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Applied Management: Master's Degree

Course information

Course Summary

The Master’s Degree in applied Management is a generic course designed to develop master’s level knowledge and skills, in strategic management subjects, to either enhance current job role and career prospects or to increase the possibility of employment in positions that require this knowledge being an effective and high performing manager.

Course Code:N3236
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 7
Awarded by:The Open University
Course Length

2 years.

Course Detail

The course intends to deepen conceptual understanding of strategic management and involves setting objectives, analysing the competitive environment, analysing the internal organization environment and resources to facilitate change. To ensure that strategic remits are adhered to, evaluating current strategies and to determine strategic direction and effective delivery. Ethical approaches to the management of both people and resources will be embedded.

The course aims to produce postgraduates who display a strong sense of self as a strategist who is both curious and confident in the pursuit or creative, ethical, timely, productive, and just solutions when applying strategic management principles to affect change.

The programme will be delivered in a part-time mode over four semesters (two years). It is anticipated that most participants on this programme will have already be working hence the delivering will be twilight sessions and two Saturdays per month to accommodate students work commitments. The dissertation will be run as a long thin module from the second semester of the programme till semester four (the final semester). The research methods module will be taught in first semester to prepare them for the dissertation. It will also afford them the opportunity to write up and present their research proposals to the College’s Research Ethics Committee for approval before commencement to collect primary data. The remaining 30 credit modules will be delivered as short fat modules within the four semesters.

Compulsory Modules
Credit Points
Semester Runs In

1. Principles of Strategic Management



2. Research Methods



3. Leadership and Strategic Decision Making



4. Contemporary Business Environment



5. Resources Management



6. Dissertation


2, 3 & 4

Learning and Teaching Strategy/Assessment Methods

The teaching and learning methods employed will provide students with a range of opportunities to further develop the pedagogical skills necessary to support learners to flourish.

Active and Experiential Learning:

To enhance and improve practice, and encourage transformational education, there is an emphasis on learning from others via peer review, group work, individual and group presentations, recorded footage, ICT and social media. Students will be encouraged to share experiences and exchange exemplars of good practice. There are opportunities to engage with role play, presentations, case studies, project work, practical activities, problem – based scenarios, practice – based case studies, quizzes, and workshops. All of these will build upon the practical experience of students and provide opportunities for self – reflection leading to personal and professional development.

Formal Approaches & Assessment:

More formal methods of teaching will include a combination of lectures, seminars & tutorials. Students’ theoretical input will be through lectures and seminars. The modules contain formative assessments to support the summative submission.

Feedback to feedforward will be utilized to facilitate and promote the skills and dispositions necessary to develop independent study skills.

The assessment strategies employed are designed to include formative and summative assessments which test the learning outcomes of the programme and give opportunities for students to get feedback using group presentations, individual presentations, essays, individual reports, case studies, data interpretation exercises. Where appropriate alumni from other courses and guest speakers will be invited.

Course Fees

Annual Fees £4000, subject to ratification at Full Governing Body

* Exam fees included.

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

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Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to meet the following criteria:

Academic Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree classification at least second-class honours degree from a recognised UK Higher Education sector. Or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant field. This will most commonly be in a management position, but each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to Nescot RPL policy.

Evidence of level 2 Literacy will also be required, for example key skills or functional skills at level 2 or GCSE English language at Grade C/4 or above. If applicants do not have evidence of Literacy at level 2, it will be necessary to complete a piece of writing to demonstrate competence in written English

IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements. The IELTS indicator test will be accepted for admissions English Language.

Your Next Steps

Employment or further study.

On successful completion of all the Level 7 modules students will have achieved a master’s degree in Applied Management

Students who achieve the modules totalling 120 credits at level 7 will get an exit award of Postgraduate Diploma in (PGDip) Applied Management.

Students who achieve 60 credits will be awarded a Post graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Applied Management

Other Information


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Last updated - 19/04/2022