MA Management (Advance Standing) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

FBLT105

Study options:

6 months part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700

 


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk  

Course code:

FBLT105

Study options:

6 months part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700

 


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk  

Course code:

FBLT105

Study options:

6 months part-time

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700

 


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk  

Overview

This MA Management (Advance Standing) is aimed at managers with two or more years of professional experience. This flexible work-based course has real-world applications and has been designed to help maximise your impact at work, enhance your professional skills and boost your career prospects by converting your prior experience and professional accreditations into a master’s qualification – all in as little as six months.

This course  supports the production of a research project, developed in collaboration with your employer (if applicable) and a course-based supervisor, to investigate and address a real-life management issue. It’s your chance to step back from the day-to-day and get the time and help you need to focus on an issue and develop an effective solution that’s backed by rigorous research. You’ll be encouraged to think strategically, tap into your organisation’s data, or previous real-life experiences, and utilise analytical skills and critical thinking to spot opportunities, solve problems and help create meaningful change.

Delivered online with the option for students who are able to attend up to three face-to-face sessions located at Coventry University’s campus within Coventry city-centre, this course is built to fit around the existing demands of life and work. For those who are not able to attend face-to-face sessions the digital online content and seminars are also available, meaning flexibility is increased.*  You can study where and when it suits you, with expert guidance from a dedicated course supervisor, who will support you in the development and execution of your research while helping to broaden your perspective and develop your managerial skills. 

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Course information

As part of the course, you will work in collaboration with your organisation (if applicable) and a course-based supervisor to initiate and deliver a research project that’s focused on a real-life management issue. It’s your chance to explore new or familiar challenges from a unique perspective, with ongoing support from experts based at Coventry Business School. The aim is to have your work benefit both you and your employer, who should be able to access your findings digitally and distribute them across the business.

You will undertake two modules in this course, including a Management Research Project module, and a Research Management Skills module which will give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to effectively carry out your research.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Module 1 – Overview

    Management Research Skills

    This module aims to equip students with the research skills required to successfully execute a management research project. Students will have access to all learning content via a digital platform selected by Coventry University, in addition, varying methods of learning will be explored, such as, audio, media, multiple-choice revision tests, reflective considerations, peer reviews and group work to name a few. These activities will be supported by a series of management research skills workshops/seminars, including quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques.

  • Module 2 – Overview

    Management Research Project

    In this module, students will scope and carry out a substantive piece of individual research into a management issue within an organisational context, with the support of a course-based supervisor. Students will draw upon the knowledge acquired, and the intellectual, technical and analytical skills developed during their programme and from their professional experience.

In more detail...

  • • Learn from practice-focused tutors, with a range of academic and professional experience
  • • Study where and when it suits you, with flexible online learning
  • • Conduct a relevant project into a ‘live’ management issue, with your recommendations easily shared with your employer through the production of a digital artefact
  • • Study with Coventry Business School, which was ranked as ‘excellent’ in 2018 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries
  • • Develop a deeper understanding of management theory and how it can be applied in practice

The main study themes covered on the course are:

 

  • Management Research Skills: the course aims to develop problem definition and management research skills in designing and applying management research, data collection, data management and analysis methods in order for you to produce a full management research report/dissertation with recommendations.

 

  • Current Management Thinking: through the supervision of a practice-focused academic, the course aims to educate and inform you as a manager, leader and organisational member in original and current thinking about management in support of your own professional management practice.

 

  • Management Practice and Theory: throughout your time on the course, we aim to develop your critical thinking skills and creative approaches to current management practice and theory.

 

  • Professional Skills Development: the course aims to provide an environment where professional skills can be developed to enhance self-direction, communication, decision-making, innovation, communication and collegiality.

Teaching on the course is designed to be delivered flexibly, minimising disruption to you and your employer and accommodating part-time study.

Sessions are held online via digital technology with the option of up to three face-to-face at Coventry University’s Coventry city-centre campus, for those who are able and wish to attend. These face to face  sessions are optional, however they provide additional opportunities to collaborate and engage with key academics and your fellow peers.*  Online materials may be accessed anytime and anywhere. You’ll receive an introduction to the methods and skills needed to conduct your research project module, and have the chance to work alongside others on the course to frame the development of your research problem.

 

After submitting your research proposal, you will be allocated a supervisor who will continue to provide you with support as you begin to conduct your research and write your project.

This course will be assessed through the outputs of the modules studied – firstly, through assessment of a research proposal, followed by the assessment of a dissertation and a related digital artefact.

 

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

 

  • Identify and clearly specify management problems in order to determine the effects that they have upon an organisation

 

  • Critically review relevant, contemporary academic and practitioner literature relating to management and the organisational context

 

  • Systematically and creatively execute appropriate research design using selected research methods to ethically examine defined management problems

 

  • Demonstrate effective management of a project, recognising and adapting to change throughout

 

  • Effectively and consistently present, evaluate and analyse data in the investigation of management

 

  • Reach well-researched conclusions and articulated judgements based upon management research, to create a range of recommendations

 

  • Quantify and critically examine the impact of complex management interventions on an organisation

 

  • Demonstrate strengthening of your professional practice through reflective self-directed learning and communication of findings to an academic audience and organisational stakeholders

Throughout your online learning there will be a number of subject specialists, tutors & experience officers there to support your journey and ensure a comprehensive experience. Academics including Module Leaders, Principle Lecturers and Associate Lectures will support you throughout your online teaching and learning, encouraging critical debates, facilitating live seminars, hosting group/peer collaborative sessions.   

 

Student experience officers will guide you through general questions, support with technical queries, signpost you to all and any of the appropriate services you may require and be your guide throughout. You will also have access to a Progression Coach as and when you feel any additional support is required, your progression coach can cover a wide range of mentoring in areas ranging from: Practical writing skills, time management, digital /video presentations.

*If you choose to attend the optional face-to-face sessions, it will be your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa to attend such sessions, and will therefore be responsible for any visa application processes, costs, travel and accommodation and any other expenses associated with attending such sessions. The University will not support visa applications for this course.

Entry Requirements

Students should have 120 credits at Level 7 in a subject which contains relevant management content. The 120 credits will be derived typically from CIPD, CIMA, ACCA, CIM, CIPS programmes or similar Level 7 PG Diploma programmes.

The student should be able to demonstrate at least two years’ professional experience, with evidence of management responsibility by submission of a CV and statement from a referee who manages/managed the applicant (or who has had significant professional contact with them).

Students should have 120 credits at Level 7 in a subject which contains relevant management content. The 120 credits will be derived typically from CIPD, CIMA, ACCA, CIM, CIPS programmes or similar Level 7 PG Diploma programmes.

The student should be able to demonstrate at least two years’ professional experience, with evidence of management responsibility by submission of a CV and statement from a referee who manages/managed the applicant (or who has had significant professional contact with them).

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Students should have 120 credits at Level 7 in a subject which contains relevant management content. The 120 credits will be derived typically from CIPD, CIMA, ACCA, CIM, CIPS programmes or similar Level 7 PG Diploma programmes.

The student should be able to demonstrate at least two years’ professional experience, with evidence of management responsibility by submission of a CV and statement from a referee who manages/managed the applicant (or who has had significant professional contact with them).

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Starts

Fee


January 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Starts

Fee


January 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Starts

Fee


January 2021

£4,600 (per year)


Module  Fee per module
Module 1 Management Research Skills £766.66
Module 2 Management Research Project £3,833.33

 

Course Essentials: We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Career prospects

This course aims to give you the opportunity to further your career within management roles across a range of sectors.

Focusing on a relevant and authentic research project, upon successful completion of the course, your research could mean that the benefits of the course can be experienced by your organisation (if you’re currently in employment), who should be able to gain access to the completed project and its recommendations through a digital artefact, such as a website.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

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