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    • Welcome to the People, Management & Organisations Division at Manchester Business School
    • Professor Fang Lee Cooke
    Postgraduate Open Day 26 November 2008
  • Manchester Business School Some statistics
    • 225 academic staff (and 67 Researchers in 10 Research Centres)
    • More than 1300 undergraduate students
    • More than 1300 postgraduate students (MSc, MRes, MPhil, PhD, MBA)
    • 2,500 blended learning students
    • Covers all business and management subjects for Masters and Doctoral
  • Manchester Business School
    • 21 MSc/MBus courses – in all Business and Management subjects
    • Intended as leading to careers in management and consultancy in public and private sectors
    • Also a training for Doctoral Study in MBS or elsewhere
  • Manchester Business School Research
    • All partners rated 5 or 5* in the last RAE
    • Annual income from research grants and contracts: £4 million
    • Aiming for 5* performance (or equivalent) across the board at the next (2008) RAE
    • Research covers the spectrum from “blue sky” to very applied
  • Some MBS Research Centres
    • Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk
    • Centre for Equality and Diversity at Work
    • Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition (CRIC)
    • Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST)
    • European Work and Employment Research Centre (EWERC)
    • Operations Management Research Centre
    • Public Policy and Management (Herbert Simon Institute)
    • Centre for Corporate Communications
    • Centre for International Business and Management
    • Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
    • International Business Research Centre (IBRC)
  • Careers
    • Access to University of Manchester Careers Service (finest in the UK)
    • Special careers advice sessions for MBS PG students – every Wednesday in February and March
      • manchester .ac. uk /events
  • People Management and Organisations Division
    • MSc Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations
    • MSc International Human Resource Management & Comparative Industrial Relations
    • MSc Organisational / Managerial Psychology
    • MSc Chinese and Business Management
    • MBus Global Business Analysis
  • MSc Chinese Business and Management
    • A multi-disciplinary taught course focusing on business and management in the Chinese context. These include, for example, Chinese-owned and foreign-owned businesses operating in China, as well as Chinese multinational firms operating outside China.
    • The course examines in depth a wide range of issues related to Chinese business and management and its cultural and institutional environment.
    • The course takes a comparative and international approach to the study of Chinese business and management issues. In other words, China is not studied in isolation but in the global context.
    • The course is delivered by academic members of staff who have internationally renowned expertise on Chinese business and management, politics and cultural studies.
    • It is aimed at graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in multinational firms that have or are developing business relationships with China or Chinese multinational firms. The course will also be useful for government officials, NGOs workers and those who have work experience in (multinational) firms that have business relationships with China, if they wish to deepen their knowledge of China.
  • MSc HRM & Industrial Relations MSc International HRM & Comparative Industrial Relations
    • Group Structure
    • MSc HRM&IR and MSc IHRM&CIR located in HRMERL
    • Six Professors and approximately 13 teaching staff in total
    • European Work and Employment Research Centre and the Centre for Fairness at Work
    • Major research themes
    • Comparative employment systems
    • Fair treatment at work
    • HRM in health services
    • Comparative Industrial Relations
    • Participation
    HRM, Employment Relations and Law Subject Area Group
  • MSc HRM & Industrial Relations MSc International HRM & Comparative Industrial Relations
    • Course Objectives
    • To provide a basic theoretical foundation for the study of industrial relations and human resource management , as well as a more contemporary analysis of changing employment practices.
    • The MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations traces developments in the employment relationship in the UK and comparatively, whereas the MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations examines international developments in human resource management and industrial relations
    • To give students a grounding in research methods , including techniques of data collection and analysis, so that they can apply those methods appropriately either in the business world or in academic-based research.
    • To equip students with competencies in various practical key skills that are required in their future careers and are sought after by employing organisations.
    • To provide a strong platform for subsequent doctoral work and research
    • The two courses are accredited by the CIPD and offer graduate member level
  • MSc HRM & Industrial Relations
    • Semester 1 (15 credits per unit)
    • HRM 1
    • HRM 2
    • Employment Policy and Practice 1
    • Generic Research Methods
    • Research Methods for Organisations
    • Semester 2 (15 credits per unit)
    • MNCs and Comparative Employment Systems
    • Employment Law
    • Industrial Relations
    • Dissertation over the summer
    Course units (this may change slightly in 2009-10)
  • MSc International HRM & Comparative Industrial Relations
    • Semester 1 (15 credits per unit)
    • HRM 1
    • Comparative IR
    • Research Methods for Organisations
    • One of the following options:
    • HRM 2
    • International Management
    • Semester 2 (15 credits per unit)
    • MNCs and Comparative Employment Systems
    • International Human Resource Management
    • International Labour Law and Regulation
    • One of the following options :
    • Management of International Organisational Change
    • Organisational Development
    • Dissertation over the summer
    Course units (this may change slightly in 2009-10)
  • MSc HRM and Industrial Relations MSc International HRM and Comparative Industrial Relations
    • Graduates from the course have gone on to a wide variety of careers and further study, mostly, but not exclusively, in related fields. These include HR consultancy at PwC, HR roles at the United Nations, Nestlé, Northern Foods, L’Oréal, the NHS, Scottish Power, Grant Thornton Accountants, local government, Co-operative Insurance, British Medical Association, employment law consultancy and lecturing/research.
  • MSc Organisational / Managerial Psychology
    • The only difference between the two degrees is in the entry requirement (OP requires GBR). They run as one programme and the student experience is the same.
    • Research is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations.  
    • Graduates are employed as internal consultants in large commercial and industrial organisations, in HR departments, in the Police, NHS and as management consultants.
  • MBus Global Business Analysis
    • Benefits of the client-facing project
    • Following completion of semester two, you undertake client-facing project with an external organisation.
    • The project, although unpaid, provides you with the opportunity to apply your learning to real business problems, gain valuable work experience and create networking opportunities.
  • Course Outline
    • Semester 1: Core Modules
    • Semester 2: Option Modules
    • Semester 3: Summer Project Period
  • Global Business Strategy Module
    • Strategic challenges and scenarios facing international organizations
    • Case Study Analysis
    • Global Business Strategic Management Project
      • Past examples include:
      • Tesco’s entry into India
      • Ford Motor Company in the Chinese Automobile Company
      • Strategic analysis of Amazon
      • Haiers Global Strategies
  • Client-facing project
    • Introduction
    • Assessed Client-facing project Dissertation/Report
    • Supervisors
    • Supervisors role
    • Your responsibility
  • Procedure for securing a client-facing project
    • Placement Officer
    • Arrange interviews
    • First appropriate offer
    • Language tuition
    • Arbitrator (Course Director)
    • Project eligibility
  • Examples
    • Unilever- A competitive Analysis of Petrochemical industry in Middle East/ China
    • Unilever – The impact of energy management in China on downstream customers
    • Accenture – Outsourcing a Pensions Print and Dispatch Unit/ An analysis of the processes and systems used by the Human Resource Services
    • Dissertation- An analysis of Westerns Firms Off shore strategies of production to Asia to cut Costs
  • Any questions?
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