Have you ever dreamt of becoming a manager in a global corporation? Or leading the way in a digital transformation project, launching a successful startup, or revolutionising the way digital marketing strategies are delivered? This is the program for you!

You will learn about the best business and management practices, theories, procedures and strategies, informing decision-making in a way that is agile, flexible, and capable of surviving and excelling in the next wave of disruption.

 

This Course is for...

  • whoever wants to become a manager
  • aspiring entrepreneurs
  • individuals with big ideas, who want to learn how to successfully execute them
  • those interested in learning about business and different cultures
  • whoever wants to make a change

Possible careers include manager, executive director, team leader, project manager, entrepreneur, any position in a start-up, and much more in a variety of sectors and countries around the world.

Course Content

INTEGRATED FOUNDATION

English Language Skills
Learning how to master a language is no easy task. During this course, students will have the opportunity to further develop their understanding of the rules of the English language and apply them to a variety of contexts and situations, including academically.

Digital Skills
Through this course, students will be exposed to important digital skills needed for their academic courses, ranging from online safety to how to communicate through digital means.

Academic Writing
Students will be exposed to academic writing rules and techniques, including effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures.

Foundation of Mathematics
Maths is a fundamental aspect of any business management toolkit, whether it be resource planning, financial planning, or budgeting, the list is endless. The course embeds mathematics using a variety of contexts, tools, and scenarios, and students will develop the essential skills required throughout business practices to plan, budget, design, and use mathematics effectively.

Principles of Management
The course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of a business organisation, and competing theories and models of an organisation and its environment, providing a critical perspective on the main functional areas of management. It will also build a foundation knowledge of the different theoretical approaches to management and decision making while developing analytical skills to identify the links between the functional areas in management, organisations, management practices, and the business environment.

Introduction to Economics
The course introduces students to the analysis of a market economy, with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the price system, and the role of government intervention in the economy. Students will be introduced to economic analysis relevant to the analysis of a wide variety of questions in business strategy and public policy conducted at an international, national, or sub-national level. Specific examples addressed during the semester will include environmental policy, domestic tax policy, labour standards, international trade, and health policy.

English Language for Business
The course introduces students to the best practices, rules, and techniques to confidently apply the English language in the business context.

Year 1

Global Perspectives and Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
This is an introductory core module that facilitates interpersonal, intercultural, and cross-disciplinary learning for the students enrolled at level 4 of the Global Management Programme. The module also introduces students to the foundations of entrepreneurship and gives a clear perspective on this crucial aspect of the business. In the current complex and challenging environment, an entrepreneur plays a constantly increasing role in the growth and development of companies and national economies.

Quantitative Business Analysis (15 credits)
Quantitative business analysis relies on the study of basic statistics in order to solve business issues with data. The module aims to introduce the students to quantitative methods in business. In particular, the course is designed to equip students with essential statistical tools. The main topics of the course are descriptive statistics, probability, inference, and linear regression.

Economics for Global Business (15 credits)
The relevance of economics touches all aspects of the manager’s life, spanning from the finance of an organisation to marketing budgets. This module will provide future decision-makers with a systematic understanding of the critical aspects of the international business environment, especially the basic workings of the micro and macro-economy and the roles of international trade and finance.

Principles of Business Law (15 credits)
The module aims to give students a clear understanding of the legal aspects and processes related to business. Learning about legal consequences in managing an organisation is essential for any global manager. In order to achieve these goals, topics such as agency and torts, consumer rights, and legal transactions in an international context will be covered.

Digital and Leadership Skills (15 credits)
The module is designed to equip students with the technical and soft skills needed to be effective leaders in the digital age.

Learning more about the digital and leadership skills needed in the modern world, students will benefit from independent exercises and reflection on highly valued employability skills, such as teamwork, coachability, technical knowledge, and dealing with others in difficult situations.

Contemporary Global Management (15 credits)
Organisations in the modern era face challenges and issues that are profoundly related to local and global scenarios. It is imperative for managers to recognise and understand the peculiarities that arise from managing a business internationally.

Financial Accounting (15 credits)
Accounting is the common language adopted by businesses to understand and communicate overall business performance and financial status to stakeholders, future investors, and other financial institutions. This module aims to provide students with knowledge of financial accounting principles and processes.

The course aims to provide all the basic skills necessary for an understanding of accounting concepts and regulations.

Principles of Marketing (15 credits)
Thinking of management from a global perspective, marketing is one of those subjects that influences strategic planning and profoundly shapes innovation processes in order for the organisation to gain effectiveness. Examples of the importance of marketing are everywhere: from Harry Potter and the X-Factor, Apple and McDonald’s, the list can go on. From this perspective, it is easier to understand the crucial role of marketing in a students’ knowledge.

Year 2

Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits)
Research methods rely on the design, use, and reporting of quantitative techniques on empirical business. During the course, students will learn and practice the different phases of empirical work in business, from the definition of the problem to be considered to the design and the analysis of the empirical work.

Applied Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
This module aims to investigate how individuals, groups, and structures impact on behaviour within organisations. Students will learn about the ‘human’ component within an organisation, and the importance of recognising and adding creativity to this process.

Financial Decision-Making (15 credits)
This course aims to provide knowledge of instruments in financial economics such as interest rates or valuation that are essential to any firm’s decisions, such as financing, mergers, acquisitions, and sell-offs. The module is analytical but the application of psychology to financial markets is also discussed.

Beyond giving a corporate insight, the course enables students to make their own financial decisions with greater skill and confidence.

Sustainable Strategic Global Business Planning (15 credits)
In this course, students will learn how to prepare a comprehensive strategy for launching a new business, either as a new business or a new business line in an existing firm through the preparation of a business plan.

Innovation and Change Management (30 credits)
Nowadays, organisations all over the world are required to innovate in order to stay relevant in the market. Thus, managers should have a deep understanding of the innovation cycle and its steps and implementation within the relevant departments or the company.

Innovation and Change Management (30 credits)
Nowadays, organisations all over the world are required to innovate in order to stay relevant in the market. Thus, managers should have a deep understanding of the innovation cycle and its steps and implement it within the relevant departments or the company.

The module will focus on providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement innovation – both internally and externally while introducing practices and concepts linked to change management.

+TWO ELECTIVE MODULES:

International Tax Law (15 credits)
Technology Management (15 credits)
Big Data, Tech & AI in Business (15 credits)
Global Entrepreneurial Challenge (15 credits)

Year 3

Knowledge Management in a Global Perspective (15 credits)
Knowledge has recently been recognised as a key topic in management studies. Understanding how to properly unleash the potential of intellectual capital and knowledge resources within the organisation is said to be the new competitive advantage of the modern era. The module is designed to provide a theoretical understanding of KM definitions and processes, in order to critically evaluate and analyse the different dimensions of knowledge management arising from human resource management, information systems, and strategic management.

Sustainability Leadership (15 credits)
In this era of rapid change and instability, managers need to be effective leaders, and in order to achieve this goal, they are required to think socially, therefore focusing on sustainable leadership. What we need, both in business and in the world in general, is more people able to act as agents of change for sustainability in leadership.

Digital Marketing Strategy (30 credits)
The module focuses on the process of developing and implementing a marketing strategy in order to achieve a competitive advantage. Several key factors compete to help an organisation to gain such an advantage, and marketing is one of them.

The module aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of how to identify a strategic target market, and subsequently how to create and maintain a competitive advantage that can guarantee success for the business.

Managing the Global Challenge (30 credits)
With each passing day, managers and leaders are facing more and more complex issues related to globalisation. How can they be ready for such disruptive events? This module is designed as a final analytical evaluation of the tools, theories, practices, and principles presented during the whole programme, linking that prior knowledge to real-world global challenges.

Dissertation (30 credits)
The module aims to support and guide students while they independently produce a piece of academic research, called a dissertation. Students have the opportunity to apply their prior knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods for business, to a chosen subject.

Teaching & Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework, from essays to projects, group work to portfolios. No written exams in the mix!

We use a block teaching schedule, which allows us to concentrate on two 15 credit modules or one 30 credit module every 6 weeks. To promote engagement, students will attend group preparation classes in the morning, as a way of facilitating learning through independent research, peer feedback, and critical thinking.

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Sandra Preye Nelson Charpidou

BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management 2020

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Panagiotis Grigoriou

Swiss Alpine Diploma in Hotel Management 2019

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