Management Practice/Business Skills
BSc (Hons)

2020/21 Part-time Undergraduate course

Award:

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Faculty:

Ulster University Business School

School:

Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing

Campus:

Jordanstown campus

Start dates:

September 2020

March 2021

Academic Year 2020/21

Our first term will commence as planned on 21 September and we will be prepared to deliver lectures and other teaching online for Semester One

Some on-campus activities will still take place, based on a robust local risk assessment, and priority will be given to using campus spaces for practice-based learning activities including lab work.

The University’s primary concern remains the physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, their families and the wider community. Nothing is more important to us.

On our COVID-19 webpages you will find further information for applicants and students, along with answers to some of the questions you may have.

Overview

Get the management and leadership skills to transform your business.

Summary

Are you a manager, aspiring leader or a business owner? Learn to inspire and lead others by better understanding yourself and how you relate to people and situations in your business. Get the skills needed to meet the ever-changing demands of your business to ensure sustainability and success.

The BSc Hons Management Practice is designed to inspire and motivate you to improve in every aspect of your business, so you can return to your organisation with enhanced confidence and the business management and leaderships skills to make positive changes to your business.

A highly practical and relevant course, you will explore areas such as the future of work, entrepreneurship in practice, change management, improving organisational performance, finance, marketing and leadership practice.

A flexible format, the course is designed to fit around your busy work schedule helping you to maintain a good work-life balance whilst ensuring you get as much value and tangible output as possible from this intensive and challenging course.

Working in small highly interactive groups you will have the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas and experience with a diverse network of managers and leaders from a range of organisational backgrounds. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a network of professionals whilst being supported and educated by industry experts and researchers.

This course provides an excellent opportunity to enhance not just your own personal and professional development but to stimulate business improvement in your organisation.

There has never been a better time to adapt, lead and drive positive change.


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About this course

Attendance

The course begins with an induction then each module is delivered over 2 days of teaching. There are 11 taught modules over 24 months plus an in-depth piece of individual research.

The programme also includes two best practice visits to business’s in NI.

Start dates

  • September 2020
  • March 2021

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The programme begins with an induction, providing an excellent opportunity to get to know each other in a relatively informal setting. This helps to build rapport at an early stage so you can maximise the benefits of peer group learning and hear from each other's real-life business experiences and issues.

Each module is assigned via a work-based assignment helping you to apply theory to practice in a very relevant way to your business. The final assessed element is an in-depth piece of individual research on an agreed topic chosen by you. There are no exams.

The course also includes two best practice visits to business’s in Northern Ireland so you can see how the theory is applied and draw parallels with your own management and business.

The BSc Hons Management Practice comprises levels 4, 5 and 6 modules. Those who have completed the AdvDiploma in Management Practice will "cash in" their qualification for the higher award. Where no level 4 modules have been studied, a portfolio of evidence may be submitted and used. Students must undertake modules amounting to 120 credit points at level 6, i.e. there are no exemptions in the final year.

The course is structured into modules and typically there are 6 x 20 credit point modules at each level.

Year 1 includes topics such as managing effectively, managing resources and project management and is completed by a “portfolio of evidence” on application which demonstrates that you are competent in the specific topic areas this can include practical work experience and/or other training and development undertaken.

Year 2 is taught and includes modules relating to leadership, marketing, change management, the future of work and strategy. Participants may also undertake two study visits.

Year 3 is also taught and focuses on entrepreneurship in practice, coaching and mentoring, accounting for non-accountants and human resource management. The final year includes a research dissertation.

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    Content

    The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

    Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

    Attendance and Independent Study

    As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until close to the start date and may be subject to some change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days and periods of attendance will be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

    Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules (more usually 20) and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

    The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

    Postgraduate Master’s courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

    Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Assessment

    Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

    Calculation of the Final Award

    The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6, (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

    Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Master’s degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

    All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Master’s degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (18%) or Lecturers (57%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

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    The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise. The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff. This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

    Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

    Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.

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Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

In this section

Year one

Managing Effectively

Year: 1

This module enables students to identify, develop and apply personal, team and organisational management knowledge and skills and to present evidence of how they can apply this to their own working experience.

Managing Resources

Year: 1

This module enables students to understand principles for managing resources within their own sphere of influence and to make recommendations for improvement.

Management Project

Year: 1

This module provides students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to undertake an independent investigation of a management issue or opportunity within an organisational context. Students are required to plan and implement the research under the support of a supervisor and write a report on the results of the investigation.

Introduction to Finance

Year: 1

Business Accounting provides an introduction to financial and management accounting. The background to the requirement to produce, and the purpose of preparing accounting statements is examined. The module introduces the student to the study of accounting as it impacts on business and economic activity. In particular it considers the preparation of basic financial statements for sole-traders, and non-profit making entities, and cost determination and pricing.

Business Environment

Year: 1

This module will enable students to understand the business environment by developing and integrated perspective of the political, legal, social-cultural, technological and ethical environments. An overall picture of the organisations and their relationships with these environments will be formed. The ethical aspects of the module will address ethics as a concept; professional ethics; conflict of loyalty and `whistleblowing'; corporate social responsibility; social responsible investment; sustainability; social and environmental reporting.

Organisations in Context

Year: 1

The module has the overall aim of introducing students to the study of organisations and their role in the work environment. It also introduces the concept of organisational behaviour and provides students with an overview of the role of management practice and the impact of individual differences and individual behaviour on organisational performance.

Year two

People Development

Year: 2

Managing and developing people is an important part of all managers' jobs. Successful management and leadership can make a significant difference to the performance of teams and individuals and to the achievement of organisational objectives. This module is designed to provide students with an introduction to people management strategies which can help achieve high performance within the hotel industry.

Business Development

Year: 2

This module presents a professional learning and development opportunity for emerging leaders in hotel/hospitality organisations to gain a greater understanding of how business development will contribute to the profitability and competitiveness of individual properties and the overall portfolio. The module introduces the key concepts, techniques, tactics and tools of business development, and examines their practical application to the business.

Finance

Year: 2

This module is optional

Organisations need to obtain, manage and plan for the resources required to achieve their objectives. Accounting is a system which assists them in doing this and is seen in the context of a financial representation of the organisation; an economic model. This module enables participants to critically evaluate and appraise the performance of the organisation as it attempts to achieve its objectives. It also considers and reviews the accounting approaches to decision-making and planning and control.

Leadership Practice

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity for managers and leaders to develop their understanding of, and practice in, effective leadership and teamm working through building up an in-depth knowledge of the needs of people they will encounter within their organisation. It provides a conceptual underpinning for individuals whose duties and roles involve supporting and guiding the leadership development of others.

Personal Effectiveness

Year: 2

This module is optional

In an ever changing business environment locally, natiionally and internationally, professionals at all levels and across all sectors need to be mindful of their skill-sets and continued employability.

With reference to the underpinning literature, and utilising a range of perspectives, academically valid self-assessment approaches and respected instruments, this module encourages students to identify, reflect on, and plan to address their current and future development needs to enhance their personal effectiveness.

Improving Organisational Performance

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module covers the range of planning and quality systems available to organisations to ensure that they maintain and sustain competitive advantage. Or in the case of not for profit organisations, it covers the need to demonstrate high levels of efficiency and fitness for purpose.

Management project

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module gives the students an opportunity to carry out a piece of investigative research of benefit to the organisation in which they work. Analytical skills are developed through concentrating on personal performance as well as the management issue investigated.

Strategy

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module places particular emphasis on achieving a balanced understanding of strategic management theory and practice, introducing the concept of Business Strategy. It aims to develop students' awareness and understanding of the means by which viable business strategies can be developed and implemented in a complex and challenging competitive climate that is today's complex and fast changing environment.

Organisational Development Project

Year: 2

This module is optional

The Organisational Development Project will be work focused - a problem to be investigated; a model to be tested; an issue to be addressed; an improvement to be championed; or questions that need to be answered. Individuals/Groups have the opportunity to produce a unique piece of work and to develop their investigative skills, create new networks, increase their visibility, enhance their professional reputations and work collaboratively with peers.

Managing in the 21st Century

Year: 2

This module is optional

Companies are more global and employee groups more diverse than ever before. Organisational structures are less hierarchical and more collaborative. As companies become less hierarchical, the effective use of online networks will be crucial to success. Web 2.0 technologies present a vast array of opportunities for companies which can make use of the Web 2.0 technology as a smart way to manage client and employee relations, marketing and finances in cost effective ways, improve productivity and project management and foster their creativity and innovation.

Communications

Year: 2

This module is optional

Effective managers regularly revise personal, interpersonal and organisational communications strategies. The 21st century manager needs to be aware of and use appropriate web-based communications tools and techniques. Evaluating and selecting communication mechanisms with best fit enhances organisational performance. Managing virtual teams is increasing. This module provides the underpinning academic frameworks and paradigms to support improvement by means of effective communications.

Change Management

Year: 2

This module is optional

Change is always with us. People, not organisations, bring about change. The people element of change management is core. Managing people effectively through change is critical to success. This module examines some tools and techniques, models, frameworks and concepts related to change management. Resistance to change is common. Sources of resistance and ways to address resistance are examined. The ultimate goal of the module is to enhance personal, professional and organisational change management.

The Future of Work

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module examines the nature of change in the workplace and enables students to explore key factors to which they will need to respond as they plan and manage their career development

Management Practice Visit

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module enables students to gain an increased and practical understanding of best practice in a range of organisations that are acknowledged as leaders in their field. It is designed to supplement the knowledge and understanding provided in complementary programme modules.

Business Coaching and Mentoring in Practice

Year: 2

This module is optional

This introductory module in business coaching and mentoring in practice affords participants the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring principles as well as practical tools and techniques for managers in a coaching/ mentoring role. Participants will also be guided in a process of exploring themselves and their motivations and in creating a personal development agenda to assist them to become reflective coach/mentor practitioners.

Marketing

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module introduces the principal concepts, theories and techniques of marketing, and examines their practical application to organisations.

Customer Service Management

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module enables students to understand principles for analysing customer needs for the services provided by their organisation and to make recommendations for improvement

Year three

Management in Practice Dissertation

Year: 3

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity to assimilate the knowledge and learning through their supervised study. The study will result in a bespoke piece of individualised research to add to their overall body of knowledge. The process involved will include investigation, analysis of an identified area and recommendations for identified stakeholders.

Managing in Practice

Year: 3

As a rule of thumb, training is formal and linear, it's to do with learning how to do something specific, relating to skill and competence. Training can be as simple as using a PC application and as complex as learning how to be a pilot.

Development however is often less structured and has a wider application, giving the individual the tools to do a range of things that relate to capability and competency, in this case across the range of management practices. It involves progression to a more advanced, mature or complex understanding, establishing a process that helps a student manage their development on an ongoing basis.

Accounting For Non-Accountants

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module will introduce non-accounting students to the basic concept of both financial and management accounting and give them an overview of the role played by accountants. Having passed this module they will have a greater understanding of the both the importance of accounting information and financial management to an organisation. As well as learning the theory behind the main financial statements they will also be taught how to apply some basic computational techniques. They will also be able to carry out some fundamental accounting practices such as budgeting and project appraisal.

Entrepreneurship in Practice

Year: 3

This module is optional

The development of enterprising and entrepreneurial competence, skills and attitudes has never been more important for the individual, organisations and wider society. Entrepreneurship is explored as a concept in the context of a rapidly changing work environment. Entrepreneurial competences are developed through participation in the processes required for creativity, innovation and the planning of a business venture.

Research Methods for Management Practice

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module is presented as preparation for the final module of the BSc Hons Management Practice, the Dissertation. It provides an introduction to research methods in preparation for undertaking the research journey. As an outcome of this module, students will have conceptualised their research idea in the form of a research proposal and action plan, commenced their literature review and outlined the context for the research.

Human Resource Management in Practice

Year: 3

This module is optional

The world of work is changing dramtically. New organisational structures and the imapct of technology have changed the way Human Capital is managed and developed. Changes in the workforce also creates new challenges in engaging staff and ensuring they contribute to organisational objectives. This introductory module in Human Resource Management will develop knowledge and understanding of the new approaches to Human Resource Management and the changing role of the HR practitioner and the line manager. Relevant literature and case studies will be used to support group discussions leading to recommendations for sustaining and improving individual, group and organisational performance.

Managing Across Cultures

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module enables students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of cultural issues in management in the workplace by developing critical understanding of the impact of increased internationalisation of business on the theory and practice of management

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

There is no A Level requirement for this course. Please refer to the additional entry requirements for further information.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

Applications must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements or demonstrate their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). The initial offer standard may vary from year to year. In addition, all applicants must:

(a) be in employment and be working in, or aspiring to work in, a supervisory/ management role;

or

(b) if unemployed, have previously been employed in a supervisory/management role normally within the last three years

and

(c) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent - this requirement may be met within (a);

or, as an alternative to (a) and/or (c);

(d) provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Exemptions and transferability

Studies pursued and examinations passed in respect of other qualifications awarded by the University or by another university or other educational institution, or evidence from the accreditation of prior experiential learning, may be accepted as exempting candidates from part of an approved programme provided that they shall register as students of the University for modules amounting to at least the final third of the credit value of the award at the highest level. There are no exemptions in the final year.

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Undergraduate

Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:

Generally, for undergraduate courses for international applicants we require equivalent to A-Level CCC, for these courses the entry requirements will be one of the following:

Qualification

  • Qualification High School diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1000 out of 1600 in SAT (Post March 2016)
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 3,3,3 in 3 AP subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 580 in 3 subject specific SAT tests
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 26 in ACT
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.0

Please note that some courses will have subject specific entry requirements, please check the relevant course entry requirements in the undergraduate on-line prospectus. If there is a subject specific requirement you will be required to get 580 in the Subject Specific SAT or Grade 3 in the Subject Specific AP test.

Some courses may also have additional entry criteria, such as a Skype interview, submission of a satisfactory portfolio, criminal record check or health check, please check the relevant course entry requirements in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

For courses that require GCSE Mathematics Grade C, you will be required to successfully complete Grade 12 in High School Diploma Mathematics.

Some courses have higher entry requirements, please see list below;


BSc Hons Optometry

(A-level ABB to include 2 science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 5,4,4 in 3 AP subjects to include 2 science subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1200 out of 1600 in SAT and 650 in 2 subject specific SAT, to include 2 science subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT and 2 AP subjects grades 4,4, to include 2 science subjects
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.2 in an appropriate science subject

    In addition to both of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

MPharm Pharmacy

(A-Level BBB to include Chemistry and 1 science from Mathematics, Physics or Biology or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • Qualification High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 4,4,4 in 3 AP subjects to include Chemistry and one other science
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1200 out of 1600 in SAT and 630 in 2 subject specific SAT to include Chemistry and one other science
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT and 2 AP subjects Grades 4,4 to include Chemistry and 1 other science
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.2 in an appropriate science subject

    In addition to both of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

BSc Hons Nursing (Adult) and BSc Hons Nursing (Mental Health)

(A-Level BBC or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 4,4,3 in 3 AP subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1150 out of 1600 in SAT (Post March 2016)
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 600 in 3 Subject Specific SAT tests
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.1

    In addition to all of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory Skype interview
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

Financial Information

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries open to all international students, US students may apply for Federal and Private US loans

English Language

Qualification
Level 12 English Lang in HSD

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Careers & opportunities

Career options

The BSc Hons Management Practice course is an excellent course for those who wish to either progress or want to implement change within their organisation.

Not only will you receive an academic qualification making you potentially more attractive to employers should you choose to progress or change roles, the extremely relevant and forward thinking curriculum will give you the skills to develop meaningful improvements within the context of your current role.

Leading and influencing people is often significant in determining success and this course will provide you with the confidence to better manage these scenarios.

The course also offers the opportunity to progress to more advanced programmes of study such as the MSc in Business Improvement or MSc in Executive Leadership.

Work placement / study abroad

Not applicable

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Start dates

  • September 2020
  • March 2021

Fees and funding

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Additional mandatory costs

As this degree may include completion of two separate portfolios of evidence, please contact the Course Director for information on the cost of this programme.

Janette Sheerman ja.sheerman@ulster.ac.uk

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

For further information on this programme, please contact:

Course Director: Ms Janette Sheerman

Ms Janette Sheerman

T: 07793539280

E: ja.sheerman@ulster.ac.uk

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Ulster University Business School

Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing

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Testimonials

“One of the main benefits of studying this program is that it allows me to achieve the qualification without needing to sit any formal exams, but instead is assessed through assignments and essays. I have really enjoyed the program and have learned a lot through the teaching and experience brought by the lecturing staff, who are all extremely helpful, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile when delivering and explaining content.”

Aaron Quin
Quality Control Manager, Breedon Roof Tile Works

“I chose to complete the course for my own self development and to gain valuable knowledge for potential promotions. The biggest benefit of study for me was the new networks this course gave me, it helped me to broaden my horizons and gave me the confidence to make the transition from the public to private sector. It can be challenging working full time and meeting tight deadlines however you have the support of your peers and your tutors to get you through. A key takeaway from completing the programme is not to get comfortable, the world of work and business is continually evolving and we have to get on board and move with it if we want to progress.”

Rebecca Robinson
Costing Clerk, Bamford Bus company

“From the on-set of my career I was always managing staff and progressed rapidly within the organisation therefore, the practical side of things I was very confident at but didn’t have the standard of qualification that would suggest this. It was therefore important for me to work towards a third level qualification. The course suited my work/life circumstances as it was all module based with no exams which really got me interested and the subjects were areas of interest and relate to my role in my current job. I met the most amazing people in my class whom I continue to keep in-touch with and the staff at UU, especially my thesis supervisor were so supportive along the way.”

Ciara Rea, Ashton Community Trust

“Just after major changes within local Government I decided I could sit where I was and stay unfulfilled or gain more knowledge and change career by studying further. I felt that I had more in me to offer and decided to take part in the Management Practice Diploma. I was able to introduce certain skills and knowledge within my department and workplace. I have found the course very interesting and really enjoyed the Leadership module and feel that this is something I would like to be involved in going forward. I have learned so much to date and was surprised as a returning student at 48 how easy I fell back into reading and study. I have to thank the Lecturers for their continued support as without them I don't know if I would have stayed to complete the final year.”

Dara Doherty, Derry and Strabane District Council

“A few months after commencing the BSc Programme I was promoted to General Manager of our company and the skills and knowledge I have gained on this course has come a long way in supporting me in this new position”.

Shari Wilson