Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, this course aims to help develop your knowledge and capabilities in the core key areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, risk analysis, project management, leadership and consultancy.
We aim to introduce you to key aspects and challenges of managing a company across a wide range of sectors to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of strategic and operational management. For example, using strategic decision making, risk analysis and environmental impact tools, we will consider the importance of business decisions and the leadership skills that influence business success.
Additionally, you will choose four optional modules from a wide range of topics which range from strategy and quality to contracting or supply chain management, sustainability and the environment or processes and materials.
You should have the opportunity to gain a range of management, intellectual and personal skills – including communication, cultural awareness, team working, objective setting, leadership, consultancy, presentation skills and digital literacy – required for operational effectiveness and success. We will also introduce you to a range of analytical tools and techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, problem solving, critical evaluation and structured report writing, so that you will be well placed to research, analyse and solve complex problems.
Your degree culminates with a master’s dissertation supported by a research methods topic. For students of distinction standard, we do offer the option to undertake an industry based dissertation through a student internship, which is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience over the project period, though places are limited and not guaranteed. Past dissertation topic examples have included: product development introduction; repair and overhaul processes; and introduction of autonomous vehicles for material movement into a manufacturing company.