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Professional Doctorate in Management (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)


About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

Our accredited Management MSc will prepare you for a wide range of careers in management with specialisms available in Human Resource Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Public Services and International Management. 

Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice. You will learn about the major functions of management and their integration.

This one-year course can be tailored to suit your individual strengths and career aspirations, including the option of an additional semester to study abroad. All students complete the same core modules covering the major functions of management, then from the end of the second term you will also have the option to specialise in one of five areas: 

  1. Management (Entrepreneurship) MSc
  2. Management (Human Resource Management) MSc
  3. Management (Innovation) MSc
  4. Management (Public Services) MSc
  5. International Management MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession. You will also be eligible for membership to the Institute of Directors.

Course structure

An innovative alternative to a MBA, this one-year, full-time course is designed for graduates of any subject with or without work experience. Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.

Teaching takes place over three terms, from late September to early June, with breaks after assessments in mid-December to early January and late March to mid-April.

Class attendance averages 14 to 18 hours a week, plus time for group work and independent study, with variations as you progress through the course. There are some special intensive workshops on topics such as leadership, management and research, and a one-week tutor-led international study visit to companies in another European country.

Your final project will take place over the summer after teaching finishes. Your optional work-experience based final project may continue for up to one-year past the end of teaching.

Accreditations

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession.

You will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Directors, the longest running organisation for professional leaders in the UK. Membership provides you with access to the resources and the opportunity to network with leaders and executives.

Syllabus

Core management modules will give you practical knowledge in each key management subject. From term 3 you will be able to tailor your course through a choice of specialisms and option modules. The five specialisms currently offered are Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Innovation, Public Service Management and International Management. 

Core Modules (Terms 1 and 2)

  • International Management and Leadership
  • Marketing Management in an International Context
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Strategy Environment
  • International Management Integration (International Study Visit)
  • Business Process and Information Systems
  • International Strategy Management
  • Accounting for Managers 

Specialisms (Term 3)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation
  • Public Service Management
  • International Management 

Option modules (choice of two) 

Choose from over 20 options including:

  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
  • Managing Talent Performance and Reward
  • Managing Technological and Organisational Innovation
  • Public Service Management
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiations
  • E-Business
  • Retail Marketing
  • Gamification for Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

Completion of your final project takes place throughout the summer after teaching finishes. You submit your project in October and receive your MSc award in December.

International study visit

International management and leadership are at the heart of this course. You will work in small, multinational teams to develop international capabilities and build your global network.

Your tutor-led study visit to a European partner organisation will give you an international perspective to your study. Previous students have visited and heard from leaders at Xerox, Mercedes Benz, Carrefour and the European Parliament.

Careers and employability

This degree will prepare you for various careers in international management, consultancy and some areas of functional management. It will also prove valuable if you are interested in starting your own business or pursuing work as a business negotiator, commercial interpreter, lecturer or researcher.

The school also has an industrial placements office that can offer you help in seeking work experience. Those who succeed in obtaining a work placement or internship may undertake a work placement report as the basis of their final project.


Visit the Management (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

David Wong

351.jpg I decided to do my Masters at the University of Brighton based on recommendations from students who have completed their education at Brighton Business School. Brighton is a cosmopolitan coastal city that offers the perfect work-life balance for students and young professionals who want to make the most of their tertiary education experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course and decided to stay on to pursue a PhD. The course was very well designed. Striking a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of management is a delicate task and the course achieved that with carefully structured modules and by incorporating taught elements based on real businesses.

My favourite aspects of the course were the diverse demographics of the students, the group work and presentations which simulate the real-life business environment; the opportunity to work as part of a group with such a diverse coalition of students was a humbling and invaluable experience and the study visit and placement option with other international business schools provide the students with an additional perspective on postgraduate management education.

Upon completion of the course, I stayed on to pursue a PhD whilst working as a self employed Broadcast Media Consultant and Contractor. Brighton Business School provided me with high quality teaching and helped me to establish a strong foundation for both my PhD and professional life.

(Student Profile)

Pavel Sirotin

“After completing the course I landed a job in a European company because I had included some studies in Italy with my Brighton degree. One of my first tasks in the company was to prepare a report using techniques I learned on the course, so I was able to do a good job. As a result I was promoted and now have more responsibility.”


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Entry Requirements

Normally, a good bachelor's degree or equivalent is required. A degree in any subject will be considered. Work experience is useful but not essential.

Neither GMAT nor GRE are required for this course. However, if you have taken either or both of these

tests and achieved good scores, this may help to strengthen your application.


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