Masters in Busines Administration Online*
Chevron Training is launching an Online Masters of Business Administration in January 2021. This 2 year part time programme is designed for people looking for a deeper understanding of business and leadership skills and who want to further develop their skillset in the business environment.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
Chevron College is launching our Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies in collaboration with The University of Sunderland.
This programme has been developed to provide you with a critical understanding of strategic management. You will study essential functional business elements and you will develop an understanding of the cross-functional nature of organisations and the collaborative nature of organisational decision making.
The programme is undertaken over one year on a part-time basis through blended learning (90% online).
Acquire key knowledge and skills
The modules have been developed in consultation with employers and focus on personal development of the key managerial and leadership competencies demanded in today’s business environment.
You will develop key competencies in management through a varied programme of lectures and applied learning through seminars, workshops and corporate engagement.
Your progress will be assessed through a range of methods which include individual and group assignments, business reports, presentations, case study analysis, portfolios of work, time-constrained activities and project work
Modules: 120 credits
The module introduces you to the role of accounting in the preparation of strategic plans and measuring and comparing financial performance. Using knowledge of an entity’s cost in operational and strategic management, the module incorporates key accounting concepts such as cost management and analysis, costing methods and control, strategic planning, decision-taking and budgeting, budgetary preparation and financial control, appraising investment opportunities, business financing decisions and the role of working capital in providing finance for the business.
The module establishes the ‘holistic’ nature of corporate strategy and how this affects organisational decision-making processes. You will develop an appreciation of business and management within a global setting. Analysis and understanding of the various stakeholders and their complex relationships are considered as part of the management of multinational organisations. You will examine the design of strategic management processes and how strategic decisions affect the functioning of the organisation. Within the context of setting a global strategy, you will understand the importance of international trade for survival and growth of a firm and economic well-being of a country. You will focus on a number of key related issues including benefits to be gained by firms and the country from engaging in free trading arrangements, free trading areas, innovation and exporting, custom unions and single currency. You will also review international payment mechanisms and techniques of risk management for international transactions.
This module will provide you with exposure to a range of leadership and management styles and practice. The module aligns with CMI learning outcomes in your achievement of the Level 7 Diploma Strategic Management and Leadership. A key feature of this module is the simulation business game which allows for ‘theory to practice’ in simulated case studies considering organisational change, human resource development and planning (local and global), international strategy; marketing strategy, research & development, product innovation, CSR corporate governance and sustainability. You will examine management and leadership contexts together with their own leadership behaviours, motivations and leadership styles.
This module is designed to develop a critical understanding of how organisations co-create value for customers through the integration of core aspects of operations and strategic marketing management. The module recognises value creation as a primary aim of organisations. Whether new entrepreneurial start-ups or established companies, value needs to be created at every stage of the transformation process, from initial ideas for products and services through to diffusion into relevant markets. Throughout, there is a breadth of understanding and appreciation of how organisations and the market work from ‘end to end’. Focus is provided on approaches and application of frameworks, embedding the required value in product and service offerings through integration across these key functions.
You will examine current challenges presented in today’s volatile competitive environment; value creation and innovation, the importance of co-productive relationships and appreciation of the myriad of channels through which customers experience and interact with firms. You will develop a critical awareness of the importance of the role of value creation within a range of organisational settings.
The module covers theories and concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship, including ‘business start-ups’ and technology transfer
How distance learning works
Chevron is committed to the delivery of a high-quality learning experience through blended learning. Our approach combines the flexibility of learning online, with classroom-based support and instruction, drawing on the strengths of each learning space. We have considerable expertise in flexible study and our online interactive learning management system is designed to enable you to study at your own pace.
All materials such as course notes, supplementary reading documentation, online videos, and assignment briefs are contained in folders within each module. You will also have access to our online student community, webinars, and discussion forums to foster communication with our other students to discuss and resolve issues related to your studies.
Online delivery is supported by an induction day at the beginning of the programme one classroom session per module, each semester. (Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, induction and classroom sessions will be delivered virtually, in line with current health guidelines.)
At Chevron Training we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and offer unrivalled support to all our learners:
- Highly qualified and experienced tutors.
- Online & interactive course content, discussion forum & webinars – study when it suits you.
- Discussion forum with tutors live for a scheduled 6 hours per week- this allows students to receive feedback on learning and teaching activities.
- Scheduled Webinars which occur fortnightly to prepare students for assessments.
- Compulsory Induction meet-up to get you started. Relevant modules and Webinar schedules are released during this Induction session.
- The opportunity to avail of formative feedback on draft assessments.
- Studies Advisor to assist with study plan and skills, in addition to referencing support.
- Recommended reading uploaded on online platform.
You should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum of grade 2.2 (or equivalent qualification)
If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5 or equivalent.
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management FHEQ level 7 comparable to NFQ level 9
*Programme offered is subject to validation
*Programme offered is subject to validation