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Introduction                       2                                                      contentsResearch                ...
IntRoDUctIonWith over 35 years experience, Northampton BusinessSchool (NBS) is renowned for high quality teachingand resea...
Northampton Business School is the proud recipientof a number of accolades including being an ACCA(Association of Chartere...
ReseaRchThe Centre for                                        students also benefit from discipline based training        ...
oURhIstoRYIn the course of its history, The   1924   Northampton Technical College was                                    ...
WhIch coURseIs FoR YoU?        Level                                                                                      ...
CASE STUDY                                                               “I currently run my own business, providing      ...
GUestspeakeRs    Sir Bobby Charlton                       Allan Fraser Rush                            Claire Young    Pat...
In FocUs       CASE STUDY    “My employer encouraged me to enrol on a course which    would help me to develop both person...
Accounting & FinanceBA (Hons) InternAtIonAl AccountIng(top-up from AAt) (level 6)As the accounting andfinance industry is ...
Accounting & FinanceBsc (Hons) fInAncIAl servIces mAnAgement(top-up from cHArtereD InsurAnce InstItute DIplomAIn regulAteD...
Accounting & FinanceAssocIAtIon of cHArtereD certIfIeDAccountAnts (AccA) (level 4-7)ACCA is the largest andfastest growing...
Accounting & Financemsc AccountIng & fInAnce (level 7)(top-up from AccA / cImA / AIA / AcA)The MSc is designed forAIA, ACA...
Accounting & Financemsc corporAte governAnce & leADersHIp (level 7)(top-up from InstItute of cHArtereD secretArIes AnDADmI...
BusinessfounDAtIon Degree (fDA) BusIness(level 4 AnD 5)The course offers a broad-based range of businessmodules for studen...
BusinessBA (Hons) BusIness & mAnAgement(top-up from HnD/fD) (level 6)The course is specificallydesigned for holders ofHND ...
Business Computing & ITBsc (Hons) BusIness computIng(top-up from HnD/fD)Designed with employabilityat its heart, BusinessC...
Business Computing & ITunIversIty DIplomA In It servIcemAnAgementThe course covers all of thekey elements associated withS...
Business Computing & ITpostgrADuAte certIfIcAte/msc It servIce mAnAgement (level 7)The course is aimed at students whowish...
Human Resource ManagementunIversIty certIfIcAte HumAn resourcemAnAgement (cHrm) (cIpD) (level 5)This course is designedfor...
Human Resource ManagementpostgrADuAte DIplomA / mA HumAnresource mAnAgement (cIpD) (level 7)A two year programmefor those ...
Human Resource ManagementmA HumAn resource mAnAgement(top-up from cIpD DIplomA) (level 7)The MA is designed forChartered I...
ManagementunIversIty certIfIcAte In mAnAgementstuDIes (cms) (level 5)The CMS aims to developthe general managementskills a...
ManagementpostgrADuAte DIplomA In mAnAgementstuDIes (Dms) (level 7)To develop managementexpertise through theexamination a...
ManagementmAster of BusIness ADmInIstrAtIon (mBA)(top-up from eDexcel, Dms, ABe, ncc, Icm) (level 7)This is a part-time/di...
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  1. 1. NorthamptonBusiness SchoolPart-TimePostgraduateand ProfessionalCourses Transforming lives, inspiring change
  2. 2. Follow us and be the first to find out about new courses, news and events: www.twitter.com/nbsuninorthants www.linkedin.com/in/nbsuninorthantsEvery 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 2011).Please note that The University of Northampton accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements in this and other marketing publications.
  3. 3. Introduction 2 contentsResearch 4Our history 5Which course is right for you? 6Guest speakers 8In focus 9Courses 10 Page Duration Mode*ACCOUNTING & FINANCE 10International Accounting BA (Hons) (Top-up from AAT) 10 1 year DLFinancial Services Management BSc (Hons) (Top-up from CII DRFP) 11 2 years BLAccounting - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 12 1-3 years PTAccounting and Finance - MSc (Top-up from ACCA and CIMA) 13 1 year PT/DLCorporate Governance & Leadership – MSc (Top-up from Grad ICSA) 14 1 year DLBUSINESS 15Business – Part-time Programme Foundation Degree 15 3-4 years PTBusiness & Management - BA (Hons) (top-up from HND/FD) 16 1 year DLBUSINESS COMPUTING & IT 17Business Computing - BSc (Hons) (top-up from HND/FD) 17 1 year PT dayIT Service Management - University Diploma 18 1-2 years PT/DL (2013)IT Service Management - Postgraduate Certificate / MSc 19 1-3 years PT/DLHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 20Human Resource Management - University Certificate (CIPD) 20 1 year PTHuman Resource Management - Postgraduate Diploma (CIPD) 21 1-2 years PTHuman Resource Management - MA (top-up from CIPD Diploma) 22 1 year PT/DLMANAGEMENT 23Management - University Certificate in Management Studies (CMS) 23 1 year PTManagement - Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) 24 2 years PT/DLManagement - MBA (top-up from DMS) 25 1 year PT/DLManagement - MBA 26 2 years PTManagement - MBA 27 3 years DLManagement - Leadership & Management, Postgraduate Cert / MA 28 1-3 years DLMaster of Business Leadership (MBL) 29 1 year PTConstruction Management - BSc (top-up from HND/FD) 30 1 year PTMARKETING 31Marketing - Professional Certificate in Marketing (CIM) 31 1 year PTMarketing – Professional Diploma in Marketing (CIM) 32 1 year PTMarketing - MA (top-up from CIM Postgraduate Diploma) 33 1 year PT/DLSPECIALIST 34Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Institute of Linguists) 34 1 year BLEnhancing the International Student Experience Postgraduate Certificate 35 1 year BL KeyCorporate 37 BL = Blended LearningHow to find us 40 DL = Distance Learning PT = Part-TimeFind out more 42
  4. 4. IntRoDUctIonWith over 35 years experience, Northampton BusinessSchool (NBS) is renowned for high quality teachingand research that is supported by strong links withindustry and commerce.The School is home to more than 80 staff drawing expertise from Accounting, Business, Economics,Enterprise, Human Resources, IT, Languages, Management, and Marketing. It has an internationalreputation for research and teaching and the staff’s significant professional and commercialexperience 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 anumber of courses within the School receiving professional body recognition.NBS offers a wide range of part-time Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters level courses in allareas of business and management. With busy lifestyles and existing commitments, we understandthat flexibility is vital and our courses are designed and delivered with this in mind. Many of ourpostgraduate and professional courses can be studied part-time, around other commitments. Withour virtual e-learning environment, highly accessible resources and academic support, we aim toensure you get the most from your studies with us.NBS now has over 3400 students and a truly international reach, with over 1000 students fromoutside of the EU. The School is working with partners in China (including Hong Kong), India andthe Middle East. 2
  5. 5. Northampton Business School is the proud recipientof a number of accolades including being an ACCA(Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)‘Gold Registered Tuition Provider’, CIM (CharteredInstitute of Marketing) ‘Accredited Study Centre;and an approved study centre for the CIPD(Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). Inaddition, the School is a member of the Associationof Business Schools.
  6. 6. ReseaRchThe Centre for students also benefit from discipline based training designed to enable them to be competent in theEntrepreneurship, Enterprise business and management arena.and Governance (CEEG) CEEG holds a formal research day three times a year, and organises at least one conferenceThe Centre for Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and a year. Research students present their work atGovernance (CEEG) is a research centre based these events, including transfer presentations, thusat The University of Northampton. The centre enabling them to present to a large, informed andhas over 20 research active staff and generates supportively critical audience.very considerable income through the work of theFunded Project Unit, whose activities are aligned CEEG has international partners in Chinawith the centre. Current projects include 3E and (Shaoguan and Beijing), Sweden, Australia, and theCorby Enterprise Ecologies which between them are USA. Academic staff from our overseas partnersworth more than £2m. both present at our conferences and support some of our research students.CEEG projects have a high impact on both policyand practice in the UK and abroad. The work The centre also has extensive UK contacts andof Prof. Nada Kakabadse, in addition to being networks. We work with members of the UKextensively published, has directly influenced Advisory group on corporate governance, andgovernment policy on corporate governance in the the EU, delivering very large scale research andUK, India, and Russia. The work of Prof. Richard knowledge transfer projects. We also work withSanders has influenced Chinese government policy the European Academy of Business and Societytowards the management and funding of rural (EABIS), the IEASA Business Ethics network, thebusiness development. The award winning work British Academy of Management, and the Academyof Prof. Simon Denny has significantly influenced of International Business as well as with Institutesregional and sub-regional support for new of Directors in the UK, India, Australia, Russia andentrepreneurs and has a national impact on the South Africa.development of the social enterprise movement. We are delighted with our new partnership with theThe centre’s research students benefit from being Chinese Academy of Sciences, set up in 2010. Frompart of a vibrant, well funded, and high impact 2011 the centre will include the China, Transitionalresearch culture and are able to work closely with and Developing Economies Group.academic staff on a wide range of developmentalactivities, as well as on their PhD projects. AllCEEG research students are expected to present atconferences and submit articles for publication inpeer reviewed journals during their studies. Recentdevelopment opportunities also include being partof an editorial board for an electronic journal andwriting ‘debate’ pieces for the Institute of SmallBusiness and Entrepreneurship. CEEG research 4
  7. 7. oURhIstoRYIn the course of its history, The 1924 Northampton Technical College was established. The St George’s AvenueUniversity of Northampton building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1932. The School ofhas changed significantly Art opened in 1937.– not only in the number of 1972 Margaret Thatcher opened the College of Education at Park Campus.students it teaches, but also in 1975 Nene College was formed fromthe range and level of courses the amalgamation of the College ofoffered and in the quality of Education, College of Technology and College of Art.performance in nationally First Faculty of Management and Businessbenchmarked assessments of 1992 Nene College transferred its furtherboth teaching and research. education provision to further education colleges in Northamptonshire and focused on higher education. 1993 Nene College incorporated St Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy and was granted undergraduate degree awarding powers. 1994 The Leathersellers College in London was integrated into Nene College. 1997 Sir Gordon Roberts College of Nursing and Midwifery was incorporated into Nene College. 1999 Nene College became University College Northampton. 2005 The University of Northampton was established, having been awarded full university status and research degree awarding powers. 5
  8. 8. WhIch coURseIs FoR YoU? Level (ITSM) MSc Accounting MA Human Resource Masters Degree and Finance Management MSc ITSM* (Level 7) Top Up* Top Up* Postgraduate Postgraduate Postgraduate Certificate / Certificate / Diploma ACCA Part 3 See Management Certificate / Diploma Human Resource (Level 7) Management (CIPD) Diploma ITSM* BA (Hons) Business Undergraduate University Diploma ACCA Part 2 and Management (Level 6) ITSM Top Up** University Undergraduate Certificate in Human University ACCA Part 1 FD/HND Business (Level 5) Resource Certificate ITSM Management (CIPD)*also available distance learning **only available distance learning (DPSI) Postgraduate Certificate in Enhancing the International Student Experience Corporate Governance and Leadership MSc (Top up from ICSA)** International Accounting BA (Hons) (Top up from AAT)** Financial Services Management BSc (Hons) (Top up from CII)** 6
  9. 9. CASE STUDY “I currently run my own business, providing accountancy, taxation and consultancy services to self employed entrepreneurs and private limited companies. As I live in London I chose to study as a distance MA Marketing MA Leadership and learner. I was initially apprehensive about MBA Top Up* Management** distance learning but as soon as I got online that Top Up* feeling disappeared, I felt fully engaged with the University. There were always people available to help. Postgraduate Postgraduate Certificate / Certificate / The BA (Hons) International Accounting course Diploma Diploma in was ideal for me as many of my clients work in Management Leadership and the international market. The course focuses on Studies (DMS)* Management** international trade, risk issues, investment and finance, as well as how to manage the finances of a multinational organisation. This course allowed me to grow and expand, along with my Professional customers. Diploma in Marketing (CIM) Although the course could be challenging I enjoyed every moment of it as my new found skills were useful both professionally and University personally. I am so glad that I challenged myself Professional as it’s really helped my business. Certificate Certificate in Management Marketing (CIM) It is never too late and you can never be too old Studies (CMS) to embark on study – better late than never! The distance learning course at Northampton Business School has been fantastic. If I am asked where the best place is to study I always say Northampton Business School, your life will beProfessional Development Advice transformed.”If you are unsure about which course suits you and suraj-dean akintoye Balogunwould like an informal telephone conversation to Directordiscuss your professional development please Dean Balogun & Co Accountants Ltdcall 01604 892036or email business@northampton.ac.uk. 7
  10. 10. GUestspeakeRs Sir Bobby Charlton Allan Fraser Rush Claire Young Patron of the China & Global Planning Director Apprentice 2008 finalist Transitional Economies Lowe Brindfors and business woman Research Centre “I am completely delighted that The The University of Northampton’s University of Northampton have the Business School was delighted to host Footballing legend Sir Bobby faith in me to make me a visiting a guest lecture by Apprentice 2008 Charlton gave The University Professor”. finalist and business woman Claire of Northampton a glowing Young. Claire addressed an audience endorsement following his “The simple reason for me involving of Northampton Business School installation as Patron of the myself more with the academic students, staff and University Alumni University’s China Centre. Sir Bobby programme at Northampton Business about her career, how to start your has an unrivalled international School is to bring to the students a own business and what it was like to reputation as a footballer and is little of the real world. NBS does a be in the boardroom with Sir Alan well known and much respected in great job in teaching the theoretical Sugar! China where he has travelled on base of the discipline and trys to bring many occasions in a sporting and as much of the real world into the Claire, who runs her business Elegant business capacity. Sir Bobby said: courses as possible, but the reality is Venues from Northamptonshire, that it is different out in ‘Agency land’. commented: “I’m delighted to take on the position We use our own phraseology, we have of patron of The University of our own processes and potentially ‘’Since starting a business in Daventry, Northampton China Centre.” for a young graduate entering our I have been keen to get involved in business, can be quite terrifying. the local Northants community, so Without the programme we have in I was delighted when the University place students could only imagine contacted me to visit and talk to the what life was like in an agency. What students at Northampton Business we have done is shown them. Not School. After thoroughly enjoying only how we work, but how we think, my university experience, I find it the disciplines we cover and how we refreshing to take a couple of hours work with one another. All of which will out of the ‘business world’ to step better position them to have a great back into education and appreciate chance of securing the marketing role the grounding it gave me. I work they want.” 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
  11. 11. In FocUs CASE STUDY “My employer encouraged me to enrol on a course which would help me to develop both personally and professionally. The CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing was ideal for me as I felt it would give me a foundation from which to build on. I was initially nervous about going back into education as it has been quite some time since I last studied but the tutors understand how other businesses operate. It has also made has been fantastic! They have been really encouraging and me think differently about how I approach tasks and I am have made the transition back into study very easy. already putting into practice the theory I have learnt on the course so far. The calibre of the students on the course is very high. I have found that mixing with people from different industries My advice to those thinking of enrolling onto a course with incredibly valuable, it has enabled me to get a different Northampton Business School is just do it! You get so much perspective on marketing issues in different sectors and out of it.” emma anderson Channel Development Manager Barclaycard CASE STUDY “My line manager was the one who originally suggested the distance learning MSc IT Service Management (ITSM) course to me after hearing about the University of Northampton. Based in Rome and having to travel all over the world, I was initially worried that I would have to give up employment to study. However, as the course is delivered by distance learning it meant that all of the course materials were online so I could study wherever, and whenever, I was able. Since starting the course I have visited the UK on a couple of occasions and have used the opportunity to sit in on a couple Working in IT, this course was ideal as much of the content of the classes as well as meet up with the lecturers. It was directly related to my job. nice to put a face to the name! I also met up with the Course Leader, Susan Bailey, at the itSMF conference this year and The course has enabled me to think in new ways and I now after discussing my dissertation with her, I now feel able , have a greater knowledge of the subject field and a more with the support of the IS team, to complete this major piece in-depth understanding. In fact, I have already implemented of work earlier than expected. ideas gained from this course into my job. With so many on-going work projects this qualification has given me a Gaining this qualification will really help me with my career structure, for how best to do things. It has enabled me to prospects and I am already planning to progress onto a PhD learn while I work. once I’ve completed. Even at a distance, the lecturers are always on hand to help I have recommended the course and Northampton Business me, either via phone or email, and have allowed me some School at The University of Northampton to both friends and flexibility when needed. Between my full time job and colleagues.” studying, my time management skills have definitely been put to test! Mark Brown IT Project Manager United Nations World Food Programme 9
  12. 12. Accounting & FinanceBA (Hons) InternAtIonAl AccountIng(top-up from AAt) (level 6)As the accounting andfinance industry is expandingthere is a growing demandfor graduates withknowledge not only in thekey areas of accounting butalso financial services andfinancial management.Distance LearningCourse Content The top-up course concentrates on detailing professional qualifications up to level 5 such asThe course aims to provide the student with an advanced accounting concepts and current AAT+, AIA, IFA, ACCA, or CIMA. Internationalin-depth knowledge of accounting and finance trends and developments in finance. Core students with Higher Diplomas or Degreesin an international setting and provides a modules include advanced accounting and from their own country will be considered.sound framework for those wishing to pursue international finance. In addition, students canfurther study or to enhance employment choose a finance issue of particular interest to Attendanceopportunities. The course has been primarily them and, with the support and guidance of 15 months distance learning.designed for those interested in accounting a project supervisor, complete a 12,000 wordas users of accounting information rather project. Assessmentthan providers. It is also suitable for those A variety of teaching and learning strategieswho may be interested in following a career Special Course Features are used. Units are assessed using a mixture ofin commerce or in the not-for-profit sector and • Excellent career prospects examinations, coursework, presentations andfor those thinking of continuing academic • One year top-up degree with option to then projects.study. Successful completion of the degree will enrol on the MSc Accounting and Financeoffer the opportunity for graduates to enrol • International scope Career Opportunitieson a one-year MSc Accounting and Finance • Wide range of options for maximum There are a wide range of career opportunitiesprogramme. flexibility to design your own degree within the accounting and financial services industry. These include graduate traineesDuring this course, students will learn about Typical Modules with city traders, major retail banks, buildingthe key aspects and developments in the • Accounting for Managers societies, investment analysts or insurancedelivery of international accounting and • International Money and Finance companies and finance positions in major UKfinancial management, examining current • Strategic Management companies.trends in international financial regulation and • Auditing developing skills of criticism and analysis. Bythe end of the course, students will be able to Entry Requirementsunderstand and evaluate the factors shaping Applicants must have a Higher Nationalthe financial environment, both in the UK and Diploma or equivalent (Edexcel, ABE,internationally. NCC) or Foundation Degree in a related field. Alternatively, applicants must hold 10
  13. 13. Accounting & FinanceBsc (Hons) fInAncIAl servIces mAnAgement(top-up from cHArtereD InsurAnce InstItute DIplomAIn regulAteD fInAncIAl plAnnIng (cII Drfp)) (level 6)The financial services market placeis a significant and growing sectorof the UK and world economiesthat now demands high qualitygraduates with relevant and up todate qualifications and knowledge.This degree offers holders of the CIIprofessional qualification, the DRFPor its equivalent a fast track entryonto the above BSc degree.Blended LearningCourse Content Entry RequirementsDuring this course students will learn Professional qualification to include the CIIabout the key aspects and developments in DFP and DRFP or equivalent.the delivery of financial services planningand management such as corporate risk Attendancemanagement, tax planning and financial A blended learning programme thatservices marketing. The course will integrate incorporates a mixture of distance learningwork based experiences and skills and and weekend workshops delivered at thestudents will be expected to relate theory and University.practice to the work place. AssessmentSpecial Course Features Units are assessed using a mixture of• Flexible delivery over two years that can be coursework, presentations and projects. extended to three• Incorporates work based experiences Career Opportunities• Proven student support systems This degree should enhance career• Gives credit for existing professional body opportunities especially with existing work qualifications based experience. A range of opportunities include, major retail banks, building societies,Typical Modules investment analysts or insurance companies• Financial Planning Practice and finance positions in major UK companies.• International Money and Finance• Sales and Marketing for Financial Services• Principles of Insurance• Corporate Governance• Professional Development in the Workplace• Strategic Management• Learning Through Work• Measuring Organisational Success 11
  14. 14. Accounting & FinanceAssocIAtIon of cHArtereD certIfIeDAccountAnts (AccA) (level 4-7)ACCA is the largest andfastest growing internationalaccountancy body with over400,000 students and over140,000 members in 170countries.Part-Time Case study “Having decided that full-time studyCourse Content Entry Requirements wasn’t for me I was lucky enough to turnThis course prepares students for the Any registered student of the ACCA is able my holiday job at a business rescue andprofessional examinations and we offer 14 to take this course of study. The ACCA offers insolvency practice into a permanentpapers over two levels. In order to qualify, you special entry rules for mature students (aged one. Knowing that I wanted to progress inare required to pass the examinations and also over 21). Registration is carried out by the my career, my employer suggested that Igain relevant practical experience. student directly with: continue my studies on a part-time basis. ACCA ConnectSpecial Course Features 64 Finnieston Square I decided to study on the ACCA course toThe University of Northampton is recognised Glasgow give myself a grounding in finance andby ACCA as a Gold Tuition provider. G3 8DT business. I eventually want to become an Telephone: 01415 822000 Insolvency Practitioner and I believe thatTypical Modules Website: www.accaglobal.com. what I learn on this course will help me to• F1 Accountant in Business achieve my long term goals.• F2 Management Accounting Attendance• F3 Financial Accounting Duration is one to three years with attendance Fitting part-time study around my job has• F4 Corporate and Business Law offered on an afternoon and evening basis for been challenging but my employer has• F5 Performance Management Foundation papers, mornings and afternoons been very supportive both financially and• F6 Taxation for Professional papers. Classes normally run with my work hours. Working in full time• F7 Financial Reporting from September to June. employment means that I can put what I• F8 Audit and Assurance learn at the University into practice straight• F9 Financial Management Assessment away.• P1 Corporate Reporting External examinations set by ACCA.• P2 Business Analysis The lecturers here are fantastic. Most of• P3 Advanced Audit and Assurance Career Opportunities them come from business backgrounds• P4 Advanced Financial Management The ACCA qualification is highly regarded so they know what they’re talking about. in the UK and internationally, opening up They’ve been there and done it, which opportunities in a variety of organisations in means they can give real-life examples. You learn so much from them without even the private and public sectors. realising it! My experience here has been fantastic and I would not hesitate to recommend the University to others.” Jamie cochrane Insolvency Administrator, Marshman Price 12
  15. 15. Accounting & Financemsc AccountIng & fInAnce (level 7)(top-up from AccA / cImA / AIA / AcA)The MSc is designed forAIA, ACA, CIPFA, ACCA orCIMA graduates and aimsto provide a means by whichthe continuing professionaland personal needs of Case studyaccounting practitioners “I decided to undertake the MSc Accountingmay be met. and Finance qualification arising from a partnership agreement with my Professional Body, the Association of International Accountants (AIA). I chose the distance learning method of study as it gave me an opportunity to study at a high level whilst continuing to operatePart-Time or Distance Learning my Accountancy Practice. The Northampton Business School lecturersCourse Content Typical Modules were very supportive and generous withThe course aims to extend and enhance the • Managing Strategic Change their time and gave excellent advice andunderstanding and competence gained via • Dissertation & Research Methods guidance, as well as being tolerant of myprofessional qualification and to enhance the many requests! They took their time to be asability of students to think strategically about Entry Requirements attentive as they could be in order to assistmanagement and organisational change. Applicants should be fully qualified (by me through periods of numerous competingThis top-up course may be taken by part-time examination) members of ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, time demands and, spells of writer’s block!study in Northampton or by distance learning AIA, CIMA or equivalent. This course has helped me to formaliseworldwide. Distance learning students are concepts and principles that probably Isupported online. Attendance was aware of unconsciously but that have The complete programme runs over one year now been integrated by the MSc into aThe module on ‘Managing Strategic Change’ part-time or distance learning. Attendance methodology which is professionally andtakes an in-depth look at both leading edge for the part-time taught programme is for personally useful. I have to say that my egostrategic issues and change processes. The the autumn semester only followed by the is delighted to add MSc Accounting andmodule covers the business tools, techniques dissertation in the second semester. Finance to my business card and Firm’sand concepts used in scanning the business letterhead.environment for potential changes, analysing Assessmentthe potential implications of differing The course has a mixture of assessment Studying at Northampton Business Schoolscenarios, strategies and processes before involving essays, reports and examinations, meant that I was able to commence mydeveloping responses to potential changes. plus a dissertation. studies immediately and, that was the‘Research Methods’ is taught and covers the primary attraction for me. The courseintroduction to research, types of research Career Opportunities provided long term benefits whichmethodology, formulating and planning a The programme is concerned with broadening will provide me with a more profitableresearch project, data collection and analysis your professional knowledge and aims to consultancy.”and presentation of research findings. provide practitioners with the necessary skillsFollowing successful completion of the taught to contribute to the effective management christopher R Way msc , BA, AIA, AfA,modules and research methods, members and development of organisations. As such, Dip Busundertake a dissertation related to an aspect it will enhance your professional and career Business Development Manager,of strategic financial significance for the development. CRW Accountants Limited, Devonorganisation.Special Course Features• Converts professional qualifications into an MSc• Networking opportunities with other professionals• Part-time study in Northampton • Distance learning is supported worldwide by e-learning 13
  16. 16. Accounting & Financemsc corporAte governAnce & leADersHIp (level 7)(top-up from InstItute of cHArtereD secretArIes AnDADmInIstrAtors (IcsA))The MSc is designedfor ICSA graduates andaims to provide a meansby which the continuingprofessional and personalneeds of charteredsecretaries may be met.Distance LearningCourse Content some of the central theories and frameworks Special Course FeaturesThe MSc is designed to provide continuing in leadership and enable you to apply these • Converts professional qualifications into professional development for qualified theories and frameworks to analyse and an MScchartered secretaries. Specifically, it aims to address real strategic problems. The key • Networking opportunities with other extend competence gained via professional themes of these modules are: professionalsqualification with ICSA and to enhance the • Enhancing self development and the • Distance learning is supported worldwide ability of students to think strategically about development of others by e-learning materialleadership and management. In particular • An understanding of business the two modules ‘The Effective Manager’ and environmental complexity (internal and Typical Modules‘Strategic Leadership’ take an in-depth look external) • Strategic Leadership at leadership and management skills. This • Key strategic leadership skills, competencies • Effective Manager top-up course is available via distance learning and capabilities, which also reinforce • Dissertation & Research Methodsworldwide and students are supported by employability skills (e.g. self management,online materials and tutor guidance. team-work, critical-thinking, problem- Entry Requirements solving, communication) Applicants should have successfully completedModules are concerned with the evaluation • Meeting ethical challenges inherent The Institute of Chartered Secretaries andand development of skills appropriate for in operating at the strategic level within Administrators examinations or equivalent.managing others. Effective managers have a multicultural contextsrange of different approaches to their work, • Promoting sustainable competitive Attendancea diverse set of personality traits, attributes, advantage One year.values and beliefs. These may underpin skills • Leading change and transformation, whilst proficiency, but are not in themselves skills. A meeting the challenges of the information Assessmentkey purpose of these modules is to encourage age The course is assessed by reports and astudents to develop a sense of self-awareness dissertation.and of their own strengths and development Following successful completion of the twoneeds as managers, colleagues and modules, students are required to undertake Career Opportunitiessubordinates. The modules seek to build upon a dissertation related to an aspect of The programme is concerned with broadeningand improve a range of definable skills which corporate governance and leadership and it is your professional knowledge and aims toare pivotal to effective management practice expected that this would be related to current provide practitioners with the necessary skillsand successful leadership. More specialised employment. to contribute to the effective management andskills which are of particular significance to corporate governance of organisations.effective people management will be enhancedand developed. The modules will introduce 14
  17. 17. BusinessfounDAtIon Degree (fDA) BusIness(level 4 AnD 5)The course offers a broad-based range of businessmodules for studentsworking in a range oforganisations. The courseuses work-based anddistance learning modulesto reduce classroomattendance to one evening.Part-TimeCourse Content stage two - Modules include managing Entry RequirementsThis course is a nationally recognised customers and clients, organisations Applicants should have a BTEC National,qualification in the United Kingdom. The and behaviour and marketing. Students AVCE, one A level or equivalent. Relevant workmodules tend to focus on the work of a successfully completing stage two may take experience and training will be considered inrange of functional areas within businesses an HNC. addition to or in place of formal qualifications.including marketing, finance, human resource Applicants must be in suitable employment bymanagement and information systems. While stage three - An additional four modules the commencement of the course. Those withtaught modules generally have considerable on a maximum of one evening per week a HNC may join at year three of the FdA.workplace focus, the FdA includes substantial take students up to the Foundation Degree.vocational elements in the form of work-based Modules focus on managing information Attendancelearning (WBL) modules. Therefore students systems, operations management and people Three years part-time. The study of work-basedneed to be in suitable employment to succeed management. learning modules and distance learningon the course. modules enables students to attend a Special Course Features maximum of one evening a week.The qualification comprises a broad-based and • Allows students to join at different stages practical set of business modules designed to and accumulate qualifications in line with Assessmentequip students with the relevant knowledge, their career aspirations Students are assessed by a mixture ofunderstanding and skills. As the programme • Attendance is one evening a week coursework and exams.develops, learning moves from a broad • Broad based focus on functional areas of understanding of the nature and issues within business Career Opportunitiesbusiness onto intellectual discussion and As well as career progression for those alreadyargument around more specialised aspects Typical Modules in a job, the course provides a very good basewithin business. Work-based learning modules • Accounting and Finance for a range of careers requiring a generalenable students to undertake substantial study • Management Information Systems management perspective.and analysis of their working environment. • Marketing • Operations Management Successful students may progress ontostage one - Modules include human resource • Organisations and Behaviour the BA (Hons) Business and Managementmanagement, accounting/finance and work- • Learning through Work top-up degree which is a distance learningbased learning. programme. 15
  18. 18. BusinessBA (Hons) BusIness & mAnAgement(top-up from HnD/fD) (level 6)The course is specificallydesigned for holders ofHND qualifications (orsimilar UK and internationalqualifications). The awardallows students to gain afull honours degree in 15months.Distance LearningCourse Content Entry RequirementsThe course provides coverage of the key Applications are welcomed from students with Case studyaspects of business and management an HND (Edexcel, SQA, ABE, NCC, ICM) orpractice and theory and aims to produce Foundation Degree in Business (or overseas “I chose to study at Northampton Businessgraduates with enquiring minds. The equivalent). School as my fellow students recommendedprogramme emphasises the development it to me as one of the best business schoolsof individuals and graduates find that they Attendance around. It’s also situated in a wonderfulhave the knowledge and skills required for The course is available distance learning. rural location but is still near to many majorstarting careers in business/management or cities, including London.progressing to postgraduate study. Assessment The lecturers really helped me to understand Students are assessed by a mixture of, and master the module on StrategicThe course aims to build upon prior academic individual written work, and extended Management. I enjoyed the fact that wework in marketing, finance, human resources independent work. The emphasis of much were able to have our independence andor business, enabling HND students to top-up of the work will be upon developing skills in autonomy in learning but always had theto an honours degree in a further year of independent study. support of the lecturers when needed. Asstudy. well as gaining my independence I’ve Career Opportunities adopted a more reflective attitude towardsSpecial Course Features Many graduates go into managerial and learning as well as having a better eyeEnables students with HND (or equivalent) to administrative roles in both the public and for detail! My whole experience was verytop-up to an honours degree in one year private sector, depending on their chosen positive and I really enjoyed my time there.” specialisations. Others, particularly thoseTypical Modules from overseas, use the course as a bridge into alysson taissonAll students study a module on Strategic postgraduate study. BA Business & Management (Top Up)Management and complete a businessdissertation based upon independentresearch. There are three additional modules.• Business Dissertation • Strategic Management• Accounting & Finance for Managers• Principles of Marketing Management• Critical Perspectives on Management 16
  19. 19. Business Computing & ITBsc (Hons) BusIness computIng(top-up from HnD/fD)Designed with employabilityat its heart, BusinessComputing providesthe essential qualitiesdemanded by industry tobridge the IT skills gap.Part-TimeCourse Content stage three Typical ModulesThe course aims to provide graduates with the The final stage adopts a strategic focus • Database Applicationbest possible career opportunities. Our field considering information systems planning and • Programming Principlesrecognises the importance of career-centred management within the rapidly changing IT • Project Management including Prince2®skills and achieves this through alignment environment. The development side focuses • Strategic Information Systemswith professional bodies, standards and on project management and strategy whilst • Systems Analysis and Designmethodologies. We believe the combination giving students the opportunity to apply • Web-based Applications Developmentof essential skills and professionalism enables advanced techniques in databases and • Business Intelligencethe development of confident, employable, IT data interrogation. Students engage in a • Service Managementprofessionals. The course has the underpinning dissertation and an applied project.of commercial and professionally recognised Entry Requirementsstandards and methodologies. The focus of Special Course Features Standard entry requirements apply, a typicalthis award is to develop the commercial skills • Emphasis on hands-on contemporary offer would be around 240-280 UCAS tariffneeded for a career in computing systems for approaches points. No prior computing experience isbusiness. The central concepts of computing • Flexible programme and study route required.systems are tackled, such as systems analysis, • Reviewed and updated to comply with software development, database application, industry requirements Attendanceproject management, information systems and • Work-based learning modules Three to four years part timestrategic management. The course offers the opportunity to study Assessmentstage one both the technical and business aspects The course is assessed in terms of bothThis provides the fundamental underpinning of information sciences developing the theory and practice including practicaland skills in computing and business including commercial skills required for a career in implementations, reports, essays,foundations of databases and programming, business computing systems or service presentations and examinations.systems analysis and design. management. We operate from dedicated servers, software and computer labs to provide Career Opportunitiesstage two practical experience in a broad base of IT Our successful graduates will be able toThis develops core skills such as quality tools. These are comprised of open source and pursue careers in global systems analysis andsystems, database application, programming commercial, industry-standard software such design, IS management, project planning,methods and human factors. The development as Oracle, PHP, PRINCE2® and ITIL® to equip quality systems support, service support andside emphasises practical skills in database students with a set of tools, techniques and management and database management.and web development and programming, methodologies to succeed in the competitivewhilst the management side addresses service environment. All modules are aligned to themanagement and support. Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA®). 17
  20. 20. Business Computing & ITunIversIty DIplomA In It servIcemAnAgementThe course covers all of thekey elements associated withService Management includingProcesses, Design, Transition,and Operations.Part-TimeCourse Content Typical Modules AssessmentThe course in year one gives the student University Certificate Year 1 Tutor-led seminars, workshops, practicals,an insight into the key areas of IT Service • Process Improvement reflective portfolios, research and groupManagement and provides the broad • Design of Services activities enable students to relate to otherknowledge that those working in the industry • Management of Operations members of the module and to reflect onneed. Students who work in the industry will • Transition Management and develop the principles and concepts of ITbe able to relate these key elements to their service management as the course progresses.working environment and the assignments University Diploma Year 2 Specific tele-conference, video-conference andand projects are designed to consolidate • Project Management multimedia techniques will be used to enhancethis learning in a practical way. Generic • Service Management Research the learning experience. Other assignmentselements of project management and the • Continuity of Service encourage students to develop independenttechnology development, underpin the • Technology Development and and group research skills which are translatedstudents second year. These elements enable Review into a written format and presentation that isthe student to embark on a worthwhile IT subject to peer group and formal evaluation.Service Management project within their work Entry Requirementsenvironment. The Course Leaders will assess the student’s Career Opportunities capacity both to cope with the demands of Students enrolling in this module willSpecial Course Features the course and to benefit from it. Students be working in the service managementProvides students with an underpinning are admitted to study a particular course environment. This course provides themknowledge of ITIL®, PRINCE2® and other leading to a named award. Non-standard with the knowledge that will enable themframeworks. admissions are welcomed from those with to progress into careers requiring an relevant work experience and a minimum of 2 understanding of ITIL® and Prince2®. CareersBridges the gap between undergraduate and years experience in the IT Field. Those students in these areas are extensive. Aligning thispostgraduate study. working in a project management environment degree with SFIA® and giving exemptions who hold a current Prince2 Practioner for professional qualifications will ensure qualification will be exempt from the INS3029 employability in a range of jobs connected Project Management module. to this discipline. Working with IT service management at a number of levels will Attendance give graduates the opportunity to operate One to two years one evening a week within key process areas involving project management and change associated with transition. Also service desk support and security, risk and continuity posts relating to service design. 18
  21. 21. Business Computing & ITpostgrADuAte certIfIcAte/msc It servIce mAnAgement (level 7)The course is aimed at students whowish to develop a career within the manyareas of IT Service Management includingDesign, Delivery and Support, Project,Change and Transition Management.Exemption for ITIL® qualifications isavailable. Information Sciences recognisesthe importance of career-centred skills andmodules are aligned to ‘Skills FrameworkFor the Information Age’ SFIA®.Distance Learning and Part-TimeCourse Content The course encompasses IT service and related professional qualifications (i.e.This course has been designed to meet management through a series of progressive ITIL®) will be considered on an individual basis.the need for competent and qualified staff units developing the student’s knowledge Applicants with professional qualifications maythat can enable organisations to maximise from fundamental concepts, through to be eligible for exemptions.the value of information communications units addressing IS strategy, managementtechnology and IT services. It is suitable for information, quality management, application Attendanceany student wishing to move into IT service development, infrastructure, service support Over two to three years part-time and threemanagement, and is particularly relevant to and delivery, continuity planning, people and years distance learning.business strategic planning, service delivery operational issues of implementing IT Serviceand support, continuity planning, application Management Best Practice, ISO 20000 and Assessmentand infrastructure management, quality ITIL®. The course has a mixture of assessmentmanagement, and project and change involving practical work, essays, reportsmanagement. Special Course Features based on real-world provision, case studies, • Perfect course for IT students wishing to portfolios, oral presentations as well asIt is now recognised that information is the move into IT service management examinations. The emphasis is on assessmentmost important strategic resource that any • IT service management has expanding job by coursework.organisation has to manage, and that this opportunitiesinformation can not be managed or exploited Career Opportunitiesif ICT systems and services are below the Typical Modules Graduates from this course have excellentrequired quality. The emergence of a global Postgraduate Certificate Stage career prospects in the field of IT servicebody itSMF to ensure the adherence of quality • Implementing Service Management management. They are equipped withand standards in the provision of IT services • Project and Change Management the skills for outsourcing, IT and businessunderpins the importance of IT service • Quality and IT Service Provision strategic planning, service delivery andmanagement and the quality of staff employed Postgraduate Diploma Stage support, continuity planning, applicationwithin this profession. • Information Systems Development and infrastructure management. Graduates • Network and Infrastructure Management are prepared for employment in all areas ofThis course addresses the need to understand • Strategic Information Systems and Quality service management from help desk throughthe responsibilities, components and Management to second and third level work in IT support.opportunities for IT service management; an They have the knowledge and expertise to leadarea of expanding job opportunities and skill MSc Stage projects such as outsourcing management,shortages in the modern world of business • Dissertation contingency planning, strategic alignment,computing and service delivery. The rationale implementing continuous improvement,for the course is based on the recognition that Entry Requirements reducing costs, project and changethe effectiveness of all IT services is a vital Candidates will normally hold a recognised management.aspect to the prosperity of any organisation. first or second class honours degree (orThe course embraces good practice, and equivalent), or a postgraduate qualificationby continual reassessment, ensures all for which a degree or HND qualification wasmaterial is relevant to today’s computing and a necessary entry requirement. Applicantsmanagement expectations. with relevant work experience in the IT field 19
  22. 22. Human Resource ManagementunIversIty certIfIcAte HumAn resourcemAnAgement (cHrm) (cIpD) (level 5)This course is designedfor those employed inpersonnel managementor related fields.Part-TimeCourse Content Special Course Features AttendanceThe course is designed for those already The course is benchmarked against the new One year part-time.employed in a HR function or department. CIPD Level 5 Diploma. Northampton BusinessApplicants may have already completed the School is an accredited tuition centre and has AssessmentCertificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) or have delivered CIPD programmes over many years. The course has a mixture of assessmentscompleted other qualifications or NVQ’s at The course will enable participants to explore involving essays, reports on seminars,Level 3 or higher. The aims of this course their potential and provide progression to the portfolios and oral presentations. Theare to increase students’ knowledge and MA / Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource emphasis is on assessment by coursework.understanding of management in general and Management, which is recognised by thein particular Human Resource Management. CIPD. Career OpportunitiesStudents will have the opportunity to develop The course is designed for those alreadytheir self-awareness and confidence and Typical Modules working in some aspect of managementthereby improve line management skills to • Managing People related to personnel management that arebecome a more effective HR manager. This • The Human Resource Function: Context and looking to develop their professional career incourse runs in parallel with the Certificate in Roles HRM.Management which is the same level and size • Introduction to Employment Lawbut suitable for those interested in a more • Personal Development general management qualification. • Management report The course is designed to develop the Entry Requirementsnecessary personal and interpersonal skills GCSE or BTEC National Diploma level orrequired for managing people and to create equivalent Level 3. The CIPD Certificate inand maintain effective working relationships. Personnel practice (CPP) is an ideal entryStudents will have the opportunity to develop qualification.the skills needed to analyse and evaluateHuman Resource Management activities and ORprocesses within the regulatory framework. 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. 20
  23. 23. Human Resource ManagementpostgrADuAte DIplomA / mA HumAnresource mAnAgement (cIpD) (level 7)A two year programmefor those working withinthe Human ResourceManagement field,wishing to develop theirtheoretical and practicalknowledge, understandingand competence.Part-TimeCourse Content development of people within organisations. AttendanceThe PG Dip / MA HRM aims to develop The PG Dip/MA HRM reflects and Two years part-time, afternoon and evening.understanding of the specialised knowledge, incorporates CIPD knowledge and competenceresearch evidence and practice of HRM requirements. Completing the PG Dip HRM Assessmentwithin a range of organisational contexts, will provide you with the underpinning A carefully balanced combination of in-courseand to equip students with the analytical and knowledge required for CIPD membership. If assignments, projects, reflective activities,diagnostic skills required of HR professionals. you have the relevant experience you can then group work, presentations and examinations.The programme will focus on HRM activities, apply for a membership assessment basedstrategies and plans that underpin sustainable on your workplace activities and behaviours Career Opportunitiesorganisational performance. through the CIPD. The PG Dip / MA HRM programme is aimed at those already in work, with recent relevantThe programme provides a strong foundation Typical Modules experience, and who are interested in theirin general business and management, with • HRM in Context Continuous Professional Development (CPD).particular emphasis on understanding • Leading, Managing and Developing People The PG Dip/MA HRM opens the way for athe strategic significance of HRM. Specific • Investigating a Business Issue career in HRM. Whilst it is possible to workmodules which develop the knowledge, • Performance Management in the HR field without a CIPD approvedunderstanding, skills and competencies • Resourcing and Talent Management qualification, increasingly employers arerequired of effective HR professionals. • Learning and Talent Development seeking individuals who are CIPD members or • Employment Relations working towards a CIPD qualification. ManyThe programme starts with an induction career opportunities are open only to CIPDfollowed by study of core modules.The Entry Requirements members, both in the public sector and aprogramme also incorporates a number The minimum entry requirements for the PG range of commercial organisations.of workshops focused on the development Dip HRM will be a recognised and relevantof business and leadership skills and the graduate or postgraduate level professionalskills of HR practice. For students wanting qualification at Level 5/6 or higher and at least to complete the MA HRM, the final part of 12 months current work experience within athe programme is focused on the study of personnel/ HR department or related area.Research Methods and the production of HRM Applicants without a first degree or equivalentrelated dissertation. professional qualification will need to enrol on to the level 5 Certificate HRM. SuccessfulSpecial Course Features completion of the CHRM will allow progressionThis programme has been approved by to the PG Dip HRM.the Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment (CIPD), Europe’s largestprofessional body supporting and developingthose responsible for the management and 21
  24. 24. Human Resource ManagementmA HumAn resource mAnAgement(top-up from cIpD DIplomA) (level 7)The MA is designed forChartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development(CIPD) graduates holdingthe Postgraduate Diplomaand aims to provide a meansby which the continuingprofessional and personalneeds of human resourcepractitioners may be met.Part-Time and Distance LearningCourse Content Special Course Features Career OpportunitiesThe programme aims to extend the • Converts the CIPD Diploma into an This programme is aimed at those who areunderstanding and competence gained via MA/HRM already working within the HR profession atCIPD professional qualifications to enhance • Networking opportunities with other managerial, senior advisor or (occasionally)the ability of students to think strategically professionals director level. The skills and knowledgeabout management and organisational • Part-time study in Northampton gained should enable successful programmechange. • Distance learning world-wide supported members to develop and apply strategic e-learning thinking and as such assist with careerThis top-up course may be taken by part- progression where such skills are in demand.time study (day or evening) at The University Typical Modulesof Northampton or by distance learning • Managing Strategic Changeworld-wide. Distance learning students are • Dissertation & Research Methodssupported by an online virtual environment.The programme is designed to broaden your Entry Requirementsspecialist knowledge gained at professional Applicants should have successfully completedlevel. In particular the module on ‘Managing the Chartered Institute of Personnel andStrategic Change’ takes an in-depth look Development (CIPD) Diploma.at both leading edge strategic issues andchange processes. The module covers the Attendancebusiness tools, techniques and concepts used The complete programme runs over one yearin scanning the business environment for part-time or distance learning. Attendancepotential changes, analysing the potential for the part-time taught programme is forimplications of differing scenarios, strategies the autumn semester only followed by theand processes before developing responses to dissertation in the second semester. Startpotential changes. dates for the distance learning programme are either September or January.Following successful completion of themodules course members undertake a HRM Assessmentdissertation related to an aspect of strategic Students complete a variety of assessmentssignificance for their organisation. ‘Research including individual written assignments,methods covers the introduction to research, a group assignment / project, and reportstypes of research methodology, formulating as well as the dissertation. The type ofand planning a research project, data assessments taken are reviewed regularly andcollection and analysis and presentation of subject to change. Students are provided withresearch findings. written feedback for all work completed. 22
  25. 25. ManagementunIversIty certIfIcAte In mAnAgementstuDIes (cms) (level 5)The CMS aims to developthe general managementskills and knowledge ofpeople who hold or areabout to progress tofirst-line managementresponsibilities.Part-TimeCourse Content work-based management project, submit a AttendanceCMS appeals to a wide variety of ages and written report, and make an oral presentation One year part-time, with attendance overexperience, in private and public sectors, large on their main findings. either one afternoon and one evening, or twoand small companies. This is a practical course evenings per week.for those seeking a more traditional approach Successful CMS students would be eligible forto study, while providing a progression route admission to the Diploma in Management Assessmenton to a postgraduate level for people with no Studies (DMS) and could progress to the The course has a mixture of assessmentsprevious academic record. Masters of Business Administration (MBA). involving essays, reports on seminars, portfolios and group oral presentationsThe primary aims of the course are to Special Course Features The emphasis is on assessment by coursework.promote personal and career development • Direct link with, and understanding of, the by increasing the participant’s knowledge working environment Career Opportunitiesand understanding of management. It will • Assignments can be used as reports at This course is especially useful for those thatdevelop management skills relevant to work are keen to give their career a boost, or arefirst-line management positions and provide • Course takes what you already know in finding they have increasing responsibility forparticipants with a basis for further self- practice and provides a framework of supervising others or running a small section.development and encourages them to take supporting academic knowledge Successful completion of the CMS allows entryresponsibility for both their own development onto the Diploma of Management Studiesand for those for whom they are responsible. Typical Modules Course (DMS). • Managing FinanceStudents explore their potential and increase • Managing Informationtheir self awareness and confidence, to • Managing Operationsbecome more effective in their management • Managing Peopleroles and finally to provide progression • Personal Development and Communication opportunities to more advanced programmes. SkillsThe course embodies the knowledge standards Entry Requirementsof the NVQ4 in Management for first-line The primary focus will be the job held by themanagers. Students will be developed as applicant and their experience. However, inpractising managers using problem solving general, students will be in full-time or parttimeand participative techniques. employment and have been educated to level three with work experience. Longer workThe award requires students to complete experience can compensate for the absence ofwritten assignments. They also undertake a prior academic achievement. 23
  26. 26. ManagementpostgrADuAte DIplomA In mAnAgementstuDIes (Dms) (level 7)To develop managementexpertise through theexamination and applicationof modern managementconcepts and techniques.Part-Time and Distance LearningCourse Content Typical Modules AttendanceThe programme is designed not only to Postgraduate Certificate in Management: This course is run on a part-time and distancegive students a thorough understanding of • Accounting and Finance for Managers learning basis, over two years.business and management processes, but also • Marketing: Principles and Managementto enable them to develop their effectiveness • People in Organisations Assessmentas a practising manager. • The Effective Manager Mainly coursework, assignment-based. Postgraduate Diploma in ManagementNormally each stage is taken over one Career Opportunities Studies (DMS):academic year. You are able to leave with This qualification will enhance the career • Accounting and Finance for Managersa qualification at any stage on successful opportunities of any manager. A highly • Management Projectcompletion of the appropriate modules should regarded qualification by employers it reflects • Managing Operationsyou decide not to continue. the high degree of demand both in terms • Organisational Strategy of entry qualification and the rigour andSpecial Course Features workload associated with the course. Entry Requirements• Allows managers the flexibility to study at a Candidates should normally either hold an time, place and pace that suits them See also: honours degree from a UK (or equivalent)• Online material for each module studied university, or possess a recognised graduate distance learning which guides students MBA top-up programme for holders of the professional qualification. They should through DMS normally have two years work experience at the topic and which contains a number of MBA two year part-time programme supervisory level or above. self assessment exercises and Management distance learning programme recommended reading HNC/HND and other Level 5 qualifications• The required text books for each such as CMS/ILM/CMI will be considered management module is provided as part of along with your management experience. the programme and within its costs 24
  27. 27. ManagementmAster of BusIness ADmInIstrAtIon (mBA)(top-up from eDexcel, Dms, ABe, ncc, Icm) (level 7)This is a part-time/distancelearning programmedesigned as a top-up tothe MBA for holders of theDiploma in ManagementStudies (DMS) and otherLevel 7 PostgraduateDiplomas.Part-Time or Distance LearningCourse Content development of strategies and plans to cope Applicants with Level 7 qualifications valuedThe MBA is the leading internationally with managing change are addressed. Course at less than 100 UK credits may be able torecognised qualification for practising members will be instructed in management join the top-up programme but would have tomanagers. This is a part-time/distance research techniques appropriate to Master’s study additional credit.learning programme designed as a top-up to degree level learning to enable them tothe MBA for holders of Level 7 Management fulfil the demands of the course assessment Attendanceand Ledership qualifications such as the scheme and, in particular, satisfactorily Normally one year part-time or distanceDiploma in Management Studies, ABE, NCC, complete a dissertation. learning. September and JanuaryICM. Special Course Features AssessmentThe programme has been designed to • Designed to build on learning from Level 7 Coursework assignments, and a dissertation.enhance the knowledge and skills developed professional management qualificationson the DMS. As a Masters degree, this course • Extend the academic reach of candidates Career Opportunitiesis demanding both in terms of the rigour and • Part-time or distance learning With a sound knowledge of the theories andworkload associated with the course; so will • E-learning and books support distance techniques of management and increasedrequire commitment and dedication from learning confidence in dealing with other managementparticipants. The MBA enables participants to • A personal supervisor is assigned to you professionals, graduates’ managementconsider issues in an organisation wide or total during dissertation. competences will be significantly improvedbusiness context. Skills in analysing business on completion leading to enhanced careerand organisational problems are emphasised. Typical Modules progression opportunities. • Managing Strategic ChangeThe MBA top-up programme runs separately • Research Methods and Dissertation See alsobut alongside the now well-established part- Postgraduate Diploma in Management (DMS)time / distance learning MBA course and is Entry Requirements MBA Distance Learningavailable only to those candidates who have Applicants will normally be expected tosatisfactorily completed a DMS or equivalent hold a Level 7 (postgraduate) Diploma inqualification. For those who have completed Management or Leadership to the value ofa professional Level 7 management award, 100 or more UK Credits, for example:the wider experience gained by practising • Advanced Professional Diploma from management and the opportunity for Edexcel (formally the DMS)reflection and consideration of the relevance • Postgraduate Diploma in Business and value of academic perspectives, will Management from the ABE (Association ofbe particularly valued. The focus of the Business Executives), NCC or ICMprogramme is in developing holistic strategicthinking within an organisation. The ability torecognise and exploit opportunities and the 25

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