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In an increasingly competitive job market, a master?s in management will help you to stand out to employers. For those who have already achieved a Diploma in Management and Leadership, the MA provides an opportunity to progress to master?s level. This is achieved by undertaking a major organisationally-based research project that results in the submission of a master's dissertation. This course is highly valued by employers and enables you to focus on an area of management of specific interest which will enable you to develop specialist expertise and enhance your career prospects. It presents an opportunity for qualified managers with substantial relevant experience to study at master?s level. The course is designed for those who hold a Diploma in Management and Leadership as a top-up to master?s level. However, if you do not have a Diploma in Management but have held a senior position within an organisation that has provided you with sufficient experience at the right level, you may still be eligible to join the course. You are welcome to apply for the course through the accreditation of prior experience. If you need to take this route, you must apply early because you will need to participate in an accreditation process. The course consists of a single module that addresses Research Methods, Critical Issues in Research and how to deliver a master's dissertation (20,000 words). In addition, you produce a reflective practice essay that reviews your personal development arising from the workshops. Teaching is delivered through a series of one-day workshops held approximately every second week during the first semester. Thereafter, during Semester 2, you work with an experienced tutor to develop and deliver your dissertation. Upon graduation, if you are not already a member, you may apply to join the Chartered Management Institute. If you have ten years of management experience you would be eligible to become a Fellow of the Institute. Course content Dissertation incorporating Organisational Research Methods and Critical Issues in Research. The module explores a range of research techniques and the underpinning philosophy to enable students to utilise a rigorous research framework. At the end of the module, you will have developed a research proposal to guide you through the development of your dissertation and explored in some depth how your study and participation in the workshops has contributed to your personal development both as an individual and as a manager. Evidence of achievement is assessed through the presentation of a research proposal and a reflective practice essay. The dissertation provides the opportunity for you to explore an area of interest that will prove of value in furthering your future career. You are allocated a tutor who will provide guidance and advice throughout the dissertation process. We offer a range of courses to help you meet the academic and English language entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses. Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course Take our University English course to help you to meet the English language requirements of your master's course For more information about these courses please visit http:www.brookes.ac.ukinternationalpathway

In an increasingly competitive job market, a master?s in management will help you to stand out to employers. For those who have already achieved a Diploma in Management and Leadership, the MA provides an opportunity to progress to master?s level. This is achieved by undertaking a major organisationally-based research project that results in the submission of a master's dissertation. This course...

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