Global Management
MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Salford Business School

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Part-time study available
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Based at MediaCityUK
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International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Global Management at Salford

1.

Enhance your career prospects with an excellent masters qualification specialising in global business and management

2.

Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance and benefit your organisation

3.

Put global management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project

Course Summary

This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager in a global business organisation.

You will learn about and critically evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own skills.

If you are already working as a manager, you will seriously enhance your capabilities, improve your career prospects, and achieve a highly-regarded management qualification.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.

Course Details

The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

Course Structure

Semester 1

You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You’ll also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in particular in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. This module draws from findings from research into work and particular emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical and practical perspectives to enable you to better understand the world of work.
Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the management of firms in an international/global context. You will be able to devise and evaluate a risk management strategy for the uncertain world of international financial markets using financial instruments such as swaps, options and futures. Emphasis is placed on factors that differentiate multinational from domestic financial management. This module also offers the opportunity to develop practical analytical and presentational skills by applying theory and concepts to international financial databases.

Semester 2

Develop an understanding of the role of marketing within the global organisation and the processes involved, with particular emphasis on the service sector. You will gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing/management functions within a global service context. In drawing from findings from research and practice, emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical perspectives that enable you to develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyse service management opportunities and problems at a global scale.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management at a global scale. You will gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems, to contribute to a company's competitiveness and strategy. You will develop understanding of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS within manufacturing and service organisations in a global context.

Semester 3

Business Innovation Project (BIP)

Flexible final study options

Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

  • Dissertation – traditional 3 month research pathway.
  • Live Project – 3 month group project activity researching a commercial project.
  • Internship – 3 month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organisation.
  • Placement – 6 month paid work experience implementing a commercial project.
This traditional route involves a substantive piece of research, which can examine contemporary or historical challenges in business, economic or management contexts.        

The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you.  Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.

  • 3 month research project culminating in a 12-15,000 word dissertation
  • Topics can be undertaken in a number of areas:
    • personal interest in a topic area which supports your career aspirations.
    • an academic’s research area which explores challenging developments in the supervisor’s  area of expertise.
    • in partnership with a company or sponsoring company.
    • an entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly suitable if you wish to research your own  business opportunity.
This is a group project (teams of 2 to 5 students) examining an organisational problem or opportunity. Students work on sizeable commercial projects, which are broken down by the team.  Live projects reflect commercial realities of delivering complex commercial projects through the combined efforts of a committed team.        
  • 3 month commercial research project.
  • Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
This involves working on a company project. The majority of internships are voluntary positions, which support work experience with a company in a particular sector. A number of projects exist for suitable students, in many cases students are supported in finding and securing internships with the support of the School’s Employability Hub.        
  • 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company.
  • Internships are often voluntary positions providing interesting project experience, some positions are paid – potentially up to 86 UNITE Projects are available in 2013-14.
  • 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
Placements are paid positions working on implementing a commercial project. Placements provide valuable experience for student to demonstrate their commercial capabilities. Placements are limited and are competitive.        
  • 4 to 6 month work based project undertaken at the organisations premises.
  • Assessment consist portfolio of work, visitor assessment, presentation and interim report, culminating in a work related dissertation of 10,000 words.
  • Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
  • Students can undertake placements with their sponsor or employing organisation.
  • For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
  • For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
  • The salary range for placements range from £14,320 to £25,000 pro rata – the average is £19,555 pro rata.

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. For further information please search for English on Course Finder.

Suitable For

Graduates who want to establish a career in management – or for existing managers who wish to develop their skills and enhance their future career prospects. It is also an excellent choice if you do not meet the work-experience requirements required for entry to the MBA.

Applicant profile

This course offers great scope for you to learn how human resources management plays a vital role in business. You will gain a highly regarded qualification, either as an existing practitioner or as a manager wanting to specialise in HRM.

Teaching

The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Assessment

During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include: essays, assignments, exams, multiple-choice tests, online tests, group reports and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Dr Dave Redfern

CIPD Programme Leader, immediate past Chair of CIPD Manchester Branch and member of CIPD Governing Body.

I have been at University College Salford and then the University of Salford for nearly 20 years. It has been my privilege to have been associated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development programmes throughout that time. The programmes have evolved over the years but have awarded either a PG Dip HRM or MSc HRM. I was awarded my PhD in 2006 and since that time have also supervised PhDs in HRM. I am CIPD programme leader and most recently have been awarded the role of coordinating CIPD-accredited activities within Salford Business School as CIPD Link Tutor. I have contributed to the launch in September 2012 of exciting new programmes focused on MSc HRM&D. I was Chair of the CIPD Manchester Branch until May 2013, which has 4,800 members and is the second largest in the country. The branch engages and interacts with members providing a diverse and rich range of activities and support. I consider myself fortunate to have had an interesting and rewarding career.

Employability

In addition to a highly-regarded formal qualification, you’ll gain the personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with organisations including Ernst & Young, British Airways, BMW, the NHS, BUPA and KPMG.

The CIPD Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire branches are led by graduates from the programme.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Career Prospects

A professional career spans over many years and various positions are held during a working career in today’s fast-past environment. The programme equips you well for this situation, providing you with flexible employment opportunities. Graduates work in a variety of industries and sectors, nationally as well as internationally, and hold positions at various management levels.

Alumni Profile

Jide Oloruntoba

My first degree was in Economics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I decided to take up postgraduate study to help further and studied for an MSc. I have found that it has enabled me to study my subject in more depth and it is also delivering practical strategies that will enable me to tackle future challenges professionally.

Links with Industry

You will be encouraged to attend CIPD Manchester Branch events and join meetings of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Our course team also maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.

Further Study

Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).

You can find more on our research opportunities here.

PGR options include:

  • Enterprise Innovation
  • Information Systems, Organisations and Society
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
  • Operations Management, Management Science & Statistics

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£7,500
Part-time£1,250 per 30 credits
Full-time International£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits
Full-time PgDip£5,000
Full-time PgCert£2,500

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.