Module
Descriptions

BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management) Top Up

Year 3

Core modules

 

Contemporary Management in Action - (30 Credits)

The rate of change and the increasing complexity and uncertainty faced by managers in produces ‘wicked problems’ and new aspects to existing challenges. The changing global political, socio-cultural and economic landscapes and the development of new technologies has produced key opportunities and major threats. Managers are increasingly expected to deal with these multiple sources of uncertainty, whilst creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and an ethical reputation.

Effective managers therefore need to be equipped with the skills and attitude to deal with organisational problems in turbulent times. This module aims to furnish students with some tools to critically assess management issues in order to inform and shape management practice.

 

Critical Issues in Leadership - (20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to explore critical dimensions of leadership, and is designed to focus thinking on critical issues facing leaders in global business. You will have the opportunity to explore leadership as central to organisational success and examine leadership decision-making, which has individual, organizational, social and environmental impact.

 

Leadership, Change & Governance - (20 Credits)

This module will build on your earlier studies of issues relating to, among others, organisational structure, human resources, leadership and change.

The overall aims are to provide critical awareness of the interconnectedness of leadership, governance and change, to examine the issues of leadership in context, to detail processes of change and to introduce and apply the approaches, processes and components of high quality corporate governance.  The end goal is to provide you with a holistic and very broad perspective of the higher functions of organisations, and to understand their implications at every level of the firm.

 

Managing Digital Organisations - (20 Credits)

This module is aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills deal with the various critical issues surrounding an organisation’s digital presence. It is also aimed at enabling you to develop various strategies to help organisations to transform and flourish in the modern world.

The module will also cover areas such as the business impact of a company’s use of social networking and media sharing type technology. It will consider how the use of such technology enables the organisation to learn and innovate. To this end there will be a focus on the theory of the ‘Learning Organisation’ and how such theory dovetails with the digital facilities available in the modern business environment.

You will be required to contemplate how these technologies can empower organisations to adapt to a changing business/technological climate with the necessary creativity to ensure the organisation’s survival.

This area of study will include an appreciation of regulatory requirements concerning the use of personal/commercial data, cyber security and the nature of mainstream technological compliance frameworks. The module will encompass the need to accommodate potential threats from the possibility of emerging disruptive technologies and the risks posed by the ever increasing presence of artificial intelligence.

 

Optimising Operations and Change - (10 Credits)

This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong?  The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.

The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.

 

You will also select one of the following pathway optional modules:

 

Corporate and Management Law - (10 Credits)

This module aims to give you a thorough understanding of the key principles of corporate and management law. The module will examine the legal aspects of incorporated and unincorporated businesses in general and focus on company law in particular. The module will also aim to allow you to determine how legal issues in leadership and management engage with corporate entities.  A range of corporate structures will be explored alongside the rights and obligations of various corporate stakeholders.

 

Global Family Business - (10 Credits)

Globally over 60% of businesses are family businesses. Most of these will be small to medium in size. However, the top 100 family businesses in Europe have a combined turnover in excess of the GNP of Spain. This module aims to ensure that you are fully aware and appreciative of the role played and challenges faced by such businesses.

This module will also help you to understand how relationships between family, business and ownership impacts on global business growth. You will apply insights gained from other modules to the family business context, and will thereby gain a fresh perspective in this module.

The module will highlight important differences in the governance and strategic impetus of family-run businesses compared to conventional organisations. Inter- and intra-generational issues will be covered.

 

International Human Resource Management - (10 Credits)

This module aims to allow you to further your knowledge of HRM from an international perspective.  It is aimed at those students who see their future as a manager and wish to develop a greater understanding of the key debates and practices around people management in a global business context. The module combines theory with practice and focusses on the key HRM areas that a developing manager will need to be fully aware of.

 

Visual Analytics and Big Data Management - (10 Credits)

In the digital age, crucial insights can be derived from information gathered from a myriad of sources that underpin organisations in all sectors (commercial, industrial, entertainment, and public sectors).  Organisations are increasingly driven by a need to gather, visualise, and monetise digital information. Visual analytics and big data management have become strategic tools for organisations of all sizes. Modern managers need to have a keen appreciation of the possibilities that lie in data analytics, the vision to exploit these possibilities, and the strength of leadership to drive projects home. Creativity is key to the effective curation and visualisation of information for the purposes of key decision-making.

 

Plus

 

Free Option - (10 Credits)

You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.