Global Experience Week - BUSI97381
The key learning objective is to apply the learning outcomes of the core modules and the electives to a real world business/organisational setting in an international context.
The tour is intended to expose participants to the outlook for Brazil with its growing economy, the impact its growth will have on business and the ways in which companies, large and small, have made the most out of the huge market potential it has to offer.
The objectives of the programme are to:
- learn about the socio-economic and business environment of Argentine & Chile
- gain real life exposure to a variety of international sectors and functions;
- apply MBA learning and skills to a real international business issue.
Project Management - BUSI97183
The module provides students with an understanding of project management and its role as one of the principal managerial tools and approaches in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage for a modern business organisation. It aims to demonstrate how project management can be used to:
- delineate, design and execute projects to achieve successful project outcomes
- adapt the management approach to project characteristics and features of external environment
- achieve strategic business objectives
- drive and deliver innovation in products, services, processes and business models
- promote organisational learning and firm-level capability development.
Case studies of major projects and leading international firms are used to examine the real-world challenges facing project-based organisations in different industries and sectors. The module challenges some of the underlying assumptions of traditional project management, such as the focus on time, cost and quality (the ‘triple constraints’) and the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. While traditional project management tools and techniques are essential, students will be introduced to new concepts, frameworks and models which show how an adaptive approach to project management and strategic focus on organisational capabilities and learning are increasingly important in achieving the growth and innovation objectives for a modern organisation.
Global Immersion - BUSI97112
The aim of the module is to give students a chance to experience first-hand the social and cultural dynamics of business in another country. The tour will consist of a number of visits to different companies across a range of industry sectors, as well as social and cultural activities. Moreover, students will receive the opportunity to network with local Imperial Alumni and professionals.
Students who attend the tour will be required to prepare an individual portfolio consisting of: a 1000-word essay (where students critically analyse a given question related to the field experience); a video presentation (where students provide evidence to support their critical analysis); references and documentation used in the research. Students are expected to engage with the companies they visit on the tour to provide information for their report.
The portfolio will be the final individual assessment of the MSc Management programme and students are expected to demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes of the entire programme.
Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Value Creation - BUSI97011
Globalisation and sustainability are partners in an intricate dance that will determine corporate winners and losers. Yet, today’s corporate strategists are only just becoming familiar with the critical dilemmas that lie ahead for the corporate world and the challenges and opportunities that sustainability pose for business and innovation. This elective takes a bold approach to this problematic by employing cutting edge knowledge and cases to demonstrate how tomorrow’s corporate strategist can turn sustainability into a mantra synonymous with corporate excellence and improved market share.
Module Aims & Objectives
The elective will equip students to understand the practical implications for business of sustainability in global and local contexts; and
Explore role of international law and policy in developing innovative solutions for global, environmental problems;
Consulting Project - BUSI97110
The Consulting Project module aims to contribute to the development of the participant’s managerial potential by explaining and applying problem solving techniques in complex and challenging business situations. The focus is on developing the students’ skills in managing a real consulting project from inception to completion, drawing on the knowledge and skills achieved in other modules of the MSc Management programme. The module will give students, who have no or little exposure to industrial situations, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real world situation.