The MSc in Marketing Management Practice is an innovative new course at our Lord Ashcroft International Business School, designed to meet the growing demand in both international and corporate markets for a core degree in the 'practice of management', specialising in marketing management practice.
This course will support the development of management practitioners (not just business graduates) who, through their academic studies, practice-based learning and experience, are able to gain both generic and context-specific skills, competencies and knowledge which will support 'confident futures' in management within regional, national and international business organisations.
* enable you to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of the personal, managerial and organisational challenges of real world management practices, with particular focus on marketing management practices
* develop your skills, as a business graduates, to be adept at both the theory and practice of management within both academic and organisational contexts through a practice-based approach to the study of management
* develop your analytical and reflective abilities as an independent learner, and a critically reflective management practitioner
* promote the development of intellectual capability, personal, academic and commercial skills, and your creative thinking in order that your can generate original solutions to management problems in an organisational context
* develop insights, critical thinking and management skills through exposure to the theory and practice of business and management in order to widen your perspective beyond your immediate management role and/or organisation
* enhance your employability as a marketing management practitioner.
Core modules: PG Cert
* Management Theory into Practice
* The Reflective Practitioner
Core modules: PG Dip
* Action Learning for Managers
Core modules: MSc
* Major Project
* Management Practice Portfolio
* Challenges of Management in Practice
* Buyer Behaviour
* Internet Marketing
* Marketing Communications
* Marketing Design and Innovation
* Marketing in the Public Sector
* Marketing Research
* Strategic Marketing Management
* Marketing Management
* Marketing in a Global Context
Assessment reflects management practice in the work environment and includes assignments, presentations, reflective portfolios and Personal Development Plans (PDP), all related to management practice in real organisations. There are no formal examinations.
There will be two types of assessment, formative and summative. Summative assessment (which will contribute to the final degree) will include:
* assignments-individual and group, reports, essays, tests and presentations
* portfolio including performative/patchwork text/artefacts and work-based/action learning tools
* group and individual presentations
* learning logbook.
The aim is to maintain flexibility and to employ a wide range of methods.
The summative assessment for the compulsory modules will be adequately spaced out to allow students to plan their work.
Formative assessment will take place during the semester, but the requirements are more flexible and will be less time consuming.
Integration of learning across modules is achieved through integrative assessments such as portfolios.
For those on the work-based and hybrid modes, the work-based learning methodologies/interventions will be drawn upon for completion of the assessment.
Teaching will include a wide range of approaches, including lecture, seminar, video and case studies.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.