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Diploma (PD) Management

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

Diploma (PD) Management

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

MGT-PD-MT

UCAS Code

JACS Code

N100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

There will be no direct admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management. All candidates will apply and be admitted, subject to meeting entry requirements, to the MSc Management.

Candidates undertaking the MSc Management who pass all the taught modules but who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the dissertation or consultancy based report, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

Candidates undertaking the MSc Management who pass all the taught modules but who fail to submit the dissertation or consultancy based report, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Gareth Edwards

Bristol Business School

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is based on the University wide modular framework. The class of diploma awarded to the student (Fail, Pass, Commendation and Distinction) is based on his or her performance in seven modules.

Module marks are combined over the first and second semesters and are used to produce an aggregate mark. Marking is based on University agreed marking scale.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

This programme aims to:

prepare graduates for future success by enhancing the utility of their first degree or preparing them for a management-related career

provide effective systems of learning, academic guidance and pastoral support to encourage the academic, intellectual and personal development of students

equip students with an understanding of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate

provide a stimulating suite of learning activities that introduces students to contemporary management ideas and practices

maintain a supportive working environment in which there is respect for social and cultural differences and openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning, assessment and support

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

the ability to utilise both quantitative and qualitative techniques to evaluate business problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by group-based exercises, small classroom based activities, interactive learning sessions with lecturers, industry practitioners, policy makers.

Methods of Assessment

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by individual and group-based exercises, case study analysis

the ability to develop and improve team-working, including the assessment of self and peers, measurement of team effectiveness and conflict resolution

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by group-based exercises, small classroom based activities, interactive learning sessions with lecturers, industry practitioners, policy makers.

Methods of Assessment

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by individual and group-based exercises, case study analysis

the ability to accurately assess the performance of organisations across a wide range of performance criteria.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by group-based exercises, small classroom based activities, interactive learning sessions with lecturers, industry practitioners, policy makers.

Methods of Assessment

Student skills in statistical methods will be mainly tested by individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Student problem-solving skills will be assessed mainly by individual and group-based exercises, case study analysis

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

communication skills - the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues from various academic, career and cultural backgrounds

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interactive classroom based activities, case study analysis, problem solving exercises and worked examples are used to provide the learning environment in which students can develop and enhance their transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

persuasion and social skills - the ability to engage in deliberative dialogue and accept and make use of constructive criticism

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interactive classroom based activities, case study analysis, problem solving exercises and worked examples are used to provide the learning environment in which students can develop and enhance their transferable skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

‘learning to learn’ capabilities - the ability to learn effectively for the purposes of continuing professional development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interactive classroom based activities, case study analysis, problem solving exercises and worked examples are used to provide the learning environment in which students can develop and enhance their transferable skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

numeracy skills – the ability to interpret and understand basic statistics

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interactive classroom based activities, case study analysis, problem solving exercises and worked examples are used to provide the learning environment in which students can develop and enhance their transferable skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

a detailed understanding of the workings of business organisations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding is conveyed in traditional lecture sessions, small group teaching sessions, independent reading and critical enquiry and class discussions of key concepts and their application to practice.

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

the ability to identify and diagnose business problems accurately and effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding is conveyed in traditional lecture sessions, small group teaching sessions, independent reading and critical enquiry and class discussions of key concepts and their application to practice

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

an awareness of the major challenges facing contemporary business. These challenges include the need for continuous improvement, the management of change, maintaining the trust of all stakeholders, the effective management of people and technological and people resources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding is conveyed in traditional lecture sessions, small group teaching sessions, independent reading and critical enquiry and class discussions of key concepts and their application to practice

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

the ability to identify, select and justify strategies and courses of action across a wide range of business activity
the ability to develop effective plans for the implementation of organisational strategies

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Presentations and interactive sessions with academics and guest speakers provide the learning environment in which to help students become grounded in developing subject specific skills.

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

the ability to evaluate business marketing opportunities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Presentations and interactive sessions with academics and guest speakers provide the learning environment in which to help students become grounded in developing subject specific skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

the ability to formulate strategies for creating workplace cultures characterised by a sense of mission, shared values and high levels of commitment and motivation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Presentations and interactive sessions with academics and guest speakers provide the learning environment in which to help students become grounded in developing subject specific skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

the ability to display leadership in difficult business situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Presentations and interactive sessions with academics and guest speakers provide the learning environment in which to help students become grounded in developing subject specific skills

Methods of Assessment

Individual assignments, group exercises, class tests and independent learning activities.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Strategy-Making for Tomorrow's Managers

MGT9026

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Winning Markets

MGT9028

7

20

YES

11 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Operations Management in the New Economy

MGT9029

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

People and the 21st Century Organisation

MGT9030

7

20

YES

11 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Accounting for Managers

MGT7033

7

10

YES

6 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Finance for Managers

MGT7036

7

10

YES

6 weeks

N

YES

30%

70%

0%

Research Methods for Business

MGT7158

7

20

YES

11 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Notes