a complete resource-based view of organisations, knowledge capability audit, development, management and organisational culture. There is a focus on the strategic development of knowledge, as well as the review and design of strategic technological frameworks.

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After completing of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Identify and fix knowledge gaps in organisations, consolidate knowledge and create a strategy for the development of knowledge assets
  • Understand the innovation processes in organisations and formulate technology strategies
  • Interpret, develop and implement marketing strategies in the current and future international business environment
  • Gather and develop relevant skills that will enable you to maximise corporate value while reducing corporate risks
  • Gain the right tools to support organisations in achieving a competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Understand, formulate and improve corporate management strategy
  • Assess the soft leadership skills required to excel in middle or senior level management

You will study using a range of helpful online tools and resources:

  • HD recorded video lectures of the full syllabus discussing real life case studies
  • Live online discussion forums with tutors and other students
  • A full set of useful study materials such as course notes and revision kits
  • A collection of tests and mock assignments
  • Access to online databases and libraries (by the London School of Business and Finance)

Become part of a growing community of students from over 150 countries and capitalise on the growth occurring in the technology and business intelligence fields. Studying with InterActive gives you the opportunity to attain a postgraduate degree with 100% online flexibility.

 
 

The Global MBA (Knowledge Management) will give you advanced knowledge in key business disciplines such as finance, operations and marketing management, and strategic management. On the top of this, you will learn how to build strategic assets from corporate knowledge and intelligence, as well as how to formulate technology strategies to facilitate the achievement of corporate goals.

The programme comprises 6 (core and specialist) modules and 1 concluding module. You will study either 1 or 2 modules simultaneously. Once you finish them all, you will progress onto your dissertation and the final module – the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project.

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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 analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing.
  • 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 responses related to strategy

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • 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
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Strategic Technology Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Analyse the planning and positioning of technology strategies using a range of analytical tools and frameworks
  • Critique entrepreneurial approaches to technology strategy
  • Understand how to plan and audit complex ‘learning organisation’ technology strategies
  • Evaluate the impact of power, politics and culture on the successful application of technology in all organisations
  • Assess technology configuration needs and how the resultant changes 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
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 standard
  • 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

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
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