mba distance learning

Global MBA (Management Consulting)

Next intake:
  • December 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

Learn how to deliver marketing, strategic management, financial and operational expertise on demand, and expand your career options. This programme is designed by London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), and delivered via the innovative InterActive platform, enabling you to tailor the course to your lifestyle.

You will move to the forefront of management consultancy services and explore a variety of topics including performance management, risk and project management, international management, customer care and marketing. These are taught within a management consultancy context which considers research, problem-solving, business planning and presentation facilitation. In addition, you will be able to communicate cross-culturally and understand diverse perspectives, both of which are vital skills in delivering management consulting services.

What will I learn during the programme?read more

The Global MBA (Management Consulting) programme will teach you how to:

  • Assess and use tools to audit current business practices, understand and evaluate business performance, and make suggestions for innovative improvements
  • Communicate and manage people cross-culturally
  • Understand and design worldwide marketing strategies
  • Enhance corporate value, as well as identify and reduce corporate risk
  • Develop a competitive advantage in business operations, supply chain design and management, as well as ICT deployment
  • Evaluate, develop and implement corporate management strategy
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary to maintain and accelerate professional growth

Studying via the InterActive platform gives you access to a wide range of tools and resources which will be available to you 24/7 and from any location worldwide:

  • Watch all programme lectures in HD-quality video
  • Practice your business skills through a variety of case studies and solutions (in HD-quality video)
  • Support your studies with electronic reading materials
  • Communicate live with your tutors and other students via chat sessions
  • Identify your weaknesses and strengths through tests and assignments
  • Conduct vital research using online libraries and other databases

Advance your knowledge and skills and excel in management consultancy services – and join a rapidly growing community of fellow students from over 150 countries.

 
 

As well as core business disciplines such as strategic management, marketing, operations and finance, you will gain in-depth knowledge in management consulting and cross-cultural management. You will understand key tools in the analysis of current organisational performance and be able to suggest improvements. You will study 4 core and 2 specialist modules, and may take up to any 2 modules at the same time. After completing these, you will proceed with your last module and a dissertation, which you will write under academic supervision.

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 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
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administrationread more
Management Consultant and 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
Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Discuss critically the concept of culture and approaches to the study of culture, explaining its usefulness and relevance to a range of issues of management and organisation
  • Provide a critical account of the main theoretical approaches to cross-cultural management.
  • Use these theories to analyse problems and issues of organisation and management in a context 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 the problems of managing across cultures and propose considered 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
Global Master's in Business Administrationread more
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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