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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

MSc Management (12 month)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameMSc Management (12 month) Programme codePTS1SBESBE39
Study mode(s) Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

The MSc Management helps you transition for a career in Management. Our aim is to enable you to become the managers of the future. We will ensure that by the time you leave us you will be more confident in your own career choices, because we dedicate significant time and resource to help you design a career plan that will suit you, enabled by our Careers Coaching staff and tailored modules.

 

You will be taught by our highly skilled subject specialists in Leadership, Business Analytics, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting, Corporate and Social Responsibility, Human Resource and Operations Management. They will introduce you to the latest ideas in management thinking, so that by the end of your degree you will be confident in your new-found leadership and analysis skills. You will also gain insight into how management strategy and operations work, making you future ready.

 

Through lectures, seminars and consultancy projects for clients you will be able to learn the theory, while practicing your knowledge and skills in a safe environment. You will be working with academics and students drawn from all over the world.

 

By the time you leave us, Exeter will have helped you expand your knowledge, skills and experience to enable you to maximise the opportunities presented to you.

 

Our aim is to help you create your own sustainable career strategy for the future.

 

Students who undertake this programme are drawn from across the globe, providing each cohort with an immediate, international network of contacts so that you can learn and develop cross-cultural understanding. In time, your fellow students will become alumni, who also feed into the network of contacts available to all our Masters in Management graduates. The international spread of contacts enables you to pursue your global career ambitions to the full.

 

There are opportunities for students to study outside of the UK during their time at the University of Exeter by attending a short summer school at one of our many partner institutions located throughout the world. These courses typically last for three weeks and offer an ideal opportunity to experience life and learning in another culture and country

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme aims to:

  • Create future ready managers, capable of leading people and analysing management issues in a sustainable way.
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Educate non-business and management graduates in the theories associated with the management disciplines of: Leadership, Business Analytics, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Operations and Human Resource Management.
  • Provide learning opportunities for students to gain theoretical knowledge and apply their skills in practical and applied ways through lectures, seminars and client focused projects.
  • Empower students to take advantage of all opportunities that might be presented to them
  • Develop their confidence in their own career choices and plans.
  • Enable students to develop cross-cultural literacy.

4. Programme Structure

The MSc Management programme is a twelve month programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 7 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). The programme is divided into units of study called modules which are assigned a number of credits. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

 

Interim Awards

A Postgraduate Diploma is awarded when a student gains at least 120 credits, including at least 90 at Level M on a designated programme.

A Postgraduate Certificate is awarded when a student gains at least 60 credits including at least 45 at Level M on a designated programme.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the Business School web site You may take Option Modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School web site

http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/

Stage 1


150 credits of compulsory modules over terms 1 and 2. Additional 30 credits of elective modules in term 3:

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEMM171 Future Trends for International Management 15No
BEMM173 International Operations Management 15No
BEMM389 Business Analytics and Research Skills 15No
BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers 15No
BEMM172 Strategy for International Managers 15No
BEMM170 Global Career Management - Theory and Practice 15No
BEMM455 Marketing for Management 15No
BEMM456 Organisational Management and Leadership 15No
BEMM390 Fundamentals of Management 15No
BEMM391 Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics 15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEMM251 Dissertation (Management) or30No
BEMM149 Business Project or30No
BEMM392 Summer School 30No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. understand and critically evaluate fundamental theories underpinning business and management from a global perspective
2. identify and analyse appropriate frameworks, models and techniques for the core management disciplines
3. synthesise and apply appropriate conceptual models, frameworks and techniques to a variety of organisational challenges faced by international business

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, practitioner-led sessions, tutorials, case studies, workshops, simulations, presentations and private study/research. (The programme offers the additional option of studying at another European Business School - undergoing different teaching styles, student experiences and environmental conditions via summer schools which are optional)

Subject-specific skills (ILOs 1 – 3) will be assessed through assignments and written examinations.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

4. practice using core knowledge and technical skills from multiple managerial perspectives
5. employ critical thinking techniques to learn from practical case experiences from the international business arena

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, practitioner-led sessions, tutorials, case studies, workshops, simulations, presentations and private study/research. The programme offers the additional option of studying at another European Business School - undergoing different teaching styles, student experiences and environmental conditions.

Core academic skills (ILOs 4 – 7) will be assessed through assignments, examinations, tutorials, group work and simulation exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

6. Globally Engaged: Able to recognise diverse individual and cultural perspectives, in order to communicate on interconnected world issues and sustainable decisions.
7. Critical Thinker: Able to proactively analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to draw independent and well-informed conclusions.
8. Proactive Collaborator: Able to actively build strong working relationships with others to have positive outcomes.
9. Resilient Self-Advocate: Able to develop self-awareness through a commitment to learning from experiences and taking responsibility for personal growth
10. Digitally Fluent: Able to embrace a variety of digital technologies to critically source, process and communicate information.
11. Innovative Problem Solver: Able to confidently explore challenges from different perspectives, to creatively offer practice and timely solutions
12. Confident Communicator: Able to adapt and adjust both written and verbal communication styles, to meet the needs of diverse audiences

6. Globally Engaged

BEMM391 Sustainability, Business Ethics and CSR – utilises case studies from around the world to ensure that global benefits are achieved through local actions.

 

7. Critical Thinker
BEMM171 Future Trends for International Management – students are taught the fundamentals of critical thinking and it forms part of a formative assessment in the first two weeks of the module.

BEMM390 Fundamentals of Management – students need to engage with the latest academic thinking on key issues impacting upon management and write an academic essay discussing these issues.


8. Proactive Collaborative
BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers – students work in teams to produce a group work report.


BEMM455 Marketing for Management – students work in groups to produce marketing presentations for assessment

9. Resilient Self-Advocate

BEMM170 Global Career Management – this module is designed to enable students to learn how to promote themselves and their skills in a positive and successful way when making job applications.

10. Digitally Fluent
BEMM389 Business Analytics and Research Skills – students learn to use data analysis tools including exel, SPS and R-Python


11. Innovative Problem Solver
BEMM172 Strategy for International Management - students have to work collaboratively with one another to solve the business strategy game challenge objectives over a series of weeks, competing against Business School students from around the world.

12. Confident Communicator
BEMM456 Organisational Management and Leadership – a summative assessment on this module is a presentation on a specific topic, all students must contribute to the presentation in some way either through verbal presentation or writing of presentation materials.

 

6. Globally Engaged

 

BEMM391 Sustainability, Business Ethics and CSR – Individual Essay Assignment (ILOs 2,3,4,10,14,16)
individual Business Report (ILOs 2,3,4,10,14,16)

 

7. Critical Thinker

BEMM171 Individual Academic Essay (ILOs 1,7,8 and 11)
Individual Business Report (ILOs 1,7,8 and 11)

BEMM390 Fundamentals of Management –
Individual Essay Assignment (ILOs 1-5 and 8)
Group Presentation (ILOs 1-9)

8.Proactive Collaborator

BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers – Group Written report (ILO 16)


BEMM455 Marketing for Management – Group Project Presentation (ILO 6)


9. Resilient Self Advocate –

BEMM170 Global Career Management –
Reflective learning Portfolio (ILOs 1-14)
Career Management Portfolio (ILOs 1-14)

 

10. Digitally Fluent

BEMM389 Business Analytics and Research Skills – Practical coursework and individual report (ILOs 3,5,6)

 

11. Innovative Problem Solver –
BEMM172 Strategy for International Management –
Strategy Simulation online game (ILO 14) and Reflective
report on the strategy simulation game (ILO 14)

12 Confident Communicator –
BEMM455 Group Project Presentation (ILOs 1-7)
Individual Project (ILOs 1-7)
Reflective Essay (ILO 8)

 

7. Programme Regulations

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

 

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice.  See the University's TQA Manual for details.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic tutoring: It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you on individual modules, whilst the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of the programme and extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

 

Personal and Academic tutoring: It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you on individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of the programme and extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.  

 

Student/Staff Liaison Committee enables students & staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision. 

 

The Postgraduate Student Handbook can be accessed via ELE at the following address:   http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1645

 

In addition the School provides:

  • One-week induction programme
  • Dedicated programme director and programme administrator
  • Dissertation supervisor
  • Student handbook
  • Dedicated Career Coach
  • Dedicated International Study Abroad Support Officer
  • Dedicated IT facilities and computing staff
  • Dedicated in-sessional language and study skills classes
  • Referral service to English Language Centre
  • Departmental staff-postgraduate seminar programme (visiting speakers)
  • Representation on the Student Council
  • Representation on the Student-Staff Liaison Committee – the student/staff liaison committee enables students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

 

Learning and Teaching methods

Learning Environment

Distinctive Intentions

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

(Standard entry) All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates must satisfy the general admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

 

English language requirements

For information regarding English language requirements, please see the University's Postgraduate Study website.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs). IM MSc is professionally accredited by the CMI.

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

MSc Management (12 month)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits

180

ECTS credits

90

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Masters] Business and Management

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

16/05/2022