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MSc Management

MSc Management

MSc Management

1 year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk

Highlights

  • Designed to develop the strong communication skills and can-do attitude that are favourable to employers
  • The chance to engage in role plays with students from the University’s School of Drama
  • Optional study trip to the Escape Rooms in Manchester
  • You can apply for a two week optional placement

Introduction

Informed by the needs of industry, the MSc Management degree at Lincoln aims to provide an ideal stepping stone between undergraduate study and embarking on your chosen career path. Throughout your studies, there is a focus on enhancing the skills you need to successfully manage the variety of business situations you may encounter during your career, ranging from small meetings and negotiation situations to presenting to large audiences.

You will have the opportunity to study modules including accounting, finance, marketing, organisational psychology and strategy. In addition to a comprehensive overview of management, specialist pathways in luxury brand management and marketing are available.

In addition to completing a combination of core and optional modules, you will undertake an in-depth independent study, choosing between a research-focused dissertation, a consultancy project to solve a management issue for a real client, or to start your own business. This element of the course enables you to tailor your learning to your areas of interest and career aspirations.

Graduates from all disciplines, with no previous experience in business and management studies are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

How You Study

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and you will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to examine, research, discuss and debate topics. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, which relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will also have the chance to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role plays where students from the University’s School of Drama take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

You will have the chance to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of management theory, corporate strategy, leadership and negotiation. A variety of optional modules enables you to tailor your learning to your background and career ambitions.

MSc Management incorporates five core modules which every student must study. Students will then choose an optional module and a two module pathway. A dissertation is not mandatory; students can choose a Consultancy Project or a Start-up Venture instead of a dissertation.

Core Modules:
Organisational Psychology
International Marketing and Consumers
Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations
Finance and Accounting
Strategy Making

Optional modules are available depending on selected pathways, academic interests and career aspirations. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff's research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Pathways:

Generic

  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Decision Analysis for Managers


Luxury Brands

  • Management of Luxury
  • Brand Management


Markets and Consumers

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Marketing


Contact hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

Essays involve written assignments where you will be expected to structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.

Examinations aim to test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

Oral presentations provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide you with the chance to see the results of decisions you make about allocating financial, human and other resources.


Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

At least a second class honours.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Key Contacts

Academic:
David Rugara
drugara@lincoln.ac.uk

Enquiries:
rbotham@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 835532

Master's Level

Brand Management (Option)

Brands are ubiquitous in our current world and influence our consumption behaviour in both indirect and direct ways. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the different elements of branding including brand value, identity, and associations. The lectures focus on branding theory while the seminars involve case analysis with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Crisis Communications (Option)

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how organisations, individuals and countries prepare for and manage a crisis. The typical causes of crises both internal and external are analysed and strategies to address the often competing interests of stakeholders are discussed. The role of ICT (especially social media) in warning and response activities is analysed.

Decision Analysis for Managers (Option)

The aim of this module is to enhance the students’ decision capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgement can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.

Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Finance and accounting (Core)

This module is designed to introduce concepts and techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint in the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later, the module aims to cover the topics of financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and the sources of finance.

Humanitarian Logistics (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the key concepts and challenges in humanitarian logistics, while tying into larger concepts of non-profit management, disaster preparedness and response, as well as agile and transient supply chains.

Students are expected to address management issues far beyond the realm of humanitarian responses. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on case studies and insights from practitioners, as well as academics.

Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations (Core)

Employers increasingly look for graduates who have exceptional communication and influencing skills. This module consists of a series of workshops that aim to enhance students' verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both one-to-one meetings and group situations. Techniques of theatre and military leadership are utilised throughout this module.

Management of Luxury (Option)

The notion of luxury and exclusivity has evolved over time. This module reviews the concept in its historical and current context. The students will travel to London as part of the module to experience and research luxury brands.

Organisational Psychology (Core)

The ability to manage people towards organisational goals depends on the manager's insight on individual and group psychology including motivation, decision-making, power, conflict, leadership and culture. This module covers related theory through lectures and practical class exercises.

Research Design and Methods (Core)

This module seeks to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research and the basics of research design. For students who have registered for a Masters dissertation, the module covers planning for and organising independent study.

Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis can be explored. In the context of qualitative data, students have the opportunity to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured interviews. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling can also be introduced. Students are expected to develop and present their dissertation ideas as an extended research proposal.

Strategy Making (Core)

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

Special Features

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive and intuitive real-life escape game as part of an optional study trip to Escape Rooms in Manchester.Costs of this trip are covered by the School.
  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Placements

Students can apply for a two week placement that takes place between the first and second semesters. The placement is an opportunity to gain work experience from a UK-based employer and build a CV towards a career in your area of interest.

Please note that students are expected to cover their own accommodation (if applicable), travel and general living expenses when taking part in a placement.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. Transport and entry costs relating to the trip to Manchester Escape Rooms are covered by the School. Students will however be expected to cover the costs of their meals.

Placements will be sourced by the School and will be based within the local area of Lincoln. Students who undertake an optional two week placement will be required to cover their own travel costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk

Highlights

  • Designed to develop the strong communication skills and can-do attitude that are favourable to employers
  • The chance to engage in role plays with students from the University’s School of Drama
  • Optional study trip to the Escape Rooms in Manchester

Introduction

Informed by the needs of industry, the MSc Management degree at Lincoln aims to provide an ideal stepping stone between undergraduate study and embarking on your chosen career path. Throughout your studies, there is a focus on enhancing the skills you need to successfully manage the variety of business situations you may encounter during your career, ranging from small meetings and negotiation situations to presenting to large audiences.

You will have the opportunity to study modules including finance and accounting, marketing, organisational psychology and strategy. In addition to a comprehensive overview of management, specialist pathways in luxury brand management and marketing are available. In addition to completing a combination of core and optional modules, you will undertake an in-depth independent study.

Graduates from all disciplines, with no previous experience in business and management studies are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

How You Study

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and you will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to examine, research, discuss and debate topics. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, which relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will also have the chance to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role plays where students from the University’s School of Drama take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

You will have the chance to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of management theory, corporate strategy, leadership and negotiation. A variety of optional modules enables you to tailor your learning to your background and career ambitions.

MSc Management incorporates six core modules which every student must study. Students will then choose two optional modules before progressing to the final dissertation stage.

Core Modules:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Strategy Making


The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.


Optional modules are available depending on selected pathways, academic interests and career aspirations. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

This programme is also available for a February start. Students who enrol on a February start for this programme will be offered the core modules, but electives will be restricted. Availability of electives will be subject to student numbers, timetabling and staffing constraints.

MSc Management students will chose two from:

  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • International Entrepreneurship


Contact hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

Essays involve written assignments where you will be expected to structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.

Examinations aim to test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

Oral presentations provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide you with the chance to see the results of decisions you make about allocating financial, human and other resources.


Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

2:2 honours degree.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Key Contacts

Academic:
David Rugara
drugara@lincoln.ac.uk

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Master's Level

Brand Management (Option)

Brands are ubiquitous in our current world and influence our consumption behaviour in both indirect and direct ways. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the different elements of branding including brand value, identity, and associations. The lectures focus on branding theory while the seminars involve case analysis with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to a range of non-traditional business models and to challenge established expectations and norms about business ethics, motivations, value-systems and practices. The module presents the notion that enterprises can operate due to motives other than profit-maximisation and that Social Purpose Organisations can exist to fulfil social functions using business models to create an alternative basis for sustainability and development. Students are challenged to think critically about these forms of organisation and their impact on societies (positive and negative). Students are also challenged to consider how issues such as performance management can translate into the operations of community enterprises.

Comparative Human Resource Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to the principal issues underlying international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) in a global context. Such issues have risen in prominence due to increasing trade liberalisation, ‘globalisation’, spread of multinational corporations (MNCs), outsourcing to Asia, developmental focus on Africa and economic integration within the European Union.

As firms increasingly internationalise, suitable strategies for managing human resources have become critical to competition between the MNCs. Students can develop an insight into managing human resources in different national contexts and examine those global and national factors that impact approaches taken to international human resource management. More specifically, the module aims to discuss and analyse those factors which result in variations in HRM practices and policies across national business systems.

Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Option)

Governance and sustainability are at the heart of all organisations. The combination of these two concepts describes the methodology that exists within any organisation to maintain, develop and exploit the assets provided by the stakeholders, whilst maintaining an awareness of risks being taken, and control measures implemented to attempt to ensure the long-term survival of the organisation. When organisations fail we can always plot the originating cause back to a failure in governance and an ignorance of either risk or effective mitigation of risk.

Destination Management and Marketing (Option)

The module is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the international destination management and marketing. Destinations continue the growth and face the fierce competition in a global tourism market. Through this module, students can learn conventional and contemporary management and marketing trends and issues in light of the global tourism situation.

International case studies aim to enhance the understanding of destination management and marketing on a global scale, and a field trip to a popular tourism destination provides a first-hand experience of examining attributes of the destination and suggesting the management and marketing strategy to the destination.

Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Dissertation (Core)

The dissertation provides an opportunity for students with a range of experience and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to dissertation is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work; in effect the dissertation is an extended research project.

Finance and accounting (Core)

This module is designed to introduce concepts and techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint in the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later, the module aims to cover the topics of financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and the sources of finance.

Gender, Power and Business (Option)

This module will explore the way in which gender intersects with the world of business, marketing and event and festival spaces. Concepts of masculine and feminine identity can be critically explored in relation to organisational management, consumers and consumption. This module will draw upon research frameworks from the social sciences in order to understand the way in which supposed gender differences manifest themselves in and around the workplace.

Global Relationship Marketing (Option)

Relationship marketing can be seen as the process of creating added value for organisations by managing their connections with internal and external stakeholders. This can include customers, employees, suppliers and distributors. Central to the module is the development of a perspective that sees an increasing role for co-creation with consumers in relationships and the effective implementation of appropriate customer experiences.

Global Supply Strategies (Option)

This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have been less successful. Students can examine contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and sustainability using a variety of theoretical frameworks. Students can develop not only a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but also of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies. Given the strategic importance of global supply chains, an understanding of how to manage them strategically may be invaluable for students entering the job market.

Group Consultancy Project (Option)

This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.

International Entrepreneurship (Option)

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development and problem solving with expression, communication and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities. This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

International Marketing and Customers (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of marketing concepts applied in an international context. The module is designed to provide students with a clear comprehension of marketing tools available and their use within an international environment, understanding the cultural diversity of their customers.

Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations (Core)

Employers increasingly look for graduates who have exceptional communication and influencing skills. This module consists of a series of workshops that aim to enhance students' verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both one-to-one meetings and group situations. Techniques of theatre and military leadership are utilised throughout this module.

Marketing of Luxury (Option)

The notion of luxury and exclusivity has evolved over time. This module reviews the concept in its historical and current context. Students can travel to London as part of the module to experience and research luxury brands.

Organisational Psychology (Core)

The ability to manage people towards organisational goals depends on the manager's insight on individual and group psychology including motivation, decision-making, power, conflict, leadership and culture. This module covers related theory through lectures and practical class exercises.

Research Methods and Design (Core)

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their dissertation and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

Social Entrepreneurship (Option)

This module is designed to encourage students to explore the concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurs utilise innovative business practices to collaborate with community networks to co-create solutions to social and environmental problems. This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop the understanding and knowledge necessary for future social enterprise creation and development, either as social entrepreneurs or facilitators and activists in the field.

Strategy Making (Core)

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

Sustainability Leadership (Option)

This module examines relationships between international business, business practices and sustainability leadership. The module reveals an on-going struggle to influence how businesses are disciplined, regulated and governed in a global economic context. The role of business in the social and economic conditions of human beings remains a major concern for contemporary and sustainable international business.

The Business of Aviation Management (Option)

This module examines aviation business structures and spans airlines, airports and non-airline/airport aviation organisations. The module analyses the organisational structures of different aviation organisations in the sector (e.g. PLC versus Private). The aim of the module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop management skills and techniques applicable to the aviation industry and in doing so both aviation tactical and strategic/corporate management techniques are analysed.

The Multinational Enterprise in Context (Option)

Students explore the historical development of foreign direct investment activity. This gives them an opportunity to understand the main advantages to be gained from firms engaging further in international business activities as well as understand the workings of a global enterprise in a dynamic world economy.

Special Features

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive and intuitive real-life escape game as part of an optional study trip to Escape Rooms in Manchester. Costs of this trip are covered by the School.
  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. Transport and entry costs relating to the trip to Manchester Escape Rooms are covered by the School. Students will however be expected to cover the costs of their meals.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk

Highlights

  • Designed to develop the strong communication skills and can-do attitude that are favourable to employers
  • The chance to engage in role plays with students from the University’s School of Drama
  • Optional study trip to the Escape Rooms in Manchester

Introduction

The University of Lincoln MSc Management Programme is designed prepare students for a career in business and management. Students can study topics from accounting and finance to organisational psychology and behaviour in order to develop their understanding of how organisations operate.

Modules in Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations aim to develop students' understanding of evolving managerial practices in contemporary organisations whilst prioritising the needs of employers seeking candidates with strong communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

In addition to completing a combination of core and optional modules, students are expected to undertake an in-depth independent study.

Graduates from all disciplines, with no previous experience in business and management studies are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

How You Study

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and you will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to examine, research, discuss and debate topics. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, which relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will also have the chance to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role plays where students from the University’s School of Drama take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

You will have the chance to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of management theory, corporate strategy, leadership and negotiation. A variety of optional modules enables you to tailor your learning to your background and career ambitions.

MSc Management incorporates six core modules which every student must study. Students will then choose two optional modules before progressing to the final dissertation stage.

Core Modules:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Strategy Making


The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.

Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

This programme is available for a February start. Students who enrol on a February start for this programme will be offered the core modules, but electives will be restricted. Availability of electives will be subject to student numbers, timetabling and staffing constraints.

MSc Management students will chose two from:

  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • International Entrepreneurship


Contact hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least four - five hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

Essays involve written assignments where you will be expected to structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.

Examinations aim to test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

Oral presentations provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide you with the chance to see the results of decisions you make about allocating financial, human and other resources.


Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Key Contacts

Academic:
David Rugara
drugara@lincoln.ac.uk

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Master's Level

Brand Management (Option)

Brands are ubiquitous in our current world and influence our consumption behaviour in both indirect and direct ways. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the different elements of branding including brand value, identity, and associations. The lectures focus on branding theory while the seminars involve case analysis with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.

Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to a range of non-traditional business models and to challenge established expectations and norms about business ethics, motivations, value-systems and practices. The module presents the notion that enterprises can operate due to motives other than profit-maximisation and that Social Purpose Organisations can exist to fulfil social functions using business models to create an alternative basis for sustainability and development. Students are challenged to think critically about these forms of organisation and their impact on societies (positive and negative). Students are also challenged to consider how issues such as performance management can translate into the operations of community enterprises.

Comparative Human Resource Management (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to the principal issues underlying international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) in a global context. Such issues have risen in prominence due to increasing trade liberalisation, ‘globalisation’, spread of multinational corporations (MNCs), outsourcing to Asia, developmental focus on Africa and economic integration within the European Union.

As firms increasingly internationalise, suitable strategies for managing human resources have become critical to competition between the MNCs. Students can develop an insight into managing human resources in different national contexts and examine those global and national factors that impact approaches taken to international human resource management. More specifically, the module aims to discuss and analyse those factors which result in variations in HRM practices and policies across national business systems.

Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Option)

Governance and sustainability are at the heart of all organisations. The combination of these two concepts describes the methodology that exists within any organisation to maintain, develop and exploit the assets provided by the stakeholders, whilst maintaining an awareness of risks being taken, and control measures implemented to attempt to ensure the long-term survival of the organisation. When organisations fail we can always plot the originating cause back to a failure in governance and an ignorance of either risk or effective mitigation of risk.

Destination Management and Marketing (Option)

The module is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the international destination management and marketing. Destinations continue the growth and face the fierce competition in a global tourism market. Through this module, students can learn conventional and contemporary management and marketing trends and issues in light of the global tourism situation.

International case studies aim to enhance the understanding of destination management and marketing on a global scale, and a field trip to a popular tourism destination provides a first-hand experience of examining attributes of the destination and suggesting the management and marketing strategy to the destination.

Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Dissertation (Core)

The dissertation provides an opportunity for students with a range of experience and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to dissertation is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work; in effect the dissertation is an extended research project. The dissertation topic should be aligned to students' subject of study.

Finance and accounting (Core)

This module is designed to introduce concepts and techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint in the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later, the module aims to cover the topics of financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and the sources of finance.

Gender, Power and Business (Option)

This module will explore the way in which gender intersects with the world of business, marketing and event and festival spaces. Concepts of masculine and feminine identity can be critically explored in relation to organisational management, consumers and consumption. This module will draw upon research frameworks from the social sciences in order to understand the way in which supposed gender differences manifest themselves in and around the workplace.

Global Relationship Marketing (Option)

Relationship marketing can be seen as the process of creating added value for organisations by managing their connections with internal and external stakeholders. This can include customers, employees, suppliers and distributors. Central to the module is the development of a perspective that sees an increasing role for co-creation with consumers in relationships and the effective implementation of appropriate customer experiences.

Global Supply Strategies (Option)

This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have been less successful. Students can examine contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and sustainability using a variety of theoretical frameworks. Students can develop not only a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but also of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies. Given the strategic importance of global supply chains, an understanding of how to manage them strategically may be invaluable for students entering the job market.

Group Consultancy Project (Option)

This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.

International Entrepreneurship (Option)

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development and problem solving with expression, communication and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities. This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

International Marketing and Customers (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of marketing concepts applied in an international context. The module is designed to provide students with a clear comprehension of marketing tools available and their use within an international environment, understanding the cultural diversity of their customers.

Leadership, Personal Impact and Negotiations (Core)

Employers increasingly look for graduates who have exceptional communication and influencing skills. This module consists of a series of workshops that aim to enhance students' verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both one-to-one meetings and group situations. Techniques of theatre and military leadership are utilised throughout this module.

Marketing of Luxury (Option)

The notion of luxury and exclusivity has evolved over time. This module reviews the concept in its historical and current context. Students can travel to London as part of the module to experience and research luxury brands.

Organisational Psychology (Core)

The ability to manage people towards organisational goals depends on the manager's insight on individual and group psychology including motivation, decision-making, power, conflict, leadership and culture. This module covers related theory through lectures and practical class exercises.

Research Methods and Design (Core)

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their dissertation and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

Social Entrepreneurship (Option)

This module is designed to encourage students to explore the concepts of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurs utilise innovative business practices to collaborate with community networks to co-create solutions to social and environmental problems. This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop the understanding and knowledge necessary for future social enterprise creation and development, either as social entrepreneurs or facilitators and activists in the field.

Strategy Making (Core)

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

Sustainability Leadership (Option)

This module examines relationships between international business, business practices and sustainability leadership. The module reveals an on-going struggle to influence how businesses are disciplined, regulated and governed in a global economic context. The role of business in the social and economic conditions of human beings remains a major concern for contemporary and sustainable international business.

The Business of Aviation Management (Option)

This module examines aviation business structures and spans airlines, airports and non-airline/airport aviation organisations. The module analyses the organisational structures of different aviation organisations in the sector (e.g. PLC versus Private). The aim of the module is to provide students with the opportunity to develop management skills and techniques applicable to the aviation industry and in doing so both aviation tactical and strategic/corporate management techniques are analysed.

The Multinational Enterprise in Context (Option)

Students explore the historical development of foreign direct investment activity. This gives them an opportunity to understand the main advantages to be gained from firms engaging further in international business activities as well as understand the workings of a global enterprise in a dynamic world economy.

Special Features

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive and intuitive real-life escape game as part of an optional study trip to Escape Rooms in Manchester.Costs of this trip are covered by the School.
  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50, Eviews, Stata and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. Transport and entry costs relating to the trip to Manchester Escape Rooms are covered by the School. Students will however be expected to cover the costs of their meals.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

   2017/18 Entry* 2018/19 Entry*
Home/EU £7,600 £7,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** reduction)
£5,320 £5,700
International £13,000 £15,300
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£11,000 £13,300
     
Part-time Home/EU £42 per credit point £42 per credit point
Part-time International £72 per credit point £85 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Under the new scheme individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].