If you want a career in management, the MA Management is an excellent starting point. It is designed to develop the mix of skills, knowledge and understanding you need as a manager. We have planned this course to provide opportunities to develop a blend of functional and operational perspectives for a range of managerial levels, roles and responsibilities across sectors for applicants who have limited managerial experience / management education. This will mean studying a range of functional areas such as marketing, accounting human resource management before moving on to integrate and contextualise your knowledge and skills in a range of modules.
It is through a comprehensive study of management and the use of a range of learning strategies such as a live case studies, visiting speakers and blended learning that we believe that your career in business and management will be enhanced.
Successful completion of the MA Management provides a focused business qualification which will provide a gateway to a number of managerial roles across a wide range of business sectors. This course provides the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as topping up to an MBA or progressing to an MPhil or PhD.
Applicants will apply through Cornerstone and will be required to meet the following entry requirements for the MAM:
· The applicant will have successfully completed Edexcel Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership course and the relevant units.
· The English qualifications we accept include:
· A TOEFL score of 550 (written test), 213 (computer-based test), 87 (internet-based test)
· A pass in the Cambridge Advanced English examination (CAE)*
· A pass in the Cambridge Proficiency examination (CPE)*
· A pass in the University of Anglia Proficiency *
· A score of 6.0 on the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination*
· Full UK accredited GCSE or GCE in English Language Grade C or above
· At least 6 years certified education at secondary level and/or above, fully studied and assessed through the medium of English, including a pass in English Language as a subject (where applicable)
· Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the British Council (as listed in the British Council NARIC guide) or an equivalent body
Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact 01902 323403 for further information.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.