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Students can choose to undertake a Professional Practice year, where they can gain hands-on experience through a paid placement.

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Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Charlotte Smith - Programme Leader

Dr Charlotte Smith - Programme Leader

Dr Charlotte Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour & Management and the Programme Leader for the MSc Management. She joined the University of Lincoln in 2015, having previously taught at the University of York where she completed her PhD. Charlotte's research interests include employee reward (particularly non-cash forms), dysfunctional consequences of HR practices, and workplace stress.

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Welcome to MSc Management

MSc Management at the University of Lincoln is designed to prepare students for a career in business and management. The programme covers the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business successfully. Incorporating a range of innovative learning activities to develop leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, the course has been developed to meet the needs of employers.

The programme aims to prepare students for careers in middle and senior management across various sectors of employment. Lincoln International Business School has a dedicated team of employability specialists to support students in career planning and development.

A focus on the international dimensions of business and management reflects the global environment in which organisations are increasingly operating. This global mind-set is realised in our international academic community, which is home to staff and students from more than 100 countries. This brings together a range of experiences and perspectives which can enrich students' learning.

Graduates from all disciplines 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 and enhance your employability.

This programme is available for both a September and February start. Please contact the School for further details lbs@lincoln.ac.uk.

Welcome to MSc Management

MSc Management at the University of Lincoln is designed to prepare students for a career in business and management. The programme covers the fundamental subjects needed to manage a business successfully. Incorporating a range of innovative learning activities to develop leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, the course has been developed to meet the needs of employers.

The programme aims to prepare students for careers in middle and senior management across various sectors of employment. Lincoln International Business School has a dedicated team of employability specialists to support students in career planning and development.

A focus on the international dimensions of business and management reflects the global environment in which organisations are increasingly operating. This global mindset is realised in our international academic community, which is home to staff and students from more than 100 countries. This brings together a range of experiences and perspectives which can enrich students' learning.

The MSc Management is a one-year, full-time, international programme open to applicants from all educational backgrounds, but designed primarily for students with no previous experience of business and management studies. The programme is also suitable for those who have proven managerial experience, which they may wish to consolidate with academic qualifications.

This programme can be studied full-time or part-time to meet the needs of students who are seeking to develop their career by combining academic study with their existing employment. Part-time students would usually be expected to complete the programme within two years. The programme is available for either a September or February start.

The course is offered with two separate pathways. Students can either complete one year of study or undertake a two-year course where one year is spent in Professional Practice to gain hands-on experience through a paid placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by dedicated employability specialists. Please note: the Professional Practice pathway is only available for a September start.

The University also offers a number of online Master’s degrees in Management, specifically designed for busy working professionals. No previous business or management experience is required, and the courses can be studied anytime, anywhere, and on any mobile or desktop device. Find out more at https://online.lincoln.ac.uk/

How You Study

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and students 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. Students also have the opportunity to enhance communication and negotiation skills by engaging in role-plays where drama students take the role of challenging clients and co-workers.

MSc Management incorporates six core modules and a selection of optional modules from which students can select two to satisfy specific interests and career ambitions.

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

Students can then progress to the final dissertation which can relate to any business and management discipline given the broad content of the MSc Management programme. The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. The dissertation is an extended piece of work that may take a variety of potential formats, including independent research project, design of a new enterprise, work-based project, and a consultancy project.

This programme is available for both a September and February start. Optional modules may be restricted for those choosing to enrol in February due to student numbers, timetabling, and staffing constraints. Please note that February admission is only available for full-time study.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term. Four modules are usually studied per term, equating to 12 hours per week. Part-time students usually study two modules per term, equating to six hours of contact time per week. Hours of study can vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the 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 spent in class, students are expected to spend at least three to four hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

Although a proportion of the contact time will be spent in teaching, there is also a focus on the use of the student group as a resource for learning. The style of teaching will vary to reflect individual module objectives. The modules utilise methods of teaching and learning which are appropriate to postgraduate level study and effective collaborative learning such as debates, presentations, and report writing. There will also be group discussions of practical situations and problems, making extensive use of real-world case studies in national and international contexts, simulation materials, and, where relevant, students’ own experiences.

For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

The MSc Management brings together relevant contemporary academic theories and research with practical understanding of activities within organisations. Teaching is informed by real-world examples and students will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to share knowledge, relate this to theories developed from relevant research, and learn through practical application.

A highlight of the programme is an activity-based residential trip as part of the module Leadership Development, which will allow students to practice and receive feedback on their leadership skills in an engaging environment outside of the traditional classroom setting. Please note: our ability to undertake an off-campus residential is dependent on government guidance at the time with regard to travel and social-distancing. An appropriate alternative experience will be provided in the event that the residential cannot take place.

All students will study the following taught modules:

  • Organisational Psychology
  • Leadership Development
  • International Market Planning
  • Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision-Making
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Capacity and Mindset
  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Sustainability Reporting and Business Ethics
  • Strategy in Context

Students can then progress to complete the compulsory final project. This can be related to any business and management discipline, given the broad content of the MSc Management programme. It may take a variety of potential formats, including an independent research project, design of a new enterprise, a work-based project, or a consultancy project.

Professional Practice

This course is also available with a Professional Practice pathway. This two-year version of the degree provides the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice at the end of the first year to gain hands-on experience through a paid placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by dedicated employability specialists.

Students will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

The Professional Practice year is not assessed. However, students will be required to present a placement project linked to their experience. Students who successfully complete their degree with a year in Professional Practice will receive the award title MSc Management with Professional Practice. Those who do not will receive the MSc Management award, or equivalent exit award.

There are no tuition fees for the Professional Practice year but students will need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term. Students will normally study four modules per term and therefore 12 hours per week. Please note, irrespective of whether students are full-time or part-time, their hours of study may vary from term to term and can be spread throughout the week.

Students planning to study the degree on a part-time basis, will be studying two modules per term with six hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

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 three to four hours in independent study.

Although a proportion of the contact time will be spent in teaching, emphasis will also be placed upon the use of the student group as a resource for learning. The style of teaching will vary to reflect individual module objectives. The modules utilise methods of teaching and learning which are appropriate to postgraduate level study and effective collaborative learning such as debates, presentations, and report writing. There will also be group discussions of practical situations and problems, making an extensive use of case studies in national and international contexts, simulation materials and, where relevant, students’ own experiences.

For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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 and 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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development 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 order to identify and build on opportunities, and applies to both individuals and groups (teams or organisations). This module can give students alternative perspectives on their career options and ultimately, the confidence to set up their own business or social enterprise.

Module Overview

The module aims to develop the student's ability to critically analyse the financial statements for single and group companies, understanding how the financial statements are prepared, considering compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards. Students taking the module will examine both financial and non-financial matters that affect a business on a day to day basis and develop proactive ideas to solve these issues. The module will help to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand corporate financial performance and the relevance of accounting information, including the implications for the organisation, stakeholders, and for effective corporate governance.

Module Overview

The business world never stands still; technologies and the move towards a more global economy are creating opportunities that organisations must embrace to maintain their competitive edge. Never before have global events and innovations had greater impact on local markets. Businesses now compete on a global stage where marketers can do so much more with small budgets, ultimately shrinking the historic chasm between SMEs and large enterprises. Creative marketing that grabs the attention of the ever demanding changing needs of the consumer takes careful planning. This module can provide students with the fundamental building blocks to manage an organisation’s marketing function. By establishing an organisation’s current market position, unpacking their value offering to consumers, and formulating a plan to meet strategic marketing objectives, the marketing planning process provides a creative framework to drive organisational success.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide students with a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and an opportunity to develop leadership competencies in themselves and others. It covers topics such as leadership style, followership, ethical and responsible leadership, gender and leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. Over the course of this module, students are able to gain an understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. This module has an applied focus and requires students to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to their personal real-world context in order to enhance their leadership practice. The module is delivered through workshops and an activity-based residential trip, which allows students to practice and receive feedback on their leadership skills in an engaging environment outside of the traditional classroom setting. Please note: our ability to undertake an off-campus residential is dependent on government guidance at the time with regard to travel and social-distancing. An appropriate alternative experience will be provided in the event that the residential cannot take place.

Module Overview

A major characteristic of all decisions in every organisation is that they are taken to achieve objectives, both short-term and long-term. To do this well is a fundamental skill for managers at every level in the organisation. But decisions are often hard to make in the presence of multiple objectives, uncertainty about the future, and differences of opinion among key players. For decisions that require large amounts of resources and commitments, the weight of responsibility felt by the decision maker can be heavy, especially when the consequences require considered judgements about trade-offs between benefits, risks and costs. The aim of this module is to enhance students’ decision capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students can learn how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgment can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives. The main focus of the course is on practical management problems.

Module Overview

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ understanding and management of people at work. This will be achieved by introducing students to key concepts and theories in the field of organisational psychology and their application to different organisational settings. A wide range of topics relevant to effective people management are covered including personality, selection and assessment, work motivation and job design, team dynamics, decision-making, and organisational change and culture. The module will also provide the opportunity for students to reflect on their own experiences and competencies as managers. As part of the module, there is an optional field trip where students can explore theories and techniques introduced on the module in a real-life setting.

Module Overview

The Professional Inquiry Project allows students to demonstrate their mastery of management within the field of their degree. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together and apply their learning from the programme to help to solve a chosen business problem or challenge, a real-world issue or a research topic. Although the foci and form of the final project are to be negotiated, the following are indicative of the potential formats students may choose: work-based project, client-based project; or other negotiated project such as the design of a new enterprise.

Completing the Professional Inquiry Project gives students a unique opportunity to undertake an extended piece of personal research on a topic of their own choosing. By undertaking the project students will be demonstrating their ability to research and critically analyse and integrate complex information necessary in the world of contemporary management.

Module Overview

This course is also alternatively available with a Professional Practice pathway. This two year version of the degree provides the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice at the end of first year to gain hands-on experience through a paid work placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by academic staff. Students will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

The professional practice (PP) period is not credit bearing and will not count towards the overall degree; however, to have the PP element attached to the degree, students are required to present a placement project linked to their experience while being in industry (e.g. learning outcomes, key skills developed, nature of the work and responsibilities). The presentation can be delivered face-to-face while the academic placement supervisor is visiting the student/organisation or via Skype if there are limitations (e.g. location). Throughout the PP period, students will be in touch with the University by having regular contact with their allocated supervisor. Students will be expected to complete a negotiated work based project as their dissertation.

Module Overview

With the rapidly changing context of modern business, the process of introducing novel technologies, products, infrastructures, or systems has become vital yet more challenging due to often conflicting stakeholder requirements, irreversible investments, operating constraints, and associated risks. Therefore, any business change has to be project-managed as the current emphasis in business is on flexible, rapid response to customer demands. Managers increasingly require a project competence with a systems-oriented management style that cuts across traditional functional roles throughout the project life-cycle. Project management is thus considered a crucial management philosophy of how organisations manage fluctuating business environments and bring to life something innovative or simply never accomplished before. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an essential understanding of the fundamentals of project management. It covers a variety of concepts and their practical application including project scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholders, and communication.

Module Overview

In our current globalised world, individuals in leadership and management positions within organisations across sectors are often confronted with a myriad of ‘wicked’ problems which demand for a comprehensive and cohesive strategy. To succeed, individuals in position of responsibility must develop a range of capabilities needed to gain competitive advantage in markets and in the globe. This module seeks to equip students with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to perform as a strategist and contribute to responsible business strategies to give their organisation a competitive advantage. Students who fully engage with the module will develop the knowledge and professional expertise needed for the formation, implementation and analysis of responsible business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options; and then to follow a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.

Module Overview

Sustainability practices are wide ranging and include various managerial decisions, monitoring environmental damage, and external financial reporting. In light of climate change and recent environmental disasters, sustainability practices are a growing concern to investors, creditors and regulators, all of whom demand greater transparency and accountability. The first part of the module provides an in-depth overview of current issues and best practices in sustainability and integrated reporting from both managerial and financial perspectives and develops an understanding of an essential role that sustainability practices and transparency play in corporate governance worldwide.

The second part of the module, which is designed with support of the Institute of Business Ethics, focuses on business ethical issues and ethical decision-making. The module aims to develop students, as future business leaders, managers or governance professionals, who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond numbers and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies to sustain long-term success. The module examines the responsibilities of organisations to different stakeholder groups and develops an understanding of fundamental ethical principles and ethical dilemmas in organisations across different job roles.

The module also aims to explore the role of information technology (IT) in sustainability governance, a range of ethical questions that arise from the use of IT in business, and how IT can support organisations’ sustainability strategies.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

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 students' careers.

Essays involve written assignments where students 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 students' ability to think on their feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.

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

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

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

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

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.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. Transport and entry costs relating to the trip to an Escape Room 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.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional 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.

Entry Requirements 2019-20

Honours degree or equivalent.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Honours degree or equivalent.

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 http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

Features

The programme provides a diverse range of learning and assessment situations that develop appropriate knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and promote opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate transferable, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills within the broad context of management and in a multi-cultural setting.

Industry Expertise

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 experts with wide research interests.

The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year, enabling students to hear and learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, Siemens, Lincoln City Council, and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).

Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Residential Trip

Students have the opportunity to attend an activity-based residential trip which will allow them to practice and receive feedback on their leadership skills. All costs for the trip are covered by the University. Additional social and networking events are organised throughout the year.

100 Funded Field Trip Places

As part of your global education at the Lincoln International Business School, we are offering students the opportunity to undertake funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to travel to destinations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.

These field trips combine academic study with first-hand experiences of language, culture, and industry, allowing you to put theory into practice. We've designed themes specifically for postgraduate students that align with learning areas such as Industry (4.0), Financial Services, and Visitor Economy.

Find out more about our 100 funded field trip places for students.

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"The course taught me the importance of taking a step back and reflecting on how you act. It taught me the type of leader I want to be, and opened my eyes to how important critical thinking was."

Alex Bentley, MSc Management student

Career and Personal Development

The MSc Management is designed to prepare you for a career in business and management. Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and exciting SMEs, including: Sky, Amazon, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DXC Technology, British Sugar, FDM Group, Sodexo, Prestige Venues & Events, and MISA JSC- one of Vietnam’s leading software companies.

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.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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