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MBA Human Resource Management


Accounting & Finance For Managers  
Provides an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting and introduces key aspects of financial analysis and enable students to undertake: interpretation of accounts; ratio analysis and user-group specific tools, e.g. Z scores and credit ratings; accounting information and the stock market; forecasting and valuation. 

Operations Management 
Introducing the core concepts in the management of operations producing products and services. These include the management of capacity and inventory, production planning and control, project management and the management and improvement of quality. 

Business Economics 
This module will equip students with the basic knowledge of business economics and examine the ways in which economic theory may be applied to solve real business problems, focussing on aspects of economics vital to a student of business. 

Business Strategy 
Drawing mainly on microeconomics theories and applications in order to introduce students to theories, concepts and techniques of analysis that are close to many typical business situations. 


Strategic Marketing 
Marketing management and strategic planning. Marketing in a range of organisational settings, including consumer, industrial, service and voluntary sectors. Systems perspective on key marketing techniques. Relationship between marketing and other management functions in modern organisations. 

Managing People At Work 
Management of people as a key element for organisational success. People as the most complex of all organisational resources to manage. Theoretical and practical issues of people management in the contemporary competitive economic environment. 

Managing Change and Innovation 
This course will enable students to understand the context of innovation and change by examining a number of key topics, including the development of new products (goods and services), developing the business case for innovation and delivering change. 

The Leadership Challenge
Investigates the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about Leadership. It will examine the trait and situational theories, among others, so that students begin to recognise the basic assumptions which are used by writers in professional journals and quality broad sheets alike.


In order to graduate with a named degree in the specialist areas, students follow the core modules listed in the first and second semesters. During the Summer School students then specialise by undertaking three elective modules in their chosen specialism. For HRM these are currently: Talking to Teams; Essential HR Practices; and People, Creativity and Change.

Compulsory Module: New Venture Creation

The aim is to equip students with an understanding of key aspects of new venture creation, including business planning, pitching new ideas to investors and managing growth. This is a capstone course, by bringing together a range of different concepts.

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