The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) has been delivered by Northumbria University for more than 20 years and has more than 1,000 graduates globally. Our MBA can accelerate the development of aspiring and current middle and senior managers in your organisation. It has been developed to meet the needs of professionals who strive for excellence in performance and want to take the next step in developing their career. Managers will emerge as highly capable professionals grounded in key areas of business and management with a thorough and dynamic approach to tackling complex challenges.
Applicants are normally expected to have at least 3 years of managerial experience. The programme will be delivered over three years. Learning will include a range of learning delivery opportunities including block study, day release and work-based learning. Whilst timely face to face contact will be essential the learning and teaching materials will be available via a virtual classroom and accessible to all remotely. The manager and their workplace mentor will be supported by university staff throughout the programme.
This MBA has been developed to meet the needs of professionals who strive for excellence in performance in an increasingly globalised and fast-changing environment and want to take the next step in their career, including police, police staff and other public sector professionals.
Students will emerge as highly capable professionals grounded in key areas of business administration with a thorough and dynamic approach to tackling complex businesses challenges. They will demonstrate strong capabilities in emerging organisational trends and business issues which are reflected in the research strengths of Newcastle Business School.
This MBA is founded on the principles of experiential learning and students will reflect on real-world business problems, experience hands-on projects, connect with industry leaders, and engage in transformational professional development. They will also have the opportunity to form networks with other leaders both in the UK and internationally.
By studying this MBA, participants will not only gain an internationally recognised and prestigious qualification but will also embark on a personal development journey that transforms them into reflective, innovative and socially responsible strategic leaders with the appropriate skills to think critically and make informed decisions.
The purpose of the programme is:
• To enable graduates to qualify for entry/ re-entry back into management/ further their career in management and enhance their employability status. The programme offers a rigorous and intellectually stimulating study environment and the opportunity for career and personal development for those with post-graduation experience (Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership leading to Chartered Manager status).
• To develop students who may be expected in time to make a significant contribution to managing at a strategic level in their organisation. The Programme of study is aimed at the preparation for strategic leadership and transformational roles in organisations.
• To assist graduates to ground new knowledge within their professional experience, to enable them to reflect on and integrate new knowledge which then be applied to new scenarios by challenging preconceptions and having a healthy disregard of subject boundaries (‘to remove subject and functional boundaries’ – Master’s benchmark statement 2015,p10).
The overall aim of the MBA is to develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems which is informed by study at the forefront of academic disciplines and professional practice. This is to assist individual managers and business specialists to improve the quality of management as a profession. The programme will add value by developing individuals’ integrated views of organisations and will assist them in taking effective roles. Additionally the programme will provide the opportunity to explore each individual’s development as a leader and manager to facilitate career and personal enhancement.
The programme will also add value by assisting in developing in individuals an enhanced self-awareness and self-knowledge of their strategic thinking and leadership capabilities which will allow them to acquire an integrated view of management within organisations. Additionally the programme will allow opportunities for students to develop lifelong independent and reflective learning capabilities.
The specific aims of the programme are to:
1. Provide a contemporary, critical, and integrated programme of study within the subject domains of business and management;
2. Develop students’ ability to apply relevant bodies of management knowledge to specific business problems taking account of the interdependencies between the various areas and functions of businesses and organisations;
3. Encourage and empower individuals to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice;
4. Promote students’ ability to discriminate between different research methods in order to evaluate, argue and debate alternative research approaches and make appropriate selections in conducting management and organisational research;
5. Develop an understanding of sustainable and contemporary ethical approaches including issues in ethical due diligence, corporate social responsibility to business practice and procedures;
6. Provide an environment that facilitates the development of systematic and independent thought and learning to promote critical appraisal and analysis of issues and information contributing to their development of lifelong independent learning skills that are applicable to the contemporary manager or leader.
These aims are embedded within the themes of sustainability, leadership, corporate social responsibility and probity.
Considers crime, deviance, security and insecurity and addresses a variety of different criminological careers, offering modules relevant to three distinct professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security.
Students undertake advanced training in criminological research methods relevant to applied settings and gain direct experience through a work placement/internship or work-based learning opportunity for those students employed in relevant professional settings.
|Delivery Location:||University of Winchester|
|Assessment Style:||Assessments challenge students to produce industry-ready outputs and to tackle live issues and case studies and include reports, briefing papers, presentations, analysis of policy and professional practice, portfolios and professionally relevant original research|
|Delivery Methods:||Full time / part time|
The programme aims to:
Develop reflective and critical understanding of the challenges of professional practice.
Provide a sound understanding of the academic and professional literature relating to the police organisation, leadership and development.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of different perspectives and challenges relating to the use of evidence-based policing.
Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches to research.
Provide a sound understanding of, and skills in ‘action research’ and ‘reflective practice’.
Develop the ability to design, conduct and report empirically-based and original research under appropriate supervision.
The full programme is made up of three modules in the first year:
Evidence based police interventions,
Leadership, development and organisation,
The second years consists of one module (Action research) and the delivery of an 18000-word dissertation on a policing area of the students’ choice.
There are 3 alternative exit routes for students
- Post graduate certificate Applied Police Practice (Evidence Based Interventions)
- Post graduate certificate Applied Police Practice (Development, Leadership and Organisation)
- Post graduate diploma Applied Police Practice
|Delivery Location:||Canterbury / on line|
|Assessment Style:||Essays, reflective accounts, literature reviews, seminar/group presentations, proposals, reports, problem-solving exercises and (for full Master’s stage students) a dissertation.|
|Delivery Methods:||Lectures / work based learning / learning through case studies / project work|
The programme aims to:
Develop reflective and critical understanding of the challenges of professional practice
Demonstrate a critical understanding of different perspectives and challenges relating to the use of evidence-based policing
Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches to research
Provide a sound understanding of, and skills in ‘action research’ and ‘reflective practice’
Develop the ability to design, conduct and report empirically-based and original research under appropriate supervision
The programme full programme is made up of lectures in London and Canterbury over the first year on evidence based policing (including lectures from the College of Policing and other external guests). Research ethics, access, research methods, operational research, barriers to research etc. are all included
Over the two year PT programme students are supervised by 2 academics and chose an area of policing of their choice to conduct empirical research into.
|Delivery Location:||Canterbury / London|
|Assessment Style:||30000 word dissertation|
|Delivery Methods:||Lectures / work based learning|
This course fills a critical knowledge gap and prepares students to meet the challenges presented by contemporary terrorist threats. The course is taught as a combination of lectures and self-directed study to understand the threats and counter the real-world risk of terrorism. The principles underpinning key understandings are conveyed by expert practitioners using clear and professionally presented information and debate. Relevant and transferable critical thinking and analytical skills are enhanced and students carry out an independent research study.
|Assessment Style:||Assignment and Dissertation|
|Delivery Methods:||1-year full-time. 2-year part time. Lectures & Seminars|
The MSc Crime and Justice focuses on contested notions of ‘Crime’ and ‘Justice’. The overall aim of the MSc is to facilitate the development of a deeper knowledge and understanding of central issues and debates in the criminal justice arena and related areas. This postgraduate course will allow students to examine in-depth criminological issues and to question and critically evaluate debates around notions of crime and justice both in philosophical and practice related ways, and from a variety of different perspectives.
The MSc Crime and Justice places emphasis on policy and practice in the contemporary UK, however, where possible students , will be encouraged to draw on wider theoretical resources drawn from an international stage. Students will be encouraged to focus on research areas they are particularly interested in. Tuition draws upon the expertise of research staff in the University’s well established Centre for Criminology.
The master’s course encourages you to look critically at public protection, a key practitioner concept for professionals working in socially responsible professions. There is a special emphasis on gaining a sound grasp of the relevant academic literature, including substantial use of key scholarly journals in the field of criminology and criminal justice. There is also a focus on how theory relates to and enhances good practice.
Those already engaged in a related occupation will benefit from the course as it provides the academic context to understand and evaluate the complexity of, and reciprocity between, varied agencies, departments and policies related to crime, criminology and criminal justice.
Modules draw on the research expertise of staff and you’ll be able to build networks with students and staff on the course and via the London Practitioner Forum to enable and assist further research.
Including critical approaches to the understanding of risk within hard-to-reach groups and incorporating issues of diversity, the programme draws upon the University’s established MSc Criminology degree and utilises the existing module provision. There are opportunities to specialise in areas of your interest when choosing the two optional designates.
Modules range from Terrorism/Counter Terrorism, Domestic Violence, Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Crime and other more specialist research modules.
By the end of the course you’ll be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, making sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicating your conclusions clearly
Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Crime Control and Community Safety
Criminological Research Methods
Crime, Risk and Early Intervention
Psychology and Crime
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
Transnational Organised Crime
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