Northampton Business School
PartTime Postgraduate
and Professional Courses
2010/2011 Transforming lives, inspiring change
Every effort has been made to ensure that all of the information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of go...
ACCOUNTING 10
& FINANCE
Accounting Foundation Degree 10
ACCA (Association of Chartered 11
Certified Accountants)
CIMA (Char...
INTRODUCTION
With 35 years experience, Northampton
Business School (NBS) is renowned for
high quality teaching and researc...
Northampton Business School is the proud recipient
of a number of accolades including being a CIMA
(Chartered Institute of...
OUR
HISTORY
In the course of its history, The
University of Northampton has changed
significantly – not only in the number
...
WHICH COURSE
IS FOR YOU?
6
Professional Development Advice
If you are unsure about which course suits you and
would like an informal telephone conver...
GUEST
SPEAKERS
Gary Hoffman
CEO of Northern Rock
and formerly Group Vice
Chairman, Barclays plc
What is it that turns a com...
9
Sir Digby Jones
Former Director General
of the CBI
Sir Digby Jones served as Director
General of the Confederation of
Br...
ACCOUNTING FOUNDATION DEGREE (NHS)
(TOP UP FROM AAT OR CAT)
Accounting
Designed as a Top up for fully qualified AAT/CAT
(As...
ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED
ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA)
Accounting
ACCA is the largest and fastest growing international
acc...
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTANTS (CIMA)
Accounting
In order to make maximum progress in a career in
managemen...
MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE from
ACCA/CIMA/AIA/CIPFA/ICAEW
Accounting
Fully qualified professionals in Accounting can Top up...
PART TIME BUSINESS PROGRAMME
• Foundation Degree Business (FdA)
• BA (Hons) Business and Management
Business
CourseAims
Th...
Business
Assessment
Coursework, exams and work based projects.
Career Opportunities
As well as career progression for thos...
ENTERPRISE (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT)
FOUNDATION DEGREE
Business
The Foundation Degree Enterprise (Business
Development) offers...
DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERPRETING (HEALTH OR LAW)
Business
This course is aimed at those who want to work as public
s...
BUSINESS COMPUTING SYSTEMS PART TIME PROGRAMME
• HNC - 2 years part time • Foundation Degree (FdSc)
• BSc Hons Degree
Comp...
Computing & IT
19
IT Service Management is at the core of an organisation’s
IT activity. Our programme was the winner of i...
Human Resource Management
1 year part time
20
CourseAims
The course is designed for those already
employed in a HR functio...
MA/PG DIPLOMA HUMAN
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CIPD)
Human Resource Management
This course is aimed at providing Masters level
q...
MA HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
TOP UP
Human Resource Management
CourseAims
The programme aims to enable students to
understa...
CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT
STUDIES (CMS)
Management
CourseAims
CMS aims to develop the general management
skills and knowle...
DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (DMS)
Management
CourseAims
The Diploma is a nationally recognised general
management qualifi...
MBA TOP UP PROGRAMME
From Edexcel, ILM, CMI, NCC, ABE
Management
CourseAims
Strategic management and change are
essential ...
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(MBA)
Management
CourseAims
The MBA is the leading internationally
recognised qualificati...
BSC (HONS) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
(Top up FROM HND OR FDSC)
Management
CourseAims
To provide progression to Honours degre...
MA LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Incorporating Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate
Management
Introduction
The awar...
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING
(CIM)
Marketing
CourseAims
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is
the recogni...
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN
MARKETING (CIM)
Marketing
CourseAims
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is
the recognised ...
CHARTERED POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
MARKETING (CIM)
Marketing
Course Content
This new qualification will consist of two stage...
Marketing
CourseAims
The degree is designed to enhance your
existing professional qualification such as
the CIM Postgraduat...
Corporate
Centre for Work-Based
learning
Local and available - keen, bright and
enthusiastic students who can be
employed ...
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR
CORPORATE CLIENTS
Corporate
Dedicated to providing flexible and
value for money solutions for al...
HOW TO FIND
US
From the South:
Leave the M1 at junction 15 and follow the signs for Northampton (3rd exit). Leave
the A45 ...
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OUT MORE
Professional Development Advice
If you are unsure about which course suits you and would like an
in...
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NBS part-time prospectus 2010/2011
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NBS part-time prospectus 2010/2011

  1. 1. Northampton Business School PartTime Postgraduate and Professional Courses 2010/2011 Transforming lives, inspiring change
  2. 2. Every effort has been made to ensure that all of the information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of going to press (July 2010). Please note that The University of Northampton accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements in this and other marketing publications. CONTENTS
  3. 3. ACCOUNTING 10 & FINANCE Accounting Foundation Degree 10 ACCA (Association of Chartered 11 Certified Accountants) CIMA (Chartered Institute of 12 Management Accountants) MSc Accounting & Finance 13 BUSINESS 14 Business Qualifications 14 Enterprise Foundation Degree 16 DPSI (Health or Law) 17 BUSINESS 18 COMPUTING Business Computing Systems, 18 IT Service Management 19 HUMAN 20 RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Certificate in Human Resource 20 Management Diploma/MA HRM (Chartered 21 Institute of Personnel and Development) MA HRM Top up 22 MANAGEMENT 23 CMS (Certificate in Management 23 Studies) DMS (Diploma in Management 24 Studies) MBA (Master of Business 25 Administration) Top up MBA (Master of Business 26 Administration) BSc Construction Management 27 MA Leadership and Management 28 MARKETING 29 CIM (Chartered Institute of 29 Marketing) Professional Certificate in Marketing CIM (Chartered Institute of 30 Marketing) Professional Diploma in Marketing CIM (Chartered Institute of 31 Marketing) Chartered Postgraduate Diploma MA Marketing Top up 32 CORPORATE 35 Student Placements 35 Management Development for 37 Corporate Clients INTRODUCTION 2 OUR HISTORY 5 WHICH COURSE 6 IS RIGHT FORYOU? GUEST 8 SPEAKERS COURSES 10 HOWTO FIND US 38 COMEAND FIND 40 OUT MORE 1 T 01604 892036 E business@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk/business
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION With 35 years experience, Northampton Business School (NBS) is renowned for high quality teaching and research that is supported by strong links with industry and commerce. The School is home to more than 70 staff drawing expertise from Accounting, Business, Economics, Enterprise, Human Resources, IT, Languages, Leisure, Management, and Marketing. It has an international reputation for research and teaching and the staff’s significant professional and commercial experience underpins all the School’s activities. NBS has invaluable close links with external organisations through consultancy and research. Strong links with the commercial sector and an emphasis on vocational learning has resulted in a number of courses within the School receiving professional body recognition. Northampton Business School offers a wide range of full and part time certificate, diploma, degree and Masters level courses in all areas of business and management. With busy lifestyles and existing commitments, we understand that flexibility is vital and our courses are designed and delivered with this in mind. Many of our postgraduate and professional courses can be studied part time, around other commitments. With our virtual e-learning environment, highly accessible resources and academic support, we aim to ensure you get the most from your studies with us. Northampton Business School is home to two thriving research centres and engages with business and the public sector through consultancy and knowledge transfer. Specialising in applied research, the Centre for Learning and Enterprise in Organisations has received over £3m in grants since 2004 to develop and apply new methods of supporting enterprise. Specialist areas of research include business creation, social enterprise, business incubation, corporate governance and leadership. The China & Transitional Economics Research Centre is dedicated to research in the political economy of China, Chinese environmental protection, agriculture and rural development and issues of property rights and corporate governance in the transitional economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and China. Recognised locally as a valuable resource, the Centre provides consultancy and research to both public and private organisations in the region. Northampton Business School now has over 3000 students and a truly international reach, with over 700 students from outside of the EU. The School is working with partners in the PR China (including Hong Kong), India and the Middle East. 2
  5. 5. Northampton Business School is the proud recipient of a number of accolades including being a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) accredited ‘Learning Through Partnership’ provider; an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) ‘Premier Registered Tuition Provider’, CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) ‘Accredited Study Centre; and an approved study centre for the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). In addition, the School is a member of the Association of Business Schools.
  6. 6. OUR HISTORY In the course of its history, The University of Northampton has changed significantly – not only in the number of students it teaches, but also in the range and level of courses offered and in the quality of performance in nationally benchmarked assessments of both teaching and research. Formed as Nene College in 1975 through the merger of Northampton’s Colleges of Education, Technology, and Art and Design, the College expanded rapidly. The first department of Business & Management was established at this time. In 1977, when the Leathersellers College was transferred from London to Northampton, it became the national centre of education and training for the leather industry. In 1993 the College incorporated the St Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy followed in 1994 by the Sir Gordon Roberts College of Nursing and Midwifery to form the basis for the School of Health. During the 1990’s, as first Nene College then University College Northampton (1999), student numbers rose from around 4,000 to 9,000. In 1993 the College was granted taught degree awarding powers from the Privy Council and in 2005 was awarded full university status with research degree awarding powers becoming The University of Northampton. We now have over 13,000 full and part time students, with many from overseas, accessing courses from the Schools of Arts, Business, Education, Health, Social Sciences, and Science & Technology. The University operates from two campuses in Northampton and is investing millions in its estates and facilities in order to ensure students and staff have the best possible learning and research environment in the future. 5
  7. 7. WHICH COURSE IS FOR YOU? 6
  8. 8. Professional Development Advice If you are unsure about which course suits you and would like an informal telephone conversation or personal interview to discuss your professional development please telephone 01604 892036 or email business@northampton.ac.uk. 7 MA Marketing Top up)* “While having been in various management positions in a number of countries over the last 15 years I have never gained any formal management qualification. On my recent appointment it was suggested that I enrol on the CMS to remedy this situation. A colleague completed the course at The University of Northampton last year and after discussing this as an option with him I chose to join the course. The course is perfect for anyone who has not undertaken any formal education for a number of years and eases you back into study. I have found having the opportunity to discuss real events in a “safe” environment and the interaction with other participants particularly helpful and stimulating. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone looking to gain foundation knowledge of general management principles or as a step to either the DMS or all the way to the MBA.” Darren Stenlake Certificate in Management Studies “Studying part time for a professional qualification in Marketing helped me quickly progress from Assistant level to Officer grade, opening up a wide choice of job opportunities for me to apply for along with a major step-up in salary. The tutors at the University were very supportive and encouraging throughout the programme.” Cassia Hickman CIM
  9. 9. GUEST SPEAKERS Gary Hoffman CEO of Northern Rock and formerly Group Vice Chairman, Barclays plc What is it that turns a competent manager into a great leader? Gary Hoffman was welcomed to Northampton Business School to try and answer that very question in front of an audience of students and academic staff. Gary focused on the key themes of colleagues, customers, company and community. “A leader should create and champion their organisation’s vision, and convey an inspired sense of purpose behind it” he commented. “They also serve as champions of customer and colleagues, creating commitment and trust through clear direction and honest feedback on performance.” Gary’s career with Barclays spans 24 years and includes many notable achievements including setting up both Barclays telephone and internet banking services. Allan Fraser Rush Managing Director of TEQUILA London “I am completely delighted that The University of Northampton have the faith in me to make me a visiting Professor”. “The simple reason for me involving myself more with the academic programme at Northampton Business School is to bring to the students a little of the real world. NBS does a great job in teaching the theoretical base of the discipline and trys to bring as much of the real world into the courses as possible, but the reality is that it is different out in ‘Agency land’. We use our own phraseology, we have our own processes and potentially for a young graduate entering our business, can be quite terrifying. Without the programme we have in place students could only imagine what life was like in an agency. What we have done is shown them. Not only how we work, but how we think, the disciplines we cover and how we work with one another. All of which will better position them to have a great chance of securing the marketing role they want.” Claire Young Apprentice 2008 finalist and business woman The University of Northampton’s Business School was delighted to host a guest lecture by Apprentice 2008 finalist and business woman Claire Young. Claire addressed an audience of Northampton Business School students, staff and University Alumni about her career, how to start your own business and what it was like to be in the boardroom with Sir Alan Sugar! Claire, who runs her business Elegant Venues from Northamptonshire, commented: ‘’Since starting a business in Daventry, I have been keen to get involved in the local Northants community, so I was delighted when the University contacted me to visit and talk to the students at Northampton Business School. After thoroughly enjoying my university experience, I find it refreshing to take a couple of hours out of the ‘business world’ to step back into education and appreciate the grounding it gave me. I work with universities across the country on a regular basis and the quality of Northants students I met during the event really stood out - they were articulate, proactive and passionate - I have no doubt they will go on to succeed!’’ 8
  10. 10. 9 Sir Digby Jones Former Director General of the CBI Sir Digby Jones served as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry from 1 January 2000 to 30 June 2006. During this period he carried the British business message to 70 different countries - meeting key political, business and media figures in the UK and around the world. Sir Digby’s visit was part of a year long programme of celebrations to mark the institution’s achievement of full University status and Research Degree awarding powers. His presence offered an excellent endorsement for the work of Northampton Business School and our role in the business community in Northamptonshire and beyond. “If we are to keep the role of universities at the value added, quality end of the game, businesses should use and benefit from the facilities of their university - commission work and research.” Sir Bobby Charlton Patron of the China & Transitional Economies Research Centre Footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton gave The University of Northampton a glowing endorsement following his installation as Patron of the University’s China Centre. Sir Bobby has an unrivalled international reputation as a footballer and is well known and much respected in China where he has travelled on many occasions in a sporting and business capacity. Sir Bobby said: “I’m delighted to take on the position of patron of The University of Northampton China Centre.”
  11. 11. ACCOUNTING FOUNDATION DEGREE (NHS) (TOP UP FROM AAT OR CAT) Accounting Designed as a Top up for fully qualified AAT/CAT (Association of Accounting Technicians/Certified Accounting Technician) graduates employed in the NHS. 10 CourseAims The course develops technical proficiency in accounting and combines this with the acquisition of other relevant skills – problem solving, team working and effective communication. This course has been drawn up in close collaboration with the AAT and the NHS. It covers the areas expected of an AAT graduate and extends knowledge of finance and human resource management. The FdA can be a stepping stone for further qualifications, allowing advanced entry to other full degree programmes at The University of Northampton. Special Course Features Flexible learning mode theory linked to practice Work based learning Advanced entry for AAT/ CAT graduates. Course Content The accounting function plays a vital role in the NHS. Employers value those with technical proficiency in accounting, but are also looking for those with other skills – for example, the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. The course therefore has a strong accounting base, complemented by modules which develop other skills that are essential for the workplace. This Top up programme is delivered by supported distance learning and consists of four modules. Two modules consist of work based learning; the remainder are delivered by e-based distance learning. Assessment The assessment is based in the work place and is flexibly managed to fit in with full or part time employment. Units are assessed separately using a mixture of coursework and projects. Career Opportunities Holders of the Foundation Degree will have demonstrated to employers that they have skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of finance. It should give them additional openings and opportunities for career advancement. Entry Requirements AAT Level 4 or CAT equivalent. 1 year work-based & distance learning
  12. 12. ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA) Accounting ACCA is the largest and fastest growing international accountancy body with over 490,000 students and members in 170 countries. 1-3 years part time 11 CourseAims The ACCA qualification is highly regarded and opens up opportunities in a variety of organisations in the private and public sectors. Special Course Features The University of Northampton is recognised by ACCA as a Gold Registered tuition provider. The course prepares students for the professional examinations. On successful completion, there is the opportunity to progress onto the MSc Accounting & Finance Top up programme. Course Content The course consists of papers at two levels. ACCA Fundamentals develops the essential skills and techniques of accounting, business and finance. ACCA Professional builds on those skills and requires students to apply them in a professional context. In order to qualify, you are required to pass the examinations and also gain relevant practical experience. The ACCA course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and techniques required by the professional accountant. The broad range of subjects are designed to ensure a depth of high quality and relevant knowledge. The qualification offers a choice of examination and work experience competences to allow students and their employers to tailor the qualification to suit their needs and aspirations. It is divided into two levels, ACCA Fundamentals and ACCA Professional. Level One - ACCA Fundamentals There are nine papers at this level: Three Knowledge papers introduce fundamental concepts needed by an accountant in business. Six Skills papers develop skills and expertise in key technical accounting and finance domains. Typical Modules Include Advanced Taxation Management Accounting Corporate Reporting Financial Management Financial Reporting Performance Management Audit and Assurance Business Analysis The Accountant in Business Assessment The course is externally assessed, in the form of two and three hour written papers. Computer based assessment is available for some papers at Fundamentals Level. Career Opportunities This is a valuable accountancy qualification, suitable for a wide range of environments – private practice, industry, commerce and the public sector. ACCA is a flexible and international qualification for those wishing to progress their career in accountancy. Entry Requirements A minimum of two A-Levels is required for entry onto the course, although many other equivalent qualifications are accepted. ACCA offers special entry rules for mature students (aged over 21). Case study “The University of Northampton offered ACCA tuition at a time that was convenient for both me and my employer. The University seemed to be well structured and organised and I have to say out of all the studying I have done in my life, this had definitely been my favourite to date. This would I am sure be partly down to the fact I was at a very focused stage in my life, and was keen to move forward and further my career, but also down to the lecturers I had. The course itself was set out with plenty of time to cover the subject leaving a good portion of revision time at the end, which I find so important. I found that I was going into my exams feeling confident.. The University also did that little bit extra than some places, for example holding an awards event each year to recognise the hard work and success of their students. I was lucky enough to receive an award for one of my grades in the first year, and this opened up an opportunity for me to speak to a senior partner of Grant Thornton, one of the leading accountancy firms. I was lucky enough to get offered a job with them and I can now see my career ahead of me. Without a doubt this opportunity for me came from The University of Northampton and the lecturers working there, giving me the grounding and advice I needed to help me progress through my career as an accountant. I have nothing but good words to say about the University and would happily recommend it to anyone thinking of studying there.” Will Hamilton ACCA
  13. 13. CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (CIMA) Accounting In order to make maximum progress in a career in management accountancy, it is essential to become a full member of a recognised accountancy body. CourseAims In order to make maximum progress in a career in management accountancy, it is essential to become a full member of a recognised accountancy body. CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is a most sought after qualification for accountants in industry and commerce both in the private and public sectors. It is recognised as the UK’s leading management accounting qualification. Special Course Features Northampton Business School is a CIMA approved centre under the CIMA Learning Scheme. Northampton Business School has had impressive examination pass rates in recent years. Course Content The CIMA course commencing in September prepares students for the May examinations. The Business School offers a comprehensive range of CIMA papers at professional level. Typical Modules Include Business Law Business Mathematics Economics for Business Financial Accounting and Tax Principles Integrated Management Management Accounting Fundamentals Management Accounting Performance Evaluation Management Accounting Strategy Organisational Management and Information Systems Assessment The course is externally assessed by traditional three hour exams for all papers within the professional level. Career Opportunities There is an opportunity to progress onto the MSc Accounting & Finance Top up programme. The accountancy press constantly extol the worth of the CIMA qualification. Advertised vacancies for middle and senior financial positions almost invariably seek professionally qualified accountants. Entry Requirements The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) requires a minimum of two A-Levels for entry, although other equivalents are considered. Case study “I found the course very helpful, not only in furthering my career as an accountant but by also broadening my knowledge to cover various other aspects of business (such as HR, marketing and IS) to give me a much wider understanding and a better base to help me progress to a managerial level. Accountancy is not the easiest of subjects to teach but the lecturers made the classes interesting and informative, making the learning experience easier and much more enjoyable.” Scott Freeman CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) 1-3 years part time 12
  14. 14. MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE from ACCA/CIMA/AIA/CIPFA/ICAEW Accounting Fully qualified professionals in Accounting can Top up to a Masters degree provided their qualification has been undertaken by examination. CourseAims The degree is designed to enhance your existing professional qualification through exposure to strategic, financial and management issues. Student will be expected to complete a dissertation that can be related to issues in the work place or more generally on topics that are currently topical in the finance research domain. The management of change is an essential area of expertise for many people seeking high level careers in the professions, commerce or academia. This course will provide students with a theoretical background and applied knowledge at Masters level. It is designed to enhance intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. On completion, postgraduate students will be conversant with theoretical issues in Management and finance, and be able to apply theory and practice to real issues faced in day-to-day operations. Course Content All students take modules in Managing Strategic Change and a dissertation (incorporating a research methods programme). Delivery is either on campus or by distance learning. For those taking the Top up programme delivered by distance learning individual students need to be prepared to study independently using CD ROM’s and/or web based material with the support of a tutor utilising phone and email. Supervision of the dissertation is therefore available at a distance or in person for those within travelling distance of Northampton. Managing Strategic Change Particular regard within this module will be upon abilities and skills to conceptualise the strategic development of organisations – to recognise key strategic issues and to enhance abilities to manage strategic change. Strategic thinking is about processes of strategic management and change, and the ability to take holistic and long term views of the organisation in the context of its environment is an important attribute of a senior manager. The strategies adopted must have regard for the internal capabilities, power structures and culture of the organisation as well as the external opportunities and uncertainties exposed by environmental analysis. Dissertation An important feature of a Master’s programme is the development of a student’s ability to work independently. The dissertation module therefore starts with the introduction to research methods and provides knowledge of and insight into the main research tools available. The subject area for the dissertation will be in the area of accountancy and finance and can be directly related to work or on a more theoretical topic of your choosing. Examples include accounting and ethics, auditing, corporate governance, internal control systems, risk management and market efficiency. Students are required to identify a topic of their choosing, with guidance from the subject tutor, of sufficient breadth and depth to undertake research and produce a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. Assessment Coursework and dissertations. Entry Requirements Full Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, AIA, CIPFA, ICA or equivalent finance qualifications such as IFS, The qualification must be obtained by formal assessment and candidates should have three years’ relevant work based experience. Approximately 12 months part time or distance learning 13
  15. 15. PART TIME BUSINESS PROGRAMME • Foundation Degree Business (FdA) • BA (Hons) Business and Management Business CourseAims The programme is designed to provide a means for students who are in full time employment to study towards a variety of business qualifications. Employers emphasise the need for their employees to possess a range of business skills and to understand issues across the varied functional areas of business. Modules have been chosen to specifically meet these needs. In addition to the increasingly multi disciplinary nature of work, many employees are encouraged to take an active role in the development of their careers. Work-based learning modules help in this regard by allowing students to reflect upon their learning within the workplace; they also facilitate the academic recognition of tasks and projects completed at work. All modules on the FdA Business are work-place orientated, ensuring that students develop a vocationally relevant understanding of business and acquire the essential skills required within commerce and industry in the 21st century. The Top up degree has a mix of vocational and more academic modules, consistent with the expectations of a UK honours degree. Course Content Students who wish to study to honours degree level can achieve this in four or five years. They should enrol first on the Foundation degree in Business (FdA). The Foundation degree involves three years of study, with four modules per year. There are a maximum of two taught modules per year to ensure that students only need to attend on one night per week. Successful students from the FdA can then progress to the BA (Hons) Business & Management Top up course. This takes the form of distance learning modules, although students may substitute modules from the full-time programme if they wish and are able to attend University. We recognise that there are many demands on the time of ambitious people, therefore, individuals who have successfully completed the first two years of the FdA and who do not feel able to commit to three years of study can accept a “fallback” award of the HNC in Business. It is also possible to register for a smaller number of modules each year and build to an award over an extended period. All modules are subject to student demand and staff availability. Mode ofAttendance During the first three years (FdA) students must attend The University of Northampton for approximately three hours per week for 25 weeks. In addition students are also advised, on average, to set aside at least two additional evenings or half days per week for working through distance learning materials, work based assessments and completing reading and assessments relating to the taught modules. Currently, attendance on the Foundation degree is as follows: Year 1 Monday evening Year 2/3 Tuesday evening These dates are subject to confirmation. Workshops (approx. two per term) in relation to work-based learning modules will be scheduled on your normal day of attendance. The Business and Management Top up course is either all distance-learning or a hybrid of distance-learning modules and modules from the full-time course. This may be completed in “standard” mode over 15 months or in “flexible” mode over 27 months. Normally, it involves the completion of four distance-learning modules (Strategic Management, Accounting and Finance for Managers, Marketing Management and Critical Perspectives on Management). In addition, students must complete a Business Dissertation which requires a significant amount of independent study, with advice and support from your supervisor. 3-5 years part time (the HNC Business is available after 2nd year) 14
  16. 16. Business Assessment Coursework, exams and work based projects. Career Opportunities As well as career progression for those already in a job, the programme provides a very good basis for a range of careers requiring a general management perspective. The Honours degree is increasingly recognised as a requirement for promotion to middle management and, thereafter, onto postgraduate study and senior management. Entry Requirements Dependent on level of entry. Please enquire for further details. Case study ‘Attending the course has been easy and convenient and I’ve met a great group of people to share ideas with. The learning has been challenging but interesting and has already been put to good use within my work, increasing my confidence in my capabilities and enabling me to take on new projects.’ Stephanie Westwood FdA Business The University of Northampton offers a part time business programme route enabling you to study up to Honours degree level. The Foundation Degree in Business (FdA Business) is a three year award which consists of a carefully selected sequence of business and management taught modules, involving attendance on one evening a week. These taught modules are combined with work-based and distance learning modules, and the award will greatly assist you in developing your career to its maximum potential, whatever your area of work. Students may then progress to the award of the BA (Honours) Business and Management Top up (BAM). This is a distance learning award which can be spread over 15 or 27 months (depending upon work commitments). 15
  17. 17. ENTERPRISE (BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT) FOUNDATION DEGREE Business The Foundation Degree Enterprise (Business Development) offers a unique experience for course participants. CourseAims The Foundation Degree Enterprise (Business Development) offers a unique experience for course participants. It has several features which enable the entrepreneurs of tomorrow not only learn how to succeed, but also demonstrate that they can do so because students will be given the opportunity to start their own new business venture while studying. We particularly welcome students with a deep desire to develop their ideas into successful businesses. Special Course Features Students can start their own business (or further develop a fledgling business) whilst studying and can be supported by Business Link and The University of Northampton’s Enterprise Club. Course Content The programme is designed to support participants in either: starting their own business; growing their existing business; or perhaps developing a new venture within their employer’s organisation. Level One At Level One, the focus is on the early stages of developing a business venture. Students spend eight hours per week (classroom time) learning about the practical application of business principles, such as marketing and funding the new business, together with studying entrepreneurship and key issues in small business management. They are also given guidance in developing as an entrepreneur, with opportunities to meet successful local entrepreneurs and interact with the regional business community via the Enterprise Club. Students have a choice of starting their own business (or developing an existing one), or working in an existing business to research potential business opportunities. In either case, the project work is customised to suit your needs, and the learning is supported by the Business School’s Office of Work Based Learning team (based within Northampton Business School), who are deeply involved in supporting students in a working environment. Course participants have access to a wide range of support services. LevelTwo At Level Two, further studies focus on managing a growing business. Elements include: looking after customers, managing money, and small business growth strategies. Again, participants will be supported in their personal development, this time with a focus on management skills. The project work will focus on developing/growing the business, and will again be customised to your requirements, with support provided by the Office of Work Based Learning. Typical Modules Include Accounting Customers and Clients Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Issues in Small Business Marketing Assessment The course is designed to allow both classroom learning and learning from experience. As such, it uses a wide range of assessments, including: negotiated projects; business plans; research reports; self-development plans; business presentations; investigative essays and exams. Career Opportunities Many graduates enjoy self-employment, with the more entrepreneurial going on to start many businesses throughout their lives. For those that choose a ‘corporate’ career, the course instills an entrepreneurial approach, which many employers seek. Entry Requirements This course requires the equivalent of one A-Level (please contact our Admissions department for further details of equivalent qualifications). If you are over 21, and have some experience of successful studies beyond school, then we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your particular situation and future aspirations. 2-3 years part time 16
  18. 18. DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING (HEALTH OR LAW) Business This course is aimed at those who want to work as public service interpreters in the health or law sectors. CourseAims This course is aimed at those who want to work as public service interpreters in the health or law sectors and prepares students for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examinations organised by the Institute of Linguists. The DPSI is the main qualification for interpreters who work in public services, including legal, health and local government sectors. Successful students can apply for membership of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI). This is the register of qualified interpreters used by the British criminal justices system and other public services to recruit interpreters. Once registered, students will be available for selection to work in the British judicial system, hospitals and other areas. The DPSI is accredited at NVQ level 6 by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Special Course Features • Distance learning with guided self study and tutor support. • Compulsory workshop sessions for practice activities with language tutors as well as assessment tasks to monitor progress. • A wide range of languages on offer. Course Content On completion of the course, students will have the skills, knowledge and understanding required to become a qualified public service interpreter working in the health or law sectors. Students will be able to: • Accurately interpret interviews across the range of their chosen public service specialism (Health or Law). • Produce accurate written translations, both into and out of English, on subjects related to the health and law sectors. • Recall the structure, procedures and associated vocabulary of all areas of the Health and Law sectors. Assessment Assessment is by way of examinations, organised by the Institute of Linguists and held mid/ end of June. The examination consists of three units: Unit 1: Consecutive and whispered interpreting (approx. 30 minutes) • Task 1A: Role-play Two-way consecutive interpreting and whispered interpreting from the Other Language into English. • Task 1B: Role-play Two-way consecutive interpreting and whispered interpreting from English into the Other Language. Unit 2: Sight Translation into English and the Other Language (approx. 20 minutes) • Task 2A: Sight translation into English. • Task 2B: Sight translation into the Other Language. Unit 3: Written Translation into English and the Other Language (2 hours) • Task 3A: Translation into English. • Task 3B: Translation into the Other Language. Career Opportunities The course is designed for those who want to prepare themselves for playing an important role within their community whilst also taking the first step on a new career path as a professional interpreter. Entry Requirements Applicants must be fluent in English and their Other Language. They should be able to speak and write in both languages at a level equal to degree standard. We appreciate that some applicants have acquired their knowledge of English or their Other Language informally through practice and do not hold formal qualifications. This is taken into account when assessing applications and we do consider applicants from non-academic backgrounds. Applicants must be a resident of the United Kingdom. 1 year distance learning 17
  19. 19. BUSINESS COMPUTING SYSTEMS PART TIME PROGRAMME • HNC - 2 years part time • Foundation Degree (FdSc) • BSc Hons Degree Computing & IT The course provides students with the knowledge and skills that make them ‘industry ready’. A combination of software, website, systems analysis and database development modules are combined with service management, IS strategy and project management to create the ‘hybrid’ graduate that companies need. Additionally all modules are underpinned by the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the essential key skills recognised by the IT industry. CourseAims The course provides a broad foundation for entry to a career in the Business Computing industry. The aim is to supply industry with employees who can develop, implement and maintain systems in business and commerce. The course allows students to develop their strengths and interests in developing software through programming, website development and databases, and also in the support and maintenance of IT. The course is further enhanced by providing service management, strategic IT and project management modules that enable students to emerge with the knowledge and skills that make them highly employable in the IT industry. Special Course Features Flexible study route Nationally recognised Top up to degree available Course Content This course focuses on the development of programming skills, exploration of database and systems analysis techniques, together with Human Factors and website development. Students opting for this award would typically be looking to specialise in areas such as programming, website development, database management or service management. Students may join and leave the course at various stages depending on their qualifications. Successful students may continue their studies in Year 4 up to degree level. For the award of the Foundation Degree students have to complete work based modules and therefore need to be in work while studying. HNC (Higher National Certificate) students may also opt to complete work based units. Year One During Level One students must attend for one day per week for two years. There are extended workshops for additional support, alongside some intensive study supported by e-learning. YearTwo Students at Level 2 will attend one day per week for two years with additional workshop time and support online. Completion of Level 1 and Level 2 modules leads to the award of the HNC. The Foundation Degree (FdSc) is awarded when all work based units are completed. Students may continue into the Top up year, Level 3, to obtain the degree. YearThree On completion of the FdSc students can enrol on the Top up BSc degree. The final year will involve a major research project. Typical Modules Include • Service Management • Database Implementation and Management • Systems Analysis and Design Techniques • Web Application Development • Quality and Security Management • Human Factors • Strategic IS • Project Management (including PRINCE2®) • Business Intelligence • Consultancy and Development Projects • Web enables organisations • Foundations of programming Assessment Coursework including portfolios, essays, presentations, reports, practical work, and some examinations. Career Opportunities In addition to the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of work, many employees are encouraged to take an active role in the development of their careers. Work based learning modules help in this regard by allowing students to contextualise and reflect upon their learning within the workplace. In addition all modules have been aligned to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) endorsed by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) and the ITSMF in relation to the skills of IS professionals. Entry Requirements For the HNC Year 1 applicants must: - be suitably employed in a business environment - have one pass at A-Level (or equivalent) - or be over the age of 21 with relevant experience and motivation. Direct entry into Year 3, Foundation Degree, with a HNC in related discipline. Direct entry into Year 4, degree with a HND or Foundation Degree in related discipline. 2-4 years part time 18
  20. 20. Computing & IT 19 IT Service Management is at the core of an organisation’s IT activity. Our programme was the winner of itSMF Innovation Award in 2008 for providing the first ITSM course in the world. It is underpinned by industry standards such as ITIL®v3 and Prince2®. Accreditation is given to students with ITIL ® qualifications and modules are aligned to Skills for the Information Age (SFIA). The programme can be offered as a fully integrated distance learning programme worldwide. CourseAims This course has been designed to meet the need for competent and qualified staff that can enable organisations to maximise the value of IS and IT Services. It is suitable for any student wishing to move into IT Service Management. It covers processes, security, governance, quality, project and change management and the strategic implementation of IS. It is recognised that information is the most important strategic resource that any organisation has to manage, and that this information is not managed or exploited if IT systems and services are below the required quality. The emergence of a global body – itSMF - which through its membership gathers shared experiences and participates in the continuous development and promotion of best practice and standards underpins the importance of IT Service Management and the quality of staff employed within this profession. This course addresses the need to understand the responsibilities, components and opportunities for IT Service Management which has skill shortages in the modern world of business computing and service delivery. The rationale for the course is based on the recognition that the effectiveness of all IT Services is a vital aspect to the prosperity of any organisation. The course embraces best practice from leading service providers, and by continual reassessment, ensures all material is relevant to today’s computing and management expectations. Special Course Features Current and past students bring their experiences to the course and come from national and global companies around the world, including BBC, BT, Marval Prudential, Northgate Managed Services, European Central Bank (ECB) UN World Food Programme, NHS, Serco, HP, IBM International, National Audit Office (NAO), Universities of Nottingham and Northampton, as well as regional councils and police forces. We aim to tailor assignments around work based experiences where possible, to add value and enhance the students experience. It is the perfect course for IT students wishing to move into IT Service Management , which offers expanding job opportunities. Course tutors are ITIL® and Prince2® trained. Another first is that the university has aligned its learning outcomes to SFIA so as to ensure students have the building blocks to support Continual Personal Development as well as enhance their skill set. Course Content The course encompasses IT Service Management through a series of progressive Units, developing the student’s knowledge from fundamental concepts, through to IS Strategy, Management Information, Quality Management, Application Development, Service, Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation and Continual Service Development. The course also includes People and Operational Issues for implementing IT Service Management frameworks (ITILv3) and standards including ISO 38500:2008, ISO 20000, and ISO 9000:2000. Typical Modules Include Implementing Service Management Information Systems Development Project and Change Management Quality and IT Management Strategic Information Systems Quality Management Security and Knowledge based implementation Assessment A mixture of coursework, projects, and assessments supplemented by video and tele-conferencing, shared spaces and one to one support. Career Opportunities A range of managerial and supervisory positions in Service Management, specific areas could involve the implementation of ITIL® processes, continual service improvement, project and change management, Service Desk provision and embedding frameworks and standards. The programme will ensure that students are offered a versatile portfolio of experience and study. Entry Requirements Candidates will normally hold a recognised First or Second class Honours degree (or equivalent), or a postgraduate qualification for which a degree or HND qualification was a necessary entry requirement. Applicants with relevant work experience and an aptitude for Information Technology, but a lower level of qualification with professional qualifications, will be considered on an individual basis. Distance learning programmes are now available for the PG Cert, PG Diploma and the Full MSc. The ITIL Manager’s Certificate gives students exemption for 20M level credits. ITIL Expert gives a further 20M level credits. Exemptions for the new ITILv3 lifecycle and capability modules are also available. Students wishing to study for a Post graduate Certificate in ITSM are required to study three specified modules, while the Post graduate Diploma necessitates the completion of six modules (excluding the dissertation). The full MSc includes a dissertation. IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT • MSc - 2 years flexible or distance learning • Postgraduate Certificate - 1 year flexible or distance learning
  21. 21. Human Resource Management 1 year part time 20 CourseAims The course is designed for those already employed in a HR function or department. You may have already completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) or have completed other qualifications or NVQ’s at Level 3 or higher. The aims of this course are to increase your knowledge and understanding of management in general and in particular Human Resource Management. You will have the opportunity to develop your self-awareness and confidence and thereby improve your line management skills to become a more effective HR manager. This course runs in parallel with the Certificate in Management which is the same level and size but suitable for those interested in a more general management qualification. The course is benchmarked against the new CIPD Level 5 Diploma and the University will apply for CIPD approval. The Business School is already an accredited tuition centre and has delivered CIPD programmes over many years. The course will enable participants to explore their potential and provide progression if you wish to the MA / Post graduate Diploma Human Resource Management which is recognised by the CIPD. Course Content The course is of one year duration and covers the following modules: Managing People Will develop the knowledge and skills required for the creation of effective working relationships and the management of people. The Human Resource Function: Context & Roles Will develop the knowledge and understanding required for good Human Resource Management practice. Introduction to Employment Law Will develop the knowledge and skills of students to enable them to prevent employment law problems arising and to be aware of the potential consequences of non-adherence. Personal Development Provides learners with a basis for continuing self-development with a view to enabling participants to become more effective in their current and future line management roles. Management Report Will develop your ability to use a range of techniques and skills to identify, investigate, and critically evaluate a HR management problem and present a business case for improvement. The course is designed to develop the necessary personal and interpersonal skills required for managing people and to create and maintain effective working relationships. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to analyse and evaluate Human Resource Management activities and processes within the regulatory framework. Assessment The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports on seminars, portfolios and oral presentations. The emphasis is on assessment by coursework. Entry Requirements Applicants should be educated to GCSE or BTEC National Diploma level or equivalent Level 3. The CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) is an ideal entry qualification. Applicants should be acquiring or have acquired three years experience in a HR administration or management post. For those in work the primary focus will be the job held by the applicant and their experience. Successful completion will allow you to be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma / MA in HRM which receives CIPD recognition for those with suitable experience for membership. CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (AWAITING CIPD APPROVAL)
  22. 22. MA/PG DIPLOMA HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CIPD) Human Resource Management This course is aimed at providing Masters level qualification’s for those working in the HRM field as well as those wanting to develop a career in this area. This qualification leads to membership with the CIPD. CourseAims The aim of the programme is to develop your potential and to maximise personal and professional development to enhance your employability. The course will develop your understanding of the HR activities, strategies and plans that underpin sustainable business performance and develop the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals. Special Course Features Professional accreditation has been applied for and is pending CIPD approval. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR development professional body supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. In 2009 the CIPD launched its Professional Map for the HRM profession which identified the specialisms, levels of competence and behaviours required of HR professionals at different levels. The MA/PG Diploma reflects and incorporates CIPD knowledge and competence requirements. Completing the MA/ PG Dip HRM will provide students with the underpinning knowledge required for Chartered CIPD membership. Those with the relevant experience can then apply for a membership assessment based on their workplace activities and behaviours through the CIPD. Course Content The programme provides a strong foundation in general business and management, with a particular emphasis on understanding the strategic significance of HRM in a variety of organisational contexts. It incorporates a range of specialist HRM modules which develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies required of effective HR professionals. Typical Modules Include: HRM in Context Leading, Managing and Developing People Investigating a Business Issue Leadership and Management Skills Performance Management Strategic HRM Employment Relations Dissertation (for the MA) Career Opportunities The MA/PG Dip HRM opens the way for a career in HRM. Whilst it is possible to work in the HR field without a CIPD accredited qualification, increasingly employers are seeking individuals who are CIPD qualified or working towards a CIPD qualification. Many career opportunities are only open to CIPD members, both in the public sector and a range of commercial organisations. Students are introduced to CIPD requirements for CPD at the beginning of the programme and given appropriate guidance on membership and support throughout the programme to maximise their career development opportunities. Entry Requirements The part time award is aimed at those already in work, with recent experience, and who are interested in their Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Applicants for the MA require a degree from a recognised UK university at Lower Second class or higher or equivalent. Candidates without a First degree will normally be enrolled on to the PG Diploma HRM but will be eligible to transfer to the MA on successful completion of 60 credits. The minimum entry requirements for the PG Dip HRM will be a recognised CIPD qualification (CPP or CTP or equivalent) or similar Level 5/6 qualification and at least 12 months’ current working experience within a personnel/HR department or related area. 2 years part time 21
  23. 23. MA HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TOP UP Human Resource Management CourseAims The programme aims to enable students to understand and analyse the key strategic factors that impact upon contemporary organisations and to investigate the human resource and wider business implications of these. The research to be undertaken provides students with the opportunity to investigate issues of strategic importance within the HRM arena. Delivery method The programme can be taken by Distance Learning (DL) or by part time attendance with classes normally being one evening a week for 21 weeks. Classes are each of 3 hours duration whilst DL students work from a CD with accompanied reading. The programme commences in September/ October. Course Content Three modules are studied, each with specific learning outcomes. Managing Strategic Change: Provides an insight into wider business issues and how change and advancement are called for in today’s competitive business environment. Students study a variety of potential methods for managing change and investigate the contextual factors that are likely to influence their relative effectiveness. Normally students from different disciplines (i.e. HRM, Marketing, Finance etc) work together on case studies to enhance learning. Research Methods: This module provides students with the skills and tools to enable them to be effective in their dissertation work. The range of research methods are discussed and analysed in terms of their appropriateness and value for different types of research. Assessment The programme is assessed through a combination of individual and group assignments and the production of the dissertation. Entry Requirements To gain a place on this Top up Degree candidates must be full members of the CIPD and have passed the whole of the CIPD’s professional education programme. Once these criteria have been attained the three modules provide the additional educational credit points to ’top up’ to an MA award. 1 year part time or distance learning 22
  24. 24. CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (CMS) Management CourseAims CMS aims to develop the general management skills and knowledge of people who hold or are about to progress to first-line management responsibilities. It will appeal to a wide variety of people with experience in private and public sectors, large and small companies. The CMS is a practical course for those seeking a more traditional approach to study, while providing a progression route on to a postgraduate level for people with no previous undergraduate academic record. The primary aims of the course are to promote personal and career development by increasing the participant’s knowledge and understanding of management. It will develop management skills relevant to first-line management positions and provide participants with a basis for further self-development and to encourage them to take responsibility for both their own development and for those for whom they are responsible. Special Course Features • Its direct link with, and understanding of, the working environment • The assignments can be used as reports at work • It takes what you already know in practice and provides a framework of supporting academic knowledge Course Content The course aims to encourage participants to explore their potential and increase their self awareness and confidence, to become more effective in their management roles and finally to provide progression opportunities to more advanced study programmes. Students will be developed as practicing managers using problem solving and participative techniques. The award requires students to complete seven written assignments. They also undertake a work-based management project, submit a written report, and make an oral presentation on their main findings. Successful CMS students would be eligible for admission to the DMS (Diploma in Management Studies) and could progress to the Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Typical Modules Include • Managing Finance • Managing Information • Managing Operations • Managing People • Personal Development • Communication Skills Assessment The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports on seminars, portfolios and oral presentations. The emphasis is on assessment by coursework. Career Opportunities Especially useful for those who are keen to give their career a boost, or are finding they have increasing responsibility for supervising others or running a small section. Successful completion of the CMS allows entry into the Diploma of Management Studies Course (DMS). Entry Requirements The primary focus will be the job held by the applicant and their experience. However, in general, students will be over 23, be in full time or part time employment and have been educated to Level 3 with work experience. Longer work experience can compensate for the absence of prior academic achievement. 1 year part time or distance learning CMS aims to develop the general management skills and knowledge of people who hold or are about to progress to first-line management responsibilities. . 23
  25. 25. DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (DMS) Management CourseAims The Diploma is a nationally recognised general management qualification. This two year programme has been designed to meet the needs of either practising managers or suitably qualified/experienced men and women aspiring to a management position. Successful completion of the DMS allows direct entry into the MBA Top up programme to convert to a Masters degree. Special Course Features • Nationally recognised award in the private and public sectors. • Leads onto the MBA to-up award. • The course content is completely geared to, and immediately usable in, the working environment. Course Content The course offers a flexible form of study and successful completion of Level 1 can lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies. Continuation into Level 2 leads to the Diploma in Management Studies, which then permits progression to a Top up programme for those interested, which within a further year, leads to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The overall aim of the course is to develop management expertise through the examination and application of modern management concepts and techniques. For this purpose, the programme of study is linked to the students’ organisations and underpinned with work-based assignments and projects. Typically, at the end of the course students are more confident in their managerial ability and have acquired skills to improve both their own and their organisation’s performance. The MBA Top up programme runs separately but alongside the well-established part time MBA course and is available only to those candidates who have satisfactorily completed a DMS or equivalent qualification. Typical Modules Include • Accounting and Finance for Managers 1 • Accounting and Finance for Managers 2 • Individual Management Project • Managing Operations • Marketing Principles and Management • Organisational Strategy • People in Organisations • The Effective Manager Assessment Assessments include both oral and written assignments, examinations and projects. Career Opportunities This course is designed for those with work experience and takes the manager from the certificate level through to diploma and on to the MBA Top up available part time or distance learning. Delegates will consequently be at various stages in their career. This diversity, together with the variety of organisations represented, private/public and large/small, creates a rich learning environment. Entry Requirements For entry onto the DMS consideration will be given to: Applicants holding a degree, or equivalent; a CMS; an HND or HNC; or an appropriate grade of membership of an approved professional body. Applicants not holding a formal qualification but who are 25 years or over with at least four years relevant experience in a post of professional or administrative responsibility will be considered. Applicants should normally be in full time employment. 2 years part time or distance learning This programme is a long established and very successful nationally recognised general management qualification. 24
  26. 26. MBA TOP UP PROGRAMME From Edexcel, ILM, CMI, NCC, ABE Management CourseAims Strategic management and change are essential areas of expertise for many people seeking high level careers in the professions, commerce or academia. This course will provide students with a theoretical background and applied knowledge at Masters level. It is designed to enhance intellectual and transferable skills, including research, analysis and appraisal. On completion, postgraduate students will be conversant with theoretical issues in Management, and be able to apply theory and practice to real issues faced in day- to-day operations. Course Content As a part-time course students take the module in Managing Strategic Change. Supervision for the dissertation is provided in Northampton (or at a distance if you prefer). For those taking the Top up programme delivered by distance learning individual students need to be prepared to study independently using CD ROM’s and or web based material with the support of a tutor utilising phone and e-mail. Supervision of the dissertation is therefore available at a distance or in person for those within travelling distance of Northampton. Fully qualified managers with a Level 7 qualification and three years work experience need to complete one module on Managing Strategic Change plus Research Methods and dissertation. Some individuals may need to take extra modules depending on their previous qualifications. Managing Strategic Change Particular regard within this module will be upon abilities and skills to conceptualise the strategic development of organisations – to recognise key strategic issues and to enhance abilities to manage strategic change. Strategic thinking is about processes of strategic management and change, and the ability to take holistic and long term views of the organisation in the context of its environment is an important attribute of a senior manager. The strategies adopted must have regard for the internal capabilities, power structures and culture of the organisation as well as the external opportunities and uncertainties exposed by environmental analysis. Dissertation Students are required to identify a topic of their choosing, with guidance from the subject tutor, of sufficient breadth and depth to undertake research and produce a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. Research may be based within your own organisation or be on more generic issues within your subject area. Assessment Coursework and dissertations. Entry Requirements Applicants are welcome from those with Level 7 professional qualifications from Edexcel, ILM, CMI, NCC ABE. The amount of credit given as an exception depends on the Level 7 qualification and options taken. 1 year part time or distance learning 25
  27. 27. MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) Management CourseAims The MBA is the leading internationally recognised qualification for practising managers. This is a part time programme designed to meet the needs of senior or potential senior managers in all sectors of employment. All the evidence indicates that British managers increasingly need comprehensive professional education and development. The MBA (part time) Programme provides a major opportunity to help meet those needs for managers within the region, nationally and internationally. The programme has been designed not only to give participants a thorough understanding of business and management processes, but also to enable them to develop their effectiveness as practising managers. It will create many opportunities for participants and their organisations to improve performance. As a postgraduate degree, this course is demanding both in terms of entry qualifications and the rigour and workload associated with the course, and so requires commitment and dedication from participants. The method of teaching is participative, enabling students to contribute from their experience and abilities as well as learn from others in the group. Special Course Features • The course content is completely geared towards, and immediately usable in, the working environment • Assignments and reports can be used in the workplace Course Content The MBA (part time) enables participants to consider issues in an organisation wide or total business context. Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised, as is the ability to recognise and exploit opportunities. The development of strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme. Throughout the course interpersonal and communication skills are highlighted and developed, together with links between the course content to participants’ own job roles and workplaces. Such links are particularly evident in the assessment programme through the use of job based projects and assignments. The MBA (part time) covers all the core elements of Accounting, Marketing and Human Resource Management that you would expect in a comprehensive management development programme. The fundamental aspect of strategy development is fully addressed in the Strategic Management module. Typical Modules Include • Accounting and Finance for Managers Dissertation • Managing Operations • Managing Strategic Change • Marketing: Principles and Management • Organisational Strategy • People in Organisations • Research Methods for Business • The Effective Manager Assessment Coursework assignments, examinations and a dissertation. Career Opportunities With a sound knowledge of the theories and techniques of management and increased confidence in dealing with other management professionals, graduates’ management competences will be significantly improved on completion leading to enhanced career progression opportunities. Entry Requirements Applicants will normally be expected to hold a first or second class Honours degree of a British university or equivalent and have a minimum of 2 years relevant management experience. HNC/HND or Dip HE qualifications or their equivalent will be considered, as will applicants with significant work experience following the successful completion of a GMAT or other appropriate aptitude test. 2-3 years part time or distance learning The MBA is the leading internationally recognised qualification for practising managers. 26 Case study “My confidence has grown greatly and I have been able to apply my theory into practice at work. It’s important to have a good work/life balance whilst studying and working and it’s really about getting into the flow of it. Flexible learning part time was the best route for me.” Lee Jones, MBA Business Administration with Distinction
  28. 28. BSC (HONS) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (Top up FROM HND OR FDSC) Management CourseAims To provide progression to Honours degree for students who have completed the HND/FdSc in Construction Management. This course is offered in partnership with Moulton College. It will concentrate on developing the student’s managerial ability to face the challenges in the construction industry in the 21 century. The course will cover operational management issues and innovations in the industry as well as sustainability. Special Course Features • Part time programme • Designed for those already working in the construction and related industries • Varied assessment including case studies, reports, presentations and exams Course Content Delivery of the course is shared between the technical staff in the Construction Department at Moulton College and the Management staff in Northampton Business School at The University of Northampton. Typical Modules Include • Project Management • Sustainability & Innovation • Operations Management • IT Applications in Construction • Project Assessment Coursework, examinations and project. Career Opportunities This course is designed for those already working in the construction industry. The aim is to enhance career progression into supervisory and management jobs including on site and office management roles, and project management. Entry Requirements HND/FdSc Construction Management. This course aims to provide progression to Honours degree for students who have completed the HND/FdSc in Construction Management. . 27
  29. 29. MA LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Incorporating Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate Management Introduction The award is aimed at those already in work, who are interested in their Continuous Professional Development (CPD). A wide range of people find themselves requiring formal qualifications in order to progress their career. Unfortunately CPD may become fragmented with qualifications, part qualifications, short courses, and internal training. This flexible qualification is designed to fit with the qualifications and CPD provided by the main UK providers and professional bodies. Students completing the programme can expect to have a career boost whether in the public services or commercial organisations. It is the aim of this course that graduates will eventually become senior managers in their organisation. The course provides opportunities for managers to develop higher specialist and advanced level knowledge, skills and leadership capacities. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills for advancement in leadership and management and it is expected that the programme will considerably enhance the career pathways for these students. Structure The programme is available via distance learning and learners would normally take 30 credits per semester (60 credits per year) Year 1 = Postgraduate Certificate of 60 credits Year 2 = Postgraduate Diploma of 60 credits Year 3 = MA 60 credits (dissertation). The Programme facilitates flexible study for individuals and allows applicants to tailor their programme from a wide choice of modules via negotiation with the course leader. The course is ideal for those with professional postgraduate (level 7) Diplomas from such bodies as the ILM, CMI, Edexcel, ABE, or NCC for example. Such applicants will normally receive at least 60 credits in exemptions from the Certificate stage and progress directly to the Diploma stage. The main themes within the programme are: leadership, change management, IT systems management, organisation strategy and functional operations. Entry Requirements • A first degree and / or professional qualifications at level 5 or higher with work experience. • Applicants for the distance learning are expected to be in suitable employment. • Applicants who do not clearly meet the above requirements for entry on to the Masters programme may be consider for initial entry on to the Pg Cert stage. • English Language requirements for those whose first language is not English is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent. Blended Learning (typically for corporate clients) This programme is available for Corporate Clients who are able to negotiate a programme for between 15 and 25 learners per cohort. A client based programme is typically 60 credits normally leading to a Pg Cert. Successful individuals may continue to the Pg Dip and MA via distance learning. Blended learning modules are delivered usually in sequence (one every two or three months) and include one or two workshops in each module followed by directed study and supported by self study material, usually drawn from the distance learning pack. The assignment is usually tailored to the working or professional environment. Via distance learning 28
  30. 30. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING (CIM) Marketing CourseAims The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the recognised professional body for marketing practitioners. Its professional qualifications are recognised within the UK, the European Union and other parts of the world. Northampton Business School is an Accredited Study Centre of the CIM. The prime aim of the CIM Professional Certificate is to provide non-business graduates, or those with practical marketing experience, with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of effective marketing management at the operational level. The programme provides a route into the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing. Special Course Features • Qualifications recognised throughout the world • Route to Professional Postgraduate Diploma Marketing Essentials (ME) The aim of this unit is to provide a detailed explanation of the key theories and practice behind marketing as an exchange process and a business function, but also as a means of creating customer value in the short to medium term. This unit introduces individuals to the importance of the marketing planning process and the role of marketing across the organisation. Assessing the Marketing Environment (AME) The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the nature and scope of the internal and external marketing environment with broad consideration of the impact of international and global marketing. The unit seeks to provide an overview of the significance of the marketing environment within the confines of the PESTEL model, but with consideration of issues including environmental and economic sustainability. Marketing Information and Research (MIR) This unit focuses on the importance of marketing information in gaining a more in-depth understanding of both the market in which the organisation operates and the customers it seeks to serve. It aims to provide an understanding of how marketing information supports marketing decisions within the organisation and how information contributes to the overall marketing process. The unit explores different research methodologies and encourages consideration of complementary approaches to collecting a range of market and customer information. Stakeholder Marketing (SM) The focus of this unit is to recognise the nature and scope of an organisation’s diverse range of stakeholders (including customers) and their relative importance to the marketing process and the market oriented organisation. The unit considers how to manage stakeholder relationships effectively, in terms of utilising a marketing mix that influences and satisfies stakeholder needs in line with the organisation’s business and marketing objectives. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and examination. Career Opportunities As the professional body representing marketing managers who are in practice in a variety of organisations, CIM offers qualifications for those who want to progress their career in marketing or related disciplines – sales, advertising, market research, product and service development and commercial management. Entry Requirements Entry requirements are determined by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). As a minimum, two ‘A’ levels are required or any general Bachelors or Masters degree or an equivalent such as: • CIM Introductory Certificate (Level 2 or 3 versions will be accepted) • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Marketing (equivalent to NQF Level 3) • NVQ/SVQ Level 4 in any other subject (UK) (equivalent to NQF Level 4 and above) • International baccalaureate (equivalent to NQF Level 3 and above) Business and/or marketing experience in a support role would be advantageous but is not essential. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the recognised professional body for marketing practitioners. 1 year part time 29
  31. 31. PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN MARKETING (CIM) Marketing CourseAims The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the recognised professional body for marketing practitioners. Its professional qualifications are recognised within the UK, the European Union and other parts of the world. Northampton Business School is an Accredited Study Centre of the CIM. The aim of this qualification is to provide the knowledge, skills and ‘ability to do’ that a typical Marketing manager would need. Employers will be expecting those who complete this qualification to be able to demonstrate skills such as planning, balancing needs and interests of all stakeholders. Special Course Features • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing • Intended for the aspiring strategic marketer • Progression onto the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma Course Content The course consists of four units, the syllabus for which is specified by CIM. The Marketing Planning Process (MP) This unit is designed to provide a detailed understanding of marketing planning, including the synergistic planning process and its links with the delivery of marketing strategy. It also considers a thorough assessment of the dynamic and complex nature of the marketing environment and its impact on developing marketing plans to achieve strategic outcomes and competitive advantage in the market place. Delivering CustomerValue through Marketing (CV) The unit’s primary focus is the development and execution of marketing activities that have been designed to achieve customer satisfaction and meet organisational objectives, through effective marketing mix strategies which deliver stakeholder value. The unit includes the development of the product portfolio, managing marketing channels, managing the communications mix and managing the service expectations of customers. Managing Marketing (MM) The focus of this unit is developing the marketer as a manager, including giving them the knowledge and understanding required to develop and manage the marketing infrastructure and the organisation’s talent development, capability and capacity. This includes developing effective quality systems and processes to support compliance and approaches to measuring and monitoring marketing activities. The unit also includes developing and managing marketing teams, which includes co-ordinating the human, financial and physical resources within the team effectively. Project Management in Marketing (PM) This unit will focus on the proactive development and delivery of a justified management process to support the initiation, implementation and control of marketing projects, including the use of research and information and preparing proposals and briefs to identify needs comprehensively. The unit will also focus upon evaluating marketing project proposals and prioritising them on the basis of fit with market conditions, organisational capacity, competitor activity and strategic management, while concurrently managing the associated risk of implementing particular plans. Assessment Assessment is by course work and examination. Career Opportunities As the professional body representing Marketing managers who are in practice in a variety of organisations, CIM offers qualifications for those who want to progress their career in marketing or related disciplines – sales, advertising, market research, product and service development and commercial management. Entry Requirements As a minimum, the following qualifications or experience is recommended as the prerequisite for entry onto the Professional Diploma in Marketing: • The CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing (either the 2002 syllabus or the 2008 syllabus) OR • Any business or marketing Bachelors or Masters Degree (or an equivalent qualification) where a minimum of one third of the credits come from Marketing (i.e. 120 credits in Bachelors degrees or 60 credits with Masters Degrees) OR • Experience in a marketing management role that has provided potential students with ability to evidence that they can meet the learning outcomes of the CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing if required to do so and is sufficient to pass the Entry Test to Level 6. 1 year part time 30 The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the recognised professional body for marketing practitioners.
  32. 32. CHARTERED POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MARKETING (CIM) Marketing Course Content This new qualification will consist of two stages. Stage 1 will comprise four units. The aim is to provide the knowledge, skills and know-how for senior marketing managers, giving them an insight into defining the organisation’s strategic focus, and developing marketing strategies and the corporate communications plan. EmergingThemes (ET) This unit should challenge your conceptual thinking and encourage you to consider how businesses need to respond to emerging themes from a marketing perspective. As well as establishing academic robustness from the onset, the unit will give students an insight into the latest issues that are impacting upon marketing in both today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic and changeable business environment. A unique feature of this unit is that the emerging themes covered will be updated annually. Analysis and Decision (A&D) This unit prepares students to undertake a strategic audit of the organisation in order to assess its ability to deliver its business and marketing strategy, and to make strategic choices and decisions based on that audit within the context of a dynamic global market place. The unit focuses on the tools for strategic decision making of this type, including financial and risk analysis for each decision. Marketing Leadership and Planning (MLP) The purpose of this unit is to develop the skills to evaluate options, make strategic decisions and develop strategic plans based on a clear understanding of the organisation’s need for change and how best to manage it, providing clear and strong leadership. Managing Corporate Reputation This unit looks closely at the strategic role of marketing communications in managing the organisation’s reputation, including the corporate brand and corporate positioning. This unit has a significant amount of new content, which moves CIM forward in its coverage of marketing communications, making it more dynamic, relevant and leading edge. The unit looks at the nature and characteristics of reputational management, and at managing the dimensions of an organisation’s reputation. Upon successful completion of this programme, the student will have gained60 credits and is awarded the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and MCIM status. Stage 2, Leading Marketing, is a very substantial work-based project, designed to develop the professional skills and competencies required to implement research and/or business projects successfully. Part of the process will be to evaluate the role of these skills in the project, as well as whether the project successfully achieved the intended outcomes. It will also enable students to evaluate behavioural changes in order to develop their skills for interactions at a higher level, i.e. at a strategic and/or board level. Upon completion of Stage 2 (which is not compulsory), the successful student will have gained a further 60 credits and been awarded the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Once relevant experience is gained through a CPD process, Chartered Marketer status is achieved. Assessment Assessment is by course work and examination. Entry Requirements As a minimum, the following qualifications and experience are recommended as a prerequisite for entry: CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. • CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing (either the 2003 syllabus or the 2009 syllabus) or the CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing OR • A business or marketing Bachelors or Masters degree (or an equivalent qualification) where the minimum of half of the credits come from Marketing (i.e. 180 credits in Bachelor degrees and 90 credits in Masters degrees) AND • A range of experience working at Senior Marketing Management level that has provided potential students with the ability to evidence that they can meet the learning outcomes of the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing if required to do so and is sufficient to pass the Entry Test to Level 7. A range of experience working at Senior Marketing Management level that has provided potential students with ability to evidence of competence in managing marketing resources and contributing to business decisions from a marketing perspective. Students should be in a position (preferably working) to plan, agree and implement a work- based project that is relevant to their business context. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the recognised professional body for marketing practitioners. 1 year part time 31
  33. 33. Marketing CourseAims The degree is designed to enhance your existing professional qualification such as the CIM Postgraduate Professional Diploma through exposure to strategic marketing, and management issues. Students will be expected to complete a dissertation that can be related to issues in the work place or more generally on topics that are currently topical in the finance research domain. The management of change is an essential areas of expertise for many people seeking high level careers in the professions, commerce or academia. This course will provide students with a theoretical background and applied knowledge at Masters level. It is designed to enhance intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. On completion, postgraduate students will be conversant with theoretical issues in Management and Marketing, and be able to apply theory and practice to real issues faced in day-to-day operations. Course Content All students take modules in Managing Strategic Change and a dissertation (incorporating a research methods programme). Delivery is either on campus or by distance learning. For those taking the Top up programme delivered by distance learning individual students need to be prepared to study independently using CD ROM’s and/or web based material with the support of a tutor utilising phone and e-mail. Supervision of the dissertation is therefore available at a distance or in person for those within travelling distance of Northampton. Managing Strategic Change Particular regard within this module will be upon abilities and skills to conceptualise the strategic development of organisations – to recognise key strategic issues and to enhance abilities to manage strategic change. Strategic thinking is about processes of strategic management and change, and the ability to take holistic and long term views of the organisation in the context of its environment is an important attribute of a senior manager. The strategies adopted must have regard for the internal capabilities, power structures and culture of the organisation as well as the external opportunities and uncertainties exposed by environmental analysis. Dissertation An important feature of a Master’s programme is the development of a student’s ability to work independently. The dissertation module therefore starts with the introduction to research methods and provides knowledge of and insight into the main research tools available. The subject area for the dissertation will be in the area of marketing and can be directly related to work or on a more theoretical topic of your choosing. Students are required to identify a topic of their choosing, with guidance from the subject tutor, of sufficient breadth and depth to undertake research and produce a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. Assessment Coursework and dissertations. Entry Requirements Full and relevant Level 7 Professional qualification such as the CIM Postgraduate Professional Diploma, The qualification must be obtained by formal assessment and candidates should have three years’ relevant work based experience. Approximately 12 months part time or distance learning 32 MA MARKETING Masters Top up Programme
  34. 34. Corporate Centre for Work-Based learning Local and available - keen, bright and enthusiastic students who can be employed on a fixed term contract. Whether you are a small, medium or large organisation, we have students available who are keen to work hard, contribute to their employer, develop new skills and knowledge and bring fresh ideas and concepts into your business. Your organisation benefits by selecting from a source of, bright and enthusiastic students who can be employed on a fixed term contract. There are three main types of placement from which your organisation may benefit. Undergraduate SandwichYear – 12 months full time placement All our single honours degree programmes now offer students the opportunity to undertake a one year period of work-based learning during the third year of their studies. These students join a wide variety of organisations from large blue chip companies to SMEs. They find employment in the public, private and voluntary sectors, mainly in the UK but some students do work internationally. As full time employees they are available for work from July at the end of their second year of study through to the September of the following year when they rejoin their full time studies and complete the fourth and final year of their degree. Organisations currently employing these students include a wide range of sectors and industries. Local companies such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Cummins, Avon Cosmetics, Whitworths and Milton Keynes Council have employed students in a variety of roles as have organisations further a field such as IBM, Hotel Chocolát, Microsoft, Network Rail, The National Trust and Swarovski. Undergraduate PartTime Employment First degree courses now offer the option of a formal ‘work-based learning’ module. Many students work part time to help pay for their studies. Now they are able to learn from such experiences by studying in the work-place and completing assessed projects, with the employer’s permission. The University also helps match employers seeking part time staff to students seeking work and has a “Job Shop” to support this activity. Employers who wish to recruit students as part time workers should contact the University’s Job Shop on studentcentre@northampton.ac.uk For further information on employing placement student’s contact: The Centre for Work Based Learning Telephone: 01604 892036 Email: business@northampton.ac.uk 35 DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH STUDENT PLACEMENTS
  35. 35. MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR CORPORATE CLIENTS Corporate Dedicated to providing flexible and value for money solutions for all our clients - large or small; public or private. Northampton Business School (NBS) is a leading provider of training, consultancy and business qualification programmes for executives, professionals and all levels of management. Our training programmes have been designed to meet the needs of both public and private sector clients and can be tailored to your specific industry or business. Our dedicated e-learning team develop electronic study materials to support the learning process and make blended/ distance learning possible. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and whilst we have excellent facilities here on site, it is not unusual for our trainers to travel anywhere in the country to suit the client. We work closely with our customers in the development of their people and delivery of solutions. NBS has gained a reputation for excellence throughout the UK and is able to accredit corporate management development programmes through The University of Northampton. So what makes us different? All of our consultants and trainers have a combination of proven business experience and relevant professional qualifications. • Provable return on investment. Our model for developing and evaluating our programmes ensures that our development schemes have a direct effect in the workplace. • Specialist knowledge. We only deliver training in subjects where we have direct experience and qualifications. • Client focus. We are led by the client and their needs and aim to develop close and long standing relationships. Corporate Programmes All programmes can be tailored to individual client needs or we can recommend joining a consortia programme to share the costs with others. The following are examples of programmes and levels: 1) Needs Analysis to evaluate training and staff development gaps. 2) Certificate in Leadership and Management either general programme or tailored for specific sectors. 3) Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management customised to your needs and delivered in the workplace. Can incorporate ILM Level 5. 4) Management Development Programme aimed at experienced middle managers or those working towards that level resulting in a Postgraduate Certificate in Management. 5) Graduate Management Training Programme designed for those new graduates who need to be accelerated through their first few years of development, leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Management. Further Information For further information please contact Mike Fearey, Management Trainer on 01604 892036 or email business@northampton.ac.uk 37
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