M.Sc. Strategic Management

University of Derby

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: May  2014, September  2014, January  2015
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  • English
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Delivery mode: Blended
Educational variant: Part-time

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Why choose this course?

* It has been developed in association with industry and commerce, ensuring relevancy and currency.
* It develops a wide range of knowledge and transferable skills by offering a stimulating experience from both practitioner and intellectual perspectives, in a friendly and supportive virtual environment.
* It is offered, with e-tutor support, only online.
* It's very flexible, as you can choose the order of what modules you study.
* There's continual assessment with no formal examination.
* Our tutors have a wide range of practical managerial experience in both public and private sectors.

About the course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required by the strategist to steer an organisation through the difficult and turbulent 21st century environment, and enable the development of an implementable strategic business programme.

It provides a progressive and structured framework that enables you to develop and apply skills of critical and ethical evaluation and synthesis. Strategy development and its implementation, enquiry based learning and independent judgment are core areas of development.

The keynote is quality - world class strategy with a winning competitive advantage.

Contents

The MSc Strategic Management is studied online over a period of up to 26 months. It consists of three levels, the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters.

For the award title of Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management you need to complete the Strategic Management module, plus any three of the following modules:

* Total Quality Management and Best Practice
* Decision Analysis
* Strategic Finance for Managers
* Marketing Research Techniques and Research Methods
* Strategic Information Management.

These areas provide you with a practical introduction to the key knowledge techniques and skills required to manage effectively in today's organisations.

The Postgraduate Diploma stage takes up to 8 months. This level enables you to step back and take a more holistic view of organisations, and to develop more strategic thinking skills.

For the award title of Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management you must complete the following six modules:

* Total Quality Management & Best Practice;
* Decision Analysis
* Strategic Finance for Managers
* Strategic Management
* Marketing Research Techniques and Research Methods
* Strategic Information Management.

Plus any two of the following modules:

* Strategic Marketing Planning
* Strategic Marketing Communications
* Strategic Modelling
* Managing Change
* International Business Strategies

These optional modules provide an opportunity for you to tailor the programme to your own interests.

The final masters stage takes up to 8 months and helps you to further develop your critical thinking skills. The focus is on the enhancement of your strategic management expertise and the integration of contemporary theory and practice.

For the award title of MSc in Strategic Management the following eight modules must be completed:

* Total Quality Management and Best Practice
* Decision Analysis
* Strategic Finance for Managers
* Strategic Management
* Marketing Research Techniques and Research Methods
* Strategic Information Management
* International Business Strategies
* Independent Studies.

In addition any two of the following modules must be completed:

* Strategic Marketing Planning
* Strategic Marketing Communications
* Strategic Modelling
* Managing Change.

This will enable you to develop and demonstrate your powers of rigorous analysis, critical enquiry, clear expression and independent judgement.

Requirements

You will normally:

* hold an Honours degree or equivalent professional qualifications or experience
* have A level Mathematics, or have studied a numerate subject at university or as part of your professional qualification
* have proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0-6.5/TOEFL 550-575 [PC213-232]).

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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