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Management Honours


Papers 1; 2 and 8 are compulsory modules, while students have a choice of completing two modules between Paper 3; 4 and 7:


Paper 1: Strategic Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to think strategically and be aware of the importance of ethical principles, values and responsible corporate citizenship. Topics include:

• Strategy, stakeholders and strategic direction

• Strategic analysis

• Strategy development and formulation

• Strategy implementation control


Paper 2: Financial Management

The aim of the course is to enable students to understand and implement financial management strategies to enhance organisational performance. Topics include:

• Capital structure and the cost of capital

• Sources of finance

• Capital budgeting

• The dividend decision

• Valuation of organisations

• Working capital management

• Mergers and Acquisitions


Paper 3: Human Resource Management

The aim of this course is to enable students to initiate and manage organisational change and development. Topics include:

• The skills, task and role of an organisational consultant

• Organisational development (OD)

• Organisational diagnosis

• Organisational development interventions

• Learning Organisations

• Knowledge and intellectual capital


Paper 4: Strategic Marketing

The aim of this course is to enable students to solve contemporary topical marketing problems.

Topics include:

  • International Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • B2B Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • E-Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)


Paper 7: Project Management

Project management is the discipline of leading, planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

The aim of this course is to familiarise and empower students to lead project teams, and to manage projects in the workplace, using a clearly defined and powerful set of knowledge resources, tools and techniques, while adding value to the overall organisational objectives.

Topics include:

•          Introduction to Project Management, Knowledge Areas and Process Groups

•          Project, Program and Portfolio Selection

•          Project Leadership, Management and Team Selection

•          Project Scope, Time, Cost and Quality Management

•          Project Stakeholder, Procurement, Communication, Human Resource and Risk Management

•          Project Management Tools and Techniques


Paper 8: Research

The aim of the course is to enable students to conduct research independently within a team.

Topics include:

• Identify a research project

• Write a research proposal

• Conduct a literature review

• Analyse and explain research results in a meaningful manner

• Write up the research in the form of a 5000 word research paper



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