Corporate Financial Strategy
The module covers:
- investment, capital structure and divident decisions from a shareholder value perspective
- capital market behaviour (background)
- real options
Managing People and Organisations
Thsi module covers classic management topics and critical reflections on management knowledge:
- People in organisations - theories of motivation and of team development, and their contemporary relevance
- Organisational processes - theories and models for managing organisational culture, strategic change, across cultures and diversity, and learning and leadership
- Critical perspectives on management knowledge - from disciplinary knowledge to the meaning of work, comparative management and its prospects, and from application of classic theory to emerging dialogues in a global age
This module covers:
- the role of managerial practices in creating a successful organisation
- the transaction cost approach
- principal-agent models, pre-contractual opportunism, post-contractual opportunism and applications to corporate governance
- executive pay
- the wage premium
- internal job markets
- the horizontal boundaries of the firm and the 'make versus buy decision'
- building a successful organisation: why are some firms more successful than others?
- economic foundations of corporate governance
- economic foundations of corporate strategy
Research Methods for Management Studies
This modules covers the following:
Part I: Introduction qualitative analysis
This part of the module will be concerned with the collection and analysis of qualitative data.
Part II: Introduction quantitative analysis
Survey design and measurement, introduction to statistics; hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, regression analysis.
Part III: Introduction to management research
Relating to literature review, asking research questions and objectives, formulating research hypotheses, discussion of findings; quantitative and qualitative research in the dissertation relating to its application.
Your dissertation will develop your ability to undertake independent research in the area of business and management either in the context of further academic research or consultancy.
At least three from:
Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
The module is split into two parts. The first part focuses upon the methods and models associated with behaviour. These sessions will introduce key concepts in bounded rational behaviour and apply these to specific economics models and financial markets.
The second part of the module concentrates on designing your own experiment and interpreting empirical results. You will analyse studies of bounded rational behaviour, labour markets, asset markets, experimental behavioural finance, social dilemmas, preferences, public goods, reciprocity, bargaining and contests.
The module will be interactive, you will undertake experiments and analyse results.
Business to Business Marketing
The content of this module will serve as an introduction to the main theoretical and managerial concepts and issues in the area of business-to-business marketing and will focus on aspects of strategic marketing relationships between companies and other stakeholders. Possible topics may include:
- What is a market? A service ecosystem approach to understanding markets
- Organisational buying behaviour and market structures
- How do markets work? Creating and shaping new markets and maintaining market dynamics
- Market relations and sustainable competitive advantage
- Forming business networks: business network partnership attraction
- Business-to-Business marketing strategies
- Innovation in business networks
- Managing business networks: communication, coordination and learning in business networks
- Strategic market relations in the digital world
- Branding and building loyalty: value co-creation in network partnerships
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
This module covers the following:
- How to build an entrepreneurial organisation
- Entrepreneurial strategy in theory and practice
- Entrepreneurial culture: structure, processes and people
- Building a culture of entrepreneurship in practice
- Entrepreneurship with external stakeholders
- Managing uncertainty and failure
- Building an ambidextrous organisation
- Diagnosing an entrepreneurial change programme
The module covers:
- perspectives on corporate governance
- instruments of governance; active shareholders, board of directors, organisational and financial structure, executive remuneration
- the market for corporate control
- government and governance
- comparison of national approaches to governance
The module covers:
- strategic analysis
- industry analysis
- creating and sustaining competitive advantage
- strategic decision making
- strategy practice and implementation
- strategy and organisation
- strategic leadership
Human Resource Management
The intricacies of managing the human resources within the business context are developed in this module. It examines processes, practices, and procedures associated with HRM management and administration that an employer/manager needs to be familiar with, and analyses the current best practice in the HR function.
This module examines contemporary developments in the theory and practice of international financial management. It includes analysis of foreign exchange markets and international financial markets, including international banking and the Euromarkets.
Emphasis is placed on discussion of risk management techniques to protect against both currency and political risks. Both long term international investment and financing decisions and short-term exporting decisions form part of the module.
Launching an Entrepreneurial Business
This module aims to give you a theoretical understanding and practical experience of launching a new entrepreneurial venture. In so doing, this capstone module enables you to comprehend the role of, and conflicts and interdependencies between, different business and management disciplines; thus, it provides you with an insight into how decision-making in each area can impact on the overall performance of the firm. The module also aims to foster reflexive practice to facilitate lifelong learning.
Operations and Supply Chain Strategy and Practice
The module content is divided into three major parts:
- Strategy – Context of operations and supply chain strategy; the range of strategic decisions within and between operations; the impact of competition on operations and supply chains; supply chain strategies for coordination and integration; topical strategic issues faced by various industries and sector in their operations and supply chains, for example, sustainability, new technologies, etc
- Performance measurement – Concept and importance of performance measurement within operations and supply chain management; selection and application of key performance indicators; importance of intra and inter-organisational benchmarking and approaches to target setting
- Current practice – Current operations management, supply chain management, and logistics approaches in a range of industries/sectors; pertinent issues and drivers of change in practicing operations and supply chain management, including sustainability
Venture Capital and Private Equity
The module covers venture capital and private equity provide risk capital to firms at various stages of their life-cycle. This involves selecting investments, structuring deals, valuation of investment opportunities, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), managing portfolio firms, and exit.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.