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Index
Note from the Vice Chancellor                          3
About the University of Liverpool                      4
About Laureate Online Education                        5
A fruitful partnership                                 5
A new world of learning                                6
Rigorous, challenging                                  7
Academic excellence                                    8
The benefits of a global virtual classroom             9
Our typical student                                    9
Faculty of The University of Liverpool               10
Foundation Course                                    13
Student Support                                      13
Student testimonials                                 14
Introduction to the programmes                       16
Master of Business Administration Programme          17
MBA Modules                                          18
Master of Science in Operations
and Supply Chain Management Programme                22
MSc in OSCM Modules                                  23
Master of Science in
Information Technology Programme                     25
MSc in IT Modules                                    26
Master of Science in Information Systems
Management Programme                                 31
MSc in ISM Modules                                   32
Master of Public Health Programme                    35
MPH Modules                                          36
Master of Science in Clinical Research
Administration Programme                             38
MSc in CRA Modules                                   39
Master of Science in International Management        41
MSc in International Management Modules              42
Master of Science in Human Resource Management       43
MSc in Human Resource Management Modules             44
Master of Science in Global Consumer Marketing       45
MSc in Global Consumer Marketing Modules             46
Contact us                                           47
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Note from the Vice Chancellor

        The University of Liverpool has an outstanding reputation for the
        quality of its teaching, research and student support services.
        Graduates of the University’s world-class departments can be found
        in every corner of the globe, filling senior positions in top-ranking
        industries and organisations.


        Throughout its history, the University has sought to create a culture
        of learning that actively looks for challenges and encourages
        innovation and development. This pursuit of excellence has brought
        many rewards, including eight Nobel Prizes.


        At the same time, it has introduced a number of pioneering
        programmes. The online Masters degree programmes that we
        offer in partnership with Laureate Online Education B.V. are at the
        forefront of developments in online higher education. Whilst reflecting
        the University’s tradition of excellence and dedication to quality, our
        programmes match the ever-evolving requirements of the increasingly
        global arena of higher education and professional advancement.


        One of the major roles of academia is to join forces with industry
        and provide synergistic solutions for the workplace of the future.
        Our online postgraduate programmes are not only at the cutting
        edge of education; they also provide the knowledge and
        methodology to enable each student to remain at the top of his
        or her own field. These programmes will contribute to your skills,
        achievements, and professional satisfaction, enabling you to achieve
        even greater success in your career.


        Professor Drummond Bone
        Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
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About the University of Liverpool
As a member of the Russell Group of leading                      research income, and it is the 15th largest research
research universities – the ‘Ivy League’ of UK                   university in the UK. The University is also placed in the
higher education – the University of Liverpool                   top 25 universities in England according to the latest Times
is at the forefront of academic provision.                       Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings.

One of the first civic universities, Liverpool’s history dates   The University remains committed to the ‘advancement
back to 1881 and the establishment of University College         of learning and ennoblement of life’ which the people of
Liverpool, which opened in 1882 with 45 students. Its            Liverpool helped establish over a century ago. Its alumni
iconic Victoria Building, which is still at the heart of the     include Dame Stella Rimington, former Director-General
campus today, inspired the term ‘red-brick university’.          of MI5, architect Sir James Stirling and Tung Chee Hwa,
The college attracted the pioneers of the time, including        former Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Professor Oliver Lodge who made the world’s first public
radio transmission in 1894 and demonstrated the first use        The University has always encouraged innovation in
of the X-ray for surgical purposes two years later.              learning and its pursuit of excellence has gained global
                                                                 recognition. At the same time, it has been a catalyst
The University of Liverpool received its Charter in 1903         for pioneering educational programmes such as the
and quickly established itself as a world-leader in research:    partnership with Laureate that now delivers online Masters
over the next 100 years, eight Nobel Laureates would pass        programmes to professionals all over the world.
through its doors. Its global reputation for teaching and
research has continued to the present day.                       For further information about the University of Liverpool
                                                                 please go to www.liv.ac.uk
The Financial Times has ranked the University of Liverpool
amongst the top 10 UK universities in terms of annual
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About Laureate Online Education
Laureate Online Education has been the e-Learning              Laureate’s students come from 175 different countries
partner of the University of Liverpool since 1999.             worldwide. Our students are represented in Europe,
It specialises in delivering 100% online academic              Asia, the Middle East, North America and Africa to
education, tailored to the needs of working                    name a few. Many are busy professionals with extensive
professionals worldwide.                                       work experience.

Laureate has developed truly international online Masters      Studying online with Laureate puts you at the heart
programmes using specially adapted versions of the             of a learning experience that has successfully delivered
University of Liverpool’s campus-taught degrees.               educational and career benefits to thousands of
                                                               professionals across the world.
Its first virtual classroom was launched in April 2000
following three years of intensive research and development.




A fruitful partnership
The partnership between the University of Liverpool
and Laureate Online Education provides a unique
combination of resources and capabilities.

The successful private-public partnership between
Laureate and University of Liverpool has enabled the
University of Liverpool to take a giant step towards global
reach. Both partners stand for quality, innovation and
continuous improvement in online teaching and learning.

The University of Liverpool is responsible for the academic
quality of our programmes and awards the degrees.
The online Masters programmes we offer originate in
the highly ranked School of Medicine, School of
Management and Department of Computer Science.

Laureate, as the University of Liverpool’s exclusive
worldwide e-learning partner, is responsible for making
Liverpool’s programmes available online, by providing
the environment and support our students need.
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A new world of learning
Success within an organisation demands                            A modern Masters has to fit into your life. That’s why
collaboration between specialists in pursuit                      all of your coursework, class discussions and group
of a common goal. Success in your career                          projects take place in an online environment which is
demands no less.                                                  ‘asynchronous’. There are no fixed lecture times,
                                                                  the classroom is always open and you don’t need
Gone are the days when a Masters Degree alone was                 to synchronise your study with anyone else. You can
a passport to career advancement. While today’s                   interact with your instructors and fellow students whenever
organisations still require profound specialist knowledge,        and wherever you want.
they also call for flexible thinking, subtle management skills,
practical expertise and the ability to work with a diverse        Our average class size is around 18, which means our
group of people.                                                  academic and support staff have the time to give you
                                                                  personal attention at every stage of the learning process.
We understand that these demands are way beyond the
capabilities of traditional classroom and distance learning       We believe flexibility is about more than convenience;
methods. By bringing people together in our unique 100%           it’s about relevance too. That’s why you can customise
online learning environment, we enable them to share the          your programme to suit your own specific work
latest thinking from the real world. On our programmes,           and career priorities, or follow one of our pre-set
you can explore and analyse new concepts alongside like-          Specialisation Tracks if you want to concentrate on
minded professionals from different countries, industries         a particular area of study. You are also encouraged to
and cultures. Working together to discover solutions              introduce your own issues into the programme,
to today’s issues, you become better equipped for the             for consideration and debate by your classmates.
challenges of tomorrow.
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Rigorous, challenging
You would expect a Masters degree from the                     the full support of your family, friends and employer if you are
University of Liverpool to be demanding. And you               to surmount the many challenges of this holistic experience.
would be right. The academic standards required for
our online programmes are just as high as those for            But, as you steadily transform your professional knowledge
the on-campus equivalents. This is no soft option.             and skills into a respected qualification, you can expect the
                                                               rewards of an unparalleled sense of satisfaction, renewed
From the moment your programme starts, you are in              confidence and increased effectiveness in your job.
constant discussion with your classmates. You get regular
feedback and grading from your instructor and continuous       Our programmes are not for everybody; they demand
support from a dedicated member of our student support         concentration, commitment and sheer hard work.
team. So, whilst your programme is tough, it never feels       But we believe the experience will revitalise your career
like a solo effort.                                            prospects, recast your understanding of the workplace
                                                               and reveal opportunities you never imagined.
For most of our students, a Masters programme is a joint
undertaking outside the virtual classroom too. You will need   This experience will change your life.




  I I decided on this programme because of the flexibility it offered in balancing
my professional and personal life. The University of Liverpool’s reputation was another
major factor that influenced my decision.
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        Academic excellence
        The foundation of any higher degree programme
        is academic excellence. It seems that these days
        almost anyone can acquire some kind of Masters;
        a credible one is less easily earned. Think carefully
        before you make your choice; your future is too
        important to entrust to just anyone.

        As you would expect from the University of Liverpool, we
        meet or exceed all British academic quality standards for
        higher education, as defined by The Quality Assurance
        Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the independent
        body that is responsible for standards in higher education
        in the UK. For details, see www.qaa.ac.uk

        Under the auspices of the University, there is constant
        supervision of teaching standards, with grading being
        assessed by external examiners. We have a long track
        record of expertise in management, technology, public
        health and online learning. Our online instructors are
        recruited both for their academic expertise and their
        ability to be catalysts for high-level discussion in the
        online learning environment.

        The level of participation we expect and the assignments
        we set reflect this. Our online learning environment
        provides a total immersion method, a 360° educational
        experience in which you examine subjects in depth and
        to deadlines, with weekly assignments, assessments and
        evaluation. You get regular feedback and grading from
        your instructor based on your classroom participation,
        as well as ongoing discussion and input from classmates.
                                                                     This is a learning approach based on real-life participation,
                                                                     not the ability to memorise. In our programmes, you are
                                                                     evaluated on your ability to process information, turn it
                                                                     into knowledge, critically analyse it and communicate
                                                                     it clearly to others.

                                                                     When the hard work is finally over, you will be invited
      My career objectives have changed since                        to a graduation ceremony in Liverpool, where you can
the MBA programme. I now aim to become a                             meet your fellow students and enjoy the satisfaction
                                                                     of an immense achievement. All of our graduates are
business leader or CEO of a company in the IT
                                                                     welcome to participate, although this is not mandatory,
sector; the programme has given me a broader                         and you will receive your graduation certificate whether
grounding in all the business skills needed                          you attend or not.
to lead any company.                                                 As a Liverpool/Laureate graduate, you will automatically
                                                                     become part of our global alumni network and benefit
                                                                     from the contacts and friendships you have made long
                                                                     after your degree programme is over. Many of our students
                                                                     report that the ongoing sense of community they feel with
                                                                     fellow professionals from across the world, is one of the
                                                                     greatest advantages of the online learning experience.
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        The benefits of a
        global virtual classroom
        At Masters level, your degree programme should               Your assignments and class discussions are normally
        be as much about what you learn from your fellow             based on ‘live’ work issues, and our small class sizes
        students as from your instructors. We pick our               mean you can explore ideas and solutions in real depth.
        students carefully to ensure this is the case.               You will usually carry out group projects in a close-knit
        Like you, they are experienced professionals,                team of three or four, often across distant time zones,
        with a thorough understanding of their profession,           but you will also get plenty of opportunity to show how well
        industry and country.                                        you can work independently.

        And while their perspectives are different they are always   The networks you establish during your programme
        relevant, so you can immediately apply your new knowledge    have potential long-term advantages too. As a member
        to your own job responsibilities and career decisions.       of a global community that transcends national, cultural
                                                                     and industry boundaries, you will enjoy easy access to
                                                                     connections and insights that would otherwise be out
                                                                     of reach. Many of our students continue to benefit both
     To me, the programme meant professional                         personally and professionally from the relationships they
                                                                     made during their online Masters.
and personal enrichment. I benefit from it every day.
Weighty issues and tough time schedules forced me
to improve my working style to an unexpected pace
and intensity. I experienced excellent and exciting
teamwork over global time zones.



        Our ‘typical’ student
        Of course, there is no such thing as a typical
        Liverpool/Laureate Masters degree student, but
        certain characteristics do recur.

        Our students normally have significant work experience.
        On average, they have been working in the private or
        public sector for about 12 years. Some have missed out
        on university altogether and are looking to an online
        Masters degree to convert their hard-won practical
        knowledge into a credible qualification.

        Needless to say, they tend to occupy a senior position
        in their organisation and welcome the opportunity
        to prepare for a higher qualification while maintaining
        their day-to-day responsibilities. They usually study for
        a Masters degree that will have a direct bearing on both
        their current role and their preferred future direction.

        They often have a family and are keen to strike the right
        balance between work, home and study. At the same
        time, they are eager to seize the chance to learn from
        classmates from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures
        and industries. They are all fully committed to study and
        recognise that they will have to make sacrifices along the
        way. Happily, they almost all agree that the hard work and
        long hours are worth it!
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Faculty of the University of Liverpool
Professor Paul Leng                          and the British Computer Society’s     their views on access to services,
Paul Leng is Professor of e-Learning         specialist group in AI (BCS-SGAI).     and is currently a co-investigator
at the University of Liverpool. He was       He has been chair and deputy/          examining access to health
Head of the University’s Department          technical programme chair for the      services in rural Guatemala.
of Computer Science from 1991                BCS-SGAI AI series of conferences      Dr. Stanistreet has participated in a
to 1997, and in 1995 he co-founded           from 1999 onwards. Over the last       number of national steering groups
the ‘Connect’ Centre, one of the first       three years, he has been on the        investigating health issues among
organisations in Europe established          programme committees for 21 KDD        young men, including the European
to help businesses take advantage            events (conferences, symposia,         Men’s Health Development
of the emergence of the internet.            workshops etc.). He has written        Foundation and the Department
Subsequently, he was appointed the           150 publications on KDD and            of Health Men’s Health Initiative.
first Director of the University’s           AI-related research.                   She has also supervised numerous
e-Learning Unit, established to                                                     postgraduate research dissertations.
oversee the University’s online degree       Dr. D. L. Stanistreet
programmes that are delivered in             Dr. Debbi Stanistreet is the           Dr. Andrew Lyons
partnership with Laureate. He has            Programme Director for the online      Dr. Andrew Lyons is a Senior
published two books and over a               and on-campus Master of Public         Lecturer at the University of
hundred research papers in many              Health programmes at the University    Liverpool Management School.
areas of Computer Science.                   of Liverpool. She has published        His principal area of research
                                             papers on distance learning in         concerns the development of
Dr. Alan Southern                            public health education and has        business models and techniques
Dr. Southern is a Senior Lecturer            acted as a consultant to a number      for improved operations and
at the University of Liverpool               of European projects seeking to        supply chain performance. He
Management School and Director               develop new methods of delivery        has also undertaken a wide range
of Studies for the online MBA                in the teaching of public health.      of research, consultative and
programme. He has long experience            Dr. Stanistreet was responsible for    teaching projects in a number
of teaching postgraduate students            co-ordinating the transition of the    of industrial sectors in areas
management and business. His                 MPH on-campus programme into           ranging from the introduction
research, in the field of enterprise         a blended learning programme in        of performance measurement
and area revitalisation, has led to a        1998. She is currently supervising     systems to the development of
number of publications in academic           a research project evaluating both     manufacturing simulation models.
journals, books and practitioner             online and on-campus methods           He has published his work in a
reviews. Recently, he has worked             of delivery in postgraduate public     range of journals that includes the
with the UK-based Small Business             health education.                      International Journal of Production
Research Trust and his work has                                                     Research, the International Journal
informed the All Party Parliamentary         Dr. Stanistreet is an experienced      of Operations and Production
Small Business Group at the Houses           epidemiologist who uses mixed          Management, the International
of Parliament, the regional North            methods in health and social           Journal of Technology Management
West Development Agency                      research. She has recently             and the International Journal
and the local Merseyside                     completed a textbook for Wiley         of Advanced Manufacturing
Entrepreneurship Commission.                 entitled ‘Quantitative Research        Technology. Dr. Lyons is a
                                             Methods for Health Professionals:      member of the Chartered Institute
Dr. Frans Coenen                             An Interactive Guide’ in conjunction   of Purchasing and Supply, the
Dr. Frans Coenen is a Senior                 with two colleagues, Dr. Nigel         Chartered Institute of Logistics
Lecturer at the University of Liverpool      Bruce and Dr. Dan Pope. Her            and Transport and the Institute
Department of Computer Science               research spans gender and health,      of Engineering and Technology.
and is Director of Studies for the           men’s health and access to health      Dr. Lyons is chairing the 2008
online MSc programmes in IT and              services. Her current work in the      Logistics Research Network
Computer Science. He has a general           field includes a number of projects    Conference at the University of
background in Artificial Intelligence (AI)   investigating the health needs of      Liverpool (www.lrn2008.org.uk).
and has been working in the field of         men, including health promotion
data mining and knowledge discovery          among older men and also young
in data for about ten years. He is a         men and sexual health needs. In
member of the IFIP WG12.2 Machine            addition, she has led research with
Learning and Data Mining group               young homeless men examining
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Teaching staff                           language standardisation and to the      New Zealand. He has been teaching
Our instructors are approved             OMG’s Unified Modelling Language         campus –based programmes at
by the University of Liverpool and       UML and SPEM (Software Process           both Undergraduate and Graduate
other higher educational institutions    Engineering Metamodel) standards.        (Masters) Level for over 20 years and
around the world. Most of them                                                    has six years of experience teaching
have extensive experience and            Paul FitzPatrick, Singapore, MBA         Online Masters programmes.
when they are not teaching our           Paul FitzPatrick has 22 years’
students, they work as industry          experience in university teaching,       Martin Kelly has a Doctorate in
experts, researchers, consultants,       corporate training, journalism and       Accounting from the University
university lecturers and managers.       parliamentary research. He is a UK       of Waikato, New Zealand and a
They undergo rigorous training and       citizen but has lived in Singapore for   Masters Degree in Accounting from
mentoring to ensure that they are also   over ten years. He has also worked       Massey University. He has authored
highly effective online educators.       extensively in Malaysia, Vietnam,        100 academic papers and has 18
                                         China, Hong Kong, South and              publications in refereed journals. He
Here are profiles of some of them:       North Korea and Japan.                   has authored 10 chapters in different
                                         He has a Masters degree in Human         academic books and his current
Richard Thomas,                          Resource Management and                  main research interests are
Australia, MSc-IT                        Organisational Behaviour from the        in Corporate Governance,
Richard Thomas has been involved         Leeds Business School. He also           Sustainable Business, CSR &
in professional software development     conducts research on behalf of the       Philosophy in Management.
for the past 24 years. He has taught     Singapore Government on economic
undergraduate campus programmes          and social issues and is a visiting      Tony Mancini, Canada, MBA
for the past 23 years, Masters level     research fellow at Peking University     Tony Mancini has 30 years of
courses for the past 18 years and        and an adjunct faculty member with       professional experience in the telecom
online courses since 1999. As well as    Singapore Management University.         industry, mostly wireline related.
teaching in Canada, Australia, New                                                In particular, his experience is in
Zealand and Singapore, he has worked     He has written over 250 articles         network planning, engineering and
on consultancy projects in these         for a variety of publications ranging    monitoring, as well as training and
countries as well as the USA, Ecuador,   from The Times to International HR       development, and internal auditing.
Russia, Switzerland and the UK.          journals and on topics ranging from      He has 22 years of campus-based
He has a Masters of Applied              cultural change at MI5, Britain’s        experience (19 years part-time
Science in Computer Science              internal security agency, to the         and three years full-time) and has
from the Queensland University           potential economic impact of the         taught at both Undergraduate and
of Technology and is pursuing his        forthcoming 2012 London Olympics.        Graduate levels in Business Statistics,
doctorate. Richard was a founding        He also has three academic books         Operations Management, and
member of Software Engineering,          to his credit.                           Internal Auditing. He has an MBA
Australia and has published over 25                                               from Concordia University and is a
academic papers in topics related        Martin Kelly, New Zealand, MBA           member of the International Institute
to language design, computer             Martin Kelly has 30 years of             for Internal Auditors.
science, software engineering,           professional experience in accounting,
and computing pedagogy. He has           marketing and corporate governance
contributed to ISO programming           in England, Scotland, Belgium and
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Roger Bradburn, UK, MBA                   teaching experience. Gail has two        She has worked on research
Roger Bradburn has around 30              Masters Degrees in Counseling and        projects on the use of distributed
years of international experience         Computer Science and a doctorate         learning environment structures
in China, Hong Kong, Singapore,           in Counseling Psychology/Higher          (websites/CMS), Online Faculty
Greece, Mauritius, Seychelles,            Education Administration from the        Development and Teaching/
India and the UK.                         University of Florida.                   Learning at a Distance (student
                                                                                   views on transactional distance).
He has over a decade of experience        She has worked on research               She has authored over twenty
in marketing and senior management        projects in Distance Learning, CS        academic papers and her research
in multinationals and later, in his own   Learning Criteria, High Performance      has been published in the
company. He held senior management        Computing, Software Engineering          Information Systems Education
roles at Philips, ITT and AB PLC          Education Research, Software             Journal and at various conference
(now TT). He has around 15 years of       Metrics, Curriculum Development          proceedings.
experience in international education.    and College Assessment.
He has an MBA from Durham                                                          Anshuman Khare, Canada,
University and is currently pursuing      Gail has authored 18 academic            MSc-Operations & Supply Chain
his doctorate at Lancaster University.    papers with the results of the           Management
He has led research projects in           research published in Cardiology         Anshuman Khare is a Professor
International Business Ethics and         of the Young, Information Systems        for Operations Management
Knowledge Management. He has to           Education Journal, Journal of            at Athabasca University.
his credit around 12 academic papers,     Computing Sciences in Colleges,          He teaches courses in Operations
one text book and around one million      Lecture Notes in Computer Science:       Management, Quantitative
words of distance learning materials.     Software Engineering Education,          Analysis while supervising
                                          Journal of Computing in Small            the delivery of courses in
Marisa Lincoln, Scotland, MPH             Colleges, Educational Technology         entrepreneurship, energy
Marisa Lincoln has a doctorate in         and Psychological Reports. She has       management, managerial
Social Health Care Policy and a           presented at various conferences         economics, supply chain
MSc in Social Research from the           and is a reviewer for several refereed   management and a few others.
University of Edinburgh. In addition      journals. She is also a member
she also has an MA(Hons) in Social        of AAUP, AITP, ACM, ISTE and             Anshuman has an MBA and a
Policy (& Law). She has 25 years of       a review panelist for the National       PhD from Allahabad University in
teaching experience and has been a        Science Foundation                       India. His area of specialization is
freelance researcher for educational                                               Operations Research. Anshuman
and other public institutions. She has    Kathleen M Kelm, USA,                    has received two major post-
also taught students across South         MSc-IT MSc-ISM                           doctoral fellowships from the
Africa, Europe, US and Asia. She          Kathleen has twenty seven years          Japanese Government (1995-97)
has also participated in a variety of     of professional experience in            and Alexander von Humboldt
research projects involving housing       Systems Development, Network,            Foundation in Germany
homelessness, welfare, and health.        Infrastructure Planning and              (1998-2000; 2007-8 for 3 months)
She has led a research project into       fourteen years in Online Learning        for research studies in Japan
the quality of maternity care in two      Environments. She has 12 years of        and Germany.
maternity care settings. She has          campus-based teaching experience
authored five academic papers and         at Masters and undergraduate levels.     Before coming to academia,
the results of her research has been                                               Anshuman worked as the Staff
published in Public Administration &      Kathleen has a Masters in Adult          Officer to the Chairman at the
Maternity Care journals.                  Education, Learning theory from          International Airports Authority
                                          the University of Toronto and is a       of India which specialized in
Gail Miles, USA,                          doctoral candidate in Computer           management of international
MSc-IT & MSc-ISM                          Technology in Education program          airports in India. IAAI is now part
Gail Miles has 26 years of professional   from the Nova Southeaster                of the National Airports Authority.
experience in Computer Science            University, Florida. She is also a
and has seven years of online             certified technical trainer.
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Foundation
Course
Students commence their programme with a
Foundation Course - a two-week preparatory class
in which they become familiar with our academic
and administrative procedures.

By the end of the Foundation Course, they will understand
the roles of the Student Support Manager, the instructor
and the student and they will learn to use the online
learning environment. They will also understand the
participation requirements and academic standards
of their Masters programme.

Students will be required to collaborate and engage in group
discussions, to submit assignments each week, and to read
all materials posted to the Foundation Course classroom.




Student Support
From enrolment to graduation, we support you all the way.      He or she will guide you through the application process
These are some of the people who will help you through         and answer any questions you may have. They will also
your Masters programme.                                        advise you on the various financial options available and
                                                               help you choose the plan that suits you best.
Admissions Advisor
Your main contact through the enrolment process,               You can also telephone us directly
the Admissions Advisor will contact you by email or by         on +31 (0)20 713 0000.
telephone to arrange a telephone interview.
                                                               Student Support Manager
                                                               Once you have been accepted as a student, your Student
                                                               Support Manager becomes your guide for the rest of your
                                                               programme. They will help you build a schedule based
                                                               on your personal preferences and goals. Once you are
                                                               up and running, they will check in with you periodically
                                                               to make sure you are comfortably on track. You can contact
                                                               them at any time if you have problems or questions on
                                                               anything to do with your programme, including classes,
                                                               instructors, attendance and assessment.

                                                               Technical support 24/7
                                                               Laureate Online Education uses proven software that is
                                                               quick and easy to use. However, if you ever need technical
                                                               assistance, a staffed Technical Support line is available
                                                               24/7 all year round.
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Student testimonials
Laureate’s students come from 175 different                  It gave me direct insight into technologies that I was not
countries worldwide. Our students are represented            exposed to in my job and an urge to try out more, now
in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America              or at a later stage.
and Africa to name a few.
                                                             The success of the programme for me was also due to the
Laura Elizabeth Flanagan, MBA, Canadian                      various forums where students could communicate, vent
Working on the MBA has been a challenging and                their frustrations, offer advice, ask for help or just chat.
rewarding experience. I enjoyed the material that was
covered and the way in which it was taught. Initially the    Andrew Willis, MBA, British
online programme seemed difficult and I missed the           When I was working in a small business providing project
face-to-face interaction of a classroom. However, after      management and consultancy for IT companies, I was
a few weeks we all learned to interact with ease and         often party to board level discussions and needed to
professionalism. The opportunity to have classmates          support my business knowledge with a recognized
who lived around the world was one that I will cherish.      qualification; experience was no longer enough. I liked the
Other points of view are an important aspect of an           programme offered by the University of Liverpool as it gave
MBA in our new global economy. The professors in the         me the flexibility I needed to continue to meet my work and
MBA programme were wonderful. I enjoyed the varied           life commitments.
experience they brought to the classroom.
                                                             Whilst the study demands were high it was definitely
Cathalina Melvina Fontenelle, MSc IT, West Indian            interesting and rewarding. I learned a lot from the diverse
I live in St. Lucia, one of the smaller islands in the       cultural and industrial backgrounds of my
Caribbean (West Indies), and completed the MSc               fellow students.
programme in Information Technology in 2005.
                                                             I began the MBA programme to further advance my career
The best thing about the online programme was the vast       and that has proven to be the case. It has enabled me
diversity of classmates, with varying levels of knowledge,   to consolidate my financial capabilities, and I have now
some of them working at the cutting edge of technology.      progressed into a financial role, which feels like exactly
                                                             the right move.
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Imran Khan, MSc IT, British                                      Prashant Kumar Kanungo, MBA, Indian
Having started a full-time career in IT, I was looking           The strengths of this course are hidden in the combination
to a Masters to gain an understanding of cutting edge            of the content and its delivery. The content is well balanced
technology and to formalize some of my experiences.              and covers almost all the aspects of management that
The online MSc in IT gave me the opportunity to continue         are needed in today’s global business environment. The
my professional learning and also attain academic                international nature of the classrooms is unique and adds
knowledge. My experience on the course was excellent.            so many perspectives that can never be achieved in a
The instructors were very knowledgeable and provided             physical classroom. Every discussion is seen from multiple
excellent support throughout my studies. I also had the          views and the students get to read all the submissions
opportunity to interact with a very diverse set of people        and are even required to add comments and discuss the
from all over the world. The online discussions proved to        important points made by their classmates. This makes
be extremely rewarding as I could gauge the experiences          learning broader, richer and unique. The collaboration
from others very easily through and online medium. It is         that is a part of group tasks is an enriching experience. I
very difficult to attain this on a traditional Masters course.   got to work in teams where my team members were from
                                                                 three different time zones. The results of such collaborative
The content of the course was varied and provided me             learning are amazing.
with a solid grounding in key areas of IT which are proving
to be invaluable. The course is very flexible and allows
you to tailor your learning experience, depending on
your areas of interest. In addition to the instructors, the
Student Support Manager, was always on hand to help
me manage my studies alongside my full-time job. Overall
this course is highly recommended to anyone who is
pursuing a career in IT.

Meng Xi, MBA, Chinese
With the economic environment changing in China, I was
attracted by the idea of being in business myself.
The MBA provided by the University of Liverpool came
across as the best choice for me at exactly the right time.

What surprised me the most in this course was how
active every student in each class was in terms of the
amount of time they spent on this course and the amount
of contributions they submitted weekly to the class. Their
enthusiasm and high spirits were also the main elements
that stimulated me to finish the course.

For those who have careers, I would say learning online is
the best way to benefit from both working and studying.

Morten Bjørnsvik, MSc-IT, Norwegian
Doing an online Masters programme when you are working
full-time means you have to structure your life; you must be
able to put aside at least 20 hours a week. The classroom
structure, with weekly questions, feedback on your
classmates’ submissions and regular deadlines, helps you
stay productive.

I was utterly impressed by my fellow classmates, especially
by the fact that most of them brought a lot of experience
into the classroom, which was quite different from a
college class where the majority of the students have
no relevant job experience. Therefore, the discussions
were often quite creative and varied and helped me think
outside the box.
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Introduction to the programmes
In all our programmes, you can choose from a range of         Our flexible programmes let you influence your own
elective modules to personalise the content of your degree.   learning outcomes; not only in your choice of electives
                                                              but also by encouraging you to personalise your learning
Whichever option you take, you can choose modules             experience by bringing your particular work situation and
that are relevant to your needs today as well as those        viewpoint into class discussions.
that will formalise your valuable work experience into a
higher qualification.
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Master of Business
Administration Programme
The MBA has long been the                   The Specialisation Track in Finance         Personalised study
degree of choice for the business           & Accounting provides deep                  Students can customise their
professional and senior manager             understanding and practical skills          degree according to their individual
in all fields and industries. Our           in using the latest financial and           requirements.
dynamic programme adapts to                 accounting tools, which are central
the constant changes in global              to the successful growth of any
business practices, as well as to           organisation. Modules include                A Core modules
the individual needs of the busy            Investment Strategies, Financial             • Corporate Strategy
professionals who study with us.            Reporting, Business Finance and
The experience of truly global              Advanced Managerial Accounting.
                                                                                         • Managing People
collaboration will itself benefit                                                        • Managing Resources
you in any international working                                                         • Managing the Environment
environment.                                                                             • Managing Change
Programme outline                                                                        B Elective modules
Our MBA programme offers a                  EFMD CEL accreditation                       (students choose three)
comprehensive education and
postgraduate qualification in all aspects
                                            The European Foundation for                  • Marketing Research
                                            Management Development (EFMD),
of management, while enabling you to        an organisation that has proven its          • Services Marketing
customise your study to meet particular     commitment to international business         • Human Resource Management
work and career needs.                      with EQUIS Accreditation, has now
                                            developed an accreditation dedicated
                                                                                         • Consumer Behaviour
The core modules cover corporate            to raising the standards of technology-      • Business Finance
strategy, the management of people,         enhanced learning programmes                 • Investment Strategies
resources, the environment and              worldwide.
change. You can then personalise your
                                                                                         • Quantitative Business Analysis
MBA through a wide variety of electives,    In 2007, EFMD awarded accreditation          • Financial Reporting
ranging from Investment Strategies          for teChnology-Enhanced Learning
                                            (CEL Accreditation) to the University
                                                                                         • Advanced Managerial Accounting
to Entrepreneurship, from Marketing
in a Global Environment to Business         of Liverpool’s Online MBA programme          • Marketing in a Global Environment
Leadership. Alternatively, you can          delivered in partnership with Laureate       • Entrepreneurship
focus on a specific area by following       Online Education.
a pre-defined Specialisation Track in
                                                                                         • Business Leadership
Marketing or Finance & Accounting.          The University of Liverpool online MBA       • Advanced Concepts of e-Business
                                            programme, with specialisations in
                                            Finance & Accounting and Marketing, is
The Specialisation Track in Marketing       delivered fully online, and has a student    C Dissertation
includes focused knowledge that             body from 175 countries.                     Students refine their dissertation topic
enables managers to make informed,                                                       in conjunction with their Personal
influential decisions that support the                                                   Dissertation Advisor, an academic
                                            Programme structure
development goals of their organisation                                                  supervisor who will provide support
or business, through such modules           The MBA programme comprises five             throughout the writing process.
as Marketing Research, Marketing            core modules and three electives,
in a Global Environment, Consumer           culminating in a dissertation. The
Behaviour and Services Marketing.           first module is 9 weeks in length
                                            which starts with a week long brief
                                            introduction to the programme, the
                                            learning platform and then continues
                                            with the module content. Each
                                            following module is eight weeks in
                                            length. By taking one module at
                                            a time, you can explore a specific
                                            subject in depth without distractions.
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                                           MBA Modules

Specialisation Tracks                      Core modules                              Managing Resources
All students also have the option                                                    Aim: To provide a sound theoretical
of following one of two pre-defined        Corporate Strategy                        and practical foundation in
Specialisation Tracks: Marketing or                                                  accounting, finance, and
                                           Aim: To develop strategic thinking
Finance & Accounting. As in the more                                                 operations management.
                                           skills and an understanding of the
general MBA programme (as outlined                                                   This module equips students to
                                           principles of strategic management.
above), each track comprises five                                                    apply accounting and operations
core and three elective modules.           You will learn to see beyond functions,
                                                                                     management concepts to real-life
The three elective modules must be         such as finance, accounting,
                                                                                     business situations and to understand
chosen from the area of specialisation.    information systems or marketing, in
                                                                                     accounting and finance terminology.
The dissertation must also focus on        order to assess the entire business
                                                                                     Students will gain an appreciation of
this area.                                 and understand the environment
                                                                                     the nature and value of the resources
                                           in which it operates. You will also
                                                                                     available to an organisation and how
                                           understand the internal, external,
MBA (Marketing)                                                                      best to manage them to increase
                                           controllable and uncontrollable forces
                                                                                     efficiency, competitiveness, and
In addition to the core MBA modules        that impact the business environment.
                                                                                     return on investment.
(see above), students must choose          Using case studies, you will document
three electives from the following list:   your decision making and thought          Managing Resources is a required
                                           processes, comparing these to what        core module for all MBA tracks.
 • Marketing in a Global Environment
                                           the real management did and the
 • Marketing Research                      results they achieved. As the module      Managing the Environment
 • Services Marketing                      progresses, you will refine your skills   Aim: To provide managers with
 • Consumer Behaviour                      in order to be able to deploy sound       the strategic outlook necessary
                                           business and management strategy          for organisations to succeed in
                                           in a variety of circumstances.            international markets.
MBA (Finance & Accounting)
                                           Corporate Strategy is a required          The Managing the Environment
In addition to the core MBA modules
                                           core module for all MBA tracks.           module draws from the closely related
(see above), students must choose
three electives from the following list:                                             disciplines of strategy and marketing.
                                           Managing People                           It provides students with the tools
 • Investment Strategies                                                             necessary to analyse micro and macro
                                           Aim: To provide an understanding
 • Financial Reporting                     of the principal research, practices,
                                                                                     business environments and prepare
 • Advanced Managerial Accounting          and concepts surrounding managing
                                                                                     marketing plans adapted to the varying
                                                                                     has been developed to complement
 • Business Finance                        people in complex organisations.
                                                                                     the related core modules of Managing
                                           This module introduces students to        People, Managing Resources, and
Programme duration                         the dynamic field of organisational       Managing Change.
The programme takes on average 30          behaviour. Students will gain a sound
                                                                                     Managing the Environment is
months to complete. However, since         theoretical foundation through textbook
                                                                                     a required core module for all
students progress at their own pace,       research and learn to apply the various
                                                                                     MBA tracks.
you may choose to complete your            concepts to managing people in their
studies in as little as 24 months or       own workplace.
spread them over 60 months.                Managing People is a required core
                                           module for all MBA tracks.
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Managing Change                          Services Marketing                        Consumer Behaviour
Aim: To provide an understanding         Aim: To provide an understanding          Aim: To provide an understanding
of how organisations change and          of the unique factors that                of the many complex factors that
enable you to develop appropriate        influences the marketing of non-          influence consumer purchasing
strategies to manage change to           tangible products and services.           behaviour.
the benefit of the business.             You will gain an appreciation of          This module explains how to
Managing Change touches all              the theoretical concepts used by a        evaluate and analyse the cultural,
elements of an organisation,             variety of global service providers and   social, personal, and psychological
including people, finances, materials,   evaluate their practical application      factors that affect customer behaviour.
marketing, infrastructure and the        across a range of businesses. You         You will come to understand the
business processes, while preparing      will develop greater understanding of     importance of cognitive psychology,
you to develop change management         many issues that are unique to the        external influences (such as culture)
strategies and processes. A key          marketing of services, including how      and consumer research, and discover
success factor for any business is its   to sustain competitive advantage and      how to apply such knowledge to the
ability to make changes that are in      implement service management.             development of marketing strategies
line with its goals. This module helps   Elective for: MBA programme               within the international context and
you develop a holistic philosophy        and MBA (Marketing).                      across cultures.
to meet this challenge and create a                                                Elective for: MBA programme
sustained business advantage.                                                      and MBA (Marketing).
                                         Human Resource Management
Managing Change is a required
core module for all MBA tracks.          Aim: To provide you with an
                                         understanding of the principal            Business Finance
                                         themes of Human Resource                  Aim: To provide an overview of
Elective Modules                         Management, specifically the links        business finance in the global
                                         which exist between organisational        context, familiarising you with
Marketing Research                       structure, culture and strategy.          modern finance techniques and
                                         This module covers the principal          equipping you to apply them.
Aim: To provide you with
techniques for conducting                themes and latest practices in Human      This module introduces students to
marketing research, then analysing       Resource Management, giving you           the terminology of business finance,
and applying the resultant data as       the ability to evaluate the impact        the financial environment and the role
a decision-making tool.                  of a variety of HR strategies and         of the finance manager. You will examine
                                         approaches on the achievement of          issues such as raising finance, capital
An overview of the methods by which
                                         organisational goals. You will develop    structure, dividend policy and the risk
marketing data is obtained. You will
                                         a thorough understanding of a range       return relationship, as well as short term
master a range of market research
                                         of models for the delivery of HR          financing, working capital management,
techniques, then discover how best
                                         services in organisations, and be able    mergers and acquisition, and corporate
to collect, analyse and use the data.
                                         to choose and apply them in practice.     restructuring and governance, giving
The module also addresses issues
                                         Elective for: MBA programme.              you an understanding of business
such as data mining, data privacy
                                                                                   decisions from a financial professional’s
and ethics. You do not need
                                                                                   perspective.
advanced knowledge of statistics to
                                                                                   Elective for: MBA programme and
take this module.
                                                                                   MBA (Finance & Accounting).
Elective for: MBA programme
and MBA (Marketing).
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Investment Strategies                         Financial Reporting                       Marketing in a Global
Aim: To gain familiarity with                 Aim: To give you an understanding of      Environment
the potential and uses of                     the functions of regulatory financial     Aim: To build upon the basic
contemporary investment theories              reporting for organisations and of        marketing knowledge gained in
and techniques and critically                 issues in corporate governance and        the core modules by introducing
evaluate and apply the appropriate            capital markets.                          more advanced issues relating to
techniques within the global                  Provides an understanding of the          a global context.
business environment.                         role of Financial Reporting from          This module investigates advanced
This module serves as an introduction         the standpoint of a user rather           management concepts in the areas of
to global investment strategies,              than a technical expert. You              market segmentation, multiple market
providing you with an understanding of        will be introduced to regulatory          channels, competitive intelligence,
security and portfolio analysis as well as    reporting requirements, corporate         integrated marketing, and e-business.
the global nature of financial markets.       governance, and international
You will develop an understanding of          accounting standards, enabling you        In particular, this module introduces
the methodologies used to analyse             to understand and use the Annual          students to marketing concepts used
securities, industries, and markets, as       Reports from your own and                 by domestic and foreign companies
well as the theories involved in securities   other companies.                          seeking to market products globally.
and portfolio performance analysis. You       Elective for: MBA programme and           This module also provides an in-depth
will also gain insight into the processes     MBA (Finance & Accounting).               experience of the process of developing
involved in successful investment                                                       effective marketing plans, strategies,
selection and portfolio management for                                                  and tactics in terms of theoretical as
                                              Advanced Managerial
the individual and the firm.                                                            well as ‘real life’ perspectives.
                                              Accounting
Elective for: MBA programme                                                             Elective for: MBA programme and
                                              Aim: To provide an understanding          MBA (Marketing).
and MBA (Finance & Accounting).
                                              of the complex accounting
                                              functions that inform strategic
Quantitative Business Analysis                business decisions within the             Entrepreneurship
Aim: To involve students in the               company.
                                                                                        Aim: To provide the knowledge
analysis, critique, and application           You will discover how to use advanced     and skills needed for a strategic
of applied, real-world data.                  accounting to inform management           business plan to launch innovative
This module is a review of                    decisions. This module is aimed at the    new business ventures.
quantitative methods as they are              high level executive, not the technical
                                                                                        By developing a business plan, you
applied in the decision-making                expert, with a focus on international
                                                                                        will explore approaches to creating,
environments of business. You will            best practices in cost management,
                                                                                        organising, financing and nurturing
become proficient in the statistical          in commercial and not-for-profit
                                                                                        an external entrepreneurial or internal
techniques used to analyse                    organisations.
                                                                                        ‘entrepreneurial’ venture in either the
business problems and also gain               Elective for: MBA programme               public or private sector. You will gain
an understanding of research                  and MBA (Finance & Accounting).           an appreciation of the importance of
methodologies, sampling techniques,                                                     innovation and entrepreneurship in
the nature of primary and secondary                                                     corporate competitiveness and the
data and other related issues. You                                                      success factors involved.
will be introduced to quantitative
                                                                                        Elective for: MBA programme.
computer tools that will help you
enhance the operation, growth and
performance of your business.
Elective for: MBA programme.
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Business Leadership                     Dissertation
Aim: To provide a theoretical           Aim: To provide an opportunity
and practical approach to               for you to produce a final,
understanding issues affecting          original piece of written work that
leadership in the workplace.            demonstrates your originality in
You will analyse the theories and       the application of theory gained
techniques of leadership and/or         during your studies.
follower ship, and their practical      The culmination of your MBA
application. The module will            programme, this written project
cover supervision, performance          demonstrates your mastery and
management, stress management,          integration of all your previous learning.
problem solving, concepts of human      The dissertation is the cornerstone
behaviour, discipline, counselling      of the UK university system. It is an
techniques and the current social       original, scholarly work that applies your
issues facing the workforce.            new knowledge and experience and
Elective for: MBA programme.            allows you to prove your proficiency
                                        in the techniques you have studied.
                                        It must have merit beyond the scope
Advanced Concepts                       of your particular need. If you follow a
of e-Business                           Specialisation Track, it must be on a
Aim: To learn how e-Business is         topic appropriate to your specialisation.
conducted and managed and what          Required for: MBA programme
the major opportunities, limitations,   and all its Specialisation Tracks.
issues, and risks associated with
it are.
Explains the theory and concepts
of e-Business and reflects on the
new industrial order it is creating,
from consumer marketing to
business-to-business. As you
examine the inherent opportunities
and risks, you will gain a practical
understanding of the importance
of strategy and management in
implementing successful Web-based
commerce.
Elective for: MBA programme.
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Master of Science in Operations
and Supply Chain Management Programme
This degree enables students to            Programme structure                     Programme duration
analyse the latest developments            The programme is composed of six        The programme takes on average
in operations and supply chain             core modules, two electives and         30 months to complete. However,
practice across a variety of sectors.      one dissertation (for a total of 180    since students progress at their own
You should emerge equipped with            credit points).                         pace, you may choose to complete
the knowledge and skills to help                                                   your studies in as little as 24 months
you reach a senior managerial               A Core modules                         or spread them over 60 months.
position and become one of the              •	 Supply	Chain	Operations	
operations, logistics and supply               Management                          N.B. It is possible to leave
chain strategists of the future.            •	 Strategic	Operations	Management     the programme with a formal
                                            •	 Logistics	and	International	Trade   qualification without completing
Programme outline                           •	 Business	Analysis	and	              all the required Masters modules.
The aim of the programme is to                 Assessment                          After four successful modules, you
provide postgraduate-level education        •	 Total	Quality	Management            become eligible for a Postgraduate
in operations and supply chain              •	 Lean	Thinking                       Certificate in Operations & Supply
management principles, theories                                                    Chain Management†, and after
and practice. Designed by one of            B Elective modules                     eight modules you qualify for a
the UK’s leading specialist research        •	 Operations	Modelling	and	           Postgraduate Diploma.
groups*,	it	offers	a	theoretical	and	          Simulation
practical examination of the factors        •	 e-Business	Enterprise	Systems
necessary for effective operations and      •	 Business	Finance*
supply management in today’s global         •	 Marketing	in	a	Global	
and highly competitive markets. In             Environment*
particular, the global virtual classroom    •	 Human	Resource	Management*
in which you study enables you to           •	 Business	Leadership*
understand the practical and strategic      •	 Information	Technology	Project	
implications of multinational supply           Management*
chains and to learn directly from your      •	 E-Commerce*
professional counterparts in other parts
of the world.                              *Pending stipulation

In addition, it demonstrates how            C Dissertation
successful operations performance           Students refine their dissertation
can shape and influence the sales           topic in conjunction with their
and profit ambition of a business.          Personal Dissertation Advisor,
The intent is also to provide you           an academic supervisor who will
with a profound understanding of            provide support throughout the
the processes and techniques for            study and writing process.
developing operations strategy and
managing operations and supply
chain activities.

*The group was part of a 5-star rated
submission in the last RAE review,
general engineering category.
See www.hero.ac.uk/rae
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MSc in OSCM Modules

Core modules:                                You will learn about purchasing policies   in a realistic operations simulation.
                                             and strategies including contract          The module covers the five stages
Supply Chain Operations                      negotiations as well as make/buy           to lean, waste-free operations,
Management                                   and outsourcing decisions.                 including the application of mapping
Aim: To convey the principles, role                                                     and continuous improvement tools.
and complexities of supply chain             Business Analysis and Assessment           It examines standard operations
management and the techniques                Aim: To develop an understanding           and workplace organisation,
necessary for its optimisation.              of the processes involved in               operations planning and control in
                                             managing organisations.                    a lean environment and customer/
You will examine the key principles,
                                                                                        supplier development to support
systems, and techniques used to assure       This module offers a broad view of
                                                                                        lean operations.
effective supply chain management.           management processes, including
This module covers a range of                strategic management, financial
                                                                                        Elective modules:
subjects including logistics, information    statement analysis, benchmarking
management, inventory forecasting            (including use of the balanced
                                                                                        Operations Modelling
and management, partnerships and             scorecard), research methods and
                                                                                        and Simulation
information technology. It will provide      teamwork. You will also understand
an understanding of the principles           the interconnectivity of departments       Aim: To provide an understanding
and role of supply chain management          within the organisation. The module        of the role of modelling and
in organisations and the nature and          will encourage you to develop self-        simulation in the development
importance of partnerships within the        confidence and team skills, and will       of business processes.
supply chain. You will also learn to apply   promote the use of research methods        This module focuses on key elements
many of the tools and techniques used        to encourage independent learning.         of modelling and simulation, including
to optimise supply chains.                                                              analytical techniques of systems,
                                             Total Quality Management                   statistical aspects of modelling,
Strategic Operations Management              Aim: To provide a thorough                 system dynamics and value chain and
Aim: To demonstrate that operations          understanding of quality                   process mapping. You will be exposed
strategies can deliver competitive           management and quality                     to modelling tools and will learn to
advantage.                                   assurance tools.                           understand a range of analytical
                                                                                        methods and their application, the
You will study topics including the          You will acquire an understanding
                                                                                        dynamic nature of systems and their
examination of modern business               of the management aspects of
                                                                                        behavioural characteristics, and how
drivers and competitive performance          quality development and examine
                                                                                        real system modules are developed,
(time compression, responsiveness,           the applications of quality assurance
                                                                                        tested and validated.
waste elimination, etc.); the achievement    tools. You will study subject areas
of competitive advantage through             including the role and function of Total
                                                                                        e-Business Enterprise Systems
operations management; globalisation         Quality Management; acceptance
and supply chains; agility and efficient     sampling; EFQM excellence model            Aim: To demonstrate how enterprise
consumer response; and operations            and benchmarking; control charts;          systems are mapped with supply
performance measurement. Within each         advanced quality planning; design          chain management functions and
topic, you will analyse leading-edge         of experiments; reliability definitions;   into e-business networks.
operational practice.                        problem solving tools; the impact of       Discover the approaches and
                                             quality management on customer             technologies of enterprise application
Logistics and International Trade            service and customer relationship          integrations and business process
Aim: To provide a thorough                   management; and quality standards          management. This module provides
grounding in modern logistics                such as ISO etc.                           you with an understanding of
operations and management                                                               enterprise system architecture and
and in the nature and practice               Lean Thinking                              technologies in general, and the roles
of international trade.                      Aim: To provide an understanding           and functions of enterprise systems
                                             of the elements and benefits of lean       for e-business in particular. You will
In the Logistics section of the module,
                                             thinking in business operations.           learn how enterprise systems are
you will examine intermodal operations,
                                                                                        integrated into e-business networks
transport selection, warehousing             This module introduces the
                                                                                        and the technologies that are likely to
and distribution management. In the          philosophies and principles of lean
                                                                                        drive the next generation of e-business
International Trade section, key topics      thinking and provides a working
                                                                                        enterprise systems.
will include the role of the World Trade     knowledge of its supporting tools
Organisation, trade restriction, import      and techniques. It also offers an
and export practice, and trade models.       opportunity to implement these
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Business Finance*                           Business Leadership*
Aim: To provide an overview                 Aim: To provide a theoretical
of business finance in the                  and practical approach to
global context.                             understanding issues affecting
This module introduces the terminology      leadership in the workplace.
of business finance, the financial          You will analyse the theories and
environment and the role of the finance     techniques of leadership and/or
manager. You will examine issues such       followership and their practical
as raising finance, capital structure,      application. This module includes
dividend policy and the risk-return         issues such as supervision,
relationship, as well as short term         performance management, stress
financing, working capital management,      management, problem solving,
mergers and acquisition, and corporate      concepts of human behaviour,
restructuring and governance, giving        discipline, counselling techniques and
you an understanding of business            the current social issues facing the
decisions from a financial professional’s   workforce.
perspective.
                                            Information Technology Project
Marketing in a Global Environment*          Management
Aim: To introduce more advanced             Aim: To provide a full understanding       Dissertation
global marketing issues.                    of the management roles,                   Aim: To provide an opportunity
This module investigates advanced           responsibilities and techniques            for you to produce a final,
management concepts in the areas of         needed in technology projects.             original piece of written work
market segmentation, multiple market        This module teaches how technology         that demonstrates your originality
channels, competitive intelligence,         project management adapts as a             in the application of theory gained
integrated marketing and e-Business.        computer system evolves from concept       during your studies.
In particular, it introduces marketing      to implementation. You will master         The culmination of your MBA
concepts used by domestic and               all areas of the subject, including        programme, this written project
foreign companies seeking to market         organisation, work breakdown               demonstrates your mastery
products globally. This module also         structure and scheduling, resources        and integration of all your
provides an in-depth experience of          and project financing, project control     previous learning.
the process of developing effective         and evaluation, management                 The dissertation is the cornerstone
marketing plans, strategies and tactics     considerations, critical success factors   of the UK university system. It is an
in terms of theoretical as well as          and risk management.                       original, scholarly work that applies your
‘real life’ perspectives.                                                              new knowledge and experience and
                                            E-Commerce*                                allows you to prove your proficiency
Human Resource Management*                  Aim: To provide an overview of key         in the techniques you have studied.
Aim: To provide an understanding of         issues relating to e-Commerce.             It must have merit beyond the scope
the principal themes of HRM and its         This module offers an introduction to      of your particular need. If you follow a
contribution to organisational goals.       the fundamentals of e-Commerce,            Specialisation Track, it must be on a
This module covers the fundamentals         from business models through               topic appropriate to your specialisation.
of HRM and its key issues and trends,       technical infrastructure and
including increased dependence              implementation to social, legal and
on human capital and the shift to           ethical considerations. You will act
commoditisation. You will gain the          as a CIO/CEO working on an e-
knowledge and skills necessary to           Commerce business proposal, with
balance the needs of the organisation,      evaluations from a peer review group.
the employee and organisational             Learning to build an e-Business
legislation. You will understand            holistically in a risk-free environment
organisational structure, culture and       will help you become a more effective
strategy, with a special focus on           and successful manager.
international HRM.
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Master of Science in Information
Technology Programme
The MSc is the ultimate                    In a time when security and                 A Core modules
qualification for the IT professional.     confidentiality of information are of       • Computer Structures
Our programme enables you to               increasing importance, Information
accumulate new skills, deepen              Security is an important new IT             B Elective modules (students
your understanding and advance             focus. This Specialisation Track              choose at least one from each of
your career. It aims to provide a          offers cutting-edge modules in such           the following two groups)
stepping stone to managing a large         areas as Computer Forensics and
                                                                                       i Object-Oriented Programming
IT department or becoming the              Security Engineering.
                                                                                         in C++, or Object-Oriented
technical driving force in a thriving
                                                                                         Programming in Java, or
new economy business.                      One of the rising challenges for IT
                                                                                         Programming the Internet
                                           professionals is developing software
Programme outline                          of increasing complexity. The Software      ii Databases , Computer
                                           Engineering Specialisation Track               Communication and Networks
Our MSc in IT programme will
                                           provides all the essential knowledge           Software Engineering
develop your theoretical knowledge of
Computer Science and your problem-         and skills through such modules as IT
solving and analytical skills, while       Project Management, Systems Analysis        C Elective modules (students
enabling you to achieve the ultimate       and Design, and Management of QA              choose up to five of the following)
qualification for the IT professional.     and Software Testing.                       • Security Engineering
                                                                                       • Operating Systems
The programme structure is extremely       Programme structure                         • IT Project Management
flexible, enabling you to personalise      The programme has a single core             • Web XML Applications
your MSc through a wide range of           module, Computer Structures, which          • Systems Analysis and Design
electives, ranging from Programming        covers the foundations of computer            using an Object-Oriented
the Internet to Artificial Intelligence,   science. Once this is completed, the          Approach
from Project Management to                 student completes seven electives,          • Management of QA and
e-Commerce.                                enabling them to study as broadly or as       Software Testing
                                           specifically as they like, followed by a    • Advanced Topics in
Alternatively, you can focus on a          dissertation. Your first module will be 9     Computer Science
specific area of study by following a      weeks in length where you begin with        • e-Commerce
pre-defined Specialisation Track in        a week long brief introduction to the       • Internet and Multimedia
Internet Computing, Information            programme, the learning platform and          Technology
Security or Software Engineering.          then continue with the module content.      • Artificial Intelligence
                                                                                       • Computer Forensics
Internet Computing is one of the           Each following module is eight weeks
fastest-growing areas in today’s IT        in length. By taking one module at a        D Dissertation
industry. In this Specialisation Track,    time you can explore a specific subject     Students refine their dissertation topic
you will study modules including           in depth without distractions.              in conjunction with their Personal
Internet and Multimedia Technology,                                                    Dissertation Advisor, an academic
Web XML Applications and                   Personalised study                          supervisor who will provide support
various programming languages              Students can customise their                throughout the writing process.
and applications.                          degree according to their individual
                                           requirements.
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MSc in IT Specialisation Tracks

Specialisation Tracks                     MSc in IT (Information Security)    Group A (Students must choose
All students also have the option of       Core Modules                       one of the following modules)
following one of three pre-defined         • Computer Structures              • Object-Oriented Programming
Specialisation Tracks: Internet            • Security Engineering               in C++ or Object-Oriented
Computing, Information Security or         • Computer Forensics                 Programming in Java
Software Engineering. Each track has       • Computer Communication           • Programming the Internet
different elective requirements and the      and Networks
dissertation must focus on the area        • Management of QA                 Group B (Students must choose
of specialisation.                           and Software Testing             two of the following modules)
                                           • Programming the Internet         • Databases
MSc in IT (Internet Computing)                                                • Computer Communication
 Core Modules                              Elective Modules (Students           and Networks
 • Computer Structures                     must choose any two of the         • Security Engineering
 • Internet and Multimedia                 following modules)                 • Operating Systems
   Technology                              • Databases                        • Web XML Applications
 • Object-Oriented Programming in          • Operating Systems                • Advanced Topics in
   Java                                    • IT Project Management              Computer Science
 • Computer Communication                  • Object-Oriented Programming      • e-Commerce
   and Networks                               in C++ or Object-Oriented       • Internet and Multimedia
 • Programming the Internet                   Programming in Java               Technology
 • Web XML Applications                    • Software Engineering             • Artificial Intelligence
                                           • Web XML Applications             • Computer Forensics
 Elective Modules (Students                • Systems Analysis and Design
 must choose any two of the                   using an Object-Oriented       Programme duration
 following modules):                          Approach                       The programme takes on average
 • Databases                               • Advanced Topics in              30 months to complete. However,
 • e-Commerce                                 Computer Science               since students progress at their own
 • Security Engineering                    • e-Commerce                      pace, you may choose to complete
 • IT Project Management                   • Internet and Multimedia         your studies in as little as 24 months
 • Software Engineering                       Technology                     or spread them over 60 months.
 • Artificial Intelligence                 • Artificial Intelligence
 • Management of QA
    and Software Testing                  MSc in IT (Software Engineering)
 • Systems Analysis and Design             Core Modules
    using an Object-Oriented
    Approach
                                           • Computer Structures
                                           • Software Engineering
 • Computer Forensics                      • Systems Analysis and Design
 • Operating Systems                         using an Object-Oriented
 • Advanced Topics in                        Approach
    Computer Science
                                           • IT Project Management
                                           • Management of QA and
                                             Software Testing
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Modules for MSc in IT
and the Specialisation Tracks
Computer Structures                           Object-Oriented Programming                 Programming the Internet
Aim: To provide a comprehensive               in Java                                     Aim: To give you the theoretical
overview of core software and                 Aim: To provide a theoretical and           and practical tools necessary for
hardware technologies.                        practical understanding of object-          building advanced, content-rich
Covers everything from computer               oriented programming and design             Internet sites.
architecture to databases, algorithms,        using Java and the skills needed            This module covers markup languages
languages, operating systems,                 to write well-structured, object-           and advanced technologies, including
communications, computer networks,            oriented programs.                          HTML, Java Script, DHTML, CSS, XML
artificial intelligence and the theoretical   This module develops the essential          and CGI. On completion, you will be
foundations of computation. This              problem-solving and programming             able to design and create an advanced
module will give you a sound                  skills you need to write well-structured,   Internet site and will be equipped to
theoretical and practical foundation on       object-oriented programs in Java.           undertake complex projects in this
which to build your understanding of          On the way you will explore many            most innovative field of IT.
future technical developments.                other important techniques (e.g.            Required for: MSc in IT
Required for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT            modern distributed systems and              (Information Security); MSc in IT
(Internet Computing); MSc in IT               component technology), which are            (Internet Computing).
(Information Security) and MSc in             based on the concepts that have             Elective for: MSc in IT and MSc in
IT (Software Engineering).                    made object-oriented programming            IT (Software Engineering).
                                              today’s predominant software
Object-Oriented Programming                   development method.
in C++                                        Required for MSc in IT (Internet
Aim: To provide an understanding              Computing); Elective for MSc in IT;
of object-oriented programming                MSc in IT (Software Engineering);
and design using C++ and the skills           MSc in IT (Information Security)**
needed to write well-structured,              **Students in the above-referenced
object-oriented programs.                     programme may choose to study
                                              either Object-Oriented Programming in
This module combines theory and
                                              C++ or Object-Oriented Programming
practice to provide a thorough
                                              in Java, but cannot study both Object-
understanding of object-oriented
                                              Oriented Programming modules.
programming and design in C++. You
will acquire skills and experience as
you analyse structures and implement
and test small object-oriented
projects, using state-of-the-art
methodologies.
Elective for MSc in IT; MSc in IT
(Software Engineering); MSc in IT
(Information Security).
Students in the above-referenced
programme may choose to study
either Object-Oriented Programming in
C++ or Object-Oriented Programming
in Java, but cannot study both Object-
Oriented Programming modules.
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Databases                                    Software Engineering                        Operating Systems
Aim: To provide a thorough                   Aim: To provide a firm theoretical          Aim: To cover the core concepts
understanding of the fundamental             foundation and practical skills in          of modern operating systems,
principles of database construction.         software engineering.                       and provide an understanding
As already dominant database                 This module encompasses the                 of their application.
technology develops even further,            theoretical foundation and practice         This foundation subject covers
you will analyse how data is stored,         of the three key phases of problem          modern operating systems from the
manipulated, queried (with an                definition, software development            three key perspectives of design,
emphasis on relational databases)            and maintenance. It covers                  functionality and applicability, giving
and backed-up. You will also become          identification, definition, design,         you insight into the what and why of
acquainted with various paradigms            analysis, verification and management       their structure. You will apply what you
and technologies (parallel as well as        of basic requirements, coding, testing,     learn from simulations and projects in
distributed) related to database design,     evaluation and quality assurance.           areas such as Databases, Networking
implementation and maintenance.              You will emerge equipped to lead            and Communications, Programming
Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT           a programming project and deliver           Languages and Development,
(Internet Computing); MSc in IT              products on time and within budget.         Security, Distributed Systems, and
(Information Security) and MSc               Required for: MSc in IT (Software           Internet-based Development.
in IT (Software Engineering).                Engineering).                               Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
                                             Elective for: MSc in IT programme;          (Internet Computing); MSc in IT
Computer Communications                      MSc in IT (Information Security);           (Information Security) and MSc in
and Networks                                 MSc in IT (Internet Computing).             IT (Software Engineering).
Aim: To familiarise you with
principles and techniques of                 Security Engineering                        IT Project Management
computer networks.                           Aim: To provide an understanding            Aim: To provide a full understanding
The development of computer                  of the principles and practice of           of the management roles,
communications is accelerating with          building secure distributed systems.        responsibilities and techniques
the exponential growth of the Internet.                                                  needed in technology projects.
                                             This module provides a foundation in
In keeping with this dynamic field,          the principles and practice of building     This module teaches how technology
you will study a range of hardware           secure distributed systems. You will        project management adapts as
technology protocols and network             discover how to protect systems             a computer system evolves from
applications. You will learn the             against malicious attacks, using your       concept to implementation. You
principles of communication networks         understanding of technologies such          will master all areas of the subject,
and protocol architectures, assessing        as cryptology, software reliability,        including organisation, work
the suitability of different switching and   secure message transmission, tamper         breakdown structure and scheduling,
multiplexing techniques for carrying a       resistance, secure printing and auditing.   resources and project financing,
variety of distributed systems.              Required for: MSc in IT                     project control and evaluation,
Required for: MSc in IT                      (Information Security).                     management considerations, critical
(Information Security); MSc in IT                                                        success factors and risk management.
                                             Elective for: MSc in IT programme;
(Internet Computing).                                                                    Required for: MSc in IT
                                             MSc in IT (Software Engineering);
Elective for: MSc in IT programme;                                                       (Software Engineering).
                                             MSc in IT (Internet Computing).
MSc in IT (Software Engineering).                                                        Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
                                                                                         (Internet Computing); MSc in IT
                                                                                         (Information Security).
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Web XML Applications                   Management of QA                           E-Commerce
Aim: To provide an overview of         and Software Testing                       Aim: To provide an overview of key
the uses of the XML language           Aim: To provide an extensive               issues relating to e-Commerce.
and its role in the next generation    understanding of how to                    An introduction to the fundamentals of
of e-Business applications.            guarantee software quality,                e-Commerce, from business models
This advanced module provides          including testing, maintenance             through technical infrastructure
you with an understanding of core      and effective management.                  and implementation to social, legal
XML technologies, the standardised     Learn the techniques you need to           and ethical considerations. You will
development environment they           design and implement tests, conduct        act as a CIO/CEO working on an
provide and their implications for     inspections and employ release and         e-Commerce business proposal, and
future developments with Internet      maintenance procedures. This module        receive evaluations from a peer-review
applications. You will study XSL,      also addresses the management              group. Learning to build an e-Business
databases and the information          aspects of the quality assurance           holistically in a risk-free environment
discovery and exchange standards       process you need to consider.              will help you become a more effective
(SOAP, WDSL, UDDI), and the use        Required for: MSc in IT                    and successful manager.
of XML for structuring data on the     (Software Engineering); MSc in IT          Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
Semantic Web.                          (Information Security).                    (Internet Computing); MSc in IT
Required for: MSc in IT                Elective for: MSc in IT, MSc in IT         (Information Security) and MSc in
(Internet Computing).                  (Internet Computing).                      IT (Software Engineering).
Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
(Software Engineering); MSc in IT      Advanced Topics in                         Internet and Multimedia Technology
(Information Security).                Computer Science                           Aim: To introduce you to specialist
                                       Aim: To provide an overview of the         technologies and theory required
Systems Analysis and Design Using      latest issues and innovations in           by practitioners in this field.
an Object-Oriented Approach            Computer Science.                          Theoretical aspects encompass
Aim: To help you develop the           This module focuses on evolving,           current developments in multimedia
critical skills to understand          cutting-edge issues and is therefore       related to the Internet, setting the
complex systems and problems           frequently updated. At weekly or bi-       scene for later in-depth investigations
and to create automated solutions.     weekly seminars, you will discuss state-   of a variety of scripting and enabling
A modern object-oriented approach      of-the-art applications, for example,      languages. You will develop skills by
is taken to modelling systems and      Data Mining; Life, Simulated Life and      applying your acquired theoretical and
producing designs for software         Artificial Life; Distributed Computing;    practical knowledge to a multimedia
packages that can automate those       Human Computer Interaction;                module for the Internet.
systems. This module will teach you    Distributed Multimedia Applications;       Required for: MSc in IT
the skills you need to master this     Overlay Networks Grid and P2P;             (Internet Computing).
technique, as well as how to use the   Wireless Technology, Software Metrics,     Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
Unified Modelling Language (UML) to    Software Agents; etc.                      (Information Security); MSc in IT
describe these models.                 Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT         (Software Engineering).
Required for: MSc in IT                (Internet Computing); MSc in IT
(Software Engineering).                (Information Security) and MSc in
Elective for: MSc in IT, MSc in IT     IT (Software Engineering).
(Internet Computing); MSc in IT
(Information Security).
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Artificial Intelligence                    Dissertation
Aim: To enable you to evaluate             Aim: The culmination of your
and use new technologies                   programme, this original piece of
which mimic human thinking                 written work demonstrates your
and decision-making patterns.              mastery and integration of all the
You will gain an understanding of the      knowledge you have acquired.
two main AI technologies. The first        An original, scholarly work that
is logic-based, in which events are        applies your new knowledge and
analysed and coded. The second             work experience; the result must be
is statistics-based, in which the          of merit beyond the narrower scope
computer mimics the minuscule              of your particular need. It should
workings of the brain (this subject will   demonstrate your ability to develop
include Artificial Neural Networks such    and manage autonomous computer
as the Preceptron, Back Propagation,       science projects. If you wish to follow
and Competitive Layers). You will learn    a Specialisation Track, you must
to evaluate AI tools and implement         produce your dissertation on an
sophisticated technologies including       appropriate topic.
pattern recognition and expert             Required for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT
systems.                                   (Internet Computing); MSc in IT
Elective for: MSc in IT; MSc in IT         (Information Security) and MSc in
(Internet Computing); MSc in IT            IT (Software Engineering).
(Information Security) and MSc in
IT (Software Engineering).

Computer Forensics
Aims: To provide an extensive
range of forensic techniques to
determine the root causes of
breaches in computer security.
With identity theft and information
security of rising concern, this module
teaches you how to identify, extract,
document, interpret and preserve
computer media as digital evidence
and/or to analyse the root cause of
security breaches. It will give you an
understanding of electronic media,
crypto-literacy, data hiding, hostile
code, and WindowsTM and/or
UNIX system forensics in the digital
environment.
Required for: MSc in IT
(Information Security).
Elective for: MSc in IT, MSc in IT
(Internet Computing); MSc in IT
(Software Engineering).
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Master of Science in Information Systems
Management (ISM) Programme
The MSc in Information Systems              Programme structure                         B Elective modules
Management programme                        The programme has five core modules,          (students choose at least
responds to the growing need                including Computer Structures, which          two of the following)
for IT professionals to acquire             covers the foundations of computer          • Systems Analysis and Design
the more general management                 science, and four management                  using an Object-Oriented Approach
skills and knowledge that are               modules. The student then chooses           • Software Engineering
often provided by an MBA, but to            three electives in computing, enabling      • Security Engineering
study these management issues               them to specialise according to             • Management of QA
within the context of fast-moving           their particular needs; followed by a         and Software Testing
developments in technology. At              dissertation. Your first module will be 9   • Computer Forensics
the same time, it provides those            weeks in length where you begin with        • Computer Communication
already in management positions             a week long brief introduction to the         and Networks OR Databases
with updated, cutting-edge IT               programme, the learning platform and
knowledge, so you don’t have                then continue with the module content.      C Elective modules
to choose between these two                                                               (students may choose up to
complementary aspects of IT                 Each following module is eight weeks          one of the following)
management. A combination of                in length. By taking one module at a        • e-Commerce
core and elective modules enables           time you can explore a specific subject     • Programming the Internet
you to personalise the programme            in depth without distractions.              • Web XML Applications
to your individual requirements.
                                            Personalised study                          D Dissertation
Programme outline                           Students can customise their                Students refine their dissertation topic
Our MSc in ISM programme aims to            degree according to their individual        in conjunction with their Personal
provide a bridge between technology         requirements.                               Dissertation Advisor, an academic
and management, by giving you                                                           supervisor who will provide support
the knowledge and skills you need           A Core modules                              throughout the writing process.
to be an effective manager in an            • Computer Structures
Information Systems-rich environment.       • People, Technology and                    Programme duration
It is appropriate for those moving            Management                                The programme takes on average
into or already occupying managerial        • IT Project Management                     30 months to complete. However,
positions in an IT-related field.           • Managing Organisational                   since students progress at their own
                                              Resources                                 pace, you may choose to complete
Its core and elective modules will          • Principles of Marketing                   your studies in as little as 18 months
update your theoretical and practical                                                   or spread them over the six-year
knowledge of Computer Science,                                                          maximum.
for example in Software Engineering
or Systems Analysis. At the same
time, it will develop the business skills
traditionally covered by an MBA,
such as Managing People and
Project Management.
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MSc in ISM Modules

Computer Structures                           IT Project Management                    Principles of Marketing
Aim: To provide a comprehensive               Aim: To provide a full understanding     Aim: To provide an understanding
overview of core software and                 of the management roles,                 of the roles, responsibilities, and
hardware technologies.                        responsibilities and techniques          management techniques needed
Covers everything from computer               needed in technology projects.           by a technology-savvy marketing
architecture to databases, algorithms,        This module teaches how technology       manager.
languages, operating systems,                 project management adapts as             Learn to apply marketing strategy
communications, computer networks,            a computer system evolves from           in the context of various high-tech
artificial intelligence and the theoretical   concept to implementation. You           industries and products, where
foundations of computation.                   will master all areas of the subject,    innovation, market uncertainty, abrupt
This module will give you a sound             including organisation, work             technological shifts and short product
theoretical and practical foundation          breakdown structure and scheduling,      lifecycles abound. You will study the
on which to build your understanding          resources and project financing,         use of technology in marketing and
of future technical developments.             project control and evaluation,          the marketing of technology-rich
Required for: MSc in ISM.                     management considerations, critical      products and services, with a focus
                                              success factors and risk management.     on international marketing, ethics,
People, Technology                            Required for: MSc in ISM.                sourcing and marketing strategy.
and Management                                                                         Required for: MSc in ISM.
Aim: To provide the keys to                   Managing Organisational Resources
understanding and effectively                 Aim: To deliver a broad                  Systems Analysis and Design Using
managing people in IS-rich                    understanding of the issues,             an Object-Oriented Approach
environments and high-tech                    language, tools and techniques of        Aim: To help you develop the
business.                                     finance, accounting and operations       critical skills to understand complex
Learn to manage people in a                   management to significantly              systems and problems and to
technology-rich environment. As               improve business efficiency.             create automated solutions.
well as the traditional aspects of            This module provides a sound             A modern object-oriented approach
organisational behaviour, such                foundation for the non-specialist in     is taken to modelling systems and
as individual/team roles, human               accounting, finance and operations       producing designs for software
resource management and change                management, and the business             packages that can automate those
management, you will examine the use          benefits they can generate.              systems. This module will teach you
of information technology in support                                                   the skills you need to master this
of managerial functions, including            You will understand mathematical         technique, as well as how to use the
outsourcing, off-shoring and other            modelling and how to use computer-       Unified Modelling Language (UML) to
critical issues fundamental to the way        aided quantitative tools for decision-   describe these models.
contemporary organisations are run            making. You will also explore            Elective for: MSc in ISM.
Required for: MSc in ISM.                     operations strategy, forecasting,
                                              materials management, supply
                                              chain management and project
                                              management.
                                              Required for: MSc in ISM.
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Software Engineering                      Computer Forensics                           and technologies (parallel as well as
Aim: To provide a firm theoretical        Aims: To provide an extensive range          distributed) related to database design,
foundation and practical skills in        of forensic techniques to determine          implementation and maintenance.
software engineering.                     the root causes of breaches in               Elective for: MSc in ISM.
This module encompasses the               computer security.
                                                                                       E-Commerce
theoretical foundation and practice       With identity theft and information
of the three key phases of problem        security of rising concern, this module      Aim: To provide an overview of key
definition, software development and      teaches you how to identify, extract,        issues relating to e-Commerce.
maintenance. It covers identification,    document, interpret and preserve             An introduction to the fundamentals of
definition, design, analysis,             computer media as digital evidence           e-Commerce, from business models
verification and management of            and/or to analyse the root cause of          through technical infrastructure and
basic requirements, coding, testing,      security breaches. It will give you an       implementation to social, legal and ethical
evaluation and quality assurance.         understanding of electronic media,           considerations. You will act as a CIO/CEO
You will emerge equipped to lead          crypto-literacy, data hiding, hostile        working on an e-Commerce business
a programming project and deliver         code, and WindowsTM and/or                   proposal, and receive evaluations from
products on time and within budget.       UNIX system forensics in the digital         a peer-review group. Learning to build
Elective for: MSc in ISM.                 environment.                                 an e-Business holistically in a risk-free
                                          Elective for: MSc in ISM.                    environment will help you become a more
Security Engineering                                                                   effective and successful manager.
Aim: To provide an understanding          Computer Communications                      Elective for: MSc in ISM.
of the principles and practice of         and Networks
building secure distributed systems.      Aim: To familiarise you with                 Programming the Internet
This module provides a foundation in      principles and techniques of                 Aim: To give you the theoretical and
the principles and practice of building   computer networks.                           practical tools necessary for building
secure distributed systems. You will      The development of computer                  advanced, content-rich Internet sites.
discover how to protect systems           communications is accelerating with          This module covers markup languages
against malicious attacks, using your     the exponential growth of the Internet.      and advanced technologies, including
understanding of technologies such        In keeping with this dynamic field,          HTML, Java Script, DHTML, CSS, XML
as cryptology, software reliability,      you will study a range of hardware           and CGI. On completion, you will be
secure message transmission, tamper       technology protocols and network             able to design and create an advanced
resistance, secure printing               applications. You will learn the             Internet site and will be equipped to
and auditing.                             principles of communication networks         undertake complex projects in this most
Elective for: MSc in ISM.                 and protocol architectures, assessing        innovative field of IT.
                                          the suitability of different switching and   Elective for: MSc in ISM.
Management of QA                          multiplexing techniques for carrying a
and Software Testing                      variety of distributed systems.
Aim: To provide an extensive              Elective for: MSc in ISM.
understanding of how to guarantee
software quality, including testing,      Databases
maintenance and effective                 Aim: To provide a thorough
management.                               understanding of the fundamental
Learn the techniques you need to          principles of database construction.
design and implement tests, conduct       As already dominant database
inspections and employ release and        technology develops even further,
maintenance procedures. This module       you will analyse how data is stored,
also addresses the management             manipulated, queried (with an
aspects of the quality assurance          emphasis on relational databases)
process you need to consider.             and backed-up. You will also become
Elective for: MSc in ISM.                 acquainted with various paradigms
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Web XML Applications                 Dissertation
Aim: To provide an overview of       Aim: The culmination of your
the uses of the XML language and     programme, this original piece of
its role in the next generation of   written work demonstrates your
e-Business applications.             mastery and integration of all the
This advanced module provides        knowledge you have acquired.
you with an understanding of core    An original, scholarly work that
XML technologies, the standardised   applies your new knowledge and
development environment they         work experience; the result must be
provide and their implications for   of merit beyond the narrower scope
future developments with Internet    of your particular need. It should
applications. You will study XSL,    demonstrate your ability to develop
databases and the information        and manage autonomous computer
discovery and exchange standards     science projects. If you wish to follow
(SOAP, WDSL, UDDI), and the use      a Specialisation Track, you must
of XML for structuring data on the   produce your dissertation on an
Semantic Web.                        appropriate topic.
Elective for: MSc in ISM.            Required for: MSc in ISM.
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Master of Public Health Programme

The MPH programme provides a                Programme structure                         B Elective modules
thorough grounding in international         The first module is nine weeks              (students choose two from each
public health, enabling you to              in length and starts with a brief           group)
put principles into effect in both          introduction to the programme and
research and practical contexts.            then continues with the module             Group A
The individual and teamwork                 content. Each following module             •	Health Impact Assessment
skills you acquire will equip you           is eight weeks in length.                  •	Public Health Issues in Low
for senior positions in a variety                                                        Income Countries
of public, NGO and international
                                            By taking one module at a time, you        •	Sociology of Health & Illness
settings.
                                            can explore a specific subject in depth    •	Public Health Nutrition
                                            without distractions.                      •	Health and Social Policy
Programme outline
The aim of our MPH programme is to                                                     Group B
                                            The four core modules must be
provide a foundation in the science         completed prior to undertaking the         •	Advanced Epidemiology &
and art of international public health.                                                  Statistics for Public Health
                                            electives.
The knowledge, skills and attitudes you                                                  Research
acquire will enable you to put public        A Core modules                            •	Health Protection
health principles into effect in both
                                             •	Health Promotion                        •	Health Economics
research and practical contexts.
                                             •	Epidemiology & Statistics                C Dissertation
                                               for Public Health Research
As you study, you will develop a                                                        Students refine their dissertation
                                             •	Qualitative Methods for                  topic in conjunction with their
thorough understanding of all the main         Public Health Research
disciplines of public health, providing                                                 Personal Dissertation Advisor,
                                             •	Management of Health systems             an academic supervisor who will
a strong basis for a high-level career
in the field. The core modules cover                                                    provide support throughout the
epidemiology and qualitative research                                                   writing process.
methods, including the application of
appropriate study designs, their critical                                             Programme duration
appraisal and the essential principles                                                The programme takes on average 30
and procedures for ethical practice;                                                  months to complete. However,
health systems and health promotion.                                                  since students progress at their own
                                                                                      pace, you may choose to complete
You can then personalise your                                                         your studies in as little as 24 months
programme to meet your own job,                                                       or spread them over 60 months.
career and personal needs by choosing
from a wide range of electives.
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MPH Modules

Core modules                               Management of Health systems               Sociology of Health & Illness
                                           Aim: To give students a clear              Aim: To promote an understanding
Health Promotion
                                           understanding of the development           of the relationships between health,
Aim: To provide an understanding           and management of health systems.          illness, healthcare and society.
of the impact of communicable
                                           This module explains the history of        This module explores concepts
diseases and environmental hazards
                                           public health services around the          in medical sociology and enables
on the health of a population.
                                           world and their approaches to the          students to apply sociological
During this module students will learn     assessment of need and the delivery        concepts to public health problems.
about the impact on public health          of healthcare. Students will learn how     They will examine the social
of communicable diseases and               to evaluate different systems and          implications of illness and learn how to
environmental hazards. They will study     strategies and to apply management         take into account the impact of social
the epidemiology of such diseases          theory to health systems.                  factors on patterns of illness.
and principles of prevention and
control, including their application.      Elective Modules                           Public Health Nutrition
Students will also learn how to apply      (students choose two from each group)      Aim: To explore the role of food
epidemiological and health protection
                                                                                      and nutrition in the promotion and
principles to the investigation of         Group A                                    maintenance of public health and
hazards to health and how to plan for
                                           Health Impact Assessment                   the prevention of diet-related
public health emergencies.
                                           Aim: To develop an understanding           disease globally.
Epidemiology & Statistics for              of the concepts, processes and             This module will equip students with
Public Health Research                     tools of Health Impact Assessment          the knowledge and skills that underpin
                                           (HIA) and to value its impact on           public health and enable them to apply
Aim; To provide an understanding                                                      these to nutrition-related problems
                                           policy and decision making.
of the purpose of quantitative                                                        at the community, region and
research and a thorough grounding          This module introduces students to
                                           HIA so that they are able critically to    international levels.
in epidemiology and statistics.
                                           appraise its procedures. They will learn
This module provides the context                                                      Health and Social Policy
                                           how to apply HIA to a case study and
for scientific research and the skills
                                           integrate it with other forms of impact    Aim: To provide a clear
needed to undertake epidemiological
                                           assessment.                                understanding of different health
studies. Students will be able to
                                                                                      and social policies around the world
design appropriate questions, apply
                                           Public Health Issues in Low                and the influences on them.
statistical techniques to data and
                                           Income Countries                           This module examines the widely
present their findings as a report.
                                           Aim: To provide a broad                    differing policies of different countries,
Qualitative Methods for Public             understanding of the major public          encouraging students to appraise them
Health research                            health issues, programmes and              critically within a global perspective.
                                           strategies in low income countries.        They will learn to apply current policy
Aim: To introduce the nature and
                                           Through an appreciation of history,        formulation and approaches to a
types of qualitative methods and
                                           epidemiology and the delivery of the       specific public health issue.
their uses in health research.
                                           major public health programmes and
This module gives students a thorough      strategies in low income countries,
grounding in a wide range of qualitative   students will gain a firm understanding
research methods. As a result, they        of the relevant public health issues.
will be equipped to design their own
robust qualitative research proposal
and analyse and present the results.
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Group B                                     Health Economics
Advanced Epidemiology &                     Aim: To promote an understanding
Statistics for Public Health                of the context, relevance, uses and
Research                                    limitations of health economics.
Aim: To enable students to develop          This module provides a foundation
further knowledge and skills in the         in health economics. It will enable
use of advanced epidemiological             students to identify, interpret and
statistical techniques and methods          evaluate health care in the economic
of analysis in health research.             context, with particular attention to its
This module provides students with          application in practice.
a deeper and broader understanding
of quantitative research techniques. It     Dissertation
will equip them to interpret the findings   Aim: To undertake a piece of
of research studies using advanced          original public health research to
analytical skills.                          demonstrate the integration of
                                            your knowledge and skills you have
Health Protection                           acquired to date.
Aim: To provide an understanding            At the culmination of the programme
of the impact of communicable               students undertake an original,
diseases and environmental                  research project in an area of public
hazards on the health of a                  health that applies the new knowledge
population.                                 and experience gained during the
During this module students will            taught programme, including your
learn about the impact on public            understanding of quantitative or
health of communicable diseases             qualitative research methods.
and environmental hazards. They
will study the epidemiology of such
diseases and principles of prevention
and control, including their application.
Students will also learn how to apply
epidemiological and health protection
principles to the investigation of
hazards to health and how to plan for
public health emergencies.
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Master of Science in Clinical
Research Administration
(CRA) Programme
The MSc in Clinical Research                  Your enhanced skills in communication,      Programme duration
Administration has been developed             teamwork, information technology and        The programme takes on average
by some of the world’s leading                statistics will further prepare you for a   30 months to complete. However,
experts in the field. Its highly              career in this expanding global industry.   since students progress at their own
interactive approach and                                                                  pace, you may choose to complete
pioneering content provides                   Programme structure                         your studies in as little as 24 months
graduates of health related                                                               or spread them over 60 months.
                                              The programme comprises eight
disciplines with the advanced
                                              modules, culminating in a dissertation.
skills and knowledge they need
                                              Your first module will be 9 weeks
to pursue a new career in clinical
                                              in length where you begin with a
research administration – or
                                              week long brief introduction to the
broaden an existing one.
                                              programme, the learning platform and
                                              then continue with the module content.
Programme outline
Our MSc in Clinical Research
                                              Each following module is eight weeks in
Administration provides an ideal
                                              length. By taking one module at a time
foundation for a professional role
                                              you can explore a specific subject in
in commercial and institutional
                                              depth without distractions.
organisations in a wide range of
medical-related sectors.
                                              A Modules

The programmes unique interactive             • Introduction to Clinical Research
learning approach, incorporating              • Ethical, Legal and Regulatory
rich media and a dynamic online                 Considerations in Clinical
classroom, enables you to engage                Investigations
fully with a range of important subject       • Design and Conduct of the
areas. Modules cover the ethical,               Clinical Protocol
legal and regulatory considerations
that affect clinical trials, the essentials
                                              • Good Clinical Practice in Managing
                                                and Monitoring Clinical Trials
of Good Clinical Practice, the design
and conduct of the clinical protocol,         • Biostatistics
biostatistics, data management,               • Information and Data Management
product development and health                • Product Development in the
economics. You will complete your               Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical
degree with an original dissertation            Device Industries
and be well versed in the principles
of risk assessment and management
                                              • Health Economics and Financial
                                                Management in Clinical Research
and demonstrate an understanding of
                                                Administration
economic evaluation.

                                              B Dissertation
You will emerge equipped with all
the tools you need for this modern            Students refine their dissertation
discipline to coordinate and conduct a        topic in conjunction with their
complete clinical trial, from pre-study to    Personal Dissertation Advisor,
close-out.                                    an academic supervisor who will
                                              provide support throughout the
                                              research process.
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MSc in CRA Modules

Introduction to Clinical Research           Design and Conduct of the                  Biostatistics
Aim: To provide an in-depth and             Clinical Protocol                          Aim: To provide an understanding
comprehensive understanding                 Aim: To provide a systematic               of the relevance and importance of
of the principles and practice              understanding and critical                 statistics to clinical research.
of clinical research.                       awareness of the requirements              This module addresses the role
This module provides a thorough             of the content of a clinical               of biostatistics in clinical research,
understanding of the history and            trial protocol.                            including descriptive methodologies,
evolution of clinical research, including   This module covers specification of        statistical tests, and confidence
examples of landmark studies and            research design, including methods         intervals. You will examine basic
controversies. You will examine             and goals, objective and hypothesis,       concepts of data collection and
the context in which research is            specification of the study population,     analysis. The module also covers
undertaken, types of studies, objectives    outcome measures, reliability and          development of the Statistical Analysis
and outcomes, definition and phases         validity, randomisation, documentation     Plan (SAP), preparation of the statistical
of protocols, and the roles and             requirements, outsourcing and multi-       report and integration in the Clinical
responsibilities of the clinical research   centre trials.                             Study Report (CSR).
team and study sponsors. You will
also acquire an understanding of key
medical terminology.                        Good Clinical Practice in Managing         Information and Data Management
                                            and Monitoring Clinical Trials             Aim: To provide a critical
                                            Aim: To critically examine the             understanding of the issues
Ethical, Legal and Regulatory               requirements of good clinical              surrounding efficiency and security
Considerations in Clinical                  practice.                                  in the context of data management
Investigations                                                                         in clinical research.
                                            You will acquire a firm grounding in the
Aim: To provide an in-depth                 tenets, history and regulatory context     You will examine the importance of
understanding of the ethical,               that inform good clinical practice         information systems and information
legal and regulatory dimensions             (GCP) as defined by the International      technology in increasing efficiencies in
of clinical research.                       Conference on Harmonization (ICH,          the management of clinical research
This module offers an in-depth              from study initiation to final reports.    data. You will consider the application
examination of ethical, legal and           Topics will include standard operating     of legal and ethical principles to the
regulatory requirements and their           procedures (SOPs), recruitment, quality    development of a data collection
interplay in clinical research. Subjects    assurance, data safety monitoring          and management plan. You will also
include recruitment and protection          boards (DSMBs), multi-centre/large-        address issues of confidentiality,
of subjects, diversity and vulnerable       scale trials, protocol management and      security of information systems and
populations, informed consent,              amendments, audits, and reporting.         e-RDC (electronic data capture).
privacy/confidentiality, the role of
IRB/IECs, and reporting of serious
adverse events. You will explore
scientific integrity and misconduct,
international research, relationships
with industry, conflict of interest,
intellectual property, and publications
and authorship.
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MSc in CRA Modules

Product Development in the                 Health Economics and Financial
Pharmaceutical, Biotech and                Management in Clinical Research
Medical Device Industries                  Administration
Aim: To provide a systematic               Aim: To provide a comprehensive
understanding of how industry              understanding of the economics
processes drugs and devices                of global clinical research and the
through research and development.          ability to manage a clinical trial
This module examines current               budget from planning to publication.
industry trends and issues with a focus    You will develop an understanding
on how clinical research is used to help   of economic evaluation and financial
bring products to market. It considers     management in clinical research
new drug and medical device                administration. This module gives
applications, pre-market approvals,        special attention to issues such as
marketing authorisations, and post-        resource scarcity and choice in the
marketing surveillance. In addition,       clinical research environment, cost/
it covers pharmacogenomics,                benefit considerations in study
pharmacoepidemiology, safety               design and in evaluation of the clinical
concerns, globalisation, drug pricing      intervention, opportunity costs, quality
and healthcare reimbursement, product      of life considerations, valuation
life-cycle management, outsourcing to      of research outcomes, and case             Dissertation
developing countries, patent strategies,   studies from the National Institute of     Aim: To undertake a piece of
and accelerated approval.                  Clinical Excellence (NICE).                original research to demonstrate
                                           You will develop a systematic              your mastery and integration of
                                           understanding of financial management      knowledge you have acquired
                                           in clinical research administration        during the programme.
                                           including estimating the full cost of      At the culmination of the programme
                                           a clinical protocol, the decision          students undertake an original research
                                           to outsource, calculation of direct        project that applies the new knowledge
                                           clinical costs vs. research costs and      and experience gained during the
                                           institutional overhead, and developing     taught programme, including your
                                           and negotiating clinical trial budgets     understanding of quantitative and
                                           and payment terms with sponsors.           qualitative research methods.
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Master of Science in
International Management
By the end of the programme                The other modules that you will              B Specialist modules
you will have mastered general             study are marketing management;              • Marketing Management
management theory and its                  economics for management; strategic          • Economics for Management
application in today’s global              operations management; and strategy          • Strategic Operations Management
economy. Your understanding                and organisational learning. You will        • Strategy and Organisational Learning
of complex organisations and               complete your degree with an original
your highly developed analytical           dissertation.                                C Dissertation
and personal skills will equip you                                                      Students refine their dissertation topic
for a challenging management               You should graduate with a range of          in conjunction with their Personal
position in a wide range of                key transferable skills that will enhance    Dissertation Advisor, an academic
international companies.                   your access to a wide range of entry-        supervisor who will provide support
                                           level managerial positions in financial      throughout the writing process.
Programme outline                          and management services companies,
Our MSc in International Management        blue chip manufacturing and service          Programme duration
provides a systematic understanding        companies and major retailers.               The programme takes on average 30
of the theory and practice of general                                                   months to complete. However, since
management in the context of today’s       Personalised study                           students progress at their own pace,
global economy. It will give you a         Students can customise their                 you may choose to complete your
sound theoretical grounding in a broad     degree according to their individual         studies in as little as 24 months or
range of business and management           requirements.                                spread them over 60 months.
issues and help you develop a range of
analytical and personal skills.            Programme structure
                                           The programme is composed of
You will analyse and critique              four general modules, four specialist
management theory and practice, and        modules and a dissertation (for a total of
investigative and address a wide range     180 credit points).
of managerial issues and problems.
You will develop sound judgement           Your first module will be nine weeks
in the face of ambiguous data and          in length where you begin with a
demonstrate advanced skills in             week long brief introduction to the
financial and economic management.         programme, the learning platform and
                                           then continue with the module content.
In studying the complexity of
international organisations and the        Each following module is eight weeks in
interdependence of their strategy,         length. By taking one module at a time
policy, functions, processes, systems      you can explore a specific subject in
and people, you will also learn how        depth without distractions.
to apply your new knowledge to
increase your managerial competence        A General modules
and personal effectiveness. You will       • Strategic Organisation
learn how to operate successfully in       • Managing Finance
international and multicultural markets.   • International Business and
General modules cover strategic              Emerging Markets
organisation; managing finance;            • Managing in a Multicultural Context
international business and emerging
markets; and managing in a
multicultural context.
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MSc in International
Management Modules
Strategic Organisation                      facing international firms, and the means    Strategic Operations Management
Aim: To develop an understanding            that they adopt to overcome them.            Aim: To demonstrate how operations
of the processes involved in the            Finally, this module will examine the        management can influence and
performance of organisations and            new opportunities available in emerging      shape competitive strategy.
their constituent parts.                    markets, and the difficulties that           This module covers theory and leading
You will become familiar with leading-      accompany them.                              operational practice in a range of
edge theory about organisation and                                                       subject areas. These include modern
management and how these processes          Managing in a Multicultural Context          business drivers and competitive
inform strategy, organisational             Aim: To equip students for the               performance (time compression,
environment and performance. This           demands of operating across                  responsiveness, waste elimination
module introduces, develops and             cultural boundaries.                         etc.); the achievement of competitive
models concepts of organisation,            You will gain an appreciation for the        advantage through operations
strategy and environment as they            diversity of cultures encountered in         management, globalisation and supply
relate to performance in a global           international business, as well as           chains; agility and Efficient Consumer
setting. You will examine theories          strategies for operating effectively in a    Response (ECR) examples; and
of organisational and management            culturally diverse environment. You will     operations performance measurement.
effectiveness; organisational inertia and   acquire an understanding of leading
change; organising and managing as          theoretical models of multiculturalism,      Strategy and
strategic acts; classic management          as well as examining your own skill          Organisational Learning
ideas and bureaucracy; contemporary         levels and your knowledge of                 Aim: To provide an overview of
organisational conditions and               other cultures.                              traditional and contemporary
challenges; new forms of organising;                                                     approaches to strategy in
power and politics in and around            Marketing Management                         organisations.
management; as well as corporate            Aim: To provide an understanding             This module offers an overview of
values and culture.                         of marketing in terms of academic            approaches to strategy from rational
                                            principles and practical applications.       to micro-strategising. You learn how
Managing Finance                            This module will address current             to diagnose, analyse, critique and
Aim: To provide a comprehensive             academic and practitioner issues in          develop organisational systems and
grounding in the financial                  relation to global marketing management      strategies that are intended to develop
management and aspects of                   and key marketing concepts. You will         capability and performance. You will
financial reporting in organisations.       evaluate important components of the         understand the importance of micro-
This module provides a framework            marketing environment and assess the         level activities, systems and processes
that enables you to understand the          business advantages of understanding         in a complex organisation and evaluate
role of accounting and finance in           diverse groups of customers, buyer           individual and organisational barriers to
management and business; and how            behaviour, marketing research,               strategising and learning.
the information provided by accounting      segmentation, positioning and targeting.
and finance supports decision-making        You will also examine the significance of    Dissertation
by managers. In particular, it deals with   global marketing strategies.                 The culmination of your programme,
basic principles of accounting and                                                       this written project demonstrates your
finance, the techniques of preparation      Economics for Management                     mastery and integration of all your
of accounting and finance information       Aim: To demonstrate how                      previous learning. The dissertation is
and the fundamentals of costing and         economics informs both                       the cornerstone of the UK university
costing systems, all in an international    consumer and corporate                       system. It is an original, scholarly work
context.                                    behaviour and industry structure.            that applies your new knowledge and
                                            This module will equip you to use            experience and allows you to prove
International Business                      economic tools in other modules and          your mastery of the techniques you
and Emerging Markets                        in your future professional life. You will   have studied.
Aim: To enhance students’                   discover the potential uses of economics
awareness of the global                     in business and management research,         Students choose their dissertation
business environment.                       both academic and practical. You will        topic in conjunction with their Personal
YYou will learn how to analyse              become skilled in using economics tools      Dissertation Advisor, an academic
the decision-making processes,              in decision-making and understand            supervisor who will provide
organisation, and management                simple economic models presented             support throughout the study
of international firms, using both          using graphs or algebra.                     and writing process.
theoretical and empirical approaches.       You will also become familiar with
In addition, you will develop an            basic techniques of empirical work
appreciation of the problems and risks      in economics.
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Master of Science in
Human Resource Management
By the end of the programme you               You should graduate equipped to           C Dissertation
will understand the strategic role            occupy a wide range of human resource     Students refine their dissertation topic
of human resource management                  management positions in every size and    in conjunction with their Personal
in the global organisation, as well           type of organisation, especially those    Dissertation Advisor, an academic
as the knowledge and techniques               operating in a global context. These      supervisor who will provide support
required to put theory into practice.         will include both generic roles and       throughout the writing process.
Your analytical and personal skills           specialist positions in recruitment,
will equip you for a wide range               training, reward, performance             Programme duration
of human resource management                  management and employee relations,        The programme takes on average 30
positions in every size and type of           as well as consultancy, research          months to complete. However, since
international organisation.                   and teaching opportunities.               students progress at their own pace,
                                                                                        you may choose to complete your
Programme outline                             Programme structure                       studies in as little as 24 months or
Our MSc in Global Human Resource              The programme is composed of              spread them over 60 months.
Management will provide a                     four general modules, four specialist
comprehensive, high-level education           modules and a dissertation (for a total
in the field, within an international         of 180 credit points).
context. You will develop specialist and
transferable skills, and acquire a range      Your first module will be nine weeks
of valuable analytical techniques.            in length where you begin with a
                                              week long brief introduction to the
You will appreciate the role and historical   programme, the learning platform and
development of human resource                 then continue with the module content.
management and of approaches to
employee development, employee                Each following module is eight weeks in
relations and performance management          length. By taking one module at a time
                                              you can explore a specific subject in
In doing so, you will understand the          depth without distractions.
evolving theories and practices of
human resource management. You will           A General modules
gain an understanding of the strategic        • Strategic Organisation
and contextual approach to problem            • Managing Finance
solving and the formulation of policy         • International Business and
and strategy, with particular reference to      Emerging Markets
global, multicultural organisations.          • Managing in a Multicultural Context
General modules cover strategic               B Specialist modules
organisation, managing finance,               • Performance Management
international business and emerging           • HR Resourcing
markets and managing in a multicultural       • Business Leadership
context. You will then specialise by          • Strategy and Organisational Learning
studying modules in performance
management, HR resourcing,
business leadership and strategy
and organisational learning. You will
complete your degree with an
original dissertation.
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MSc in Human Resource
Management Modules
Strategic Organisation                      In addition, you will develop an            Business Leadership
Aim: To develop understanding               appreciation of the problems and risks      Aim: To review current ideas
of the processes involved in the            facing international firms, and the means   and practices of leadership in
performance of organisations                that they adopt to overcome them.           contemporary organisations.
and their constituent parts.                Finally, this module will examine the       This module will equip you with the
You will become familiar with               new opportunities available in emerging     skills necessary to cope with ambiguity,
leading-edge theory about                   markets, and the difficulties that          continuity and change, and to
organisation and management and             accompany them.                             understand the relationship between
how these processes inform strategy,                                                    leadership and followership. As you
organisational environment and              Managing in a Multicultural Context         explore historical and contemporary
performance. This module introduces,        Aim: To equip students for the              models of leadership, you will examine
develops and models concepts of             demands of operating across                 the relationship between the individual
organisation, strategy and environment      cultural boundaries.                        and the group. You will understand
as they relate to performance. You          You will gain an appreciation for the       the responsibilities and privileges of
will examine theories of organisational     diversity of cultures encountered           leadership and apply leadership
and management effectiveness;               in international business, as well as       theory to real-life situations.
organisational inertia and change;          strategies for operating effectively
organising and managing as strategic        in a culturally diverse environment.        Strategy and Organisational
acts; classic management ideas              You will acquire an understanding           Learning
and bureaucracy; contemporary               of leading theoretical models of            Aim: To provide an overview of
organisational conditions and               multiculturalism, as well as examining      traditional and contemporary
challenges; new forms of organising;        your own skill levels and your              approaches to strategy in
power and politics in and around            knowledge of other cultures.                organisations.
management; as well as corporate                                                        This module offers an overview of
values and culture.                         Performance Management                      rational planning approaches alongside
                                            Aim: To examine the concept and             emergent, micro-strategising, and
Managing Finance                            evaluation of performance in public         learning and knowledge-based
Aim: To provide a comprehensive             services and private industry.              views of organisations. You will gain
grounding in the financial                  You will study different approaches to      the necessary understanding to
management and aspects of                   financial valuation, concepts of value      diagnose, analyse, critique and develop
financial reporting in organisations.       for money, performance measurement,         organisational systems and strategies
This module provides a framework            models of evaluation and questions of       that are intended to develop capability
that enables you to understand the          accountability. You will use case studies   and performance.
role of accounting and finance in           to examine the practical application of
management and business; and how            different ideas and perspectives.           Dissertation
the information provided by accounting      You will also develop a theoretical         The culmination of your programme,
and finance supports decision-making        and applied understanding of value,         this written project demonstrates your
by managers. In particular, it deals with   performance and accountability.             mastery and integration of all your
basic principles of accounting and                                                      previous learning. The dissertation is
finance, the techniques of preparation      HR Resourcing                               the cornerstone of the UK university
of accounting and finance information       Aim: To provide an overview of              system. It is an original, scholarly work
and the fundamentals of costing and         the resources available to an               that applies your new knowledge and
costing systems.                            organisation.                               experience and allows you to prove
                                            This module enables you to understand       your mastery of the techniques you
International Business                      how resources can be managed to add         have studied.
and Emerging Markets                        value; understand the value chain and
Aim: To enhance students’                   how sustainable competitive advantage       Students choose their dissertation
awareness of the global business            can be maintained. You will discover        topic in conjunction with their Personal
environment.                                how linkages between value systems          Dissertation Advisor, an academic
You will learn how to analyse               are created for competitive advantage       supervisor who will provide support
the decision-making processes,              and how to identify and manage the          throughout the study and writing
organisation, and management                core skills and competencies of an          process.
of international firms, using both          organisation.
theoretical and empirical approaches.
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Master of Science in
Global Consumer Marketing
By the end of the programme, you          You should graduate with the personal       B Specialist modules
will have a thorough understanding        and business skills and the specialist      • Marketing Management
of the theory and practice of             knowledge needed for a wide range           • Marketing Research
consumer marketing in a global            of global consumer marketing positions      • Consumer Behaviour
environment. Your specific and            in both the private and public sector.      • Service
transferable skills, analytical
techniques and mastery of the             You should also be equipped to              C Dissertation
role of marketing in organisational       understand and apply marketing              Students refine their dissertation topic
strategy will equip you for a             information in more general                 in conjunction with their Personal
wide range of consumer                    management positions. In any case,          Dissertation Advisor, an academic
marketing positions.                      you will be fully prepared to make a        supervisor who will provide support
                                          positive contribution to any organisation   throughout the writing process.
Programme outline                         operating in a multicultural environment.
The MSc in Global Consumer                                                            Programme duration
Marketing will provide a comprehensive    Programme structure                         The programme takes on average 30
understanding of the theory and           The programme is composed of                months to complete. However, since
practice of global consumer marketing     four general modules, four specialist       students progress at their own pace,
at an advanced level. It will give you    modules and a dissertation (for a total     you may choose to complete your
both specific and transferable skills     of 180 credit points).                      studies in as little as 24 months or
and a range of effective analytical                                                   spread them over 60 months.
techniques.                               Your first module will be nine weeks
                                          in length where you begin with a
You will master the role of marketing     week long brief introduction to the
in engaging with diverse consumer         programme, the learning platform and
markets and develop an appreciation       then continue with the module content.
of the role of theoretical models in
formulating organisational strategy.      Each following module is eight weeks in
                                          length. By taking one module at a time
You will develop a critical perspective   you can explore a specific subject in
and acquire a range of analytical         depth without distractions.
techniques; you will learn about how
global organisations manage resources     Personalised study
and change; and you will understand       Students can customise their
the evolving theories and practices       degree according to their individual
surrounding the management of people      requirements.
in different cultures.
                                          A General modules
General modules cover strategic           • Strategic Organisation
organisation, managing finance,           • Managing Finance
international business and emerging       • International Business and
markets and managing in a multicultural     Emerging Markets
context. You will then specialise         • Managing in a Multicultural Context
by studying modules in marketing
management, marketing research,
consumer behaviour and service.
You will complete your degree with
an original dissertation.
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MSc in Global
Consumer Marketing Modules
Strategic Organisation                      In addition, you will develop an             Consumer Behaviour
Aim: To develop understanding               appreciation of the problems and risks       Aim: To provide an understanding
of the processes involved in the            facing international firms, and the means    of how customers and consumers
performance of organisations                that they adopt to overcome them.            really behave.
and their constituent parts.                Finally, this module will examine the        This module will enable you to develop
You will become familiar with leading-      new opportunities available in emerging      a critical appreciation of the theory
edge theory about organisation              markets, and the difficulties that           of consumer behaviour and evaluate
and management and how                      accompany them.                              its contribution to marketing strategy.
these processes inform strategy,                                                         You will study the impact of cognitive
organisational environment and              Managing in a Multicultural Context          psychology, the dimensions and
performance. This module introduces,        Aim: To equip students for the               limitations of a behaviourist perspective
develops and models concepts of             demands of operating across                  and the role and significance of external
organisation, strategy and environment      cultural boundaries.                         influences, such as reference groups
as they relate to performance. You          You will gain an appreciation for the        and culture. You will also develop critical
will examine theories of organisational     diversity of cultures encountered in         perspectives on the importance of
and management effectiveness;               international business, as well as           consumer research.
organisational inertia and change;          strategies for operating effectively
organising and managing as strategic        in a culturally diverse environment.         Service
acts; classic management ideas              You will acquire an understanding            Aim: to provide an understanding
and bureaucracy; contemporary               of leading theoretical models of             of the dominant role of service in
organisational conditions and               multiculturalism, as well as examining       contemporary marketing.
challenges; new forms of organising;        your own skill levels and your               You will examine the importance
power and politics in and around            knowledge of other cultures.                 of consumer experiences in the
management; as well as corporate                                                         co-creation of value. This module
values and culture.                         Marketing Management                         will synthesise ideas from services
                                            Aim: To provide an understanding             marketing theory and practice,
Managing Finance                            of marketing in terms of academic            relationship marketing, and the
Aim: To provide a comprehensive             principles and practical applications.       emerging field of service science. You
grounding in the financial                  You will gain an appreciation of the         will identify how sensory perception
management and aspects of                   philosophy and function of marketing         influences cognitive and affective
financial reporting                         and master its key concepts. You             responses to a service environment,
in organisations.                           will evaluate important components           understand how consumers use
This module provides a framework            of the marketing environment and             and integrate their resources in the
that enables you to understand the          assess the business advantages               digital age, learn how to incorporate
role of accounting and finance in           of understanding customers, in               experiential elements in service design
management and business; and how            terms of buyer behaviour, marketing          and have up-to-date knowledge of
the information provided by accounting      research, segmentation, positioning          consumer perceptions of service quality.
and finance supports decision-making        and targeting. You will also examine
by managers. In particular, it deals with   the significance of global marketing         Dissertation
basic principles of accounting and          strategies and be able to follow             The culmination of your programme,
finance, the techniques of preparation      contemporary marketing debates.              this written project demonstrates your
of accounting and finance information                                                    mastery and integration of all your
and the fundamentals of costing and         Marketing Research                           previous learning. The dissertation is
costing systems.                            Aim: To facilitate the accumulation          the cornerstone of the UK university
                                            of relevant research to aid marketing        system. It is an original, scholarly work
International Business                      decision-making.                             that applies your new knowledge and
and Emerging Markets                        In combining the best of traditional         experience and allows you to prove
Aim: To enhance students’                   marketing research with contemporary         your mastery of the techniques you
awareness of the global business            methods, this module places greater          have studied.
environment.                                emphasis on interpretation than on
You will learn how to analyse               technical analysis. ‘Hands-on’ activities,   Students choose their dissertation
the decision-making processes,              involving qualitative and quantitative       topic in conjunction with their Personal
organisation, and management                techniques, will help managers               Dissertation Advisor, an academic
of international firms, using both          become informed and critical users           supervisor who will provide support
theoretical and empirical approaches.       of marketing research.                       throughout the study and writing
                                                                                         process.
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