All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.
Responsible Business in Society
Examine the challenges to business practice from the social and environmental responsibility agenda. You'll explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development. And you'll learn to understand them in a global context.
You will explore different approaches to organisational management and be given the opportunity to integrate theory and practice. You'll consider a variety of organising practices, the assumptions that underpin them, ranging from the highly mechanistic to more holistic, systemic perspectives, and the outcomes achieved in complex, dynamic operating environments.
Consumer and Business Buyer Behaviour
The consumer should be at the heart of any marketing activity. In this module, you'll build a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour, learning how to use this information to develop effective marketing plans and communications, as well as developing products and services to satisfy unmet needs.
Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding
Develop your critical understanding of the role integrated marketing and communications plays in building and sustaining brand identity and equity.
Optional modules let you tailor the course to your interests. Please note, the availability of optional modules can vary each trimester. And some modules may require prior study (taking an earlier module, for example).
This module equips you with the ability to selectively analyse marketing data for insight, and to make effective decisions in relation to marketing resources and retaining consumers.
Contemporary Marketing Management
This module challenges you to evaluate concepts and theories in the context of new trends, strategies and tactics, preparing you for a career in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.
This module enhances your understanding of the EU, both in terms of internal policy and its commercial relations with the rest of the world, including the US and emerging nations.
Decision Making for Managers
You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to be compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.
Information Management and Principles of Data Science
The module examines the role of data science within contemporary consulting and explores its management dimensions. You'll develop an understanding of how to establish a better connection between data and business value.
Internet, e-Commerce and Emerging Technologies
Discover exciting digital technologies that are emerging and affecting the dynamics of e-commerce. You will learn to develop a website or mobile-app without any coding and to communicate its requirements effectively from a business perspective.
The Organisational and Environmental Context of HRM
This module aims to develop your understanding of how organisational and environmental context informs human resource management in terms of its design, organisation, leadership, ethics and practice.
Learning and Development
This module focuses on the practice and theory of learning and development. Illustrating how to critically evaluate its role and influence on organisational success.
Learn about entrepreneurship and SMEs from a policy and research perspective. You'll develop an understanding of the factors which contribute to successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurship differs around the world, how governments encourage entrepreneurship and how one researches entrepreneurs.
Engaging with Entrepreneurial Organisations
Working with a local SME, you'll have the opportunity to solve a problem or produce a plan for the organisation. Projects will depend on the SMEs we work with, but this module is highly practical and hands on, allowing you to apply what you have to a real SME problem or opportunity.
Sustainable Business and Innovation
Develop insights into the major trends, challenges and innovative concepts relating to business sustainability and corporate responsibility. You will be introduced to alternative business models, innovations and practices, exploring business-focused solutions to pressing challenges.
Management Systems and Standards for Sustainability
You will be introduced to the field of sustainable operations and management systems, standards and certifications for business and product sustainability. You'll learn how to develop and implement a sustainability management system and how to report on it using common industry standards.
Procurement and Supply Management
This module explains how procurement ensures the effective supply of the materials that businesses need. Core concepts include managing business relationships, planning operations and problem solving.
Supply Chain Information Management and Big Data
This module discusses the role that information management and big data can play for the supply chain. It will introduce you to the use of qualitative and quantitative methods for big data, text mining and social media mining analysis.
This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data and how to use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.
Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.
The Passport Foreign Language scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence.