The University of Wolverhampton

MAManagement

Why choose this course?

If you want a career in management, this award is an excellent starting point. It is designed to develop the mix of skills, knowledge and understanding you need as a manager. This course provides opportunities to develop a blend of functional and operational perspectives for a range of managerial levels, roles and responsibilities across sectors, allowing you to study a range of functional areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management, before moving on to integrate and contextualise your knowledge and skills in a range of modules.

In today’s highly dynamic global environment, a complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, have a significant impact on business systems and functions. A comprehensive study of management and the use of a range of learning strategies such as live case studies, visiting speakers and blended learning will enhance your career in business and management.

What happens on the course?

(Indicative timetable correct as of August 2016).

September start

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7AC001

Accounting for Business

C

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

C

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

C

20

7IB005

Managing across Borders

C

20

7IB002

Operations Management

C

20

7BE001

Strategic Business Planning

C

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

January (semester 2) start

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7MK002

Marketing Management

C

20

7IB005

Managing across Borders

C

20

7BE001

Strategic Business Planning

C

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

20

7AC001

Accounting for Business

C

20

7HR011

Managing Human Resources

C

20

7IB002

Operations Management

C

60

7MG001

Independent Business Analysis Project

Why Wolverhampton?

The MA Management course is designed to cover a wide range of business activities for students with little or no background in management, providing access to high-quality blended learning support and excellent learning facilities.

You will be able to use prior experience to gain credits against the programme.

Career path

Successful completion of the MA Management will enable you to focus the direction of your career towards operational management roles across a wide range of business sectors.

The course also equips you with a broad understanding of organisational management, and provides the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources. Graduates of the course can progress to further academic study such as topping-up to an MBA or progressing to an MPhil or PhD.

What skills will you gain?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance and accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
  2. Critically discuss the role of management in an organisational context and evaluate the role of functional and operational planning.
  3. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its international environment and the importance and nature of organisational planning.
  4. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and the role of business managers.
  5. Develop organisational activities within the context of external influences on business and the role of business managers.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.

Entry requirements

All applicants

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • Students may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Entry also available to those who successfully complete the UWBS Masters Entry course.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £10,000 £12,470

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,800 £12,470
Part time - *

* Please contact the relevant Academic School for information on course fees.

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. 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

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* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

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