Clearing 2021
MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
Master of Business Administration: The Essex MBA options

Year 1, Component 06

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BE850-7-FY
MBA Project
(40 CREDITS)

This module allows you to demonstrate your understanding of a management problem, the relevance of empirical research and how these might be applied to the problem, and the implications of the findings of your research. You develop, integrate and apply the concepts, skills and techniques acquired during the MBA programme in addressing a management problem or issue. You are assigned a project supervisor with extensive research experience in your chosen subject area. You are required to complete either a dissertation or comprehensive business plan.

BE853-7-SU
Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Business Models
(10 CREDITS)

This module focuses on the formation of new businesses, innovative growth and impact of these on economic and social development in different environments. You acquire a critical understanding of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development and learn how they apply in practice. We provide the critical, theoretical underpinning for the study and investigation of enterprise development and the critical components of entrepreneurship.

BE857-7-AU
Strategy
(10 CREDITS)

Business strategy is the means by which an organisation achieves its long-term aims. This module will consider the components of strategy, their external and internal influences, what makes a successful strategy and the pitfalls to avoid. You are encouraged to reflect on the nature of business strategy, the approaches to strategy development, the implications of strategic choices, stakeholder interests and the wider context of strategy. Informed by our internationally recognised research, we also consider how strategy delivers a sustainable and ethical business.

BE860-7-FY
The Director's Workshops
(10 CREDITS)

This module allows you to demonstrate your understanding of a management problem, the relevance of empirical research and how these might be applied to the problem, and the implications of the findings of your research. You develop, integrate and apply the concepts, skills and techniques acquired during the MBA programme in addressing a management problem or issue. You are assigned a project supervisor with extensive research experience in your chosen subject area. You are required to complete either a dissertation or comprehensive business plan.

BE865-7-AU
People and Organisations
(10 CREDITS)

This module covers many of the key human aspects of management that are, so often, taken for granted. It provides you with an understanding of core issues that shape the management of organisational performance. We invite you to analyse workforce issues that will shape your own management practice.

BE872-7-SP
Consulting to Organisations: Depth Psychology Approaches
(10 CREDITS)

This module will equip you with a critical understanding of the nature and design of consultancy engagements and develop an understanding of a range of depth psychology models of organisational change processes. You study approaches to observing organisational process, including the role and stance of the consultant, models of organisational change and interpersonal dynamics in teams. You also learn approaches to relational data collection, including a variety of consultancy models informed by gestalt and study complexity and psychodynamic perspectives. You learn the process of negotiating, contracting and concluding consultancy assignments.

BE872-7-SU
Consulting to Organisations: Depth Psychology Approaches
(10 CREDITS)

This module will equip you with a critical understanding of the nature and design of consultancy engagements and develop an understanding of a range of depth psychology models of organisational change processes. You study approaches to observing organisational process, including the role and stance of the consultant, models of organisational change and interpersonal dynamics in teams. You also learn approaches to relational data collection, including a variety of consultancy models informed by gestalt and study complexity and psychodynamic perspectives. You learn the process of negotiating, contracting and concluding consultancy assignments.

BE874-7-SP
Supply Chain Management
(10 CREDITS)

In the modern world, it’s supply chains that compete for and deliver business opportunities, not individual organisations. This module considers how supply chains are formed, managed and made sustainable. It looks at the details of logistics, considering the options for lean and reactive supply chains that meet fluctuating customer demand. Through a variety of lectures projects and simulations, you understand why supply chains are so crucial to delivering responsive, flexible business solutions.

BE874-7-SU
Supply Chain Management
(10 CREDITS)

In the modern world, it’s supply chains that compete for and deliver business opportunities, not individual organisations. This module considers how supply chains are formed, managed and made sustainable. It looks at the details of logistics, considering the options for lean and reactive supply chains that meet fluctuating customer demand. Through a variety of lectures projects and simulations, you understand why supply chains are so crucial to delivering responsive, flexible business solutions.

BE875-7-AU
Leading with Impact
(10 CREDITS)

So you can emerge as an effective leader, we offer the practical skills that you can use in your workplace. This module provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the behavioural, values, culture and psychological frameworks. It’s taught and facilitated by experienced practitioners who have been deeply active in both the research and practical application of the methodology. You learn how to identify the factors which differentiate outstanding from average organisational performance and develop an appreciation of the critical levers which drive and facilitate change and value in a business.

BE876-7-SP
Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Impact
(10 CREDITS)

The module develops your critical understanding of social entrepreneurship, social innovation and social impact. You learn how these areas connect with entrepreneurial and management skills to address exclusion, collaboration, poverty, inequality and environmental concerns and examine their impact on business and the economy. You also explore how they promote better management capabilities in social enterprises, enhance corporate social responsibility in the private sector and enable sustainable policy making by the public sector.

BE876-7-SU
Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Impact
(10 CREDITS)

The module develops your critical understanding of social entrepreneurship, social innovation and social impact. You learn how these areas connect with entrepreneurial and management skills to address exclusion, collaboration, poverty, inequality and environmental concerns and examine their impact on business and the economy. You also explore how they promote better management capabilities in social enterprises, enhance corporate social responsibility in the private sector and enable sustainable policy making by the public sector.

BE877-7-SP
Markets, Governance and Ethics
(10 CREDITS)

Managerial Economics is the application of economic theory to business management. It lies on the borderline between economics and business management. In this module, you develop a critical understanding of how economic concepts can be used to solve business problems. We examine decision making and forward planning as an efficient means of attaining a desired end, such as profit maximisation. The focus of the module is theoretical and enables you to examine the different economic concepts which can be used to analyse business situations.

BE880-7-SP
Strategic Marketing
(10 CREDITS)

A sound understanding of marketing strategy is essential for all modern managers. This module provides the foundations of the marketing concept and market orientation for international operations and examines issues related to internal and external environments for strategy-making, across borders. We focus on strategic and functional aspects of international marketing activities of firms of varying sizes and industries and integrate insights of strategy from international marketing literature. You gain a critical awareness of the facets of international marketing both from the strategic and functional point of view.

BE881-7-SP
Sustainable Operations
(10 CREDITS)

This module will equip you with the skills to manage operations in a sustainable way that helps deliver the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. We introduce models that help you manage a range of operations, from high volume batch processing to low volume bespoke businesses. We consider both production and service organisations and address the increasing blurring of the distinction between the two.

BE882-7-AU
Accounting and Finance
(10 CREDITS)

All managers, whatever their discipline, must understand their sources of capital and how their money is used. This module enables students to understand how to finance their organisation, assess shareholder value and control their organisation based on key financial statements. We will consider the key issues of current debate and while not creating fully fledged financiers or accountants the module will enable managers to ask the right questions and understand the answers.

BE883-7-SP
Data and Analytics
(10 CREDITS)

Data and information are critical to the success of organisations. Organisations that manage information effectively can improve efficiency, be more responsive to market opportunities, achieve competitive advantage and operate more sustainably. As organisations seek to develop innovations and grow in a sustainable way, they are looking for better information to guide decisions. This module will explore the role of information and analytics in supporting the development of innovative, sustainable growth strategies and the practical techniques managers can use to design effective information flows.

BE884-7-SU
Business Planning
(20 CREDITS)

This module challenges you to create a business plan and implement it within a simulated environment. You work in a group to prepare a business plan and pitch for funding. The module brings together strategy, marketing, accounting and entrepreneurship by giving you the chance to assume the role of a director within a start-up. Together, you put theory into practice by devising plans and operating models to bring your business idea to life.

BE885-7-SP
The Management of Innovation and Organizational Change
(10 CREDITS)

A comprehensive introduction to the management of innovation and organisational change. You'll be taught the analytic frameworks, diagnostic tools and communication skills required for the management of innovation.

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