1 MBA & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Learn something new every day. MBA & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS CORPORATE TRAINING SHORT COURSES PARTNER PROGRAMS
2 CONTENTS WHY CHOOSE CHIFLEY 2 CONNECTED 3 INNOVATIVE 4 WITH INDUSTRY TEACHING ENGAGING COMMUNITY 5 LEARNING 6 ADMISSION 7 Options DETAILS PATHWAYS AND PROGRAM DELIVERY OPTIONS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AND GRADUATE DIPLOMA 8 FLEXIBLE 9 MASTERS 10 AND ONLINE MBA PROGRAMs SPECIALIST GRADUATE POSTGRADUATE 16 CERTIFICATEs UNITS
3 WELCOME TO CHIFLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL Since 1989 Chifley Business School has been preparing managers and leaders for business, developing capability across industries and disciplines, and promoting business growth throughout Australia and the world. As Australia s first fully Online MBA Business School, Chifley is at once the birthplace of modern business education and the principal guardian of its future. The Chifley MBA program is mature beyond its age and is now at the forefront of innovative postgraduate education. As an Australian Top 20 ranked Business School*, with students from over 50 countries, we aim to expand further as online education has become a credible option for students wishing to gain an MBA qualification. Our faculty is comprised of renowned scholars and successful leaders in every field of business, and our curriculum utilises the latest teaching methods and learning tools, including simulations, interactive technology and learning principles. Our alumni of 12,000 comprise leaders in business, government, public service, not-for-profit organisations, education and the arts, in over 50 countries. Further our 1,500 current students are prominent individuals within industry and are being prepared as the next generation of professional business leaders. At Chifley we believe and pride ourselves on working with industry to develop and scope the future of business, whilst simultaneously aiming to improve society by creating prosperity and economic opportunities. The learning and experiences you will gain through Chifley Business School will not only enhance you as a business professional, but will challenge you to think about local, national and international issues by drawing upon the latest in worldwide management practice and the insights and experiences of global business leaders. Simon Christensen Chief Executive Officer Chifley Business School *AFR Boss MBA Survey PAGE 1
4 why choose chifley LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY. Chifley Business School was established in 1989 by industry leaders to deliver quality business and management education. We are here for you Chifley Business School is one of the longest running independent higher education institutions and registered training organisations in Australia, and has the country s largest online learning MBA program. For over two decades we have provided business and management training across Australia and internationally, from a comprehensive suite of MBAs and related postgraduate courses, through to Diploma and Certificate programs, and a range of executive short courses. Our MBA programs are delivered in an online or flexible format, the Diploma and Certificate programs are delivered online, whilst our executive short courses are delivered face to face. Our postgraduate management qualifications were introduced in 1989 when many senior positions in engineering firms were occupied by non-engineers. We wanted to enable professionals to progress into management and that is what we have been doing ever since. Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) through the Australian Quality Framework. Chifley takes its name and aims from Australia s 16th Prime Minister, Joseph Benedict Chifley ( ), a lifelong hard worker who rose from engine driver to the highest office in the land through his own strength of conviction and leadership ability. Chifley Business School strives for the values embodied and personified by Mr Chifley s famous address: The Light on the Hill when he declared: We have a great objective the light on the hill which we aim to reach by working for the betterment of mankind not only here, but anywhere we may give a helping hand. Chifley Business School is ranked as one of the Top 20 MBA Providers*, and Top 3 Value for Money by the Australian Financial Review s MBA Boss Ranking. PAGE 2 We introduced the Graduate Diploma of Management (Technology Management) in 1989, and today we offer a range of higher education programs including the MBA (Technology Management), all of which are accredited by the Tertiary *AFR Boss MBA Survey 2011.
5 connected with industry Chifley has always had strong ties to the industry. It is where our staff and students come from and return to and we re proud of that. Our postgraduate programs are designed to develop the management capability you need to take the next step in your career. Connected with the world Organisations today want people who can deliver on the world stage. At Chifley, you will be enrolled in a program that offers a truly global perspective. Chifley s academics are chosen for their international management experience. A portion of our faculty is located overseas and we encourage them to travel frequently to ensure students have the latest insights into the world s major economies. As a Chifley student, you will be part of a global community comprising over 1,500 current students from more than 50 countries. Industry Associations We provide industry education for a range of industries such as the mining and resources, information technology and manufacturing industries, and the relationships we ve forged with key associations demonstrate how well respected our qualifications are. Partner organisations include: > > Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers > > FranklinCovey Australia (APESMA) > > Institution of Professional Engineers, New Zealand > > Australian Institute of Company Directors > > National Association of Testing Authorities > > Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy > > New Zealand Career College > > Australian Computer Society > > Norwegian Engineers and Managers Association (FLT) > > Bureau of Meteorology > > Planning Institute of Australia > > Centre for Pavement Engineering Education > > Royal Australian Chemical Institute > > Community and Public Sector Union > > Together Union Chifley is a fully accredited higher education provider and registered training organisation. Accredited Chifley Business School is accredited with Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia s federal government authority for higher education. Chifley is also a member of the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA); a leading authority for MBA rankings in Australia, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (ACCSB); a membership association of educational institution, business, not-for-profit, and government organisations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business. Endorsed Chifley is an endorsed provider with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA). Members of the AIPM can earn 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for each of the following units: > > Project Management (Unit 303) > > Advanced Project Management (Unit 501) PAGE 3
6 innovative teaching At Chifley, our business and management principles are drawn from the industry experience and academic expertise of working professionals. Learn from experts in your field through real life scenarios based on contemporary and relevant industry experience. Gain a lifetime of learning, unit by unit. Our Industry Experts Our Academic Board consists of individuals chosen by Chifley s business-led board for their industry experience and academic credibility. The Academic Board set and maintains the highest academic standards for our postgraduate programs, overseeing their development and continual revision to ensure our content is always up-to-date and delivery methods remain cutting edge. Professor Mile Terziovski PhD, MBA, MEng (Hons), MAIM, MQSA Unit Chair for 305 Dr Danny Evans PhD, MComm Unit Chair for 306 and 407 Dr Grant Griffiths PhD, BSc Unit Chair for 303 Dr Martin Kunst PhD, MBA, BBus & Economics Unit Chair for 404 Dr Justin D Pierce PhD, BInfoTech (Hons), MACS, MAICD, CT Unit Chair for 201 and 403 Dr Richard White PhD, MEngSci, BE Unit Chair for 415 Ray Anderson MCom, BEc, Dip Ed Unit Chair for 101 Geoff Barton MBA, BEng (Elec & Mech) Unit Chair for 501 Sarah Ivory MBA, B.Com (Hons) Unit Chair for 416 Mark Johnson MBA, BBus (Mgmt), AIMM Unit Chair for 102 John Legge MBus, BS Unit Chair for 308 and 406 Robert Marshall MPubPol, BSc Unit Chair for 430 and 431 John Taya MIR, BBus, MAICD Unit Chair for 402 John Walker MEng, MIntPropLaw Unit Chair for 423 PAGE 4
7 engaging community Our online learning platform provides a simple and convenient user-interface for you to engage with other students, your Unit Chair and us, no matter where you are in the world. Chifley provides all the support you need, responding to your enquiry within 24 hours. Online Learning Management Features > > Discuss your materials in online forums > > Download video and audio learning resources for your unit > > Chat in real time with other students and your Unit Chair > > Access sample assessment/s > > Submit your assignments and exams > > Network with industry experts in a program-wide forum > > Direct access to our online library Global Community As a Chifley student, you have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced professionals from all areas of industry and corners of the globe. Once you have completed your degree, stay in touch with your alumni and continue to build on the networks you established as a student. It is just one of the ways in which Chifley helps you remain connected with your industry. Characteristics Average age 36 Female 25% International students 40% Countries represented 50 Geographic Origin Australasia 58% Middle East 20% Asia 15% Europe 3% America 2% Other 2% Undergraduate Discipline Engineering 45% Information Technology 22% Science 13% Business / Commerce 11% Other 9% The Chifley MBA Program (Technology Management) complemented my role as a TQM facilitator greatly as it gave me an in-depth knowledge on the various subjects and helped me immensely during my activity of Training, Consulting, Assessments and audits across various sectors on varied subjects. The program has elevated me for more senior positions and given me the confidence to take up challenging assignments and responsibilities. The promptness, consistency and the timeliness of information sharing on e-communities for subject-related queries was excellent. The flexible nature of the Chifley program and fantastic e-learning platform helped me balance my studies and family with considerable ease. Shivakumar Kadaba Senior Counsellor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) MBA (Technology Management) 2010 PAGE 5
8 LEarning options At Chifley, we don t just respond to the issues of industry as a whole, we cater to the individual wants and needs of students, who are busy working professionals with personal commitments. That is why we deliver our courses as an online or flexible model, so you can study anytime, anywhere. Study Anytime, Anywhere Our online learning platform enables you to interact with other students and your Unit Chair when it suits you. My Resource Centre is full of tools and techniques for managing online education, with contact details, tips for researching, writing and referencing, exam preparation hints and study techniques. Continuous Pathways We offer a range of accredited postgraduate programs at three levels: Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters. Chifley s MBA programs can be undertaken online or as a flexible program. The Flexible MBA combines online study with weekend workshops, whilst our Online MBA is delivered as an online format only. These pathways provide ample opportunities for continuous learning and professional development, yet are flexible enough to accommodate any changes in your circumstances. For example, you can enrol in our MBA program and exit with a Graduate Certificate after completing four units or a Graduate Diploma after completing eight units. You can then pursue your MBA again at a later time*. Chifley s flexible program structure is one of the ways we make it easy to commit. The MBA studies at Chifley Business School are proving to be highly regarded by many of our employees who have taken on the challenge of postgraduate studies. Watpac has worked with Chifley Business School for over two years now and I have been very impressed with the responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism I received from the business school. My high regard for your facilitators goes without saying and I strongly believe it is they who ultimately make or break a program like this, they are all fantastic, very experienced in real-world knowledge and always available to share their time and insights! John Wood National Training and Development Manager, Watpac Corporate Services Pty Ltd PAGE 6 *Conditions apply.
9 Admission details Entry Requirements > > An undergraduate degree > > English language competency > > Non-native English speakers must achieve a TOEFL score of 577 (or a score of 233 in the computer-based TOEFL) or IELTS score of 6.5 > > Recommended: three years management experience Don t have an Undergraduate Degree? If you do not meet the above entry requirements, you may still be eligible for admission. For full details regarding eligibility, visit: Study Expectations You will need internet access and to undertake your studies at Chifley. Assessment differs for each unit and while a schedule is provided, the time required completing tasks and achieving the unit aims will depend on your particular knowledge, experience and commitment. Credit Credit is available for previous relevant postgraduate study that you have completed within the last 10 years. To graduate from any Chifley postgraduate program, you must complete at least 50% of the course you are enrolled in. Each case is reviewed individually. More information on applying for credit is available at: Fees - Pay as you go At Chifley, there are no upfront fees, you pay for the unit when you enrol. Visit: Financial Assistance The Australian Government s FEE-HELP Scheme is an initiative designed to assist Australian Citizens undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees. If eligible, you may use FEE-HELP to cover the tuition component of the fees. Repayments are then deducted from your taxable income by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Please refer to the website for additional information regarding limits on FEE-HELP as they will change each year: PAGE 7
10 Pathways and program Delivery options Articulation Pathways At Chifley, we know learning is a lifelong commitment and this is why we provide pathways for continuous learning and professional development for individuals. Diploma of Management Graduates of the Diploma of Management are eligible for credit towards unit 302, Employer-Based Unit in our Graduate Certificate in Management.* MBA (Technology Management) 12 UNITS MBA 12 UNITS Graduate Diploma of Management 8 UNITS Master of Project Management 12 UNITS Diploma of Project Management Graduates of the Diploma of Project Management are eligible for credit towards Unit 303, Project Management in our Graduate Certificate in Project Management.* Graduate Certificate in Management 4 UNITS Graduate Certificate in Project Management 4 UNITS CREDIT FOR UNIT: CREDIT FOR UNIT: Employer-Based Unit Project Management * Diploma must have been completed within 3 years of postgraduate enrolment. 3 Short Courses (with assessments) Diploma of Management Diploma of Project Management PAGE 8
11 FLEXIBLE AND ONLINE MBA Flexible MBA The Chifley MBA offers a strategic balance of theory and practice. The course is structured to allow program participants to build upon studied concepts and practices. Practical face-to-face workshops are complimented with online learning using comprehensive online education material and an interactive learning management system. This enables you to stay connected with your fellow students throughout the program. The Flexible MBA is a 12 unit program with each unit designed to be completed over 6 weeks. This means you can graduate in just 18 months with the support of comprehensive online materials and E-learning. The maximum time you can take to complete the MBA (12 units) is 10 years. There are 7 student intakes each year, and each intake lasts 6 weeks including exams. Students may commence their studies in any of these intakes. For further details visit: Assessments At Chifley, assessment is a mix of assignments, exams and online participation, all designed to help you apply what you have learnt. Weightings range from 25% to 40% for assignments and 40% to 75% for exams. Selected units include 10% assessment for online participation. Each student gains access to a unit specific assessment pack via their E-learning portal, which contains a sample exam and answers. These study hints aim to guide your exam preparation and give you additional information on how to prepare for exams. Online MBA For students requiring the flexibility and portability of full online study, the Online MBA is the ideal choice for the travelling professional, those residing overseas, working in remote locations, or balancing family and lifestyle commitments. Studying online gives you the freedom to study from anywhere in the world at a time that suits you. This is because you have 24/7 access to all your study materials with no classes to attend. Theory and concepts learnt through the Online MBA are reinforced by practical teaching methods, relevant workplace scenarios and case studies to encourage applied learning outcomes. The maximum time you can take to complete the MBA (12 units) is 10 years. There are 3 study periods each year, and each period lasts 15 weeks including exams. Students may commence their studies in any of these periods. Information Sessions We encourage prospective students to attend our Information Sessions that are held throughout the year in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Visit our website at mba-information-seminars for details of the next available Information Session and to register your attendance. I was searching for an MBA Program that allowed me to build my career whilst being able to spend time with my young family. I selected the Chifley MBA as it was the most flexible MBA program available, and it was exceptional value for money. I have really enjoyed studying at Chifley as I have been able to share my learning experience with likeminded working professional who bring a wealth of experience to the workshops. Matt Toon I Principal Planner Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Queensland Government I started my MBA studies with Chifley in 2005 and due to graduate in 2013 after nine years of working, travelling and living in Germany. I was first attracted to the Chifley MBA Program as I didn t want to commit to evening classes. I was working 60 hours a week so I need the flexibility to support my career and educational goals. I am so pleased I selected the Chifley MBA as I have been able to travel and work overseas, whilst still focusing on my studies. The online format accommodated me to not stop working and changing my lifestyle, which for me was a huge benefit. Kent Martin I Senior Engineer Cook Medical PAGE 9
12 masters programs MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION This program is designed for managers and those aspiring to be managers who are looking to their future and that of their organisation. The program is delivered as an online or flexible format. MBA (TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT) This is a specialist program delivered online and can be completed with the option of undertaking a number of units through the Flexible MBA.* It has been developed particularly for professionals in the engineering, science and technology industries. Master of Project Management This online program provides a comprehensive, business-ready foundation that will equip technical professionals from any background with the expertise needed to develop a career in any area of industry, government or in the not-for-profit sector.^ Chifley s MBA will enhance your managerial judgement, modifying or reinforcing what you have learnt from experience, to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to analyse any situation in a disciplined way. You will graduate with conceptual frameworks for thinking about business that are directly transferable to your workplace. You will know what needs to be done to adapt to your organisation and your career, and you will learn how to do it. Chifley s MBA (Technology Management) is designed to be relevant across all aspects of your work, ranging from broad business units to more specialist subjects that provide technical professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in management roles. You will graduate having integrated your new knowledge with existing experience, and being able to apply it to new situations. In addition to being able to communicate your findings, you will have the skills to implement agreed solutions efficiently. We will also help you develop your interpersonal skills, so you will leave with increased confidence in your ability to interact effectively with a range of specialists. To excel in project management today you need business and people skills as well as project management knowledge. You will graduate with a strong understanding of the background, principles and applications of project management, as well as the theoretical foundation necessary to enter and achieve promotion in what is one of the fastest growing professions worldwide. Chifley Business School is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and members can earn 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for each of the following units: > > Project Management (Unit 303) > > Advanced Project Management (Unit 501) * Conditions apply. ^ A number of units can be undertaken through our Flexible MBA. PAGE 10
13 UNITS^ Master of Business Administration MBA (Technology Management) Master of Project Management 6 core + 6 elective units (Total: 12 units) 6 core + 6 elective units (Total: 12 units) 6 core + 6 elective units (Total: 12 units) Advanced Project Management* Elective Elective Core Business Law Core Elective Core Business Project Elective Elective Elective Corporate Finance* Elective Elective not available Corporate Sustainability Elective Elective Elective Economic Decision Making Core Elective Elective Employer-Based Unit Elective Elective Elective Engineering Risk Management not available Elective Elective Financial Management Core Core Core International Business Strategy Elective Elective not available Leaders as Decision Makers Elective Elective Elective Leadership Elective Elective Elective Management Perspectives Core Core Core Managing Information Systems Elective Core Elective Managing Innovation Elective Elective Elective Marketing Elective Elective not available Operations Management Elective Elective not available Organisational Best Practice Elective Elective not available People Management Core Core Core Project Management Elective Core Core Strategic Management Core Core not available Technology Strategy* Elective Elective not available ^ Structure is correct at time of printing and subject to change. * Pre-requisite units required. Visit: PAGE 11
14 Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF MANAGEMENT The Graduate Certificate in Management and Graduate Diploma of Management are nested awards of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and can be undertaken as on online or flexible format. These programs are designed for managers and those aspiring to be managers who are looking to their future and that of their organisation. We will enhance your existing managerial judgement, modifying or reinforcing what you have learnt from experience, to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to analyse any situation in a disciplined way. You will graduate with conceptual frameworks for thinking about business that are directly transferable to your workplace. You will know what needs to be done to adapt to your organisation, and your career, and you will know how to do it. The maximum time you can take to complete a qualification is: > > Graduate Certificate (4 units) 3 years > > Graduate Diploma (8 units) 6 years Study Periods Online format: There are 3 study periods, and each period lasts 15 weeks including exams. Students may commence their studies in any of these periods. Flexible format: There are 7 student intakes each year, and each intake lasts 6 weeks including exams. Students may commence their studies in any of these intakes. Assessments At Chifley, assessment is a mix of assignments, exams and online participation, all designed to help you apply what you have learnt. Weightings range from 25% to 40% for assignments and 40% to 75% for exams. Selected units include 10% assessment for online participation. PAGE 12 Each student gains access to a unit specific assessment pack via their E-learning portal, which contains a sample exam and answers. These study hints aim to guide your exam preparation and give you additional information on how to prepare for exams.
15 UNITS^ Graduate Certificate in Management 2 core + 2 elective units (Total: 4 units) Delivered as an Online or Flexible format Graduate Diploma of Management 4 core + 4 elective units (Total: 8 units) Delivered as an Online or Flexible format Advanced Project Management* not available Elective Business Law Elective Core Business Project not available Elective Corporate Finance* Elective Elective Corporate Sustainability Elective Elective Economic Decision Making Elective Core Employer-Based Unit Elective Elective Financial Management Core Core International Business Strategy Elective Elective Leaders as Decision Makers Elective Elective Leadership Elective Elective Management Perspectives Core Core Managing Information Systems Elective Elective Managing Innovation Elective Elective Marketing Elective Elective Operations Management Elective Elective Organisational Best Practice Elective Elective People Management Elective Elective Project Management Elective Elective Strategic Management Elective Elective Technology Strategy* Elective Elective ^ Structure is correct at time of printing and subject to change. * Pre-requisite units required. Visit: PAGE 13
16 Specialist Graduate Certificates Graduate Certificate in Business Strategy* If you want to take up a senior management role, you need to be able to lead the strategic planning process. Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership* Leadership requires different skills to management. Leaders have to work effectively in unclear and often changing environments. Graduate Certificate in Project Management* Do you want to implement strategic objectives and facilitate organisational change? Then you need project management skills. Strategic planning is about analytic thinking and problem solving; it requires a sound understanding of finance, organisational management and the competitive business environment. Chifley s Graduate Certificate in Business Strategy will develop the skills you need to build and sustain a competitive advantage in continually changing environments. You will graduate having an informed perspective on the evolving global business environment, as well as a range of analytic tools for setting objectives, positioning your company competitively, and planning and implementing a particular strategy. Chifley s Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership will develop the skills you need to assume a leadership role: the ability to manage complex issues, balance competing objectives, and meet the demands of a wide range of stakeholders. You will graduate knowing how to make sound strategic, financial and resourcing decisions; having a clear understanding of different styles of leadership; and confidence in your own ability to lead a diverse workplace. Chifley s Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides motivated and experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds with a clear understanding of international best practice and the ability to implement it. You will graduate knowing how to deliver core business activities using a flexible and robust project management methodology. You will also have the financial and people management skills needed to successfully plan, initiate and deliver projects that meet the needs of a range of stakeholders. Chifley Business School is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and members can earn 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for each of the following units: > > Project Management (Unit 303) > > Advanced Project Management (Unit 501) * Delivered as an online model, with the option of undertaking a number of units in a flexible format. Contact our Student Recruitment Team for details. PAGE 14
17 Chifley Business School is one of the longest running independent higher education institutions in Australia, and has the country s largest online learning MBA program, with 1,500 current students and over 12,000 graduates worldwide. UNITS^ Graduate Certificate in Business Strategy Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership Graduate Certificate in Project Management 3 core + 1 elective unit 3 core + 1 elective unit 3 core + 1 elective unit (Total: 4 units) (Total: 4 units) (Total: 4 units) Financial Management Core Core Core Management Perspectives Core Core Core Project Management not available not available Core Strategic Management Core Core not available Advanced Project Management* not available not available Elective Employer-Based Unit Elective Elective Elective International Business Strategy Elective not available not available Leaders as Decision Makers not available Elective not available Leadership not available Elective not available Technology Strategy* Elective not available not available As I progressed through the Chifley program, I utilised the skills that I was developing as I changed careers from research scientist to research manager. Jane Weber, Best Victorian Graduate 2010 ^ Structure is correct at time of printing and subject to change. * Pre-requisite units required. Visit: PAGE 15
18 postgraduate units Advanced Project Management This unit builds on the concepts explored in the Project Management unit, with a particular emphasis on the complexities involved in managing high-risk technology projects. It covers both the technical and the human side of advanced project management. Business Law This unit aims to develop knowledge of the legal system and an understanding of the many laws that impact on the work of engineers and other technology-based professionals, in both the public and private sectors. Contract law and torts are covered, with specific reference to contractual responsibility, risk, liability and the detailed administration of contracts. In addition, the very important laws of trade practices, intellectual property and employment are covered, leading to skill development in application of the principles and practice of managerial law in the workplace. Business Project The Business Project enables students to apply material studied in the Graduate Diploma or MBA course to a specific situation in their organisation and in many cases, to produce material of particular value to their organisation. The unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to research and report on a management topic of their choice. The project should demonstrate that the students have a good knowledge of different management theories and principles. Corporate Finance This unit extends the material developed in Financial Management and to a lesser extent, Economic Decision Making. It is designed to equip students with an understanding of corporate finance sufficient to be able to discharge the financial responsibilities of a director or senior executive of a public company, when making decisions and releasing information. It will also equip students with an adequate understanding of the calculations that members of the CFO s office will carry out and the evaluation processes that they will undertake when examining business proposals. This will assist students in presenting a financial case for pursuing business initiatives they believe a corporation should undertake. PAGE 16 Corporate Sustainability Sustainability has become a buzzword in corporate circles and management literature, but what does it really mean? Should corporations commit to it? How do they decide on and then implement a successful sustainability strategy? This course aims to explore these questions, providing both an academically rigorous analysis of sustainability, and a practically useful guide to deciding on, implementing and measuring the performance of a sustainability strategy. Economic Decision Making This unit focuses on management decision-making from the perspective of economic principles. Students will be introduced to the nature of managerial economics and the decision-making process and most importantly the concept of value-maximisation. The basic valuation model is presented as the underlying economic model of the firm and all subsequent discussion will turn on the decisions to enhance the value of the firm. The approach used in this unit is a practical problem-solving treatment of economic theory and analysis, extensively supplemented by descriptive and diagrammatical presentation. Employer-Based Unit (Credit Only) This unit enables participants to take advantage of formal management programs offered by their own organisation or by outside providers. The unit may consist of a single program or a combination of programs requiring a total commitment of about 160 hours. Residential programs and programs that develop interpersonal skills are preferred. As part of the assessment, participants may be required to submit a report. Engineering Risk Management This unit is intended to provide students with an overview of engineering risk management techniques. It introduces the concept of the two-dimensional nature of risk and emphasises the need for assessment of both dimensions severity and likelihood for ascribing priorities to direct the risk dollar. Systematic and structured hazard-identification techniques are introduced with a number of illustrative examples. Financial Management This unit specialises in the management of the financial functions of an organisation and is directed towards making students competent in financial decision-making and the control of financial operations. It will also enable students to understand the professional advice and help that accountants and other finance professionals can give them towards that endeavour. International Business Strategy This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the factors driving domestic and international economic and business development, and will provide them with frameworks with which to make strategic decisions. It will enable students to develop an informed perspective on the evolving global economy in which we live and do business. The detailed appreciation they will develop of the major trends and issues in international business will enable them to compete and trade effectively in the international business arena. At a practical level, this unit should also give you new insights into organisational management, especially in terms of strategic planning and development, and you should be able to participate effectively in decisions relating to international business. Leaders as Decision Makers This unit examines different contemporary approaches to leadership decision-making in organisations. Leadership is broadly defined, and is not confined to the top levels of organisations. Various theories and concepts of decision-making are examined, and students are encouraged to apply these to their managerial practice in their own organisations. This unit examines the role of the leader in decision making, progresses through the process of decision making, and finally examines issues of decision implementation. Decision making is examined both as an individual and as a group process, and the influence of the organisational environment is taken into account. An international perspective is given because of increasing globalisation. Ethical issues are considered as well.
19 Leadership This unit examines the nature of leadership in the 21st century and the different roles that leaders are expected to take within modern organisations. It uses a combination of theory, concepts and examples to help students begin to understand the key issues and challenges facing leaders today, and take control of their own leadership development. This unit encourages students to seek out opportunities to practice and implement the theories and concepts discussed. Management Perspectives This unit introduces students to the art and science of management. It provides an overview of the principal skills and activities of management and the challenges that face managers today. It aims to be a practical unit, providing students with theories, ideas and techniques that can be applied to their workplace. Managing Information Systems This unit deals with the planning and management of effective information systems. It discusses the design, structure and evaluation of information system s to meet specific needs, and the human factors in their operation and management. The unit starts with a high-level view of information systems, their impact on organisations and their strategic uses. It discusses how to analyse and plan for an organisation s information systems needs, as well as a wide range of other management issues. Managing Innovation This unit is primarily about using innovation to achieve growth in a competitive economy, both at the enterprise level and for the overall economy. We shall establish that growth requires innovation. Today s society is not more prosperous than yesterday s because we have more of the things that we had yesterday, but because we have new ones, and those that resemble what was available yesterday are now better suited to our needs. Marketing The objective of this unit is to give an overview of the theory and practice of marketing. It focuses on management of the marketing function and the tasks of marketing strategy development, planning, and implementation. Operations Management This unit examines the principles of operations management and demonstrates how they must link together to achieve the operations objectives of the organisation as a whole. The operations themselves are the means by which an organisation supplies its customers with the goods or services they require. Skills are developed in the areas of product and service design, controlling and scheduling outputs, reliability, and quality management. Organisational Best Practice Best practice is a practical approach to improving the competitiveness of an organisation. It provides the manager with a set of tools and techniques to identify where improvements are necessary and how to take action to achieve them. Best practice is closely related to quality management and to the business excellence frameworks that have been developed in various countries, but it has significant differences from them. Quality management focuses on meeting customer needs and on creating products and services that satisfy and exceed the expectations of the customer, including product strategy and design. The business excellence frameworks focus on business results and include strategic concerns. Best practice aims to improve what is already being done, but has a broader scope in that it covers activities and processes that affect all stakeholders, including employees and suppliers. People Management Managing people at work is the central activity in most managerial jobs. In recent years the effective management of people at work has become increasingly important due to a number of changes in the external environment in which organisations operate, and due to changes in the nature of the organisations themselves. In particular, line managers find themselves being asked to develop and apply people management skills, which in the past would have been the domain of human resource management (HRM) specialists. This unit has been designed to develop critical conceptual and practical skills of the kind increasingly required by line managers. Project Management Most project managers enter the project management field from a functional and/or technical background. They are the most skilled or experienced functional and/or technical specialist or subject matter expert on the project team and so are given management of the team during project delivery. Unfortunately, successful project delivery does not depend on the skills and experience that led to the appointment of the project manager. Project management depends on a range of management (people), process, planning and commercial (financial and legal) skills. This unit introduces these skills, works through the key processes and finally shows how these processes are integrated to ensure a desirable outcome. Strategic Management The term strategy is one that has become frequently used (and abused) in management. Strategic management may be defined as; The process of identifying, choosing and implementing activities that will enhance the long term performance of an organisation by setting direction and by creating ongoing compatibility between the internal skills and resources of an organisation and the changing external environment within which it operates. This unit encourages students to develop a strategic plan for their organisation and shows them how to implement, evaluate and control that plan. Technology Strategy The purpose of this unit is to provide students with a rich array of integrated topics should they wish to fully appreciate the strategic relevance of technology and knowledge in an organisation, as well as obtain an exposure to key management practices and techniques to implement such strategies. The unit has been designed around the concept of distinguishing between: science, engineering and technology, and knowledge. Technology is often the consequence of science and engineering (designing and developing products and processes from science), and technology needs to satisfy commercial objectives. On the other hand, knowledge can include the understanding of why and how something works, but in an organisation knowledge includes the intellectual capital of that organisation both from the perspective of the individuals and the broader collective organisational system. Whilst there may be overlap, technology and knowledge can be seen as separate but complementary strategic assets and their management requires the careful consideration of a range of issues. PAGE 17
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