What you will study
This 30-credit module is the final compulsory component of your MBA. The high-level learning aims of the module include: to enable you to demonstrate the skills to make a real difference to organisational performance as a manager/leader. During this time, you continue to build on and demonstrate a capability for critical and self-directed learning; and to develop and demonstrate the capability to apply other masters-level theoretical and practical learning to the problems and opportunities in your own management practice.
The teaching, learning and assessment is organised explicitly on developmental lines, with a clear focus on implementing your knowledge in management. During the module you will critically reflect on your own experience, practice and context and what you have learned during your MBA. You will write a formal proposal for your management initiative and will be responsible for a largely self-directed and independently-managed programme of work and study, based on a specific initiative in your own organisational context.
You will be provided with guidance on how to choose, plan and undertake your initiative and resources will be available for you to draw on in order to work through the different phases and dimensions of your initiative. During the module, you will need to draw on theory from a range of areas, along with gathering and using appropriate evidence to support your work and learning. You will be given clear guidance on how to draw up, for assessment purposes, a proposal and plan for your initiative and a report on its progress and outcomes.
There is a compulsory residential school, which is a great opportunity to meet with other students and engage in professional discussions. During the residential school, you will present your ideas and gain valuable feedback from tutors and other delegates. This complements the individual and group support you receive from your tutor, web-based resources, online and face-to-face tuition and collaboration. Throughout the module you will be expected to monitor your own learning and development; reflection on your work and how it influences your practice is an important part of the learning and assessment throughout the module.