Business Context – introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, its major techniques and their current application. You will also explore to the financing of projects, events and other similar activities and the fundamental aspects of business law.
Risk Management I and II – it is now recognised that the business agenda has moved away from risk avoidance towards the recognition that risk, if correctly managed, can lead to competitive business advantage. You will learn how to identify and manage risks within an organisation in a variety of contexts.
Internal Control and Audit – recent cases of corporate failures and scandals, especially in the US and the UK, have heightened public interest in how organisations are being governed and how the management tackles business risks. You will be exposed to the crucial role internal control mechanisms and the internal audit function play in organisations’ risk management procedures.
Business Continuity and Crisis Management – exposes participants to a historical and contemporary understanding of business continuity management and crisis management theory and practice that fit within these broader strategic imperatives.
International Corporate Governance – provides a consideration of agency issues and the need for regulation to allow for the equitable treatment of all organisational stakeholders
Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in management and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.
Elective taught modules may include:
- International Finance and Political Risk
- Project Management
- Corporate Governance
- Managing Organisational Change
The dissertation requires the student, supported by a supervisor, to take an independent and self-structured approach to learning, through the investigation of a particular topic and writing it up in the form of a 12,000–15,000 word document. The dissertation will have its focus on a particular issue of interest related to risk management and may also be related to a live organisation if considered desirable.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.