This module introduces participants to human resource management (SHRM) and effective leadership practice within the organisation. The module has been designed to develop and improve transferable skills that form part of a Chartered manager’s professional tool kit as a response to the competitive pressures facing today’s organisations. In particular, it analyses themes that relate to HRM’s changing landscape including the strategic organisational context of attracting and selecting people for work; training, performance management, and the employment relationships. It also deals with the actual way in which effective leaders emerge within organisations and how they use HRM practices and their distinct qualities e.g., cross-cultural awareness to motivate and reward diverse employees. Thereby, allowing them an opportunity to optimise their potential and be involved in the day-to-day decision-making processes within organisations that advocate change as a route to achieve competitive advantage. To reflect on learning, each theme is enacted through the opportunity to draw from relevant theoretical models and new organisational strategies presented in real case studies. The case studies reinforce the theoretical models to provide a rich context to apply the learning from the module. The assessments draw on this context to build on the ability of participants to achieve the intended learning outcomes for an enhanced practice during and after the MBA. In particular, upon successful completion, participants should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and focussed awareness of the internal and the wider business context in which to manage and lead effectively within and across teams.
Managers in all sectors are required to take account of the financial impact of their decisions. Whether they are being required to approve the purchase of new plant and machinery, increase or decrease the workforce, increase marketing efforts or authorise the new strategic and budget plans, one of the key aspects of the decision is the financial impact. Managers therefore need to understand financial reports , be able to question the information provided in them and make decisions based upon the information provided by them. This module seeks to enable participants to make well informed decisions based upon a sound knowledge of financial reports, systems and developments in the accounting and financial environment.
Organisations face a number of challenges and opportunities which they have to respond to through marketing decisions. This module will develop your understanding of the market decisions that organisations face. Through the application of marketing theory, models and tools you will gain an understanding of the importance of the organisational environment and the impact this has for analysis, planning and control in a marketing management context.